[#455] You’d Better Call The Sledgehammer

Show me round your fruitcage
‘cos I will be your honey bee
Open up your fruitcage
where the fruit is as sweet as can be

β™«Sledgehammerβ™« – Peter Gabriel

When I first posted the blog I based off of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” I thought that might be the height of my pushing the limits but it turns out I was wrong. Sure it took me long enough to gain the courage but I am doing what a good blogger should and feature a product that was given out to review and this is what I’m doing.

So to kind of break the ice and further my courage I had to come up with a soundtrack for this blog post and I did with humorous effort. If you look into it enough you’ll figure it out but I’m not going to point it out to you because that would ruin all the mystery. The song I chose is from when most people I know weren’t even a twinkle in their parents eye or were much too young (though I was rather young myself at the time). A good portion of the music from the 80’s was a bit on the comical side when you dig down deep (aside from the heavier metal genre).

I hope that you get a bit of a laugh out of this as I did during shooting and editing.


Not long ago, LV Designs released the “Dickprint Sweatpants” which the name is a very good description of the product. This Signature Gianni specific pair of sweatpants comes in two different versions MD and SD which I would conclude has to do with the size of the bulge in the front of them. I will say they are not for the meek that is for certain and definitely give you what I might call “Adult Film Star” definition in the nether regions.

To match them I picked up the “Tuxedo” shirt by ILLI that just became available at the freshly opened round of Tres Chic. It’s been quite a while since I found myself wandering around there but this definitely called to me when planning out my outfit for this blog post. Along with the items I’ve used to complete the scene (big thanks to Ethan for borrowing me a few of this to use!) I feel that it gives off the idea of a bachelor type scene and I pretty much recall these kind of shirts being pretty popular in the 80’s as well.


Modulus has a new skin that will be released soon on the 23rd of February at the Hipster Men’s Event but I’m lucky enough to be able to give you a preview of this handsome devil. “Oliver” is his name and he comes with a new feature that has not previously been seen in M-Bare releases, a skull with roses neck tattoo. I really think this is a cool addition as I’ve even given you guys an up close better look at it without any hair or hairbase because it’s just that cool. While the event is not open yet, I will come back and add the landmark to it once it is officially open.

The skin also gives you the option to keep the eyebrows and tatto separate and just wear the face skin without them and the option to have them on all at once. That way it’s easier to mix and match whatever preference you might have when putting your look together which is the best way to go in my opinion.


When it comes to poses I find versatile ways of making poses that are not intentionally unisex to work for males as well if chosen to. My friends at Image Essentials put out this really cute pose set at the TWE12VE event called “Flirt”. With some good old fashioned persistence I made it work for me as well though I admit that it is better suited for the fairer sex, I am able to figure out a way to make things work to my advantage. Maybe I’ll call it “Brennanized” at least for now and see if it sticks.

10 poses are included in this pose pack (5 + 5 opposite/mirror poses) which I am showing you two of them that I felt could best work with my scene and the vision I was going for.

That is all there is for me to say on this look and scene so I’m going to leave you to viewing the credits of this badboy and not dick around (yeah bad pun that I couldn’t resist) so I am able to start planning and working on the next outfit and blog to try and get at least one if not two more in before the end of the month. It’s been a lot of fun leaning a bit on the dark side so who knows what the future will hold considering that I view myself as a strictly PG blogger for the most part.

Onto the next conversation…

 


 

HAIRBASE: -Labyrinth- ‘Buzzcut’ ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
HEAD: CATWA – VICTOR ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
FACE: Modulus – Oliver Skin – FAIR ✦ NEW @ Hipster Mens Event (ℭ𝔬π”ͺ𝔦𝔫𝔀 𝔖𝔬𝔬𝔫)
BODY: [SIGNATURE] Gianni – v4.4 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

SHIRT: ..::ILLI::.. Tuxedo Tee ✦ NEW @ Tres Chic
SWEATPANTS: ::LV:. Dickprint Sweatpants

