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Hear the Ocean

Hear the Ocean

Spending my Saturdays in, on, or around the water has become my summer go-to. When it’s this hot and sunny out the waves are hard to resist, especially when Blue is able to join me for a day of splashing around in the waves and collecting shells. It’s also really hard to resist an opportunity to wear this cute as heck bikini. I’m also really digging the retro vibe Blue’s swim trunks have. Keep reading and I’ll tell you all about this swimwear, and how to get my bikini, his trunks, and this cute couples pose for next to nothing!

Sass

I would have never guess I’d encounter a sloth print bikini that is as adorable as this one, yet here we are! This sloth bikini is a free group gift at Sass. Right now the Sass group is just 10 linden to join, making this bikini one steal of a deal. It comes in sizes for several mesh bodies with the single sloth print shown.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Slink Hourglass, Belleza Freya, MeshBody Legacy/Legacy Perky

Brocade Tiger

These blue and white swim shorts by Brocade Tiger are a dollarbie Beached Bunny Hunt prize. I love the pattern on these as well. The Beached Bunny Hunt will run through the end of the month so there’s still time to snag this cool men’s swimsuit. There’s also a matching swimsuit for the ladies included. I’ve added the vendor ad below so you can see both suits. So really, you’re getting two prizes for your 1 linden!

Hunt Hint: Careful, he bites!

    • Male Swimsuit Sizes Included: Signature (Geralt, Gianni), Aesthetic, Slink, TMP, Belleza Jake, Standard Mesh (s-L)
    • Female Swimsuit Sizes Included: Voluptuous, Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Maitreya Lara, Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Fitmesh

SamPoses

This sweet beachy pose complete with seashell prop is a free group gift at La Vie en Pose by SamPoses. The gift includes the pose in a stand which gives you the ability to adjust the pose the same way you would in furniture. The pose is called Sea Sound and you can get your copy by heading over to the La Vie en Pose event and stopping by the SamPoses booth. You’ll need to join the La Vie en Pose event group as well. It is free to join. Then just click the gift box while wearing your group tag.

What Blue is Wearing:

What Pru is Wearing:

Pose: SamPoses – Sea Sound – Free Group Gift/Free Group Join @La Vie en Pose
Photo taken at Clef des Champs


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Hide Out

Hide out

Having spent much of my weekend ‘hunting’ down the gifts for the All the Stuff Hunt on the men’s path, I think some camouflage may be in order. And it does make for a very unique outfit the way Brocade Tiger is using it. This is not just another pair of shorts or snapback.

Hiding Out

Brocade Tiger has given us this complete outfit for the All the Stuff Hunt, “Hidden in Plain Sight”. The outfit consists of a pair of trousers and two tanks – one regular and one with long ripped scratches across the chest. The tanks can be worn separately or together. I love it when designers give the men something more fashion forward and this suits the bill.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza Jake
  • Fitmesh
  • Legacy
  • Signature – Gerault, Gianni
  • SLink

 

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Gabriel is wearing

  • Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
  • Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
  • Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
  • Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
  • Hair – Argrace – Makoto

Top + Pants – Brocade Tiger – Hidden in Plain Sight – FREE/0L – Free prize for the All the Stuff Hunt

 


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Sun down, ya better take care

Sun down, ya better take care...

Good evening, FabFree. I know you have heard me say it before… finding great designers for men’s wear who also do hunts or Group Gifts and such is, well, difficult at time. It can be extremely frustrating. However, my stress is much lessened when wonderful Hunts such as the All the Stuff Hunt take place. Why you ask… because there are no less than 62 great designers offering splendid prizes for the Men’s Stuff part of the Hunt. So get your Hunting gear on and let’s Hunt!

Beach Time

The Men’s Stuff group has the very first prize on our list both here in the Blog and in the Hunt. And we start off in the Men’s Stuff Plaza with prize #00.  Brocade Tiger has provided the official group pirize this year with the “Dalmatian Dashiki” shirt. The relaxed style is perfect for hanging out on the beach watching the sun go down.

