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Inspired :: The Sartorialist

Happy Sunday! (depending on where you live) I’m trying something slightly different than normal with this post and it will probably turn into a series of posts. I’ve had this post style in mind for a while, but never really had any others to go follow up this first one. Let me give a short little explanation here. I tend to read The Sartorialist a lot. Although it’s not really a blog for reading words so much as reading designs, patterns, and looks. I tend to have a pretty keen photographic memory, so when I strolled into Meriken a little while ago and I saw the shirt I’m wearing in this post I thought, “Oh wow that reminds exactly of a girl on The Sartorialist!” Some of my challenges in getting this look down were finding a bag that came even close to the color of hers, a quality male hair in SL that had the fierce bangs but lightly messy, and the right location to shoot it. I’m not 100% satisfied with what I came away with, but, with my limited creation skills, I think this is as close as I’m going to get:

Inspired :: Sartorialist

Let’s get into the fashion here. As I mentioned, the shirt is from Meriken and it’s the Sucker Stripe in Blue. I believe it’s an older design from Meriken, but I really love the blue and orange pattern on it and it fit so well with the look. What I really like is how the fabric design switches up diagonally when you get to the placket. It’s a fantastic little touch that makes the shirt ever so much more fashion forward. The arm prims do not actually come with the shirt, but I pulled them from a set of basic v-neck tees that Zeus Fride of Totem tossed over to me.

The other piece of the outfit here I wanted to talk about are the jeans. These are the latest to come out of machang Pichot’s Aoharu amazingness factory. She set out 2 different styles of jeans last weekend, so of course I had to run over and snag them. At first glance, I wasn’t sure if I was going to like the leg prims so I only bought one pair to try them out. As soon as the sculpties rezzed on the jeans, I knew I was going to go back and pick up fat packs, and, I know I’ve mentioned this before, Aoharu are my favorite in terms of “I don’t have to resize and only position because they fit perfectly”. Also, I almost forgot and had to come back in here to edit this. Machang redesigned the entire Aoharu island, so now all of the menswear is together in the black building (to the right of where land) and the femme clothing is in the white building (to the left). I absolutely adore her for finally doing this as it tended to be rough to sift through to find exactly where everything was. Now I’m all when I go there.

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The Hangover

Alright, I got the RL fashion out of the way. To be honest, I love RL fashion shows and the trends because it’s a lot like the scene in The Devil Wears Prada, where Meryl Streep goes through the steps of how one fashion decision from the shows rolls down through the entire line of the retail industry. I take that concept to the world(s) I live in and my lifestyle. I look at the shows to see what elements I can use toward myself both RL and SL (a navy shawl-collar blazer where the breast is prim would be amazing). It also helps keep you in tune with new things coming through, like how a multitude of retailers have plaid shirts where the pattern switches diagonally on the front pockets. But okay, this is supposed to break me out of the hangover with all of those previous RL fashion posts and move me to my SL fashion posts. So as the Black Eyed Peas once said, “Let’s get it started in here!”

Khaki Collage

We’ll start you off here with the khaki collection. While I was getting drunk on RL fashion, there were a lot of really cool items being put out by SL fashion designers. The first here on the left are the chino’s from Zaara in khaki. I bought these in a couple of color and I really like the way that the hand-created texture was crafted. The other main speaking point on this look is the tie with diagonal plaid pattern. I really like this tie that comes with the shirt from Emery. On the right here we’ve got a look I put together using a sweater that I saw, laughed at its reminiscence to Duck Hunt, and totally had to buy. It’s the Cowichan sweater from NoaR and it’s absolutely awesome. A lot of the time with a thicker av like I have it’s hard to wear these sweaters/shirts with the prim bottom to them, but the way the sculpted bottom is created it actually fits my av pretty well. Also in this look I used these Whippet & Buck Harris Tartan shorts. They come in a variety of colors (8 if memory serves me correctly) and they’re all very well crafted. I especially like how the sculpted ends of the shorts are creased.

