[#363] And You Are Where I Want To Be

In the back of my mind, well I thought my god
‘Cause all of the hell that’s in my time
But I can still see the birds
And where they went this year

Where I Want To Be” –  The Dangerous Summer  ♫Listen

One of the things as far as fashion goes that always seems to catch my interest and that 9 times out of 10 I will buy…are items with the houndstooth pattern on them. I cannot recall when it first started for me but I grew an affinity for it and now keep a look out for it in shopping guides and whenever I am at a store or event. In this entry I found two items that fit that criteria and are very well made so I felt compelled to feature them and share them with the viewers/readers of this site.

This look started with going to the Shoetopia event. Even though I did not feature the “Stray” creeper shoes from {kokoia} while the event was active, I could not find the right items to pair it with until the newest round of The Men’s Department started up and I was strolling through and found the suit from Scars (in which the jacket/shirt and trousers are sold separately so keep that in mind). I liked the quality of this suit and there were three different suit colors to choose from but what caught my eye the most was that the black jacket had a shirt included with a houndstooth pattern. I instantly thought “well now I have an outfit” and now I’m here telling you about it.

The “Slim Fit” suit from Scars comes in Standard sizes but I made it fit easily with the alpha cuts on the Gianni body. It looks great in combination with the creepers. Makes for one stylish gentleman, don’t you think?

While I’m still sorting through the items from the Men Only Hunt 9, I thought I would give you a look at the “Jaxx” skin from 7 Deadly s{k}ins. It comes in the caramel tone and also provides skin appliers for just about all types of bodies which means if you haven’t been out there hunting for items, this is one stop you should make if you were to. I totally encourage doing the hunt, it’s not every day that designer’s put out items at no cost other than group gifts every now and then.

Speaking of gifts, Exile just redid their main location and are offering the “Tommy” hair for the fellas and the “Gina” for the gals. The hairs come complete with all the color HUDS included so you have all of them at your disposal. After taking a moment to think about it, Tommy and Gina are names that are used in the Bon Jovi classic “Living On A Prayer”. I find that really clever but I’m sure I wasn’t the first to notice this either.

Also a part of this look are the MESANGE “Roseland Eyes” which were a part of The Chapter Four event which is now over but you can grab them at their main location in the credits below. There are 15 different iris colors and a HUD that controls the mesh eyes that are included as well as Omega enabled eyes that you may have.

For the second entry in a row I have used a backdrop from SEUL’S “#scenes” gacha machine from The Epiphany as well as a different pose from the “Kai” pose set by Image Essentials that is currently available at the TWE12VE event to complete the look and scene that you see above.

Now that you know some of what went into this entry, I’ll leave you with the credits so that you yourself can take a taxi to the stores and events that were a part of this installment.

As always until next time, keep it stylish fellas!


HAIRExile – Tommy (Store Gift)
HEAD[SIGNATURE] Gianni – BENTO – v2.0 **UPDATED**
EYESMESANGE – Roseland Eyes
FACE7 Deadly s[K]ins – Jaxx (Caramel) ♯ ☆NEW☆ MOH9
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

JACKET⊱ …Scars… Slim Fit Suit Jacket [Black] ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
PANTS⊱ …Scars… Slim Fit Suit Bottom [Black] ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
SHOES{kokoia} Stray

BACKDROP⊱ SEUL – Elevator Highrise ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany


IE – Kai (6m) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Twe12ve

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[#361] When I Come Around

I heard you crying loud
All the way across town
You’ve been searchin’ for that someone
And it’s me out on the prowl
As you sit around feeling sorry for yourself

When I Come Around” –  Green Day  ♫Listen

Hello once again, great to have you back to check out what I’ve got for the latest in fashion and etc. here at These Conversations Kill. For this installment you’re going to get a little more from The Men’s Department and We Love RP, and you’ll also see The Project Se7en at work as well.

One thing I noticed lately as I’ve browsed Flickr feeds and seen postings on Facebook and the like is that a lot of people were taking snaps at a place called “The Last Forever” so I decided I needed to give it a look through and let me tell you there are locations all over this sim that could give me a lot of ideas to work with. Likely you’ll see me make it back there for another session or more.

