Styling Lesson No8 – City Chic

Hello again, its time for a new lesson! Sit comfortable and try to memorize all the useful info…

Even though I was away for quite a long, I realized that  SL male style philosophy still follows the same old path. ” I am gonna dress just  like the guy I saw at that funky club yesterday!” . “What? I look like a clone? F#@K that! Who cares!”  . Well many people DO!  Its really gets frustrating to watch avatar clones walking by you or talking to you. This is not the Star Wars ya know!  Another funny thing is that usually they just copy a style that someone put together without putting any special effort. Oh wrong!  It can be challenging to put attachments in every attachment spot you have in your avatar..including the new double ones…LOL

Anyways,  my look today developed around the new awesome Riding boots from Hoorenbeek that if you hurry a bit you’ re gonna get in the special offer of 200L! City chic..I kept the rest of the outfit  simple because the boots are very impressing alone. I loved the dark gray combination of clothing with the tan leather of the boots to add some contrast to the final looks.

As for the rest of accesories tried to keep them at minimum as always…you know my moto “Don’t look like a circus”. I ll never stop repeating that. Maybe someone, somewhere, sometime will listen that simple rule.

Hope you like it! Till next time be safe and have fun!

Skin: *REDGRAVE* 07 Tan Skin -Tyson-

Eyes: +plus “Brown Eyes”

Hair: [ EGO ] MAR – Chestnut –

Shirt: MOGU :: Gradation Knit gray

Pants: +KiiToS!! Sinilintu+ Sarrouel Pants *Gray Brown*

Boots: [ hoorenbeek ] Riding Boots – Tan

Scarf: {theosophy} Auldearn Scarf (Coal)

Necklace: ::: B@R ::: Wood Plate Necklace  (part of set)

Gloves: [VG] – ‘Brody Gloves’ in Dirt  (no longer available)

Suitcase: Old Suitcase

Sunglasses: Mathias’ Vintage Brown ‘Masciano’ Wayfarers (free)

Styling Lesson No7 – Country Chic

Hello all,

its been a really long time since my last post…and the last time I logged in SL. Gladly I am back now and I have a lot of things to catch up with! I really enjoyed putting together a comfy and chic outfit and hope you like it too. Country chic…All you need is a great pair of cowboy boots from hoorenbeek to get the style.

I added the new leather jacket from Aoharu and kept accessories to minimum. Remember guys! You DON’T want to look like a circus! People must be able to see YOU under all the earrings , necklaces and bracelets! An advice that only a few people follow in SL sadly!!

Till next time…Take care, have fun and enjoy shopping!

Skin: *REDGRAVE* 07 Tan Skin -Tyson-

Eyes: +plus “Brown Eyes”

Hair: SOREAL Original Rasta Bun V2

Jacket: AOHARU_LeatherBlouson_withShirt_LightBrown

Sweater: MAKNIE**Loose shirt(white)

Jeans: AOHARU_Jeans_VintageCrashed_Dark

Boots: [ hoorenbeek ] Cowboy Boots – Men – Beige

Sunglasses: [Armidi Gisaci] Lifestyle Aviators – Black

Bag: [BUKKA]LeatherBag ::welcome gift:: (touch subscribe board)

Mouth: [SC] Surf Couture – Chewing Wheat (old gift – no longer available)

Tattoo: Aitui Tattoo- Vintage Hawaii/faded/

Poses: =IZUMIYA=

Skin Review – John Paine By Signature Skin Labs

Hello again,

I promised to write a detailed review about the latest skin release from Signature Skin Labs and so…here goes!

We all guys are familiar with the lack of male skin variety in SL, so any addition in  skins I think its great news! But we can’t blame the skin creators at all guys can we? Check your inventory and count how many skins you have in there! One? Two? When its the last time you felt the need to change the way you look? I mean honestly, men tend to buy one skin they like and stick with it for ages! Sometimes its the lack of male skins itself and we don’t find anything we like too much to change our skin. But guys I have news for you! John Paine has arrived and he rocks!

Simple Spad, the man behind Signature Labs presented lately his brand new line of skins with highlight the release of John Paine Skin. In my opinion this skin is the best work Simple has presented so far, paying extreme attention to shading and also to body and face skin  texture.