Sizes Included

  • Aesthetic
  • Class mesh – XS-XL
  • David
  • Signature – Gianni
  • SLink
  • TMP

The Men’s Stuff part of the All the Stuff Hunt provided my jeans as well. From UnderDog, a new to me designer, the dramatically named ‘Bad Boy’ jeans come in both the rolled up version and a straight cuff version. You are getting the entire Fatpack for these jeans, both versions and in three colors. Plus, there is a plethora of other free gifts in the UnderDog prize box.

Sizes Included

  • Classic Mesh – XS – XL

 

 

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Gabriel is wearing

  • Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
  • Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
  • Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
  • Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
  • Hair – Argrace – Makoto

Shirt – Brocade Tiger – Dalmatian Dashiki – FREE/0L – Free prize for the All the Stuff Huntprize starts the Hunt in the Men’s Stuff Plaza

Jeans – UnderDog – Bad Boy Jeans – FREE/0L – Free prize for the ALL the Stuff Hunt

 

Photo Location – Salt Water

 


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Hello Autumn

Hello Autumn

A Change is in the Air…

I have a love/hate relationship with Autumn. I love the changing colors, the crisp browns, golds and oranges of the season. I also love the smell of camp fires, (hard) apple cider, and the crisp air in the evenings. BUT, I hate that the days are getting shorter, (walking the black pup in the dark is no fun) the sky takes on a grayish hue, and the thought that winter is fast approaching.

Fall ‘Stuff…

I decided to take a taxi over to The Menstuff Lounge. They have remodeled since I last visited and have several new gifts on the wall. I decided on an outfit that was fitting of the season. I picked up the gift by Brocade Tiger, the Carlos Pants and Open Blazer. This set comes in two styles. solid (shown) or patterned. I paired it with the Menstuff gift by Just Imagine. With some adjustment I fit the Un Dos Stress Tank under the jacket for a nice Autumn look. All the gifts at The Menstuff Lounge are FREE to members but there is a one time join fee of 50L.

And if you are in the mood for some fall scenery, check out The Autumn Cafe. I’ll see you by the campfire.

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.16
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Jacket & Pants: Brocade Tiger – Carlos Pants and Open Blazer @ The Menstuff Lounge (Free / 0L / 50L to join)
Shirt: Just Imagine – Un Dos Stress Tank @ The Menstuff Lounge (Free / 0L / 50L to join)
Shoes – From Inventory

Pose: Wrong & the Owl @ The Hipster Men’s District – Static Male Pose #3/1

Sim: The Autumn Cafe

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Couch Voguing

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Curling Up on the Couch

I have to admit, this is my favorite time of the year. The first nip in the air and it’s time to bring out your favorite fuzzy and warm pullovers. Add some new ones to your wardrobe with these finds. The Gift Sweater from Brocade Tiger can be found for FREE on the Peace on Earth Hunt 9. This design will easily get you in the holiday spirit. I paired it with the Rustler Jeans I got as the FREE group gift from FEARSOM. The group is also FREE to join.

Voguing IT!

I stopped by the Vogue Fair and found two more items to show you. The Diego Jacket created by The Orchid Store as the group gift for the Vogue Fair Group. Both the joiner and the gift are at the entrance to the fair and are both FREE! As I toured the fair I found a pair of Navy Classic Slip Ons at the IT’s Gau booth for just $1L. The Vogue Fair runs through December 7th. So make sure you get there before it’s gone. 

Fearsum Jeans - Vogue Fair Sweater GG

Carson is Wearing…

Brocade Tiger –  Gift Sweater Peace on Earth Hunt 9 FREE $0L

FEARSOM –  Rustler Jeans – Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join 

Orchid Store – Diego Jacket for  Vogue Fair –  Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join

It’s Gau – Classic Slip Ons Navy at  Vogue Fair  $1L

Skin – Belleza –  Shawn N/A (circa 2010)

Hair – Lelutka – Seth  N/A (circa 2010)

SIM: Tranquil – Winter Wonderland for All

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Paisley Day

Paisley Day

Time to fill out your inventory.

The Menstuff Hunt runs through November, and promises, as usual, to fill our manly inventories with lots of essential goodies. My first stop was Brocade Tiger, where I picked up this shirt and tie combo that I admit, won me over immediately. I like the unique Paisley design and was especially happy when I noted on the hunt website that it is an exclusive gift for the hunt. The gift is FREE, meaning it will only cost you a bit of hunting time. Once you find that iconic blue t-shirt, just buy the item for 0L.

