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Snapshot

Shapshot

Nothing like the weekend to get out and about. Even if it is on the Grid. I was even able to pry Juli out of bed early for a visit to the Farmer’s Market. No easy feat, believe me. Of course, I had to tempt her with the promise of some Hunting afterwards to get her really moving. Which is how we ended up Trashed. 😉

Is it Grey or Gray?

Trashed is participating in the BoHo Hunt this round and they are offering two gifts. One for the ladies which Kat showed you here. And one for the guys. This is the “Greywolf” tee I’m modeling and it’s definitely making me feel BoHo and hip. All you need to do is locate the llama and pay it one Linden and this shirt is yours.

Sizes Included

  • Adin
  • Jake
  • Mado
  • Onupup
  • SLink
  • TMP

 

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – SLink – Physique Male + Dynamic Hands
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory

Tee Shirt – Trashed – Greywolf – 1Linden prize for the BoHo Hunt


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Extraordinary

Extraordinary

As some of you may know, I am an opinionated sort of person. I have little issue expounding on most any subject, especially when I have strong feelings on such subject. That said, Julianna threated to lock me in a closet if I made my true feelings about most of the free offerings for the men of Second Life. So let me merely say, Thank You, Contraption. Thank you for going above and beyond for the men of L’Homme with this gift.

Not Just Another Ball Cap

This is the Jasper Waistcoat and shirt and it’s the completely free gift for the L’Homme reader’s Group. I am genuinely impressed with the style and the attention to details in this piece. The Jasper Waistcoat is offered in store in several other colors at a reasonable cost. And you may be inclined to indulge. Yet, Contraption has given us a superb piece, in a color we want. It’s a high quality gift and I for one am very happy with it.

The waistcoat will look best with high waisted pants, especially if you are going for a clean cut Steam or authentic Victorian look. Contraption has also included a cummerbund applier HUDs for Belleza, Miatreya, Omega and Signature.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza
  • Signature
  • SLink

A quick note – Contraption has included some Female sizes for the waistcoat. The breast sliders will not work for the more well endowed and the piece has not been actually configured for women.  This is part of the note from the designer – We’ve only included female sizes for those who would like to pull off a certain look for our own friends.

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – SLink – Physique Male + Dynamic Hands
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory
Slacks – Native Urban – Necter

 

Shirt, waistcoat, and tie combination – Contraption – Jasper – FREE/0L – Free gift for L’Homme Group – Group is free to join

Photo Location – New Babbage – The Brunel Restaurant and Hotel 


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David

David

The newest issue of L’Homme has hit the news stands and a ton of very nice free gifts have come along with it. I always look forward to the new L’Homme. Not only is the fashion outstanding, the photography is stunning. And more often than not, the gifts are superb.

Awesome Bakaboo

As always, the latest L’Homme free gift from Bakaboo is fantastic. This is the ‘David’ shirt and it comes as an entire outfit with both top and pants. I chose to show the top with some black pants to get a little contrast in the picture. If you can’t tell, the shirt includes two panels in the front and one in the back, that are transparent. A little eye candy for you there. 😉

Sizes Included

  • Belleza
  • Signature
  • SLink
  • TMP

One note -> My picture is rather dark and in other windlights, the blue and yellow of the shirt are much lighter.

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – SLink – Physique Male + Dynamic Hands
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory
Pants – Coveted – Nefarious – FREE/0L – Free prize for the Menstuff Hunt Until Febarury 28th
Pose – Wetcat – Blow smoke

Top + Pants (unshown) – Bakaboo– David – FREE/0L – Free Gift for the L’Homme Group – Group is free to join

 

Photo Location – Cocoon

 

 


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Nefarious

Nefarious

At long last, the Menstuff Hunt is back! Sixty five shops are hiding the little shirts full of prizes for Menstuff Hunt #19. With so many designers, I’m sure you can find something you need.

Nefarious and Notorious

I’m starting my Hunt loot with this dark and a bit edgy outfit. This is Nefarious from Coveted. The details are very nicely made and the outfit really caters to the ‘bad boy’ side. I think it’d be a great look for role play too.

Sizes Included

  • Standard Sizes XS-XL

 

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – SLink – Physique Male + Dynamic Hands
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory
Hair – Mina – William – FREE/0L – VIP Group Gift – Group is 200L to join

Top and Pants – Coveted – Nefarious – FREE/0L – Free prize for the Menstuff Hunt


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Not Today

Not today

Ever have one of those days where nothing sounds good? I don’t want to work. I don’t want to research for the blog. I don’t want to read, I don’t want to do anything productive at all.  Not today.