Josh Paine shades

John Paine comes in 4 different tones to suit any preference from pale to deep tan skin. In each Tone you can find 9 different facial hair to choose and 1 shaved look with eyeliner (which is my best as always!). The skin is available in hair and non hair base in each package. The hair texture on the scalp is great and has absolutely no seams at all, so you can easily choose not to wear any prim hair if you like the short look! I love the eyebrows and the lips and and and..well everything in this face is just awesome and sexy.

John Paine facial

As for the body, the shading and the texture is very detailed making this skin rated as one of the most realistic skins available on the grid, giving muscular look to any avatar shape and height. I really love the thighs and the back.  You can purchase the shape of John Paine from Signature Skin Labs to get the exact same looks. This is the shape I ‘ve put on today, but I made the body much slimmer to fit my taste.

John Paine body

So guys, go and try some demos NOW!

See you soon!

Styling Lesson No6 – Dress for Winter!

Hello again!

Its really late at night as I am writing this, almost 3.30 a.m. and its actually the first day in Greece that is a bit cold! To be honest, this summer was too long, so I am happy for first time in my life that winter is closing. Caught in this winter mood , I decided to show you a style I love. I hope you like it too!

Hermes  no6

Its  since 2006 that the fashion moto is “Grey is the new Black”. All the last seasons grey is so popular in both male and female fashion scene. Its softer than black and yeah I admit it,  I love it as much I love black. The outfit highlight is off course the stunning dark gray coat from Laqroki. I added a gray turtleneck sweater from [savvy avvy] and paired it with a gray faded jeans from Damiani that is actually a last night group gift from Pompeja. Lastly the (cant find any good word to describe) latest Patagonia Boots from [ hoorenbeek ] and a pair of a great detailed vision glasses from Kalnins. Just wanted to mention here, that the quality and the detail of the entire glasses line of Maris Kanto  is something to admire! I finished the look with the fab hair with hat from Gritty Kitty, in  which I modified the bangs quite a lot to fit my taste.

The stunning skin I am wearing is Kalil from Signature Skins (creator:  Simple Spad). I must tell you that from the moment my eye dropped on that skin I was instantly in love. I always search for skins that make me differ from the typical  tanned Caucasian stereotype, mainly because I am not like that in RL. Diversity FTW! And this skin has all the main features I was looking for a long time. Spad made exceptional work on the face especially the on the eyebrows which are gorgeous. Be sure to go and try a demo as soon as possible!

In my next post I ll show you more skins (including this) from Spad including the one he is about to release that is absolutely amazing in a detailed review! Beware! I ll show myself with undies! LOL

See you soon! And go for shopping NOW!!!!

Skin: <SIGNATURE> Kalil -Tone 2- Eyeliner

Eyes: +plus “Gray Eyes”

Hair: Gritty Kitty: BLACK Comrad

Coat: Laqroki ~ Dark Grey High Collar Coat

Sweater: [savvy avvy] mens rollneck sweater – grey

Jeans: Damiani Group gift//Rebel Jeans

Boots: [ hoorenbeek ] Patagonia 2.0 Loose – Used Black

Glasses: Kalnins Optics Glasses – Faust #4 v1.45

Styling Lesson No4 – Wardrobe Essentials : The Leather Jacket!

Hello again this is Hermes with one more styling lesson.Sit back and enjoy it. /me feels like writing a lots of stuff tonight!

Yeah I know what you must be thinking by now about me..”That man is really classic like a grandpa! bleh” LOL. Well, one thing is sure about me, you will rarely catch me in sl 2 days in a row with the same style. One day I may be really emoish, or punkish, or even boheme with dreads! It’s all about my mood. Nevertheless you just can’t bypass the classic style that is always classy and damn yeah I love to see men dress like that in both lives. Also, ya know its not always party time!!

So lets get back to what I chose for this outfit. One other thing about me is that I love layering! I really don’t like the “jeans & tee” look! Blame me! When I have options why not use them after all? Basic item: The Leather Jacket! I chose one from Valiant, that I have for quite a long time in my inventory, but still remains one of my favorites. I love the fact that its open buttoned and its style is one from the top trends for fall/winter 2009.  Sadly, as I just discovered this fantastic jacket is not available for sale anymore, but I am pretty sure most of you have it already in your inventories. If not, try to find something in the same style! I matched it with black and brown accessories to add variety and modern touch to it. Don’t be afraid to mix black and brown leather accessories and other materials. The trend “same color belt,  shoes and handbag”  is so 1990! Also be sure to invest in a pair of combat boots. There are many styles available in SL to satisfy every taste. Adding them to the outfit instantly adds more modern touch and makes you look more adventurous!