The tie is an optional affair.

Put a tie on. Or don’t. Versatility is always nice when it comes to clothing options. And when you can find a quality gift that gives you that extra “oomf” in the versatility department, you know you’ve come across a winner. I especially love items that are unique. This gift from Brocade Tiger comes in all the standard sizes and includes its own alpha. In addition, the shirt and tie are separate, so the tie is optional. The shirt has a nicely detailed button down front, so it looks just as good without the mesh tie as it does with it. I think you’ll agree that this is a gift worthy of your Second Life closet.

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Loki is wearing…

Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Shirt – Brocade Tiger – Webshow Slim Dress Shirt with Mens Open Neck Shirt Tie (0L for the Menstuff Hunt)
Pants – GothiCatz – Kai
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Branagh’s Jazz – Romantic Jazz Club

Astrids Signature_Loki


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Show Your Pride

Show Your Pride 2

One of the best things about Second Life is the diversity… and April marks the start of the Femboy Hunt. There are quite a few stores in Second life which are friendly to Femboy and LBGT fashion, one of which is Brocade Tiger. For this hunt in particular, Brocade Tiger is featuring a 2L gift that is not to be missed… these “Pride Blue Jeans” with their rainbow look and bedazzled back pockets. For just 2L and a little hunting time, these quality mesh jeans in all the standard sizes are well worth picking up. They even include a fantastic attached rainbow mesh belt.

Show Your Pride

I figured Astrid wouldn’t be happy unless I showed a little more pride than just the jeans… so I scoured the marketplace and looked for some proper jewelry, and managed to find a reasonably priced necklace at C3. You can get their Gay Pride Necklace for just 10L. I did find that though the marketing says it is unisex it required a bit of editing to get it to fit a male form. It wasn’t difficult with a bit of patience, though, as the shape of the cord is well done.

I’m out for now… but I’ve got my rainbow on! Show your pride too if you are so inclined with these fantastic items.

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Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Bruiser
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (Faded)
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Pants  – Brocade Tiger – Pride Blue Jeans (2L gift for the Femboy Hunt)
Necklace – C3 – Gay Pride Necklace (10L on the Marketplace)

Pose by Verocity

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I, I Will Be King

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I, I will be king
And you, you will be queen
Though nothing, will drive them away
We can beat them, just for one day
We can be heroes, just for one day
– David Bowie

Hello everyone and welcome to my extended Menstuff Hunt coverage! Menstuff is a lL hunt, but many of the stores on it have waived the fee, so it is an especially economical hunt to do. The object to look for is shaped like a blue T-Shirt. Today we will look at a few items from the hunt, and then I want to share something that is very special to me personally.

I love Brocade Tiger! They make clothes that are always unique and eye-catching. In other words, they are perfect for people like me who crave a little attention now and then. For the Menstuff Hunt, Brocade Tiger is offering the Tiger Blue Jeans w/Open Belt for free. Dark blue, they are emblazoned with a tiger theme executed to blend in rather than roar out its presence. The effect is a wonderfully subtle yet very artistic pair of jeans. They come in five sizes for a good fit and are available free for all you hot predators out there.

My hair in the above picture is a fantastic Menstuff Hunt prize from Damselfly. The Hitch Non-Rigged Mesh Hair comes with an easy to use hud to select among twenty different color variations. For only 1L, such a stylish hair with a color change hud included is definitely a bargain. Included in the box is a hairbase in ten colors and a TMP applier. That makes this Damselfly Menstuff prize an extremely good pick-up, an attractive and versatile hair that could easily become one of your favorites.

Native Urban offers this sharp looking pair of sunglasses for free on the Menstuff Hunt! I was tempted to save it for the upcoming free accessories day post, but I love the way they look in this picture. The Gold Aviator Glasses look highly realistic, and are handsome enough to be the “go to” sunglasses in your wardrobe. For Native Urban to offer them up as a free gift, is very generous indeed!

Finally, the Timeless Design‘s Celtic Necklace is a decidedly masculine necklace which can also be yours for free on the Menstuff Hunt. Consisting of a braided cord with four silver beads and a Celtic style silver cross, it is a ruggedly handsome item that will be a solid addition to your Second Life jewelry collection.

