[#377] Just A Little Patience

I sit here on the stairs
‘Cause I’d rather be alone
If I can’t have you right now
I’ll wait, dear

Patience” – GunsN RosesListen

It seems that lately I haven’t been posting as much as I have been known to do but perhaps it is because I’m in a little bit of a creative slump that I am working through. It seems anyone who is worth their grain in salt knows that it’s not always easy to get things from their head into whatever medium they are working with. This could be said for me. I did manage to come up with a classic tune for the theme of this look, also sort of a play on words if you are able to make a connection through the photos.

There is a little bit of everything that went into the look for this photo session with some great events that are still going for a bit longer and also some new hunts for those of you who are interested in them, and to be honest they are really pretty fun.

I’ll start off with the skin I’m wearing. “Arthur” can be found at the Stray Dog main location as part of the Destination of Hope hunt which is in conjunction with the Relay for Life Charity. If you are unfamiliar with RFL, they are a charitable organization which centers around raising funds for cancer research. While Gac Akina, the owner of Stray Dog and other great creators are putting out their items for this hunt for only 10L, I encourage you to at least donate extra to RFL. It’s for a good cause and if my donation or yours can at least contribute to helping one person then what is there to lose? Getting back to “Arthur” it comes in the 02 Tone only and has separate HUDs for a skin with brows and one without. Each skin comes with a freckle applier as well for those of you who have them or want to have them.

A new round of TMD has started but as I was looking for items in my “closet” I came across the Mind Carlberg set which contains a shirt as well as underwear but considering I wanted to wear more than just that I chose to leave the undies behind. The colorway I chose for this set was the Pink/Cream set which comes with a HUD that you can choose either pink sleeves and a cream shirt base or vice versa. I like roses so it seemed like a logical choice for me.

Also from last months TMD (I just missed the cutoff by a few days…isn’t that always the case?) are the L&B Swear “Salvage Denim Jeans”. I am finding for the value of the fullpack you get so many more choices then buying one single denim color. As with many of the latest L&B Swear releases, these jean shorts come with an exclusive set of denims found only in the fatpack. I love how these look and they fit exactly how they should. Sizes included in the package are: Aesthetic, Classic Fitmesh, Gianni, and SLink Physique.

ULTRA is still going strong until the 15th of June and they are having their Anniversary round. There are many different goodies you can find there and I managed to come across the “Flash Pump Trainers” by [VALE KOER]. These are reminiscent of the pump style shoe that were popular during the 90’s but with a little more modern updated flair. This is another brand that I tend to always purchase full packs of because the customizations on them is out of this world. You could literally not wear the same combination style twice unless you wanted to. Included sizes in the package are: Belleza, Maitreya, and SLink (for the gals) and Gianni, SLink, and TMP (for the fellas) as well as Unrigged for Standard sized avatars.

Pseudo is one of the backdrop creators that I have a love/hate relationship with. Don’t get me wrong, the quality is over the top which is what I love about them but the thing I hate about their gacha machines is that I never have an easy time getting complete sets so some of them are incomplete. Back in April they had a really great set that I finally am getting a chance to use one from. It’s called the “Back Exit Scene” which looks to take place at the back of a building where there is a door and a bit of Banksy type graffiti thrown in for that extra something. I combined that with a pose from the “And So On” Set A from Le Poppycock that you can find at the current round of Men Only Monthly.

I think I’ve just about covered everything involved in the process of completing this post. Down below are the full credits with taxis to take you to each location of the item. Keep in mind that you should always try Demo’s when available just so there is never any doubt left behind. I bid you good shopping and until next time, stay stylish fellas!

HAIRBASENo. – Nuel (In Skin HUD)
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESGo&See * Sunset * ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ WOH
FACEStray Dog – Arthur (02) ☆NEW☆ Destination of Hope Hunt
BEARDNivaro – Rugged ♯ ☆NEW
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

SHIRTMind Carlberg – B&T [C]
SHORTSL&B Swear – Salvage Denim Shorts ♯ ☆NEW
SHOES⊱ [VALE KOER] FLASH PUMP TRAINERS ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ ULTRA

BACKDROPPseudo– Back Exit Scene


Stakey – Floorplan ♯ No Longer Available
Le Poppycock *And So On* A (Cool Off) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

[#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)

[#333] One Of Us Is Going Down

Because I’m hyped up out of control
If It’s a fight, I’m ready to go
I wouldn’t put my money on the other guy
If you know what I know that I know

You’re Going Down” –  Sick Puppies  ♫Listen

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I have returned with some more goodies from events such as Men Only Monthly, Ultra, and The Chapter Four. After a small break due to yours truly being a bit under the weather, I come back with a little inspiration.

A little bit behind this photo shoot…not long ago I went to see xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. The original movie is one of my guilty pleasures of sorts when I feel like I want a lot of action. So I thought I would see what I could do to represent that in the virtual world. I think that I caught the overall feeling of an action type movie in the photo and I hope that you agree.

I’m one again wearing the Modulus “Milo” Skin that’s still available at the Ultra event up until the 15th of February. However, I went with the “Nude” variation to appear more darker complected than what I normally wear.

{Fe Style} has the “Orlov” jeans for purchase at Men Only Monthly, which is also running their current round until the 15th. There are 8 different denim choices to pick from and has sizes for Standard (xs-xl), [SIGNATURE] Gianni, and SLink Physique mesh bodies.

At N21 you finish out these winter months with the !Aphorism! Winter Parka. I feel it really goes well with the jeans, they both fit perfectly and did not clip into one another when I was shooting for this posting. The coat has an option to add a fur trim to it as well as the ability to change the fur in a HUD. A shirtless option is also included within the included HUD as well in case you decide you want to show the world that you truly are fearless. It comes with sizes for [SIGNATURE] Gianni, SLink Physique, and also TMP.

