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Quickie #4

Hiooooooo I’m getting rid of the last two of these Quickie posts this week. I gotta get ’em out! Alright alright. You take this pic and you like it!!

Quickie #4

Okay, you really don’t have to like it. To be honest I’m not a huge fan of the shots I got on this one, but sheer laziness is forcing me not to take new pics. Take it or leave it! I actually have a bit to talk about on this one more than the other Quickie posts I’ve put out. The first thing we’re going to get into is the soft, lush, and comfortable feel of the black sweater from RFyre. To understand how long ago it was that I picked up this sweater, I never officially saw it until the Menswear Fashion Week which happened about a month ago. I love the cable knit pattern to this sweater and the look of it just makes it feel as if it’s nice and warm. The version of the sweater has the nice little low U-neck, but there is a turtleneck option with a prim as well as a hat and scarf that come along for the ride too. I love when a designer adds those little touches of versatility into their work that just makes an item like this so much easier to wear and to promote!

The second thing I wanted to talk about is the vest from :sey. It’s commonplace that :sey puts together a fantastic creation no matter what it is. This vest does not break that mold in the slightest; from the silky smooth feel of the fabric over the padding to each little individual toggle clasp. The vest is probably the best prim vest that I’ve ever seen so far. There have been other attempts, but I think this one from :sey just smashes ’em.

A final piece that I wanted to just mention quick here at the end are the geometric print pants from COCO Homme. Quietly COCO has put together a pretty nice menswear selection. I’ve seen pieces pop up here and there on other blogs and I’ve actually used a pair of their jeans in a previous post (that I happen to actually be wearing right now inSL). The main thing that I like about these pants is that the geometric pattern subtle, but still noticeable. My light settings on this shot make the pattern a bit more obvious than it actually is in-world because I wanted to make sure you could see the fantastic cable knit work done by RFyre on the sweater.

That’s what I’ve got people. Take it or leave it. Have a fantastic rest of your week!

The Rundown
Sweater :: House of RFyre – Winter Mens Sweater Pack in Black L$200
Vest :: :sey – K.D. Vest in B-Red L$400
Pants :: COCO Designs – Geometric Print Pants in Black L$200
Boots :: Hoorenbeek – Davit Boot in Black SE L$520
Hair :: UncleWeb Studios – AJ in Metoric L$210
Skin :: Belleza – Miguel in Tan ~ Eyeliner Face #11 L$2,000 single L$5,000 for 4-pack
Eyes :: Poetic Color – Medium Tones in Summer Storm L$200

The Soundtrack
The Sonics – Have Love Will Travel
The Constellations – On My Way Up
Led Zeppelin – The Ocean
Audioslave – Shape of Things to Come

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Stolen Blacks

So…yeah I finally remembered that I have this blog thing. My life has been crazy lately, so the blog was put on the back burner for a lil’ bit. And now I’m back…with stolen items. OK sort of stolen items. Even with the crazy lifestyle I’ve been living lately, I’m still keeping up with the male blogs that I browse on my lunch time. These two looks are based around two items that I saw that I needed to get.

Stolen Blacks #1

The first stolen item is this fantastically created jacket from Mr. Poet that I saw on the Jewnas Brothers blog. This version of the coat is the opposite version of the one that James is wearing. It reminds me of Fresh Prince of Bel Air when Will flips his blazer inside out because the paisley pattern on the inside of the coat looks cooler. I’ll let James be the cool one because he can pull off more crazy styles than I can. The next stolen piece here came from Ryan @ Men’s Second Style. After he highlighted a bunch of pieces from YV, I had to roll over there and pick them up. The textures on the accessories are fantastically created. Here I use the Victor knuckle gloves along with the Neo oversized watch. I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ve always been a big fan of the wide-band watches. The final stolen piece from this is the scarf from Viva La Glam. Sadly, I can’t remember who I stole this one from. I just remember seeing somebody wearing some Viva La Glam stuff and I hadn’t even realized that Chloris (the designer) had reopened her shop. I scooted my butt over there and picked up this fantastic scarf.

