N A FEW WEEKS, I’d like to produce an article looking at Shirts & Ties in SL. Usually, when you buy a suit in SL, it comes with a shirt and tie. But I want to look at shirts & ties that you can mix and match with lots of suits. I imagine some of you, like me, will have started with the traditional classic: Blaze. Blaze Columbia’s simple yet suave Ultimate Wool Suits included a shirt and tie, but it was too tempting to grace them with extra shirts and a few choices from her wall full of ties.
More recently, we’ve seen the amazing packages of Performance Shirts from swaffette Firefly of SF. Each combination in this system can be worn in just about any way imaginable
I’d like to know which shirt & tie system you would recommend.
No shop does it all, currently, but an ideal system for me would sell a variety of shirts, plain and pattern, independently of a larger number of ties, also plain and patterned. The shirts should be available on a number of layers, the crucial one for me being undershirt. Ideally, it would include underpants layer as well, so I can wear suits with trousers that have lower waists. I’d prefer a simple no-prim collar, I think, but if not, one that fits a wide range of avatar shapes. The shirt should be available with options for the collar to be buttoned or loosened.
The ties should be available separately at a reasonable price, perhaps also in bundles of 3 or 4 recommended for each shirt in the range. The ties should match the shirt locations, obviously, for both buttoned and loosened options, and should be available at least as shirt-layer garments and probably also as slightly flexible prims.
No one does it all for me, but many do bits of it extremely well. Makers I expect to look at in my survey article include SF Performance Shirts, Blaze, King for Men, Dan Seynurt, and Schadenfreude. Please tell me who I’m forgetting and anything else you think is important. Thanks in advance.