[#335] Today Was The Greatest…

Day I’ve ever known
Can’t wait for tomorrow
I’m might not have that long…

Today” –  The Smashing Pumpkins  ♫Listen

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Towards the end of my last post, I had mentioned that Vista Animations were set to release their Bento PROHANDS for the [SIGNATURE] Gianni body. I’m happy to report that sometime shortly after publishing it, the hands are indeed out and available for purchase. What’s even better is that for those who already had the SLink version you could buy them for a reduced price of half the cost as an “UPGRADE” option. It has the same features and animations as the SLink Physique version and I recommend either product for those of you who want more functionality with your virtual digits.

This time out I combined a little old with the new that I’ve acquired and mixed it all together to make a casual look. I’m excited about some of these items so I’m going to get right into it.

The Men’s Dept. is back once more and I’m wearing the new “WADE” jacket from {COLD-ASH}. It’s a nice open leather jacket that has an optional shirt that you can turn on or off as well as colorize it if you want to; the package includes the aforementioned HUD along with Classic Fitmesh, Gianni, SLink Physiqe and TMP sizes as well as a non-materials version you can unpack if you would rather wear it that way.

Last time I had on the Go&See “Kevin” skin that you can pick up at The Crossroads event. I have another new skin from the event by one of my favorite skin designers, Modulus. You may be wondering why they might be a favorite since they’ve only started selling skins. It’s fairly easy, before establishing the Modulus brand, Chucky Hollak, was the creator behind Fruk skins. I was very excited upon learning he was returning back to his roots which I may have mentioned in a previous entry as well. With a great attention to detail, Modulus is most certainly a hard working brand. There have already been modifications as Chucky is a perfectionist and as a consumer, I can’t help but admire that he wants to make sure that everyone gets the best.

The “Oskar” skin comes in the usual shades that are synonymous with the brand (Cream, Nude, Beige, Olive, Bronze, and Tan). I have also learned that at the their flagship store, they have released the appliers that are compatible with the Bento PROHANDS. What also differentiates this release from the “Milo” skin that was previously released is besides the eyebrow/no eyebrow option, you also get a beard option and a combination of all three as well. Also included is a shape to make you look your best while wearing it.

Making their returns to complete out this look are the RIOT “Lennon Long Line Jeans” which have a great fit for the Gianni body that I am wearing and also the fame femme “Kori” sneakers that were available last year at The Men’s Department. Considering that I bought the full pack of these shoes I’m bound to find other great colors to use with jeans such as these. It’s the perfect look for a night out with the fellas or even a date night to make a good visual impression. Also still available from Men Only Monthly for a few more days are the “Ardor” eyes from Avi-Glam. The blue iris tone is pretty close to my own real eyes so I wanted to go with them one more time.

Now that I’ve taken up a little of your time and given you some excellent information, I’m going to make my way back to hotwire that old school car and go for a joy ride (just kidding!) Best shopping to all and until the next as always, stay stylish fellas! Here’s the taxi’s just waiting to take you to great shopping.

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HAIRlock&tuft – Tegan
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ AG. Ardor Eyes (Hazel)  ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
FACE⊱ Modulus – Oskar Skin  ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V1.1BETA  ♯ ☆NEW
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

JACKET⊱ {COLD-ASH} WADE Leather Jacket ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
JEANSRIOT / Lennon Long Line Jeans
SHOESfame femme: Chucks  – Kori – 01

Photo taken @ Time Portal

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*T&T* Say What?! Two Thumbs (No Longer Available)

[#330] Your Dream Is Over…Or Has It Just Begun?

Your mind tricked you to feel the pain
Of someone close to you leaving the game…of life
So here it is, another chance
Wide awake you face the day…

Silent Lucidity” –  Queensryche  ♫Listen

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Tableau Vivant has returned with a new skin that is available at their flagship store. “Fabian” is just one of three new releases that were made to work with the CATWA “Daniel” head. There are a variety of tones to choose from ranging from very pale to dark. Whatever your preference is, there’s a tone for you. Originally the store only had body appliers for SLink Physique but I’ve discovered that they also have them now for the [SIGNATURE] Gianni body, which I was pleased to see as that is primarily my favorite to use right now.

After another trip to Men Only Monthly, I find myself wearing new ink. Tattoos are something that I don’t seem to do very much of but that doesn’t mean I don’t like them or want to use them. They just very rarely are a part of my vision for the photos I take. ISUKA has been one of my favorite tattoo creators as of late and when I saw the “VX” I knew that I needed to incorporate it into something. The detail is phenomenal and you have a choice of Fresh, Normal, and Faded styles. It also comes with appliers for both Omega for all compatible body types and for [SIGNATURE] Gianni.