Stolen Blacks #2

Now the main piece to this that I stole comes from a fantastic blog post I saw on the Le Look! blog. As soon as I saw that coat I knew I had to have it. It is a little more expensive than I thought it would be, but it’s really worth it. Not everybody can pull off this coat, so don’t go suggesting this to somebody that’s very new to SL because it’ll look very out-of-place on them. A coat like this requires the extra details that only an SLer with a good amount of experience in the fashion world can pull off. That may also speak to why the price tag is how it is. I love the soft floral touches to this coat and the flexi is put together quite well. I don’t think I stole anything else from this one other than maybe the :sey shirt that’s underneath the coat from Bronson. Although technically I already had that in my inventory, he simply reminded me that I hadn’t blogged it yet. 😉 You can’t see all of the detail of this shirt in my shot obviously, but from the little you can see it’s a great purple plaid and the black detailed edging is fantastic as well.

That’s all I’ve got for my latest post. My lifestyle is going to be getting busier, so I can’t say when the next one is coming but I will say that there will be a next one. New York’s S/S10 fashion week begins on Thursday, so you bet your bootay that I’ll be watching for those images when they come strolling through Men.Style.com, NY Mag, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, etc.

The Rundown
#1
Coat :: Mr.Poet – Houndstooth Blouse B L$100
Boots :: House of Curios – Biker Boots L$40
Gloves + Watch :: YV – Victor gloves L$190 (2 colors, 2 styles) // NEO watch L$320 (2 colors)
Scarf :: Viva La Glam – Layered Scarf in Black L$85
Tattoo :: Aitui – Lovely L$95
Hair :: Sadistic Hacker – Magnoria I in Black L$150

#2
Coat :: LeeZu! – Au revoir de Sade Jacket in Night L$650
Shirt :: :sey – Roll-up shirt in Purple L$400
Boots :: TonkTastic – Short Combat Boots L$700
Hair :: UncleWeb Studios – Jin 02.03 in Black L$190

Both
Jeans :: Valiant – Silver Fish Black/Blue Jeans L$250
Skin :: Belleza – Miguel L$2,000 single (L$5,000 for 4-pack)
Eyes :: *Fusemelon* – Intense Eyes in Morning Dream L$125
Eye Tattoo :: Monday – Tribal Eye L$100
Piercing :: Hoorenbeek – Piercing #15 (Full set L$420)

The Soundtrack
Full playlist here
MGMT – Time to Pretend
Muse – Knights of Cydonia
The Dead Weather – Will There Be Enough Water?
Against Me! – Don’t Lose Touch
Peelander-Z – Mad Tiger (these guys are hilariously crazy)
Deltron 3030 – 3030

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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. 😉

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. 😉 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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Duochromatic

Recently I sent myself on a wild goose chase for fashion. I read Catero’s latest article entry (pg 136) for the now defunct Runway Magazine…at least that’s the last I heard. The focus of the piece that he wrote was Japanese designers. He also provided a list with a bunch of different Japanese creators’ shops. Thus, I wrote down all of the names of the places that I didn’t know and went on a little shopping adventure. The adventure landed me into a strip mall area with a bunch of shops. I browsed…I bought a lot because the prices were so low that I really couldn’t help myself. Sadly the functionality of the attachments didn’t really align with my shape. Most of the items were made for avatars much skinnier than me. Although I did actually strike a great chord with this jacket and jeans out of a place called IZUMIYA. I love the styling on the jacket with the stripes running along the bottom of the prim bottom and the dramatic single stripe down the jeans. Altogether this is actually a complete outfit with jacket, 2 types of hoods, prim cuffs, black & white muffler, jeans, and even a pair of prim shoes…all for L$25. Now I wasn’t a big fan of the shoes, shirt, or muffler that came with the outfit, but for L$25 I really didn’t have any space to complain. Actually the muffler was pretty good, but I just didn’t like it with the entire look that I was trying to put together. Running in order, the shirt was replaced by an old DMC tee called Rising that’s no longer available, but tbh any black and white tee would work. I just happened to like this old one over my others. The black and white muffler was put to the side to make room for this checked Afghan stole from :sey. I got one of them and liked it so much that I couldn’t stop myself from buying a few more. The final replaced piece is a little something I picked up from an inspect. I saw a cool pair of shoes on some girl, so a little inspect and I was on my way to a neko-themed store called JP Design. These shoes are obviously modeled off of an Adidas shoe, but to be honest I can’t tell you which pair they are. Tweety McMillan, the designer, added his own little flair to them and came out with an excellent pair of shoes. You get them nicely scripted with the ability to change between black, white, and brown. Alright, enough talking more pix. Here’s the look!