Clef de Peau has released a newer body applier for their skins that work with [SIGNATURE] Gianni and also the new NX-Nardcotix “David” body. They’ve brought these appliers out starting at the current round for The Men’s Department along with a Catwa “Daniel” based version of their “Mathieu” skin. Like with just about all my CdP skins, I chose the T2 body tone because I feel like it’s the best representation of what I want myself to look like on the Grid when I’m wearing this creator’s skin. You also get a body shape included in the package. This time however, the eyebrow shaper is absent but who doesn’t have those lying around that they can just throw in. The skin is also browless but you can purchase some from the event as well to complete your facial look.

The Jeans I am wearing come from The Men’s Dept. as well and are the “STEFOV” from [ VERSOV ]. The best thing about these jeans is that if you own any of the shoes from this creator they are compatible with them and you won’t have to worry about trying to fit them or be frustrated by any sort of clipping as can happen with some products not working well together. The package comes with sizes for the following: [SIGNATURE] Gianni, SLink Physique, and TMP mesh bodies.

When you see a store put out three separate exclusives to an event you know that they’ve put a lot of time and effort into bringing you some of their best work. MESANGE is one of those brands that is constantly pushing and creating captivating eyes for both everyday practical use and also for those who like to immerse themselves into the fantasy parts of the grid. The “Bering Sea Eyes” are the third and last exclusive from We Love RP for the current round. There are 15 different tones and if you cannot just choose one then why not get the full pack which is well worth the price. With the included HUD you can either change the included mesh eyes or if you have ones that are Omega Compatible you will be able to change those as well.

Baseball caps on the grid are usually hit and miss but I stumbled upon a really good product made my BOYS TO THE BONE at The Project Se7en event which is celebrating its 1 year anniversary so congrats to the folks who put the event on for all of us to enjoy. I bought the full pack for this so I could get all of the color options and patch options on the front panel. There are tons of combinations that can be made with it so you’re never wearing the same cap twice (providing you don’t find your favorite and leave it that way)

The “Men Only Hunt” is in its ninth installment this year with a plethora of great designers and items. You may remember the first coverage I did of this was the MESANGE product. I’m back with another new one and this time it is by Avi-Glam.

Avi-Glam is usually a store that you can find skin and eyes for both males and females but this time they’ve gone out of their comfort zone by releasing the “Acid Washed” Jacket. If you are lucky enough to find this prize, it contains standard sizes so you may have to do some adjusting to your avatar depending on how your body is structured. I managed to wear a medium and with using the alpha cuts on my Gianni body were able to make it fit great.

The Hunt is active throughout the whole month of April so there’s plenty of time to find this item as well as the other 47 that are available at this time. For more information on the hunt itself you can visit their website as well as get the taxi to pick up the handy HUD to start you on your journey.

I look forward to bringing you more items from this hunt as well as some new events that are just opening up such as Pose Fair ’17 and also more from The Seasons Story: Spring Round. Now that you have the details for what you see you can look down below in the credits to get a taxi to these great stores and events as well as take a stroll through The Last Forever. Catch you around the bend, and until next…stay stylish fellas!


EYES⊱ MESANGE – Bering Sea Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We Love RP
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau: Mathieu T2 ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

JACKETAG. Acid Washed Jacket ♯ ☆NEWMOH9
JEANS⊱ [ VERSOV ] STEFOV JEANS DARKBLUE ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
BOOTS[ VERSOV ] MOLOTOV BOOTS CAMEL

HAT⊱ BOYS TO THE BONE – Manchester Cap ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Project Se7en

Photo Taken @ The Last Forever


RK Poses – Bob (5)

[#357] Your Future Says Run

No you can’t go on
No you can’t even talk
Your future says run
But you can’t even walk

Future Says Run” –  Tonic  ♫Listen

On the 31st of March, These Conversations Kill had it’s 3rd Birthday/Anniversary. While I intended to have this finished by then it just wasn’t possible due to outside obligations. Since I started this little project I’ve come up with 357 different concepts and looks for the readers to do with what they choose. Take what they like or don’t like and create a style or outfit and make it their own.