Marco… Polo…

Luckily, I picked up this new group gift from Trashed before I got the blahs. This is the ‘Marco’ top and it’d the men’s gift this month. I like the black and white simple design. Perfect for wandering the Grid. Juli calls it goofing off… I call it “exploring”.

Sizes Included

  • Adam
  • Altamura
  • Exmachina
  • Signature
  • SLink

 

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – SLink – Physique Male + Dynamic Hands
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory
Jeans+ Boots – Giz Seorn – Rick Jeans

Top – Trashed – Marco – FREE/0L – Group Gift – Group is 2L to join

 

Photo Location – Rieri Town, Tokyo 


 


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Tweed

Tweed

As Stan told you, Gabriel is having a huge clearance sale and an entire section of the store is all priced at 1Linden! You could get an entire wardrobe for the price of one piece of clothing. And from a premier Second Life designer!

Outdoors

After I picked up this stunning tweed jacket and bag, I headed out to my new favorite hiking spot, confident that I was the best dressed man on the SIM. ( Stop rolling your eyes, Juli ) The ‘Zip Up Tweed Jacket’ comes with the smart leather bag but you can wear each separately. Each color of the jacket is sold separately but at this price, you can easily scoop up all of them if you so desire. This amazing sale will certainly not last long so don’t delay.

Sizes Included

  • XXS – XL Mesh

 

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – SLink – Physique Male + Dynamic Hands
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory

Jacket + Bag – Gabriel – 1L limited sale

Photo Location – Soul2Soul Highlands


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Tackling Two Resolutions at Once

Woodsy Green

Hello there Fab Free!  I’ve been on the lookout for wintry menswear items to share with you all seeing as how that’s one of my New Year’s resolutions.  Ripley told me about this awesome free denim jacket and hoodie and wouldn’t you know it?  A certain female blogger beat me to it!  This time, when I heard about the fantastic clearance sale going on over at Gabriel, I didn’t give her a chance to see if any of the dollarbies would fit her avatar.  I sent her on a long walk with the pupster, and headed over to the shop myself to see what I could pick up.

Fisherman’s Knit Sweater

Another of my goals for 2019 is to do  more fishing with (or without) man’s best friend.  I’m still not so sure at all that Ripley is man’s best friend.  First, he abandoned me to run off for an almost empty box of Ripley snacks, then he went and told Kat about MY denim jacket/hoodie.  Anyway, I might not have a fishing pal, but I certainly have a thick, high neck sweater to ward off watery breezes.  I really like the olive green and chunky knit on the sweater I scooped up at the Gabriel Clearance Sale.  It set me back just one Linden dollar and is sure to become a chilly weather fave.  Although the package didn’t include versions for mesh bodies, by adjusting the alpha layer on my Slink Physique body, I had no problem finding the right size for me.

Sizes Included:

  • XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Includes alpha layer for classic avatars

Olive Chinos

While grabbing the High Neck Sweater, I spotted a pair of olive Chinos out of the corner of my eye, and thought they’d be a perfect match for my new fishing top.  Once again, there was no version for mesh avatars in the package, but since these pants were on sale for just 1 Linden dollar, I decided to give them a go.  As you can tell from my photo, after adjusting the alpha layer on my mesh body, they worked out swimmingly.  Ugh, maybe I should have chosen a different descriptor.  Who wants to think of swimming when you are going fishing?  I’ll just test my luck, I guess. 😉

Sizes Included:

  • XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Includes alpha layer for classic avatars

What Fishing Trip Would Be Complete Without Boat Shoes?

The answer would be not many.  Gabriel had me covered, again for just a 1 Linden dollar investment.  At the Clearance Sale, you can pick up this handy set of footwear in multiple hues, all for just 1 Linden dollar each.  I’m wearing the Camel colored set, but you can also pick up similar models in blue, red and red brown shades.  They were not designed for mesh body feet, but since they could be repositioned, I was easily able to get them to fit just right, without having to use the alpha layer.

I’m sure there will be more posts featuring items from the Clearance Sales over at Gabriel, I happened to spot a familiar blogger there shopping, and I picked up a few more items myself.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Slink Physique
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Vango Alex
Sweater:  Gabriel High Necked Sweater in Olive (dollarbie at the Gabriel Clearance Sale – 1L)
Pants:  Gabriel Chino Pants in Olive (dollarbie at the Gabriel Clearance Sale – 1L)
Shoes:  Gabriel Boat Shoes in Camel (dollarbie at the Gabriel CLearance Sale – 1L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Luane’s World
Sim:  Forever Love

Kathrynvayandarnewtag

 


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A Sharp Start to the New Year

Dressed for Success

Happy New Year, Fabulous Readers!  The other day, I told you about the Sense Event, showed a free gift I picked up there, and mentioned that there was another present there for the guys.  I decided to start off 2019 by sporting the second outfit I picked up – the Casey Formal Set by Alter.  Again, the generous designer has tucked everything you need for a complete outfit inside this free package.