Duochromatic

The Rundown
Jacket & Jeans: IZUMIYA – Fashion Set NO.M11 L$25
Shoes: [JP].dsg. – Unique’s Chelsea L$490 for 3 colors
Stole: :sey – Afghan stole – check in style [B] L$280 for 6 colors
Hair: MADesigns – Luka in Natural Blacks L$300 for 3
Shades: SteinWerk – Aviator Sunglasses L$450
Skin: Belleza – Miguel in Dark Tan 0 L$2,000 single (L$5,000 for 4-pack)

The Soundtrack
Method Man & Redman – Blackout
Black Star – Definition
Black Eyed Peas – Like That
Muse – Supermassive Black Hole
Wolfmother – White Unicorn
Irving – White Hot
Great White – Once Bitten Twice Shy
Barry White – Love Serenade

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Hoodies and Sweaters and Jackets…Oh My!

Alllllright back at you again off of a break. RL has been crazy busy, but here’s a little post I’ve been brewing for a bit. I’ve come across a lot of cool hoodies, sweaters, and jackets in the past month or two, so I thought I’d hit you with some of it. Here are some of the standouts that I liked:

HSJ - Laqroki

Starting it off here we actually have a hybrid. It’s the hoodie sweater in black and military (green) from Laqroki. I’m really feeling the rich textures and little hints of styling on this. It’s a very contemporary, clean, and cool style that really drew me to it. Note the accentuated seams on both of them as well. You can find the hoodie sweater in 6 different colors. Another thing of note in this look are the classic jeans in F9 (a dark gray/black) from Calypso Giano. I’m a big fan of the more hardcore style of Calypso Giano. A lot of place like that tend to be trite and overdone, but he really hits that sweet spot of hardcore. The shades are pretty cool and they come from FNKY. I first picked up on these shades from a Flickr shot by Tschey Ballinger. I had been in the mood for some new shades and as soon as I saw them in that shot I knew I had to have them and I knew they would look perfect with this look. Last, but certainly not least, Mad Designs has been taking advantage of a lack of new styles (Armidi) or in-transition (UncleWeb Studios) hair designers. I’m in the UncleWeb group and honestly on a daily basis you’ll get a random group chat session open up of someone asking about where the main store went. Anyway, I like the styles that Mad Designs is pouring out and this style, entitled Eric, is definitely one of my faves.