SIGN: Seven Emporium – This Tall Sign ✦ π”Šπ”žπ” π”₯π”ž 𝔓𝔯𝔦𝔷𝔒
NEON: BALACLAVA!! (Not) Sorry Neon
POOL TABLE: Tartessos Arts – Challenge Pool Table
BUILD: [COMIX] Skybox Scene #4

Image Essentials – Flirt (b) ✦ NEW @ TWE12VE

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[#406] Something Just Like This

But she said “Where’d you wanna go?”
How much you wanna risk
I’m not looking for somebody with some super human gifts
Some superhero
Some fairy tale bliss
I just want something I can turn to
Somebody I can kiss…

Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay β™«Listenβ™«

Thought I’d have a little fun and felt really inspired by the pose that I am featuring in this entry so I decided to do a show a little nerd love and when I was churning my brain for a them it seemed the perfect one came to mind because of the different references through it of comic book characters that I’ve been a fan of since I was a youngster.

Last entry I was wearing the L&B Swear Low Tops and have enjoyed them so much I decided to put them into another look in a different color because they matched my outfit perfectly and being able to do that is a plus when it is sometimes hard finding the right footwear. Most importantly though I am featuring three items from my sponsors Image Essentials, {COLD-ASH} and MESANGE, the latter which are at The Men’s Department and We Love RP respectively.

Even though this is a male fashion blog as per usual I’ve also included the female credits for the adorable girl you see with me. I know that there are some gals that have viewed this site and maybe there are more than I know of but I try to be as consistent as possible. I’m going to leave you with those credits so I can get to working on the next adventure. Be well until our next encounter and stay stylish with a song in your soul.

⊰HAIR⊱ Y-U: JASON “BLK” MENS @ TMD β™― NEW

This hair is certainly unique which is what drew me to it. I think it reminds me of when you see someone get electrocuted in the cartoons and their hair goes every which way. That is what I would describe this hair as being. It’s really cool and unique as I already pointed out. There are several different color packs to choose from or you can get them all together in a FATPACK. It also comes with Classic Hairbases and Omega Hairbase appliers for the full look.

⊰HEAD⊱ CATWA – Daniel (Bento)
⊰EYES⊱ MESANGE – Byzantium Eyes @ We Love RP β™― NEW

Another exclusive from my sponsor MESANGE that’s out right now at the We Love RP event. These eyes are sold separately and there is not a FATPACK available at this time but there are 15 different colors to pick from. Each pack comes with the mesh eyeballs and a HUD to change the size of the pupil as well as OMEGA compatible appliers for those of you who have eyes that can use that styem.

⊰EYEBROWS⊱ [theSkinnery] Hallford Brows @ TMD β™― NEW
⊰FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Elias T1 @ TMD β™― NEW
⊰BODY⊱ Belleza – Jake

⊰SHIRT⊱ //Ascend// Eric Bow tie Shirt – Print 5

This item is not brand new but it is recent within the last month or so and was a bit part of helping me create that nerd chic look. There are tons of styles for this button up tucked in shirt. It also has a matching bow tie that you can wear. Fitting for this item include Adam, Belleza, Signature, SLink Physique, and TMP mesh bodies.

⊰PANTS⊱ {COLD-ASH} DEAN Chinos (CLASSIC PACK) @ TMD β™― NEW

The latest from my sponsor {COLD-ASH} which has bestowed upon me this review copy. These classic casual slacks are an absolute perfect match for the Ascend shirt. Casual but cool these pants have 8 different colors to choose from and it also includes a belt that can be color changed via HUD as well so you can match accordingly. For those of you with Belleza, Signature, SLink Physique, and TMP mesh bodies, you’ll be able to give these stylish trousers a nice home in your closet.