As a side note, returning in this post from Men Only Monthly are the “Ardor Eyes” from Avi-Glam. I chose to go with the Green tone because I liked the way that it looked with the lighting that I used in my setup.

While it isn’t a new release, the “Jax” hair from BURLEY is one of the more recent for them. There are a variety of colors and tones you can choose from but this time I just bought their version of a variety pack. The cool feature of this hair is it comes with a HUD that you can wear it as a full hair or you can remove one of the sides for a partial shaved look.

For the only article of clothing I have on, I am wearing the N-Uno “Steve” pants. These were available in a previous round of Men Only Monthly but can be purchased now at their store. The pants come in sizes for Standard Fitmesh, SLink Physique, and TMP bodies. I would liken them to jogging/lounge pants and they have a stripe down the side that you are unable to see from the angle that I shot at.

Identity Body Shop created and released a new set of Hairbases and Beards at The Men’s Dept for Jaunuary. The latter you can see here in the form of the “Fresh” beard; it comes in 6 different tones.

Last but not least is the item that kind of pulled my idea together. [Black Bantam] created a infant baby gatcha machine for The Epiphany event. These little ones have a hold pose and a menu when clicked upon to interact with them. The RARE consists of one of the infants inside of a basket. There are 6 different tones to win with both common and RARE allowing for 12 different prize possibilities.

You can find these items and more by taking a look at the style credits below along with a taxi to them. That’s all I’ve got for you this time but I’ll see you all again soon but until then, stay stylish fellas!

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HAIRBURLEY – Jax – Sampler
HEAD⊱ CATWA – Daniel (Bento) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
EYES⊱ AG. Ardor Eyes (Green) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
EYEBROWSClef de Peau – v.30 (Black)
FACE⊱  Tableau Vivant \\ Fabian – Tone 3 ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BEARD⊱  IDTTY Faces – Fresh Beard ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1
TATTOO⊱ ISUKA VX ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

PANTSN-Uno – Steve Pants // N-3

INFANT⊱  [Black Bantam] For Lali Infant Baby Boy 1 ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany

[#329] I’m Waking Up

Hey, my life is real great feel I’m well on my way
to my dreams coming true and I’m getting to do it with you.
And it feels so nice when the people sing along
they’re singing along with the banjo

Take It All Back 2.0” –  Judah And The Lion  ♫Listen

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After shopping trips to The Men’s Dept, Men Only Monthly, the SIGNATURE Event, and the newly opened Lost & Found, I have got a very cool and casual look to share with you this time around.

A few items have returned from last time like the Go&See “Jayden” skin that you can get right now at Men Only Monthly. I just really like how it looks with the Catwa “Daniel” Bento head. Sometimes with appearance you can’t help but to go back to your faves. Sometimes I do change things up just to provide a variety with my looks but when you feel comfortable you tend to use it more frequently.

My other Men Only Monthly item are the “Ripped Jeans” by INVICTUS. They come fitted for Nyramith Aesthetic, [SIGNATURE] Gianni, SLink Physique, Standard Fitted, and TMP body types. Wearing them with my Gianni body was pretty effortless but you still have to tick most of your leg alphas in the HUD but nothing complicated to deal with. They also come in several choices from your light denims to your darker and black so depending on your style or mood, you can find the right one.

{COLD-ASH} has a new product available at the SIGNATURE Event. That’s right, you can get the CONNOR long sleeved Polo shirt which is available right now. I really like the style of this shirt, it’s very casual and would be very comfortable to wear to just about any social gathering. There are 8 colors to choose from but I tend to have a hard time with making a choice so I am glad that I have the entire classic pack. Besides the Gianni fitted shirt, you also get fits for standard, SLink Physique, and TMP bodies. The best thing about this shirt is that you also have the option for a slim waist or a wider waist (for those of you who like baggier shirts as I do).

Tableau Vivant is at The Men’s Dept with the Oliver hair. It’s a very nice mid-length hair in which there are three different color packs or the option to buy all of them for a discounted price. I chose to go with the Naturals II set and add a bit of salt and pepper to give a little more mature look.