HSJ - EmeryLINE

Next up here we hit my favorite blues. In the full shot we have something really cool that I found at Emery. It’s a very chill and unique full-zip blue hoodie with a white tee and diagonally-striped blue tie. The tie is really great because it’s actually a thin cylindrical shape. What’s great about that is it allows for the tie to be flexi, but still gives some depth and shape to it. Whereas when you get a flat flexi tie, you can’t get any depth to the tie at all because any width you put on the tie ends up making the tie look bad. It’s a very innovative way to use what little flexi that SL allows to your advantage. The other main piece here on the full shot is new Shoryuken jeans from GearShift. Shoryuken is actually homage to a move from the video game Street Fighter. In the original Street Fighter game both Ken and Ryu were able to use this move and they would actually yell out “SHORYUKEN!” when he did the jab to 2-hit uppercut. Enough about my limited Street Fighter knowledge…back to the jeans. They’re along the same lines as the basic Maverick jeans from GearShift with an added worn dragon character up the left leg. I’m guessing that the dragon up the side is actually a graphic related to either Ryu or Ken. In the large pic on the right we have the LINE Winter Mens Shirt in blue. From what I’ve been told the designer, zippir Kayo, is a Turkish designer and I really like her stuff. The men’s/unisex selection is pretty small, but I think there’s a lot of potential. I love how the pockets are on an angle in this and real hand-knitted feel to the eagle on the chest gives it an air of authenticity.

HSJ - Sey

Finally, we’ve got the 2nd Date jacket from :sey. I love the woodsy appeal of this jacket with the brown leather accents that break up between the pattern and it also carries a real fashionable look to it. If nothing else, it’s a really interesting piece that’s a touch outside of my normal realm. It has your tartan print and the breaking up of the fabric is definitely something on the horizon in fashion world. The straps put this all together to make it a very excellent jacket. There’s actually 3 different sleeve options with this jacket where you can also wear it with rolled up sleeves or long sleeves without the leather on the arms. It’s definitely a statement piece that needs to be displayed on its own and doesn’t play too nice if you try to throw too many other items with accents at it. Your outfit can get a little busy if you add jeans or shoes with too much going on them. Again, I used the Classic Jeans from Calypso Giano to finish this off, but this time I went with the F8 (dark brown) jeans.

That’s all I’ve got for this one and sorry this was so late. It’s kind of a collective of items that I picked up through January and better late than never. Enjoy!

~The Rundown~
Numero Uno
Hoodie Sweaters: Laqroki – Hoodie Sweater in black and military L$235 each
Jeans: Calypso Giano – Classic Jeans in F9 L$250 single (L$1500 fat pack)
Shades: FNKY – Fly in Black L$250 (L$1,000 Fat Pack)
Boots: Hoorenbeek – Davit Boots in Black L$520
Hair: Mad Designs – Eric in NB II L$300 for 3 colors

Numero Dos
Hoodie: Emery – Suicide Machine in Blue L$160
Sweater: LINE – WinterMens Shirt in Blue L$150
Jeans: GearShift – Shoryuken Jeans L$200
Shoes: Hoorenbeek – Air Force in Blue L$520
Hair: Heartcore – Aiden in Black L$300

Numero Tres
Jacket: :sey – 2nd Date in F & G L$450
Jeans: Calypso Giano – Classic Jeans in F9 L$250 single (L$1500 fat pack)
Boots: Hoorenbeek – Patagonia Boots in Used Brown L$520
Hair: Armidi – The Emo One in True Black L$295 for 5-pack

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Golden Years

Golden Collage

Back at you right away again. Probably the quickest turnaround that I’ve had on posts before, but this one has a lot less going on than all of those jackets. I’m going clean and simple on this one. What got the ball rolling on this one was when a friend asked me about where she could find casual menswear. I listed off a bunch of places for her, but after a conversation much later she mentioned that they went to Valiant. I didn’t mention that in my first slew of places that I mentioned, but the name rung a bell. I strolled by to check out the place and eye up the clothing. There’s a larger selection of clothing than I expected, but then again I didn’t expect an entire sim for a store I had heard about in passing. Personally, I picked up Peebles Scream Shirt and the Gold/Silver Black Denim Jeans.