The Chapter Four has just begun its new round for February and with that I bring you the “Jasper Eyes” from MESANGE. 15 excellent color choices for you to pick from along with a HUD that gives you the option to change the size of the pupils from xs to large. If you purchase the entire BEAUTY PACK with all of the above mentioned colors, you are able use them with Genesis Lab eyes along with the Standard Mesh and Omega Appliers it already comes with.

After putting this post together I’m all set to get some popcorn and watch an action movie. That leaves you free to take a look at the credits below and take a taxi to these events to browse around. Until next time, stay stylish fellas!

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HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Jasper Eyes (2) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Chapter Four
FACE⊱  Modulus – Milo (Nude) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Ultra
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

JACKET⊱ !APHORISM! Winter Parka Men – Brown ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ N21
JEANS⊱ {Fe Style} Orlov Jeans ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
SHOESAddams // New School Shoes

Photos taken @ Nouvelles Adventures

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Le Poppycock – Freewheeler (Superman) **Slighty Modified**

[#327] I Am Stronger

I can’t believe in you any longer
I am stronger…stronger than you

Stronger” –  Through Fire  ♫Listen

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In case you haven’t heard the exciting new, there’s another new mesh Bento head out on the market. That’s right, newly released this week comes the “Daniel” head by Catwa. Many of the fans of the Catwa head have been wanting this ever since the announcement of the Bento Project. I’m not going to go all fanboy on this because I’m a casual Catwa fan having purchased their first ever male mesh head which I did enjoy using, but I do like to try out other things. With the new Daniel head being modifiable by shape sliders it will give an fresh look at the brand all thanks to the technology fueled by Bento.

The head comes with basic animations and comes with a $5,000 price tag. It has 2 layers a piece for hairbases, eyebrows, make-up and tattoos so there’s a lot of customization at your disposal. It is Omega Compatible so you can use your favorite non Catwa appliers for your face and also for the rigged eyes that are included in the pack. The eyes also are compatible with the Catwa Eyes HUD if you’ve previously purchased this.

As for animations, like stated before, there are the basics just like the previous head releases. You can get more information about this product at the Catwa website which you can find HERE.

To go with this exciting new product, I have more exciting news. Chucky Hollak of MODULUS (formerly Fruk) has gone back to his roots. That’s right, MODULUS under the moniker M | Bare has just released the “Milo” skin and “Emil” body appliers. This excellent skin comes in 6 tones (Beige, Cream, Nude, Peru, Sand, and Tan) and has an option for using build in brows or browless so you can use your favorite style or brand. Both the skin and the body are available at ULTRA which is currently open and also at the SIGNATURE Event which starts on January 20th.

Men Only Monthly starts once again on the 20th as well and Avi-Glam will be releasing the Ardor Eyes. There are 6 colors to choose from and you can get them in Standard, Mesh, and Omega applier formats. I enjoy switching eye colors for different things but this go round I went with a color similar to my own real ones, which is blue. As you can see in the close-up they are very striking. Included in the HUDs for the Mesh and Omega styles are options for small, medium, and large pupils; standard eyes also have each of these options.

I decided for this particular outing I was going to go with the tough and badass approach. A while back DECO released biker attire that I thought was very cool but just hadn’t found inspiration to use until now. The Outlaw series comes separate with a Vest/Shirt, Jeans, and Boots combination. The Vest has an option to wear it with and without the shirt as well as to create your own specific MC patches. The jeans have several colors to choose from and have a wallet chain attached for added badassery. The boots also have several different colors available and you can wear a full version of them or just the bottom part of the foot to work with the jeans or any pants you may have in your closet that are cut specifically to wear with boots.

Lastly, what tough guy would be complete without a tough looking dog? Amitie released a set of poses complete with a stern looking puppy to show those around you that you don’t play well with others.

That is all that I have for you this time, there are plenty of new events just starting or that have already started so I need to get out there so I can cover them here just for you. As always…until next time, stay stylish fellas!

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HAIRMINA – Waylon
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento) ≠ NEW @ Mainstore
EYES⊱ AG. Ardor Eyes (Blue) ≠ NEW @ M.O.M
FACE⊱  Modulus – Milo (Cream)  ≠ NEW @ ULTRA & SIGNATURE EVENT
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

VESTDECO – Outlaw Vest
JEANSDECO – Outlaw Jeans (Leather)
BOOTSDECO – Outlaw Boots (Black)

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Amitie – Dobeman (Male) (5)

{#314} I Let You Go…But You’re Still Chasing

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Go ahead and put a target on my forehead
You can fire but you got no bullets…

I was yours but I’m not yours anymore
Oh you don’t own me

sectionheaders_tlv5HAIR⊱ lock&tuft – Spudly ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
HEAD[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Head – v1.0
EYESAG. Melancholia Eyes (Coal)
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Tobias T2 (SIGNATURE) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1
TATTOO⊱ ISUKA – Cerviel ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

PANTS⊱ N-Uno – Vlad Jeans // N 4 ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

NECKLACE⊱ {COLD-ASH} WESTON Necklace ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ ULTRA
BRACELET⊱ {COLD-ASH} ROWLETT Bracelet ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ ULTRA

RIFLE⊱ :BAMSE: Hunter ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ SwagBag (Nov)

KIOSK⊱ Modulus – Abandoned Kiosk ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Shiny Shabby

sectionheaders_tpsv5Maresto – Hunter ≠ @ Marketplace
oOo Studio: Everyday ≠ No Longer Available

sectionheaders_tiv5Dear X (You Don’t Own Me)” –  Disciple     ♬Listen