 
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David Bowie passed away recently. Having witnessed Bowie evolve through the countless phases and reinventions of himself over the years, it was a little shocking that he actually appears to have been mortal. Then again, many of us have our doubts that he really was. Feeling the loss of him, though, was nothing for me compared to the loss my friend Effie felt at Bowie’s passing. She is a huge David Bowie fan and his death affected her deeply. Because of that, I became inspired by two items currently available at Brocade Tiger: the Flamingo Tux and the Goblin King Outfit in Blue.

Donning a light skin, I made an appropriate shape and went back to Brocade Tiger to see if that incredible Flamingo Tux might still be out from the Femboy Hunt. You might recall, I previously posted about it here. To my knowledge, David Bowie never actually wore anything like it but I can easily imagine him wearing something amazing like this in a video. I am happy to report this garment is still available at Brocade Tiger and only costs 2L! To finish the outfit, I chose Avanti‘s free promo Ziggy Face Tattoo which Pru previously showed off here. It works just as well for men, and for Bowie fans it is a must have item!

The Goblin King in Blue is inspired by Jareth, the Goblin King in the movie “Labyrinth” as played by David Bowie. Offered in dark blue by Brocade Tiger, this free costume totally unleashed my movie nerd side and let it go on a prowl spreading a little Goblin magic across the grid. For lovers of the 80’s, film enthusiasts and David Bowie fans it’s a great pick up!

In closing, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and perhaps it isn’t in the cards to buy something for someone you care about. Money can be hard to come by for some of us. Maybe it is worth considering other options. From making a graphic in a paint program and uploading it into SL for 10L as a Valentine to giving your avy a look that makes them think of someone they admire, they will cherish your thoughtfulness. Of course, spending time with them can be the best gift of all. However you decide to mark the day, enjoy it! See you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

 

WHC is wearing…

 

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Tiger Jeans – Brocade Tiger Tiger Blue Jeans w/Open Belt (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)
Hair (Tiger Jeans pic) – Damselfly Hitch Non-Rigged Mesh Hair (Hunt Prize / 1L / Menstuff Hunt)
Sunglasses – Native Urban Gold Aviator Glasses (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)
Necklace – Timeless Designs Celtic Necklace (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu

Showstopping Bowie – Brocade Tiger Flamingo Tux (Hunt Prize / 2L / Femboy Hunt)
Note – The Femboy Hunt is now over but Brocade Tiger was nice enough to leave their prize out. Since getting help for it now that the hunt is over might be difficult, hopefully BT won’t mind me giving the location. It is among the dress forms, look closely and you will find it.
Makeup – Avanti Ziggy Face Tattoo (Marketplace Promo / 0L / Free Gift)

The Goblin King – Brocade Tiger Goblin King in Dark Blue (Free Gift / 0L )

Eyes – Ikon Promise Eyes in Fjord and Ikon Sovereign Eyes in Field
Skin – Akeruka Ares V2 Skin #02

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The Perfect Time To Get A Head In SL!

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Good evening everyone! I am doing this entry hurriedly because time is of the essence for this post. Right now we all have a outstanding opportunity to obtain an item we would normally NEVER get for free! Absolut Creation, the maker of the great ADAM & Eve Mesh Bodies, has a special VERY limited time offer. To celebrate creator Ginger Chevalier’s ninth anniversary in Second Life, the brand new Mesh head for ADAM has been released for free! You do not need to have ADAM to use this handsome men’s head and this is a one of a kind chance to get a super product at no cost! Pick this up and play with it some. Honestly, guys do not usually get products like this offered to us for free, so do take advantage of the chance. It will be free for an extremely limited time. Go, now! Any moment might be too late.

For the people admiring this new release PopArt Andy Warhol tribute Jacket and Jeans, it is the work of Alex Avion, the owner and creator of Brocade Tiger. It isn’t a freebie or cheapie, but with the death of David Bowie recently putting me in a reflective mood, the sight of the Warhol tribute made me smile. Speaking of Bowie, as of right now over at Brocade Tiger you can grab a dark blue version of the Goblin King outfit he wore in the movie Labrynth for free! While you are picking that up make sure to look for their free Menstuff prize which is a highly artistic pair of dark blue jeans with a tiger print on them.