⊰SHOES⊱ L&B Swear Low Top Sneakers – Male @ FaMESHed β™― NEW

⊰GLASSES⊱ MehLz – Nerd Black Glasses β™― No Longer Available

⊰HAIR⊱ TRUTH – Delaney
⊰HEAD⊱ LAQ – Gaia
⊰EYES⊱ AG. – Lucent Eyes
⊰BODY⊱ Maitreya – Lara

⊰SHIRT⊱ Alt By Truth – Paddington (Smoke)
⊰SKIRT⊱ Blueberry – Tiffany Skirt
⊰BOOTS⊱ Reign – Scarlett Boots

⊰GLASSES⊱ Balaclava – Mikael Glasses


IE – Goofy Nerds

This is such a fun pose and makes for a really lighthearted scene that I was able to put together. You can consider this pose two ways, it could be used as a couple pose but it also has the feel where you could find a really good friend to pair up with and snap some photos. All in all another fine quality work from my sponsors at Image Essentials.

[#392] And I Ran…I Ran So Far Away

Reached out a hand to try again
You’re slowly disappearing from view
Appearing from my view

I Ran (So Far Away)” – A Flock Of Seagulls β™«Listenβ™«

I thought I would do a fun little entry this time and poke a little bit of fun at the 80’s genre which was a part of my childhood. Looking back on a lot of it and seeing how trends and things are now it kinds of makes me chuckle a little bit.

Two of the items featured in the photo today really helped inspire the theme and I got them from Indie Teepee (which I am a proud blogger for) and from The Epiphany event.

I‘m not sure if those of you that follow the blog ever take a look at the song choices that go along as theme inspiration but I encourage you to click the link the the video and for the younger crowd experience what was big at that time in music and style. You’ll also notice in the full credits below that there was not a pose used for this scene. The keytar has an animation HUD which makes it glow and has sounds and animations for you to jam out to; with careful patience I managed to snap a still photo without needing any kind of posing which for me is very rare.

With all that out of the way, down below is all that you need to know about this post and as always I encourage you to get demos of things first so that you know whether or not it is the right thing for you. Have a great shopping experience and maybe I’ll see you out there. Until the next time as always, stay stylish fellas!

⊰HAIR⊱ Exile – Judd (Gift / Not Available)

This item was a gift set out for those visiting the Hair Fair, as of now it is not available in the store but if it does get sold as a product, you’ll definitely be told in an update of this post or in a future one.

⊰HEAD⊱ CATWA – Shaheen (Bento)
⊰EYES⊱ MESANGE – Kaua’i Eyes Mini Pack β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ The Hidden Chapter

This special set of 5 colored eyes is a part of the second half of The Chapter Four which is called The Hidden Chapter. This is where creators like MESANGE offer extra items that were not a part of the regular event. These eyes are being sold at a discount while at the event so if you are interested go check them out as once the event is over and they are placed in the main location, the price will go up.

⊰FACE⊱ ::LV:. Nathan – Pearl/02 β™― Marketplace
⊰BODY⊱ Belleza – Jake

⊰OUTFIT⊱ GizzA – Owen Blazer Suit [Smoke-Aqua]

This suit (which is one whole mesh) was perfect for the 80’s look I wanted to achieve. I had purchased it initially at a previous round of TMD where it kind of got pushed into my closet and it wasn’t until I was putting this look together that I remembered it. Once I put it on and changed a few things on the included HUD, it all came together. Sizes included for the suit are Signature, Standard Sizes (XS-XL), SLink, and TMP.

⊰KEYTAR⊱ BALACLAVA!! Keytar ZERO-W β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ Indie Teepee

Nothing is more 80’s than a keytar. Many of the musicians from back then had these in their repertoire of instruments and were prominently featured in many a music video. I thought this was a very clever item for Balaclava to create, as many of their great items have a bit of quirkyness to them. As I had briefly mentioned above, this item comes with a HUD that you can use to animate your avatar and it also has included sounds that you can take hours to discover. A great item and while you are at it, check out some of the events while at Indie Teepee. There’s so much to do and see there!

⊰BACKDROP⊱ MINIMAL – Illusion III – *4* β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ The Epiphany

When I remembered having had a neon type backdrop I had to look no further than this item. #4 in the Illusion III backdrop gacha set. MINIMAL does a very good job with detail on their backdrops and one thing I can tell you is that a lot of them do have neon inspired elements to them which make them very unique and able to stand out. This was the perfect and last final touch to the photos you see here in this post.