Now onto the newest round of Lost & Found, which opened for their January/February round on the 22nd. MESANGE is offering the “Melancholy Eyes” which have a total of 15 color iris’ and come with the standard mesh eyes. The HUD allows you to change the size of the pupils and also has options for OMEGA and Genesis Lab appliers. I really that there are options for the size of the pupils because not everyone likes to have huge eyes. It is becoming more and more of a standard option recently and I am certainly grateful that MESANGE has picked it up.

It’s time for you all to get your shopping on and pick up these great items or any of the other great products at these events. Maybe I’ll see you out there. Until the next time we meet up here for more fashion, stay stylish fellas! Now onto the credits!!!

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HAIR⊱ Tableau Vivant \\ Oliver Hair – Naturals II ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
HEAD⊱ CATWA – Daniel (Bento) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Melancholy Eyes (1) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Lost & Found
EYEBROWSClef de Peau – v.30 (Black)
FACE⊱  Go&See * Jayden  * Pale ~ ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

SHIRT⊱ {COLD-ASH} CONNOR Long Sleeve Polo Shirt (Classic) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ SIGNATURE Event
JEANS⊱ INVICTUS – Ripped Jeans ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
SHOES//Ascend// Triple Monk Shoes – Black

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Le Poppycock *La Di Da* A (Play Me A Memory)

[#326] No Mercy

I’m a liar at night
I’m a fighter by day
I’m a rolling thunder on the back of the rain

No Mercy” –  KIT  ♫Listen

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The December round of Men Only Monthly ends tonight (for those of you reading this after Jan 15th). I managed to put together one more look to close it out and give you the opportunity to go on a mad dash for a last minute shopping run.

I’ve also included an item from The Men’s Dept in the form of the DOUX “Uncombed” hair. Once again which it is not a surprise I picked up the Full Pack of colors which there are quite a lot to choose from and even a few surprises in the Pastels and Ombre’s HUD (Blonde with Gray, which you don’t see often). Though for this I chose a basic black color out of the Naturals HUD. I like the messy tousled look, kind of like you might have just woken up from an extremely long night and barely slept a wink.

For my eyes, I’ve gone back to the Avi-Glam “Entice” eyes and picked out an unusual color in red to kind of bring out the devious side. There are plenty of great colors in this pack to choose from as I’ve showcased them before. They come with standard eyes but also mesh ones with a HUD or if you have one of the eye systems that utilize the Omega appliers, it has a HUD for that as well. You also get your choice of small, medium, or large pupil sizes.

Now for the Men Only Monthly items, it’s an outfit that works in conjunction with one another but is sold separately. It is both the Diesel Jacket and Pants. Sometimes I am not the biggest fan of jackets with shirts that with open buttons but I think this kinda gives a look of being charming and sexy at the same time. I chose the wine colored jacket to go with the overall vibe of my photo shoot. It comes with a HUD that gives you the option to change the color of the shirt portion of the item. There are five colors to choose from.

The Diesel Pants have a suave leather look that doesn’t make you look like you have stepped out of the 80’s and were the front of a hair metal band. I find that I am really a fan of these but I had to go with my usual black but the two different tones of brown, and gray that are also available made it hard to choose.

Both of these items have a TMP, SLink, and [SIGNATURE] Gianni body fit. Sorry for those of you that use a standard avatar, there are no standard sizes included.

I kept it simple for you all today so you can go catch the last remaining hours of Men Only Monthly and enjoy the great items included in today’s look and all of the other Mantastic things available for sale…so until the next time, keep it stylish fellas! Onto the good stuff… CREDITS!

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HAIR⊱ DOUX – Uncombed Hairstyle ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
HEAD[GA.EG] Damon Bento Mesh Head
EYESAG. – Entice Eyes (Red)
FACE⊱  Clef de Peau: Bradley T2 [GA.EG] ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

JACKET⊱ ED. Diesel Jacket – Vine ≠ @ M.O.M (Ends 01/15/17)
PANTS⊱ ED. Diesel Pant – Black ≠ @ M.O.M (Ends 01/15/17)

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Lalochezia – Truce (3) ≠ @ Marketplace

[#324] Forgive & Forget

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Let me down, let me down like only you know how
shut me out, shut me out forgive and forget…

Forgive & Forget” –  A Day To Remember    ♫Listen

The beginning of the month is one of my favorite times because it means the return of my favorite events with new rounds of things just waiting to jump into my shopping cart. The Men’s Dept. is probably by far my most favorite when it comes to just the gents as far as things go. It is hard not to go wild purchasing things left and right when I am there but I have learned to reign in it a little bit but that doesn’t mean I won’t be displaying some of the best and favorite things from it through the course of the month.