Blues Collage

Next up we’ll be playin’ the blues. This first look is the latest (last I knew) release from Jamie Holmer of Indi Designs. I don’t know how many of you did the Make Him Over Hunt, but personally I thought that hands-down Jamie put out the best item in that entire hunt. If there were a voting booth for which freebie was the best from that entire hunt, I do not doubt that she would’ve won. I did a couple of things to this blue version of her Aaron outfit that altered it a bit from what she initially intended. The easiest thing I did was I put on the shirt cuffs for the white shirt with the blue shirt. I like that sort of contrast at the end of the shirt, so adding the cuffs from the white shirt was a pretty easy alteration. The other thing I did is a little more complicated. The tie in this outfit is actually more of a wide tie. Personally, I haven’t found any excellent skinny ties in SL and it happens that the permissions on this tie allow you to mod it. Obviously, I strongly advise that you make a copy before you start to play with prims and the “Stretch Both Sides” feature in SL is great for resizing things. So I took this tie in a bit as well as made the knot a smaller in conjunction with the tie and made the wide tie into a skinny tie and I like the way it came out. Coming back again in the second blues look is pretty much a full set from Whippet & Buck. The crispness of the colors in all of their clothing almost reminds of something like the RL brand Ralph Lauren. They’re so striking and clean that they really pierce through in crowd. Again I used the Harris Tartan shorts and this time I used the Gavin Bold Strip Jumper in the marina set of colors. Putting the final touches on this look again comes from NoaR with their Whiteshirt + Vest combo. I didn’t need the vest, but it’s a great shirt to have when you feel like the fully open v-neck is showing just a bit too much.

Greys Collage

Finishing off this post here we’ve got a couple of outfits from SF Designs. ((random story of olden SL)) So way back in the day when I was first starting out in SL, I had a friend tp me into this all male clothing mall. These were pioneers that put together this male mall and it was the first of its kind. I was poking around and saw an Arsenal (English Premier League Football team) jersey up on the wall that I wanted to buy. When I right-clicked to buy it, for some reason it wasn’t letting me. I noticed that when I hovered my mouse over it, that there was no price on the box. I sent swafette Firefly an IM telling her that her box at the store wasn’t set to sale and that I’d like to buy the Arsenal jersey from her. She responded to me a few hours later and gave me the shirt for free. It was my first supreme customer service experience in SL and I will never forget it. ((/random story of olden SL)) To the clothing! On the left we have the Performance suit. The amount of options is pretty crazy on this look. You can wear it with the collar and tie open, everything closed up and tied up, and everywhere in between. Plus, it comes with different sizes on just about every prim part so you’re bound to find one that’s spot on or requires only minor prim adjustments. Last, but certainly not least is something that I saw and I knew I had to have. It’s the only prim, shawl-collar sweater that I know of in all of SL. I was a little skeptical about buying the whole outfit just because I wanted the shawl-collar sweater so badly, but my urges overtook me…and I’m kind of glad they did. The sculpt on the collar is very well made and easily adjustable. Other pieces of note in this look are the GT shades and the Nightstalker watch. I love how the shades are pretty much connected aviators. I’ve mentioned before about my affection for aviators. My purchase of these is just another one of the effects of my affection. I’m also an avid fan of wide-band watches and I really like the clean lines on this watch. Oh! I almost forgot the hair! The hairstyle is called Slide from MADesigns and all colors of it are 100% free! I was very thankful for that considering I did break the bank putting all of this together. It’s time to pay a visit to the Linden fairy. ­čÖé

So there’s the SL fashion that you’ve been missing and I’ve been missing too. ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!?…or something? The RL fashion hangover is almost complete. Check the rundown below for the details and I’ll have the soundtrack together shortly.

The Rundown
Khaki Left
Shirt + Tie :: Emery – The Ataris & Tie L$130
Pants :: Zaara – Chinos in Khaki L$165
Sandals :: LeLutka – Carson sandals in Gainsboro L$300
Hat + Hair :: Sixty-Nine – Sculpture L$200
Glasses :: Solar Eyewear – Nash L$0
Watch :: BroGear [Black Label] – ROGUE Leather Watch in Brown L$190
Bracelet :: Mhaijik Things – Silver Elephant Hair Bracelet (comes with ring too for L$200)
Tattoos :: Otaku Designs – Azteca Upper Body L$100

Khaki Right
Sweater :: NoaR – Cowichan sweater L$111
Shorts :: Whippet & Buck – Harris Tartan Shorts in Fallow L$160
Shoes :: Urban Bomb Unit (UBU) – Drunks L$595
Glasses :: Artilleri – Buddy Glasses L$130