[#387] It’s All About The Pentiums Baby!

What y’all wanna do?
Wanna be hackers? Code crackers? Slackers?
Wasting time with all the chat room yakkers?
9 to 5, chillin at Hewlett Packard?

It’s All About The Pentiums” – “WeirdAl Yankovic β™«Listenβ™«

I decided that I’d dip into the nerd pool for this post and channel some of the inner me that was lurking around. I found some really cool items to put this look together, with some of them new and some of them just items I had laying around. This turned out to be a really fun and inspired shoot from one of the most hilarious parody musicians of all time, “Weird” Al Yankovic. I’m not going to be like one of thos Chat Room Yakker’s he talks about so I’m going to get right to the breakdown of what you see here.


⊰HAIR⊱ lock&tuft – ruined

This item first showed up at a previous round of ROMP. While it ended up getting lost in my closet for a moment, this nice neck lenght hair was just the thing to start creating my hunky nerd look. The box comes with two different versions (the one you see here and one with a blindfold with written words you can choose via a HUD). There are also three color packs but can also be bought as a FATPACK if you can’t pick just one and save yourself some money.

⊰HEAD⊱ CATWA – Shaheen (Bento) β™― β˜†NEWβ˜†

⊰EYES⊱ Go&See * Land * β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ M.O.M

The second of three eye releases from Go&See that you can check out at Men Only Monthly. This 10 eye color set is mostly earth tones (shades of brown) but with a little bit of blue and purple thrown in as well. These eyes are for Catwa eyes only so for those of you that aren’t using those and like these eyes you may want to look into the Catwa eyes.

⊰FACE⊱ ::LV:. Nathan – Pearl/02 β™― Marketplace

Normally I’m not fond of buying skins from the Marketplace nor am I comfortable with it but I’m slightly familiar with Lee Valentine’s work and saw and adverstisement for this skin that sent me to look at the demo for it and when I found out it was compatible with Stray Dog body appliers it was all but a done deal. I really just like how this looks with the Shaheen head and the shape that I also found on Marketplace which I’ll get to in a moment or so.

⊰BEARD⊱ Beausame // Beard V23 β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ TMD

As I was browsing through The Men’s Department I came across the set of beards by Beausame and thought that maybe it would fit my look if not just for this post but for more day to day purposes. I had also considered using this beard for a John Wick inspired photo session which may still happen but we’ll have to see how things flow creatively.

⊰BODY⊱ Belleza – Jake

⊰SHAPE⊱ HF – Shape Edward β™― Marketplace

From the mind of fellow blogger, Jos Crumb, this shape was somewhat of a test for me because I’m really picky about things like this and with there not being an available demo to see what it might look like with different skins it was something of a gamble but I feel it paid off. I like the facial features as well as the body part of it as well as I’m not super tall nor am I built like a tank. I think that with Mr. Crumb being a blogger he understand things a bit better so kudos to him. Check out the link to this item up above but be warned there are limited quantities and also visit his MP store for other excellent shapes.

⊰SHIRT+TIE⊱ -Belleza- Nathan Shirt β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ M.O.M

After the celebrated release of the Jake body, Tricky Boucher and the Belleza brand are at it again. The “Nathan” shirt (that comes with options for tucked and untucked as well as a tie in three colors) is just the thing for the nerd in us all or just someone who wants a cool dress shirt. I couldn’t decide which of the colors to choose so naturally I bought the FATPACK because it was a great deal and now I have options for when I need something like this for a social setting or even another photo session.

⊰JEANS⊱ [Deadwool] Broberry Jeans – Revenge EXTRA β™― β˜†NEWβ˜†

The collaboration between [Deadwool] and Blueberry that has the world in an uproar. Two different versions made for males and females, these jeans really do kick butt. There’s a regular leg and also rolled up leg version for those who may want to wear hi-tops with their jeans without the fear of having them clip through (and we all know that’s a bit annoying). With sizes for Belleza, Signature, SLink, TMP and Standard Fitmesh it covers just about all of the bases for mesh bodies and takes the excuse of getting them off the table. Also if you feel adventurous and dare to buy the FATPACK, you get an extra pair of jeans not sold seperately. I chose the WASH version there is also a standard denim version which is almost tempting enough to go back for…maybe I will!