At the moment I am working on my favorite hunt of the year: Menstuff! I will soon bombard you with entries about the prizes I find. However, if you get the chance to hunt before I post, don’t hold back. The quality of the items is exemplary and, at 100 stops, you are bound to find some fantastic prizes.

With time being of the essence, I wanted to make sure to post this information as soon as possible. Go get this free head today! We rarely get a chance to play with things like this, so get moving guys! Until next time, see you on the grid (probably on the Menstuff Hunt).—–WHC Riler

WHC is showing…

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Mesh Head – Absolut Creation (ADAM & Eve) Mesh head for ADAM (free gift / 0L / 9th Anniversary Gift)

 
PopArt Outfit – Brocade Tiger PopArt Andy Warhol tribute Jacket and Jeans (New Release / 250L )

Eyes – Ikon Ardent Eyes in Pewter
Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)
 

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Why Stop At Just A Ribbon?

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Ok, let’s get this out of the way… I am not advertising Kmart’s new “Prince For Men” collection coming this fall! Also, I am not role-playing as the recruiter for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. With that out of the way, this is a jaw-droppingly gorgeous mesh outfit from Brocade Tiger and is available right now as a hunt gift. I know this isn’t for everyone, but Fab Free IS for everyone. If I see something that blows me away, I will show it to you even if I am more of a T-Shirt and jeans guy. The male community in SL is generally under-served as far as freebies and hunt items, so the niche markets contained within it are rarely shown much love at all.

The item that blew me away is this Flamingo Tux from Brocade Tiger, a truly fantastic piece of work. This 2L hunt prize from The Femboy Hunt is beautifully textured and the actual shape of the mesh is flawless. I rarely see something I would rate any higher in quality than this garment. It is a single piece of mesh, so it’s easy to wear and the fit is excellent. The color…well, it isn’t a color I wear often, and Wow! There certainly is a lot of it! The pink is superbly eye catching. This suit is definitely not meant to blend into a crowd. You don’t have to be a femboy to enjoy this outfit. There are occasional “Best In Pink” contests at dance clubs, and this outfit should definitely make you a contender for the top prize. If I were a performer in SL, like a singer, I would jump on this attention-grabbing outfit. These are both solid reasons to consider wearing it, but I saved the best reason for last.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the United States. The majority of us have been touched by cancer in our lives through our wives, mothers, sisters, and other cherished loved ones, both in first life and in Second Life. Cancer in general, even breast cancer, is not limited to one gender. Nearly all of us are witnesses to the suffering that our friends and acquaintances face in their struggle to stay in our lives. Charity events and hunts will take place all over the grid to raise money and awareness for this very serious cause, and the color pink will be splashed all over SL in solidarity with those battling breast cancer. Running from September 26th to October 11th, The The Rock Your Rack Gridwide Hunt (10L) will be a great way for female avies to support the cause. Additionally, from October 4th to October 25th, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’s Boobie Full Hunt (2L) will take place! While these hunts will focus on female avies, male avies should consider offering to help friends hunt in one of these charity events. It is a fun way to spend time with someone and to show your support for those around you who are valiantly fighting for their lives on a daily basis. Cancer has touched my life repeatedly. So, aside from possibly wearing this outfit for an occasional contest, this item is now in my permanent wardrobe in memory of someone I lost, someone who beat cancer twice before finally succumbing to it, someone who gave me every good quality that I possess, and none of my flaws. I will think about her as I wear this beautiful pink suit over the coming weeks and smile for having been so blessed by her love.

That is all for this week, a rare post in which I focused my attention on a single item. It is worthy of that attention, and I am glad it gave me the opportunity to mention the upcoming events in October which are extremely important. Take care and I’ll see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

WHC is rocking the…

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Pink Formal Suit – Brocade Tiger Flamingo Tux (2L/ Femboy Hunt Gift)

Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes – Pewter
Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

 

This picture was taken on the beautiful Gardens Of Absentia, a sim dedicated to helping others in a variety of areas. It is a lovely place for peaceful reflection and remembrance.

The American Cancer Society maintains a sim on Second Life and is a very good place for information and to find emotional support.

 

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