Dressed for Success

Featuring a long sleeve, button down shirt, gleaming black trousers and lace up shoes all in black, this outfit is sharp looking, and can easily take you from a casual day of shopping with your lady to a night out on the town.  I really like the sheen of the pants because they contrast just enough with the top to add visual interest, yet still coordinate with the ebony theme.  The shoes are worn separately, but the clothing comes as a packaged set, so getting dressed quickly is a snap.  To add Casey to your SL closet, travel to the Sense Event, activate the Teleport Hub group tag (10L join fee) and click the vendor.  The free box contains versions for classic as well as mesh avatars, but I did have to switch to a different mesh body than my usual Belleza because there is no Jake option in the package.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layers)
  • Signature
  • Slink
  • TMP
  • Shoes for classic, Signature, Slink and TMP

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Slink Physique
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Vango Alex
Outfit:  Alter Casey Formal Set (free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group at the Sense Event – 0L/10L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Wrong
Sim:  Author’s Point
Song:  Sharp Dressed Man by ZZ Top

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Of Gifts and Goals

Snowy Woods

Hi there, Fabulous Readers!  The pupster and I decided to go for a long walk today and think about 2018.  I like to do that as the year ends and decide what to keep and what to improve.  The arrival of the new year brings a fresh, clean start, and I’m determined to set some realistic goals for myself – goals that I can stick to.  As we meandered through the winter wonderland scenes at Lemon Beach, I began by listing what went well in the past year.  For starters, finding budget friendly fashions and sharing them with our favorite readers is going right at the top of the “Keep on Trucking” list.

I Sense a Gift (or Two)

Earlier in the day, Rip and I made a visit to the Sense Event.  This monthly happening showcases new releases in a variety of categories from menswear to furniture to home and garden to kids’ items to women’s wear.  Each round opens on the 18th of the month.  We arrived and landed in front of a Christmas tree surrounded by free gifts.  Many of them are for the ladies, but I happily discovered two for the gentlemen.  The free gift box from Alter contains a deep crimson button down shirt, classic black trousers and even shoes.  The Owen top features rolled back cuffs, a subtle vertical stripe pattern, realistic folds and several buttons undone.  The solid black trousers fit well and coordinate perfectly with the top.  To complete the look, the generous designer also tucked a pair of oxfords inside the package as well.  The best part about this gift is that it includes standard mesh for classic avatars as well as styles for popular mesh bodies – all for free!  You just need to be a member of the Sense Event group, but it’s completely free to join.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • XS, S, M, L and XL (includes separate alpha layers)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza
  • Gianni
  • Slink
  • TMP

Setting Some Goals

Now that we’ve  examined what went well, it’s time to think of a few things to work on.  I know for sure Kat has some ideas for chores around the house, but I reckon there’s room on the “To Do” list for some quiet moments fishing with man’s best friend.  Isn’t that right, Rip?  Rip?! Now where did he get off to?  Ugh.  That dog can hear the rattle of a box of Ripley Snacks more than a country mile away.  Seems like he just might not be man’s best friend after all.  I guess I’d better head home and get to work repainting the trim around the doors and attacking that “Honey Do” list.  There will be plenty of time for fishing down the road (I hope).  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Vango Alex
Outfit:  Alter Owen (free gift for members of the Sense Event group at The Sense Event – 0L/0L to join)
Necklace:  Amias April Gift  (free for members of the Amias group first blogged here – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Tuty’s
Sim:  Lemon Beach

Kathrynvayandarnewtag


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Extra

Extra

And just like that… the Holidays are over. Or almost over, New Years will be upon us in no time. So while Juli rushes around doing the last of the Holiday Hunts and sales… I’m going to throw on something comfortable and put my  feet up.

Extra Oversized

This oversized sweater from Riot fits the comfortable bill. This thing is extra oversized with super long arms and a tunic length. Riot has provide this and a matching sweater for the ladies as free gifts at the Winter Shop and Hop Event. It comes with a HUD for four colors to choose from. The Shop and Hop Event ends on January 4th so don’t wait around.

Sizes Included

  • Adam
  • Belleza
  • Signature -Gianni
  • SLink

 

 

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – SLink – Physique Male + Dynamic Hands
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory

Sweater – Riot – Nico Sweater – FREE/0L Free gift for everyone @ Winter Shop and Hop Shopping Event