⊰SHOES⊱ [Deadwool] Chase Sneakers

An item I’ve previously covered on the blog but thought it would be great to pair them with the Jeans to stay within the same brand and also because they look pretty cool together. That’s about all that I have to say about these shoes other than go check them out!

⊰GLASSES⊱ BALACLAVA – Kip Glasses (Black)

One of my old standby pair of specks, they come with several options (one with the tape and one without) and have gotten plenty of use over time and felt like a great addition to my nerd look.

⊰OFFICE⊱ [Toiz] Gray Office Skybox

Once a Gacha machine featured at Shiny Shabby by the now re-branded CMYK store, this office skybox was the perfect setup for what I wanted to do and it was already just sitting in my cluttered mess waiting to be used. Sometimes gacha items end up going into the abyss to die but it was great being able to pluck it out and give it life in this photograph.

⊰DECOR⊱ [Bad Unicorn] Shoreditch Startup β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ TMD

Seeing this set at The Men’s Department really made my day. I thought it was super detailed and was the cherry on top of the sundae with the setting and theme I was going for. What’s cool about this set (which you can buy in pieces but it’s way too awesome to not just buy the full set) is that you can change the clock on the computer. The chair which you can see a little bit in the photo has poses in it which I’m sure at some point I will because it’s so well made.


IE – Mellow V1 (5) β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ Square 1

Several posts ago I featured a pose from the V2 set of the Mellow poses from Image Essentials. Both sets have varying sit poses that can be used in a multitude of ways (such as on furniture that does not have poses). You can take a look at the pose sets at the Square 1 Event which the transporation to is located just above this paragraph.

I hope you’ve enjoyed viewing this entry as I did creating it and maybe it will inspire you in some way. Take a trip to the locations of the stores and events featured here and have a great shopping experience. Until the next time, stay stylish fellas!

[#105] Be A Simple Kind Of Man

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“Take your time…don’t live too fast
Troubles will come and they will pass”

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SKIN: Clef de Peau – Jay T2 Regular Skin {Appliers Included}
EARS: [MANDALA] SIMPLE EARS HUTUU
HANDS: SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.1 – Grip
HAIR: ::Exile:: Give Away Your Secrets (Naturals)
FACIAL HAIR: -dDx- 5pm Shadow – Brown {Marketplace}

TIED SWEATER: flow. Sweatshirt T – Tied Around Waist – 01
JEANS/BOOTS: ISON MAN – Jumper Set (Sky) *NEW* {@TMD}

SUNGLASSES: *Β  S O R G O – AKIRA Shades / BLACK

LAWNMOWER: BALACLAVA!! Push Lawn Mower – Navy *NEW* {@SOU by Creation.jp}

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Simple Man” – Lynyrd Skynyrd {Listen/View}

Forget About The Sunshine When It’s Gone…[#24]

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{BODY}

SKIN: Aeros – Arrow 2014a {Gin Tone/Appliers Sold Separately}
EYES: VerseEye – Tenor (Blue) {Marketplace}
EARS: CHEERNO – Human EarsBASE B260714 *NEW*
HANDS: SLink AvEnhance Hands Male – Relax
HAIR: Exile::Better Days (Naturals) {@UBER}
FACIAL HAIR: +Spellbound+ Monster Beards

{CLOTHING}

OUTFIT: GizzA – Stanley Outfit [Vintage]
SANDALS: FLite. -Bahama Black Sandals

{ACCESSORIES}

GLASSES: BALACLAVA!! Kip Glasses (black)
WATCH: bt. Chrono Watch – Dark Chrome {No Longer Available}

Inspired by the song, Sunshine by The All-American Rejects {Watch HERE}