Blue Left
Shirt, Tie, + Pants :: Indi Designs – Aaron in Blue L$500
Shoes :: Redgrave – Cowboy Loafers in White L$450
Hair :: MADesigns – Eric in NB I L$300 for 3
Tattoos :: HUZ Tats – Tribal Simplicity L$375

Blue Right
Sweater :: Whippet & Buck – Gavin Bold Stripe Jumper in Marina L$130
Shirt + Tie :: NoaR – Whiteshirt + Vest L$88
Shorts :: Whippet & Buck – Harris Tartan Shorts in Ivory L$160
Sandals :: LeLutka – Carson sandals in White L$300
Hair :: Sixty-Nine – Live Jazz L$200

Grey Left
Suit :: SF Designs – Performance Suit in Grey L$450
Shoes :: Kalnins Classica L$400
Shades :: SteinWerk – Aviator L$450
Hair :: Truth – Robert in Black L$225 for 5

Grey Right
Sweater + Pants :: SF Designs – Autumn Tweed in Grey L$360
Shoes :: Armidi – Alto Belmiro shoes in Dark Gray L$450
Shades + Watch :: SteinWerk – GT L$450 + Nightstalker L$299
Hair :: MADesigns – Slide L$0

The Soundtrack
Khaki Left :: Death Cab For Cutie – Summer Skin
Khaki Right :: Deerhunter – Nothing Ever Happened
Blue Left :: Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings – Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
Blue Right :: Zero 7 – I Have Seen
Grey Left :: Squirrel Nut Zippers – Bad Businessman
Grey Right :: Orbital – The Box

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Duality

Alright, I’ve done this before and I’m bringing it back again. I’ve got two looks today that are on opposite sides of the spectrum. The first look I have for you is one that I’ve been mulling over since I saw a pretty big fashion show that COCO was in. Then Bronson Twine made a post that pushed me over the edge to really go check this out. I know I say it a lot, but this designer really knows her color.

Duality - Chill

Everything cocoro Lemon puts out has really vibrant and welcoming color. The intention of her designs are for the female persuasion, but there are a select few things that can be taken as unisex. Definitely the wrap-around-waist shirts can be worn as a great accessory and the over-the-shoulder sweaters can be added to a nice preppy look. Personally, I went for this fantastic blue and white striped shirt. I went for it because it reminds me of an American Eagle shirt that I bought when I worked there. It’s still in my closet somewhere…or in the basement because it’s a laundry weekend. Anyway, I think Bronson’s and my post here should be used as batman symbols on the sky for COCO to start thinking about guys. ­čśë

Duality - Work

Speaking of work before, my second look actually follows along those same lines, but not in the same direction. There’s a girl that works in my office who definitely knows her fashion and is on top of her fashion game. Earlier this week she had a black & red lumberjack shirt, black skinny jeans, and some calf-height boots on that the jeans tucked into. I decided to take that look, put some male perspective on it, and present it to you guys. The black & red checked shirt was actually the first thing that sparked up memory. I was searching down a shirt I saw on Naith Smit in one of his Flickr shots a couple of weeks ago. I found out that it was from sey, but when I got to it I wasn’t sure if I really had a look that could go with any of the colors that sey provided. Then, I saw my coworker and it lit right up in my head how I could incorporate it with some of my regular clothing. By regular I mean some of the designers and items that I tend to use a lot on here. I’m a creature of habit and when I find things that I really like or are perfect for me, you’ll see them a lot on here.

For those of you readers in the USA, enjoy the long weekend! I know I will because I’m taking an extra day on Tuesday. ­čśë Oh! And a head’s up for you guys & gals reading this. I’ll probably have all of the images gathered for a round-up of F/W09 by the end of next week. I’ll drop all of that on you guys some time in the next 2 or 3 weeks.

The Rundown
Chill
Waist Shirt :: COCO – Shirt Tied Around Waist in Stripe Blue L$200
Tank :: Hell Bop – Hank in White L$75
Jeans :: Valiant – Light Blue Triniti Jeans L$250
Kicks :: SOREAL – Superstars in SSP011 L$399
Glasses :: Solar Eyewear – Nash L$245 (or @ Fab Fash Studios for L$0)
Necklace :: Redgrave – Silver Shoot Necklace L$120
Bracelet :: Mhaijik Things – Silver Elephant Hair Bracelet L$200 (comes with a ring as well)
Hair :: Gritty Kitty – Hoke Troika in Black L$130
Tattoos :: iNFLiCT – Proud Like A God L$549
Skin :: Belleza – Miguel L$2,000 single (L$5,000 for 4-pack)

