Menswear Fashion Week , 2016 June 10th-19th, 2016, is coming and Siren Productions & SCALA along with Designing SL, Dope Magazine, ECLIPSE Magazine, L’HOMME, MENStuff, ModeLS Magazine, SL Live Radio would like to welcome you to it.Menswear Fashion Week has been around for 7 years now bringing great men’s fashion, exciting shows, fun parties, and well dressed men to the forefront of the grid. We have some very exciting this planed as we jet set off to the capital of Haute Couture Paris France..
We are so proud to have so many wonderful designers back with us to bring you the finest Gabriel, Akeruka, Vitamen, United Colors, D I R A M for Men, ^^Swallow^^, and Zibska to name a few. Having booked their ticket and joining us this year are some hot new designers ODDITY, Outlier, Breath, White City, and F.A.T. There will be a little bit of everything from new skins and charming accessories to wonderful new clothes all being featured at this years wonderful event.
This will be our third year participating with Relay for Life. We are so excited! We wanted to raise 150K last year and we managed to raise 173K. This year we want to shoot for 175K We know we can get there. We have some fun stuff planned including a model funk tank, dance party, and a live event all in the works. Not to mention all the designers are creating releases just to benefit RFL!
That is just the beginning though we have some fabulous themed shows including a visit from Mount Olympus and visiting the temples and ancient ruins of the home of the Gods. We have a few more prizes in store that we will be announcing soon. To follow us check out the website as we develop more details about the parties and calender. You can find info at http://sirenproductionsl.com/. You can also follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Siren-Productions-SL/905730046118048
If that is not enough there will be tons of new sensational clothing for the fashionable man about Second Life! Each and every designer is debuting fabulous new releases at the event! Some are even debuting entirely new collections. This will be the first place to see them and purchase them! Get them while they are hot and fresh!
We hope to see you all at Menswear Fashion Week 2016!
Lexie Jansma & Team
Way, way back in April of 2015 I wrote a piece in which I ruminated on the lack of men’s fashion in Second Life, and some possible reasons for it. In the Comments section, a reader asked for advice on where to go to turn his avatar into a studly male fashion plate, and I replied, “See tomorrow’s entry”…and then apparently forgot all about my promise. Oops! Today’s post is a very belated response to that anonymous commenter!
The preeminent annual hunt for men is “MenStuff.” This year’s hunt ended Feb. 29, so you have rather a long wait until the next one. Still, bookmark their page to keep abreast of news. http://menstuff.stuff-sl.com/
While you are waiting, many hunts with more general themes also have items for men. Keep up to date on all the major hunts here: https://slhunts.wordpress.com/
Quite a few of us girls keep up with SL fashion by following a selection of fashion blogs. You guys can do the same. A Google search on “SL Men’s Fashion” will find many of them, but here is a shortcut. Visit the SL Male Fashion Feed for a long list of male fashion blogs and related links. http://malefashionfeed.info/
There are several places where you can go to see an item or two from each of a large number of participating creators. The Men’s Department, a showcase that is male-oriented, can be found here: http://themensdeptsl.com/
Though they’ve closed their dedicated in world freebie store, Fabulously Free in SL (“FabFree”) remains an incredible source of information about freebies. Their blog allows you to filter by categories, and the Men’s category has over 2,000 entries! You can join the FabFree group in world too, to get a notice when someone runs across a new freebie. https://fabfree.wordpress.com/category/mens/
The various bargain hunter programs…Sixty Linden Weekends, Secret Wednesdays, 55L Thursdays, My 60L Secret, and so on…all generally have at least a few men’s items. You can join their groups and get a weekly list of all the offerings.
Although I own one and sometimes use it, I’m not the greatest fan of mesh bodies. I think the improvements which they offer over the classic avatar body are incremental at best, and come at the expense of having to deal with a whole new set of configuration controls. I think it’s very easy for a guy to look super hot with a classic avatar body, and it’s a lot cheaper too. Still, if you really want to jump on the Mesh body bandwagon, the best place for mesh body and body part reviews is here: http://meshbodyaddicts.com/mesh-body-reviews/mens-bodies/
Most large hair stores in SL have a selection of styles for men. In addition, many styles can be worn by either men or women, as you will see from some of the advertising pictures in the stores. Don’t be afraid to try on a “woman’s” hair style…it might look great on you! I was in Alli&Ali the other day, and noticed that they have a very large selection of men’s hair. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wonderland%20Beach/155/127/24
I’ve always advocated making your own shape, with the Appearance sliders. It may take some time and tweaking, but it costs you nothing. If you go this route, I would make the following suggestions…but feel free to ignore them if you wish, it’s YOUR body!
- Keep your height under 2.5 m. at most. Unless your girlfriend is super tall, then you may want to go a few cm. over her height.
- Don’t overdo the shoulders and biceps. Personally, I find a flat tummy and a six pack to be way sexier than apelike arms.
- To avoid short little T-Rex arms, you’ll need to go further to the right with the arm length slider than you might think. Stand up, let your hands hang at your sides. Notice how far down they go.
- Neatly trimmed facial hair is sexy. Big, bushy lumberjack beards are not.
Every woman I know is a sucker for a guy in a tux. Yeah, me too.
Previously posted by at Across The Grid With Lindal Kidd!. Visit http://acrossthegridwithlindal.blogspot.com/2016/03/a-very-belated-tour-of-mens-fashion.html for original post.