From TMD for this particular look, I chose to wear the British Duffle Coat by ::K:: because I like coats that have a longer length. It has just always been one of my more preferred styles. It’s also nice that it has the built in shirt/sweater combination which comes with a HUD so that you can change their colors to get the exact combination that is perfect for you.

It is just close enough to the end of the December round of Men Only Monthly, which shuts down on the 15th so they can switch everything for the new January round on the 20th. From this event I picked coordinating pants from Ascend. The Hideo Formal Trousers go excellent with the Triple Monk Shoes. The choice of colors for the trousers was a hard decision but I felt going with a monochrome outfit seemed to suit me best. The best thing is that they come in Fitmesh for most standard avatars and also for the mesh body crowd with [Signature] Gianni, Adam, SLink Physique, and also TMP.

The shoes have an unfitted option for standard avatars and also for [Signature] Gianni, Adam, SLink, and TMP as well. The best part is that they come with a HUD to change the type of socks you want to wear. I love the choices they have added, argyle is a style that I prefer in the real world so it’s great to see it represented here on the grid.

The Crossroads event seems to be getting a lot of my attention as I used products from it in my last posting and has made it again this time as well.

tram has released a very nice long hair that flows off to the left side of the body, over the ear with a slight little pony bob at the back. Being that I have a hard time choosing hair colors I grabbed the full package which comes with your usual monochrome, brown, and blonde tones but it also has some really nice ombre tones as well which is what I used for this look. For the other item for this event I am using a pose that is a part of The Dean set from an lar [poses]. Poses for me are kind of hard to describe but I like the overall mood of this set and hope to be able to use more of them for upcoming projects.

Lastly, MESANGE has new eyes available at The Chapter Four. The Sekhmet Eyes come in 16 tones and have a newly updated HUD so that you can have different sized iris/pupils. I think it’s a welcome upgrade to the original products that were previously released. MESANGE just keeps getting better and better over time.

We’ve come to the part of the post where we part ways and I give you the credits for the look so that you can go check out these for yourselves and explore all the things offered at these great events. I’ll see you out on the grid and until then, stay stylish fellas!

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HAIR⊱ tram F1215 hair / FATPACK ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads
HEAD[GA.EG] Damon Bento Mesh Head
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Sekhmet Eyes / BEAUTY PACK ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Chapter Four
FACE⊱  Clef de Peau: Bradley T2 [GA.EG] ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

JACKET⊱ ::K:: British Duffle Coat – Gray ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
PANTS⊱ //Ascend// Hideo Formal Trouser – Dark Gray ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ MOM
SHOES⊱ //Ascend// Triple Monk Shoes – Black ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ MOM

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an lar [poses] The Dean Series (Two) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads

[#319] Last Christmas, I Gave You My Heart…

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But the very next day you gave it away
This year to save me from tears
I’ll give it to someone special

Last Christmas” –  Wham!    ♬Listen

To those of you who celebrate it, Merry Christmas!!! And to those who celebrate other things this time of your no matter what it is, Happy Holidays to you as well. Another one is in the books and in some places a lot of the white stuff has hit, just as it has all over the grid.

In my last transmission I featured a new mesh head with the Bento technology that has been released within the last month. A lot of creators who have already made mesh noggins have started to ship out their updates with new versions of their product as well as versions with Bento. In this particular shoot, I am using the updated Adam head by Absolut-Creation (Ginger Chevalier). While there are no animation packs available at this time, the ability to change your look via the sliders in your shape adjustment section of your viewer is there. Now you can keep the look the designer has intended or you can venture on your own to make an even more unique look for yourself.

[Deadwool] is in the Christmas spirit and has placed out for their Group Members a nice little gift of the Erik gloves which come in several mesh body fits (Signature, Slink, TMP and Standard) and also in three different tones (Black, Blue, and Gray) and two pose types (Relaxed and Closed). These are great for your outdoors looks and photos. Thank you to Masa Plympton for sharing those with us.

It’s been a while since I’ve featured anything from the FaMESHed event but Kauna released a nice holiday themed jacket/sweater combination called UPCLR, which comes in two colors (Brown and Gray) with several different options including a string of Christmas lights that hang around your shoulders. Also included are a pair of trousers in the same two color options as the jacket. The sweater itself has two different festive designs in several colors as well as plain for those who are not feeling so cheery.