Go for shopping and “Look Classy”!

Styling Lesson No4

Hermes is wearing:

Skin: <TheAbyss> [ SKIN ][ Adam Crius_Origin ][ Chin Beard ]

Hair: Mad Designs Hair ~ Akami TB

Eyes: +plus *Gray Eyes*

Jacket: *Valiant* Black Open Button Leather Jacket /not available anymore 😦 no idea why! I love this jacket!

Sweater: Pig – Cozy Chenille Sweater Man – Rust T (freebie!)

Shirt: :=MYA=: white shirt_drawn collar (part of :=MYA=: checked_suit black)

Pants: {Gisaci} Ruvido Slacks – Annerire

Scarf: VG – ‘Layered Scarf’ in Copper

Gloves: [VG] – ‘Brody Gloves’ in Copper – Glove Layer

Boots: [ hoorenbeek ] Combat Boots – Old Black – T

Glasses: *ARAI* glasses04 RE-RE (modified to brown)

Bag: KU_ITEM_BACKPACK_BROWN (freebie!) (modified to make it handbag only!)

Styling Lesson No2 – Wardrobe Essentials : The Trench Coat!

There are some specific items that every man must have in his closet. One of the top priorities is the classic trench coat. There is no man that doesn’t look good in one and its so versatile that can be matched even with jeans for a more casual look. If you don’t want to look like a 20’s police agent be sure to avoid big fedora hats and remember to keep the accessories to a minimum. BLING OFF! The coat alone makes the statement!

So if your SL closet doesn’t include one…go and buy one NOW!

menipulation coat2

Hermes is wearing:

Skin: <TheAbyss> [ SKIN ][ Adam Crius_Origin ][ Chin Beard ]

Hair: Aitui – Hair – The Scheduler – Black

Coat: !_Ce Cubic effect Leather Coat(Black)

Shirt: Schadenfreude White Oxford Shirt

Tie: Schadenfreude Electro-Cute Skull Necktie (edited)

Cardigan: A:S:S – Sloppy Cardigan

Pants: Emery – Daft pants

Boots: ROT test boots

Sunglasses: Emery – Sunglasses Aviator (Silver Frames)

Cigarette: .:Hermony:. FilterCigarette

Styling Lesson No1 – Back To Basics!

Riano is a great shop. Still new but becoming one of our all time favourite places to shop.

Here are a few reasons why:

The detail on all the clothing here is incredible, all are hand drawn by the owner (Ravi Lorefield).

Choice of clothing is great, something to suit every taste and style.

While the shop is still new, it’s becoming a big name in the male fashion world.

We highly recommend you stop by this fabulous shop and take a look at some of the beauties it has to offer.

styling lesson 1a

Sky is wearing:

Skin: Belleza ewan Tan 6-E

Hair: UW.st Ilias Mesh Black

Tattoo: Tiki Tattoo Raivavae

T-shirt: Riano Fuck Love (red)

Pants: +grasp+ leather pants/01/mens

Boots: Kboots

Belt: : :sey DekaLogoBelt “Rock”

Sunglasses: FNKY! FreeBase (Black)

Nails: SiniStyle Taped Fingers W/ Black Nails

styling lesson 1b

Hermes is wearing:

Skin: <TheAbyss> [ SKIN ][ Adam Crius_Origin ][ Chin Beard ]

Hair: CheerNo.HairDesing – JAJAY Simple Black Pearl

Ears: Aitui – Gauged Ears – Plug Case – Designs #1

T-shirt: :[Riano]: Hot Like Fire T-shirt (Yellow)

Pants: !ZB: Fleece Pants – Black

Sneakers: [*RG*] Athlete Sneakers -Black/Grey-

Sunglasses: The NakedTree – FunkyShades (not available anymore)

Elbow Warmers: [CIVVIES] Tube Sock Elbow Warmers – Gray – Dirty