Time seems to go by in a flash (pun intended) and I cannot express the amount of joy and fun that this has brought me over these past three years. What started out as an idea to make sure that a reader would be able to find the items they wanted if they were available and the exact location to get them was the intention behind what you see here today. I never want someone to feel like I did when I had seen an item on a male fashion blog but there was nothing stating where I could go to get it. Even after contacting the person who authored the blog and getting very little information, it was that exact moment I wanted to strive to produce something better and something more informative.

Thank you to everyone who has followed, liked, faved, and everything else in between. The support that I’ve been given by numerous fellow bloggers who have become great friends and to those that are not colleagues that just enjoy what I do. It all means more than I could ever truly put into words.

Also to the sponsors who have put their faith in this little space on the web to showcase their work because I value what they do. It goes hand in hand.

If you are interested in getting the mesh Flash avatar, you can grab it from 3DMeshiah on the Marketplace. I chose not to post it in the full credits because it is not the central focus of this particular entry.

Stray Dog has slowly become a very strong presence as a skin maker, becoming one of my favorites along with designers like Modulus, Clef de Peau, and even Tableau Vivant. At this current round of ULTRA you can get the Seb skin in three different tones. I chose the Pearl tone as it was my favorite of the three. In the applier HUD it comes with the regular facial skin and also freckles.

Mesange is participating in the Mens Only Hunt 9 that just started on the 1st of April and runs until 30th. There are 5 different colors to choose from as it is a Mini-Pack that is put altogether. I chose the color that looked similar to a certain Scarlet Speedster’s look like before he’s about to take off.

Also the subway background is one I had been eyeing since it became available at Kustom9 so I finally made use of it and really like how detailed it is. It made the idea I was going for a bit easier to work with. I’m not familiar with the brand ninety but if they continue to make products such as this, I will definitely be featuring them more. They are on my radar.

[high v.] is one of those stores that a pop culture nerd enjoys and that is where I found the comic inspired hooded sweatshirts. There are 9 different designs you can choose from and you can tell by the theme of this entry what mine was. Originally this product made it’s debut at an event called Level Up but I don’t recall there being much press or hoopla about it. I found out about them from the ad posted on Flickr by the store itself so I was able to get them there.

The NEOPRIME TRAINERS were previously available at the February/March round of Uber but they should be appearing soon at the Main location any time now. I picked up the full pack because of all the customization options that are available. Millions of combinations can be made from the bevy of colors you are able to pick from. As you can see I went with Red/Yellow this time but I have a feeling this will definitely be featured again in another capacity as they work well with jeans.

Lastly, I’d like to give mention to the XXY “Manly” pose pack that you can grab right now at the current round of Men Only Monthly. I really like their poses though the only small complain I have and it isn’t a huge one is that they only package pose balls. If you want to try and use them on a sim where you are not aloud to place items, you have to manually take them out before you go. As I said it’s not a big deal overall but if Xerys manages to read this little space, I’m sure not only myself but the readers would love for you to include the static poses in the package as well.

I’m going to wrap up this entry up and leave you with the credits and taxi’s so that you can go check out these stores and events and create a great outfit like this one or one of your own. Until next time, stay stylish fellas.


HAIR⊱ -Valiant- Brando Hair – Mono ♯ No Longer Available
EYESMESANGE – Nan Madol Eyes Mini Pack ♯ ☆NEWMOH9 Hunt
FACE⊱ STRAY DOG – SEB (PEARL) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ ULTRA
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
SHAPEReach – Jason

HOODIE[high v.] Mens Hoodys – Flash
JEANS{Fe Style} Orlov Jeans – (Ripped) Black
SHOES[VALE KOER] NEOPRIME TRAINERS

RINGSAbsolut Vendetta – Icarus Bento Rings

BACKDROP⊱ ninety – Subway Train Party ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Kustom9


XXY – Manly Pack (5) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
Le Poppycock – Headshot *A* (The Loose Cannon)
Le Poppycock – Headshot *A* (The Introvert)