Work
Shirt :: :sey – nel shirt in Red L$400
Jeans :: Calypso Giano – Stonewash Classic Jeans in M10 L$250 (L$1,500 for 10)
Boots :: Hoorenbeek – Patagonia in Black L$520
Shades :: SteinWerk – Aviator Sunglasses L$450
Hair :: Philotic Energy – Mykal in Black L$149 for 8 colors
Tattoos :: iNFLiCT – Proud Like A God L$549
Skin :: Belleza – Miguel L$2,000 single (L$5,000 for 4-pack)

The Soundtrack
Chill :: Weezer – Island In The Sun
Work :: Franz Ferdinand – Ulysses

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Two Sides

I’ve got a twosome of quality outfits here from different ends of the spectrum again.

Roborock Tees

The first is featuring a new set of tees from Kari entitled Roborock. Personally I like to call them Roboboogie. And those are not digitized robotic voices in the video, I listened to them do it live. The two tees on display here are Keytar (left) and Turntable (right). One of my favorite things about these shirts, though it’s hard to tell here, is actually the rolled up prim sleeves. A lot of care was taken in the shape of the scuplted prim to properly fit the form of the male avatar’s bicep.

Finishing off this outfit are some really nice light jeans from LF Fashions, Detour’s Jaywalker sneakers in brown, BroGear Black Label watch in brown, and Aitui’s Sleepwalk hair in dark brown highlighted. The cherry on top here are the Studio Headphones from Gritty Kitty. They have two attachment points if you want them around your neck (spine) and if you want them on your head (nose). They also spit out mini-note particles.

The second outfit I’ve got for you guys started with the green text of a subscribe-o-matic message that danced across the bottom of my screen about a new release from Laqroki. I knew I was going to make my way over there and when I did, Monta Horan was also looming about in there. He must’ve gotten the same message as I did. Seeing as black and red were dominant colors in Fall/Winter ’08 fashion shows this year and tartan prints were scattered throughout, I thought I’d run this outfit a little fashion forward. I paired up this fantastically created coat (and you can definitely see that by Monta’s post because it’s much harder to hide flaws in lighter colors) with an older item from Armidi’s Gisaci collection. The layer underneath is the Classic Cashmere Sweater in Cranberry. On the lower half, I picked up a tip from Professor Ex and snagged these Ravenwear Men’s Plaids. At the bottom I’m rockin’ the Kalnin’s Classica shoes in black. These well-scripted pair of shoes come with all of the colors in them and blue windows to adjust everything. It’s always nice when you don’t have to dig into your inventory to find another color of the shoes you have on. (the Detour Jaywalkers in the last outfit do that too w/out the blue windows via click on the shoes) All the way back to the top, we’ve got a very versatile and stylized, but easy breezy wig appropriately called Seabreeze from Chase. Last, but certainly not least, my staple aviators that I love and cherish…the Armidi Gisaci – Lifestyle Aviators with the silver rims.

The Rundown
Roboboogie
Shirts: Kari – Keytar + Turntable (L$90 each)
Jeans: LF Fashions Apollo Jeans – Light (L$200)
Shoes: Detour – Jaywalker Sneakers – Brown L$350 single (L$1,000 for 5 colors)
Watch: BroGear [Black Label] – ROGUE Leather Watch in Brown (L$190)
Hair: Aitui – Sleepwalk – Dark Brown Highlighted (Now L$175 in discount store)
Headphones: Gritty Kitty – Studio Headphones (L$75)
Skin: FNKY! – Baby Face Soul L$1,850 single (L$3,000 pack)
Bracelet: Mhaijik Things – Silver Elephant Hair Bracelet (comes with ring too for L$200)

Laq-rockin-it
Coat: Laqroki – High Collar Coat in Dark Grey (L$475)
Sweater: Gisaci Classic Cashmere Turtleneck – Cranberry (L$145)
Pants: Ravenwear – Men’s Plaids in Black L$100 single (L$450 for 6 colors)
Shoes: Kalnin’s Classica v1.0 (L$400 all 7 colors)
Hair: Chase – Seabreeze – Coal Black (L$295 for 3 colors)
Shades: [Armidi Gisaci] – Lifestyle Aviators – Silver (L$325)
Skin: FNKY! – Baby Face Soul L$1,850 single (L$3,000 pack)

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