[#384] Where No One Knows My Name

I think I’ll go to Boston
I think I’ll start a new life
I think I’ll start it over where no one knows my name

Boston” – AugustanaListen

I welcome everyone back to another look from yours truly, where this time I have goodies from events such as UBER, Designer Circle, Cosmopolitan, Man Cave and also Men Only Monthly. Just like usual you’ll find the full credits below where you will be given transportation to the events and stores themselves. I’m going to try something a bit new with this entry and for the new items that are being featured I’ll write a little bit about each of them. Let me get into what went on in this one so I can get you out there to enjoy a shopping experience.

HAIRBURLEY – Gabriel

Burley is a well known name in the hair game in the world of Second Life, most people reading this will know that but just in case you haven’t found this fine example of stylish tresses then I am glad that I am able to give you a taste. The recently released “Gabriel” hair is a nice mid length side combed hair but what makes this just a bit more special is that it comes with a styler HUD and gives you the option to choose if you want the full hair or a version where the side is shaved which is something of a major hair trend that I’m noticing. For this item I went with the variety pack as there were more than I would possibly use with the full FATPACK, but there’s still a generous amount of colors included. You are also getting an included Hairbase for Legacy users, and also applier HUDs for Omega, Signature, and TMP respectively.

HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)

EYES⊱ AG. Passion Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Cosmopolitan (Until 07/02)

We are in the final days of the current round of Cosmopolitan in which Avi-Glam is participating with their release of the “Passion Eyes”. There are 6 different colors to choose from all with little flecks in them to make them even more unique. Provided in this package are mesh eyes as well as HUDs for Catwa, LeLutka, and Omega applier enabled eye products.

FACE⊱ Clef de Peau: Ivo T2 ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

MOUSTACHE⊱ Kauna – Bento Moustache: English [v1.2] ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Man Cave
BEARD⊱ Kauna – Bento Beard: Shape A [v1.2] ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Man Cave

Kauna, a brand known for their clothing such as their suits and more recently jeans/boots combination have stepped into new territory with their release of new bento facial hair, a beard and a moustache. The “English” Moustuache is a very old style handlebar that works really nicely with the “Shape A” beard. Both of these come with a HUD with 9 pre-selectable hair colors but also has a tintable feature if your style choice is not one of the ones included. For a first effort, I think Kauna nailed this and is a product that I’ll certainly feature again in the future. It must also be noted that this beard is for users or Catwa branded heads. If you have something other than Daniel and Stanley it is advised to try the demo first. You can find both of these at the inaugural round of Man Cave, and from one fella to another, I definitely recommend it to any beard lover.

BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

SHIRT⊱ AITUI – Mountaineer – Ash ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ UBER
WRAP⊱ AITUI – Mountaineer – Waist Wrap ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ UBER

I’m really excited about the latest release by Aitui that is currently available at UBER, which just started a fresh round several days ago. The “Mountaineer” shirt is best described as a graphic tee with the added benefit of suspenders thrown in. There are 8 colors to choose from and fit Signature, SLink, and TMP mesh bodies. I’m wearing the “Ash” version which is a mid to dark gray color. I partnered it up with the companion item that can aslo be found at the same event. The “Mountaineer Waist Wrap” is a cool flannel shirt that goes around the waist and works for that potential evening chill one might experience hanging out at the beach. The waist wrap has HUD with 8 different choices and fits the same three body formats the shirt does. I really knew I had to have these the moment I saw them and I certainly hope you get that same feeling.

SHORTS⊱ RIOT / Simon Shorts ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

As one of my sponsors, I was honored to receive the latest clothing release from RIOT that is out now at Men Only Monthly. The “Simon” shorts are a great addition to the look that I’ve put together. The FATPACK provides you with 28 different colors of fabric as well as that same option with a seersucker print. The belt is customizable as well with the same color choices and 9 metal buckle choices. I decided to coordinate with the flannel color of the waist wrap and went with the teal seersucker print. The shorts are just the right length just above the kneecap as I don’t like them all that short personally. The HUD is easy to use and no matter what color you choice you’ll definitely be getting a quality product. Head over to Men Only Monthly now and give them a shot!

SHOES⊱ The Owl. – Must Have Chucks (Batman) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Shiny Shabby

I found myself browsing around Shiny Shabby when it opened and came across some high tops by a brand I was not familiar with. At the event, The Own has the “Must Have Chucks” in a variety of colors and also a few themed ones based of television shows and also characters. The ones I am wearing have a really cool image of the Caped Crusader and his nemesis on one side and on the other an image of The Clown Prince of Crime. I’m a sneaker addict so it didn’t take a lot of convincing for me to snag up the FATPACK; the included sizes are (Maitreya and SLink for Females) and (Signature, SLink, and TMP for Males). If you want a good looking high top check out The Owl at Shiny Shabby.