Obviously this outfit formed around the jeans, but I will use this space to gripe just a little about the shirt. This also is the case with the Laqroki coat I blogged before. I must implore designers to not connect collars to pockets. Personally, I use all animated stands for my AO and when you have pockets disappearing into your body it makes a fantastically stylish shirt/jacket into a major annoyance. I have the prim skills to unlink, relink, and assign alternate attachment points for prims, but I’d rather not have to. The use of alternate attachment points like the left & right pec for prim shirt pockets + left & right shoulder for straps up on the shoulders are ideal. The extra prim attachments are really not all that overbearing and work a TON better with the SL avatar. [/end rant]

Okay back to the fashion. My friend that brought Valiant to the front of my mind will cringe at the fact that I’m doing this post about gold, but she’ll just have to deal. I tried to walk the fine line of fashionably hardcore on this one. Again, like I said, it started out with the jeans from Valiant and worked its way from there. Note that the jeans are a very super low-rise cut. I tried looking at some tanks to possibly wear with these, but nothing of quality was low enough to cover. That being said, they’re very low and if love to flaunt your skin’s perfectly crafted treasure trail…I suggest you get these jeans.

The next piece of the puzzle that I dropped in was the .sey mesh hat with black hair. Walking around with the jeans on, I knew that would fit perfectly with this look. It’s actually reminiscent of the New Orleans Saints’ helmet with the colors and fleur de lis emblem. The trucker chic hat so popularized by Ashton Kutcher and Justin Timberlake (not his illegitimate half brother Catero) comes to life in this hat.

After both the hat and jeans were set into the outfit, I looked it over. I just knew that I needed a quality pair of boots to complete it. I dove into my inventory like Scrooge McDuck into his vault of coins, but I came up with no gold. I had to outsource this one and found the perfect way to do so in the Terminator boots from Gutterblood Spoonhammer. Not only do these boots fit this outfit, but they do it at a great bargain. They happen to be an older pair of boots from Gutterblood and he has drastically reduced the price on his stuff. These boots cost me….wait for it….wait for it……L$100! I know it’s amazing quality (as is just about every pair of boots that Gutterblood puts out) for that cheap. For example, the detail of dirt on the bottom of his Slander boots (also L$100) to give it that real outlaw cowboy feel.

Moving right along we have the watch that I featured in my throwdown, but in a different form. In the throwdown I needed it to be blue, but along with a silver version (silver band and silver surrounding with a black face) this watch also has a gold laced silver version. The details on this watch are exquisite and that does come with a slightly hefty price tag as well. To put it in perspective, this watch has a lower price point (L$495) than most of the watches you can find @ GOS.

The final portion of this that needs to be talked about are the tattoos from iNFLiCT. This one is called Serenity with a playful koi across the front and skulls piling up on the upper arms. I really like the tat’s from iNFLiCT and, as with many places these days, you get them in multiple opacity and versatile layers to fit with anything you’ve got. I prefer tattoos that are black rather than those that are colored because A) the black works much better on the darkness of my skins and B) I’ve only seen one colored tattoo in SL that I actually liked how it looked. A lot of times colored tattoos come off as simply images slapped on an avatar, rather than a true body art. The realistic appeal seems to fade when you throw sharp colors at avatars in SL.

I think that just about covers everything I’ve got on that aren’t the usuals. Thanks for reading and when the inspiration strikes, I’ll be back for more.

Peace, love, and respect
– Oscar

The Rundown
Jeans: *Valiant* – Gold/Silver Black Denim Jeans L$250
Boots: GutterBlood Shop – Terminator Boots L$100
Tats: iNFLiCT – Serenity L$599
Hat + Hair: .sey – x FA=B Mesh=[Neo Black] L$300
Watch: GOS – Steel Navitimer – Gold L$495
Shades: [Armidi Gisaci] – Lifestyle Aviators – Silver L$325
Skin: The Abyss – Scorpio_Osiris 1(C) Hair L$2,000 single (L$4,800 set)

The Soundtrack
David Bowie – Golden Years
R.E.O. Speedwagon – Golden Country
Goldfrapp – Strict Machine
Goldfinger – 99 Red Balloons
Jurassic 5 – What’s Golden

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