For the feet I’ve paired the outfit with the BOSTON boots from Antoni & Daniel, formerly the people of ODDITY3D. These great boots that have a fit for SLink, Signature, TMP, and Unrigged have many single pack color options but if you pick up the Fatpack, you get three exclusive colors for free that you would not be able to get by just buying them standalone. The value in that by itself is a plus.

I have two different products from MODULUS this go round. A hair/hat combo called, Riley, which is a little similar to the item released in the SwagBag for December save for the color/texture of the beanie which are specific to each one. You can purchase Riley at this month’s TMD.

There is also a Firepit and Stool set that you can grab at the December round of Shiny Shabby. The Firepit has different options for intensity of the flame as well as a smoke option. The stool has single pose animations for both Male and Female. It’s a nice addition to your winter decor outside and can easily keep your pixels warm while you spend time getting fresh air.

There are taxi’s waiting below for you to check out these great events and stores. Enjoy the rest of your holiday and I’ll be back again soon with something new and exciting. Until then, keep it stylish fellas!

P.S. This posting was in the 98% finality stage when learning of the untimely passing of George Michael who wrote and co-performed the inspiration used in this photo. Instead of scrapping it and using something different I am going to post it in honor of him and this timeless Christmas classic. May you rest well in eternity and thank you for your contribution to the music industry.

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HAIR⊱ Modulus – Ryley Hat & Hair – FatPack ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
HEADAbsolut-Creation: Adam Mesh Head v1.3 **UPDATED**
EYES⊱ AG. Entice Eyes – Fatpack ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Cosmopolitan
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau: Jimmy T2 (ADAM) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

JACKET⊱ Kauna – UPCLR Jacket & Jumper ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ FaMESHed
PANTS⊱ Kauna – UPCLR Jacket & Jumper ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ FaMESHed
BOOTSA&D Shoes -Boston-  FATPACK

GLOVES[Deadwool] Erik Gloves ≠ ☆NEW☆ Group Gift

TREESPANAVIA – Winter Tree “Fagus”
FIREPIT/STOOL⊱ Modulus – Fire Pit & Stool ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Shiny Shabby

[#318] And Let December Glow In Flames

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Pull a breath like another cigarette
pawnshop heart trading up (trading up)

I Don’t Care” –  Fall Out Boy    ♬Listen

Bento is slowly taking over the grid and not just for the ladies. Yes, us gentlemen are getting the same treatment with some products that are slowly rolling in this past week and in the time to come. I’m still trying to get used to it and figure out the best way to use it to maximize it’s benefit with the latest tech coming onto the grid.

In this latest post, I am showcasing the new “Damon” head from [GA.EG] paired with the Essences Ian Skin that’s been one of go to skins in the last little while. I didn’t really use the sliders to edit the head much until I get a little more adjusted but there’s plenty of possibilities now that you can adjust settings like you can for the legacy shapes most of you pre-2014 remember.

The Chapter Four ends tonight and I’d be completely remiss if I didn’t encourage you to take a quick peek over there for the MESANGE “Lark Rise Eyes”. As with all of the MESANGE releases you have lots of options and they’ve now included the option to have different sized pupils via a HUD. These eyes can work with everything or just about and would definitely give you that Handsome edge that you’re looking for.

Also MODULUS has a limited edition hair, “LARS” that is available at the Limit8 event. It comes in your favorite tones and has fits for the standard avi as well as mesh ones.

Lastly, {COLD-ASH} has released a phenomenal Jacket with loads of options, which include the ability to wear a scar of just a t-shirt with it. There are several different colors you can choose from and the scarf/shirt can be color changed as well through the included HUD. If you want to look tough for like the mayor of “Pee Pants City” this release currently available at TMD will certainly fit the bill.

That is about all I have for this outing, pleasant shopping to you all and as always stay stylish fellas!

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⊰HAIR⊱ Modulus – Lars Hair – Limited Edition – FatPack ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Limit8
⊰HEAD⊱ [GA.EG] Damon Bento Mesh Head ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
⊰EYES⊱ MESANGE – Lark Rise Eyes BEAUTY PACK ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Chapter Four (Last Day!)
⊰FACE⊱ Essences – Ian P02
⊰BODY⊱ [SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

⊰JACKET⊱ {COLD-ASH} SURVIVOR Leather Jacket (Classic Pack) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
⊰JEANS⊱ G I O M E N – Exodus Jeans [FAT PACK]
⊰BOOTS⊱ [Deadwool] Ulrich Boots – Black

⊰BADGER⊱ Schadenfreude Cuddle Honey Badger! RARE ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Arcade