"I've heard that he used grapes."
Well, we can’t forget about the gentlemen readers, now can we? My avatar is back, and once again, as a man. This time I actually got hit on by a girl as I was shopping in GRASP. It’s weird having to explain you’re just a woman who is dressed as a man. LMAO!
"Leading them by their fragile palms,"
I built this outfit up around this stylish coat by Indigo Eclectic. It has beautiful shading and shape. Plus, right now the creator is selling this handsome winter essential for a mere L$89 over at GoQuest Plaza. He has a kiosk on the boardwalk. If you hear Mr. Quest, the cute little dolphin that lives in the waters nearby, you’re heading in the right direction. *giggles*
"through a maze of cobwebs and shadows."
I’ve featured the hat here on StyleOven before but it’s so awesome it had to make another appearance. This is the “Steam Top Hat” by BunnyStar. It’s animated with spinning cogs and has steam particle effects. Very awesome! The hat, if you buy it, is for women, though. It has a large bow on the back and some decoration on the sides. Since the hat is able to be modified, however, I just took those elements off.
If you want to remove something from a modify object, such as this hat, all you do is go to a public sandbox, make a copy of the object you want to modify, rez that object on the ground, figure out what the parent prim is (highlighted in yellow), click “unlink” on your editing menu, select each element you wish to delete, and then press the delete key on your keyboard. Now, you just relink the object by selecting all of the prims again and then pushing the “link” button located on your editing menu. The last element you select should be the parent prim that you identified earlier. Now, you can take the object back into your inventory and wear it. It’s customized! Just make sure that you did indeed copy the object before trying to modify it. Designers aren’t responsible if you make a mistake during the modification process. (If you have any problems or questions, feel free to IM me in world. I’d be happy to help.)
"I bet he enjoyed his profession well."
I’ll try to find some more great men’s wear as I’m traveling about. I really do feel bad for male players on SL because their options are much more limited when it comes to styling. I do recommend to male readers that if you feel comfortable doing it, try wearing women’s hair and accessories as well. You can find very masculine looking options that will look great on your avatar despite the fact they were designed with female avatars in mind. For example, the hair my avatar is wearing now was created for women but it looks charming on my male persona. If you want long hair, just keep away from styles with bangs. Long, straight locks are best and a center part looks a bit more masculine. Just try on a lot of demos, and in time, you’ll find the one that suits your character best. (BTW, there’s a style at Lamb called “Heart” that doesn’t look bad on men either.)
"One less is considered more depending on who tells the tale."
Until I’m a man again, I hope all of you male readers have great luck in finding awesome men’s fashions in SL! I’ll do my best to bring you more finds!
Style Card: A Gentleman and Scoundrel
Coat: Indigo Eclectic: Castor Pea Coat in Charcoal
Pants: COCO: Homme Slim Fit Pants in Black
Hat: BunnyStar: The Dreamer Steam Top Hat (Modified)
Boots: The Abyss: M_Latex_Boots
Scarf: Adjunct: Neckerchief – Large Checks
Gloves: 1st Act: Salute Gloves in Storm
Blindfold: Epic: Mod Blindfold
Lip Piercing: ROZOREGALIA: Nornir: Lip Pierce 1
Sword: Azora: Velde’s Quick Silver Rapier
Cane: Adjunct: Gentleman’s Walking Stick
Cigarette: TikotiN: Cigarette in Black & Yellow
Hair: Anaphora: Amara in Jet
Skin: Egoisme: Chance – Medium – Bald