BACKDROP⊱ [Bad Unicorn] Barbers Backdrop ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Limit8 (Sold Out)

Limit8 is a great event that gives shoppers the chance to own one of a kind items that even before the event ends could be sold completely out of stock. One of those items that is being featured here is the “Barbers Backdrop” from Bad Unicorn Clothing. These scene depicts the front of a closed barber shop and comes with a secured door and even has a barbers pole to give it that true authentic shop look. Bad Unicorn did really well with this and just like their other backdrops made it fun to pose in front of. The neon signs even cast off a reddish glow to them; I’m glad to say that I have this genuine one of a kind item.

IE – GothNIC ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Designer Circle

Designer Circle is not often an event that I’m able to find items but I just happened to find one of the latest pose sets by Image Essentials, in which I am able to review copies of. The GothNIC pose set was designed for the female in mind but I was able to find a way to take one of the poses from the set and use it to help create my scene. I have to say I really enjoy being able to take poses that aren’t specifically for guys and put a spin on them and make them work. For those ladies who might be reading this, these really are great poses to use for such occasions as creating profile pictures. Why not head to Designer Circle and take a look for yourself you may be surprised how much you like them.

I appreciate anyone who took the time to check this out and I also hope that you’re able to find uses for these items as well or are even able to find other items from the events and stores that have been featured here in this entry. I am going to call this a wrap but remember as always to stay stylish fellas!

[#383] So Follow The Leader Down

You feelin’ blue now
I think you bit of more than you can chew
And now it’s time to make a choice
And all I want to hear is your…

Seein’ Red” – Unwritten LawListen

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After taking a small breather from shopping, I managed to come up with scene that features items from the Man Cave Event as well as Men Only Monthly. I found everything I needed at those two places to come up with an idea to set to the song “Seein’ Red” by Unwritten Law.

I also have an item from this past weeks Fifty Linden Friday, the “Renegade” hair from Lock & Tuft. It seems lately there is a trend of sweeping mid-length hair hanging off to one side of the head or another and Lock & Tuft have managed to capitalize on it. Of course with it being a bargain it caught my attention but I think even at a regular price it’s worth giving some attention to.

The “Ocean Eyes” by GO&SEE are something to behold. The variations of blue and green hues in the 10 colors offered really do depict the differnt types of water you might find in a large body such as an ocean. For those of you with Catwa eyes this truly is a must. Gazing into these could be very dangerous if not mesmerizing. You can find these right now at Men Only Monthly until the 15th of July.

Gabriel is offering an outfit that consists of a jacket and slacks at ManCave. The “Denim Zip” Jacket is an open basic styled jacket that fits nicely but I find that what would make it better is an added shirt with a texture HUD to give a little more variety. While it’s fun to walk around without a shirt like you don’t have a care in the world, it limits the amount of places you might want to wear it to. While I am wearing this is Light Gray, you also have 3 other color options to choose from.

Coordinating with the jacket are the “Cotton Pants” which are your standard but comfortable casual slacks. Great for going out for a night on the town or getting together with colleagues. There are three colors to choose from (Black, Sand, and White). Both items from Gabriel come with sizes for Belleza, Signature, SLink, and TMP mesh bodies and can be purchased in FATPACKS as well for those that want to mix and match their styles.

Completing my casual look are the “Hayan Slip On” shoes from [Z O O M]. These laceless loafer type shoes are a great addition to your wardrobe. They are stylish and come with a HUD that allows you to color change the different parts of the shoe for that extra customization that if you are like me, you are going to love. I’m wearing the Signature version but also included are a SLink version as well as Unrigged for those of you with different mesh body choices.

One of my fave items I picked up at Man Cave is the “Bathroom Pub Outside” backdrop by 220mL. It is a product by a brand that I’ve seen nothing but quality out of and I’ve used others and have nothing but good things to say. The textures and build give you that feeling as if you are actually standing outside the bathroom at a pub and in the case of this scene, waiting to catch someone in the act of doing something dubious. Props like this have somewhat changed my mind on using them compared to visiting a sim with pre-built settings. I’m becoming a photographer that is split 50/50 on this topic because of well made items like this.

I encourage you to visit these events and the stores featured and grab demos and find what suits you best. Enjoy the full style credits below and happy shopping. Until next time as always, stay stylish fellas!

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HAIRlock&tuft – Renegade ♯ FLF
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ Go&See * Ocean * ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau: Ivo T2 ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

JACKET⊱ ::GB:: Denim Zip jacket / Light Gray ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Man Cave
PANTS⊱ ::GB::Cotton pants / Sand ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Man Cave
SHOES⊱ [Z O O M] Hyan Slip On ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Man Cave

BACKDROP⊱ 220ML – Bathroom Pub Outside ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Man Cave

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