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Waiting to Exhale

Waiting to Exhale

 

That Helpless Feeling…

Everyone has them… Times in your life where things seem to be spinning out of control and you have absolutely no say in the outcome.  You have to patiently hold your breath for things to shake out and just wait to exhale, hoping your world isn’t turned upside down…

Boos! and Beanies…

Today’s look comes from two different hunts. And truth be told, I had a very hard time finding both of these gifts. But I stuck with it and I finally discovered their hiding spots. My Klett Zipper Shirt is the dollarbie Boo! Bunny Hunt 6 gift from Fe Style. The shirt comes in sizes XS-XL and is nicely textured. My Beanie Hat is the FREE Men Only Hunt 10 gift that can be found at Native Urban. I spent way too long looking for this gift, but it was easy to size over my unruly hair, so it was well worth the time spent.

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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
Shirt: Fe Style – Klett Zipper Shirt – Boo! Bunny Hunt 6  (1L)
Hat: Native Urban – My Beanie Hat – Men’s Only Hunt 10 (FREE / 0L)

Pose: Double Take – No Agenda (25L)

Sim: Fies ist Geil

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I’m a MONSTER!

I'm a Monster!

Morning runs are all about comfort..

The past few morning have been a bit chillier than the summer like temperatures I was experiencing a week ago.  But the drop in degrees haven’t deterred me from my morning strolls. I just have to dress a bit differently. I’ve said goodbye to the shorts and t-shirts and hello to the pullovers and long pants. My workout look today comes by way of the Men Only Hunt 10. My KossKoff Crew Sweater is the hunt prize at Fe Style.  I found the Dana Dot Pants at *AGATA*, because comfort is the key factor in workout wear. I’m keeping my neck warm in the Fluffy Scarf, the MOH10 gift from ::K::.

Updated Gifts…

One of my all time favorite group gifts are the Vasiforms sneakers at Vale Koer . They have updated their group gift to the V-3 Trainers. Just like the previous group gift. These shoes come with a texture HUD that makes the color combinations virtually endless. I plan on getting a lot of mileage out of these shoes!

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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
Shirt: Fe Style – KossKoff Crew Sweater (Men’s Only Hunt 10 FREE / 0L)
Pants: *AGATA* – Dana Dot Pants (Men’s Only Hunt 10 FREE / 0L)
Shoes: Vale Koer – V-3 Trainers (Group Gift / 0L / 0L to join)
Accessory: ::K:: – Fluffy Scarf (Men’s Only Hunt 10 FREE / 0L)

Pose: Embody Boot Camp 3  (on Marketplace   29L)

Sim: The Mill

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King of Yesteryear

King of Yesteryear

Looking Back…

It seems I have been thinking a lot about the past lately. Some good times, some bad, some too crazy to believe it really happened. And yes, I can remember when gas pumps were painted that ugly red rust color and when gas was 44 cents a gallon. And I do remember the summer of sixty- nine, just barely. Even though I’m looking back, I still plan on moving forward and making new memories, hopefully none as bizarre as a few I’ve had lately…

But if I’d only known…

Today I have a few gifts  that will cost you nothing to pick up. By joining the FREE group at Fe Style, you can get thKing 2e King69 White T-Shirt for FREE. The shirt comes in S-L and a also fitted size. This month’s FREE group gift at Prey is the Men’s Denim Shorts. These shorts come in classic sizes XS-XL.  The Prey group is also FREE to join. I’m also wearing the Black Mesh Sports Cap from Adriatic Line that I previously mentioned [HERE] and my go to TopGun Retro Glasses, a group gift at A&D Clothing. Today I am also wearing a a FREE gift, no group needed, from Chop ZueyThe 4 Star Generals Mens Bracelet in Platinum can be picked up in the middle of the store. (Don’t be confused with the group gift version that also contains a gold bracelet. ) The bracelet comes in two versions, the all platinum and the gold star platinum style. You can click on the photo to get a better look.

 

Until my next sporadic post…

Carson

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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
Shirt: Fe Style – Basic Tee V.3 – KING69 – White (Group Gift FREE / 0L / 0L to join)
Pants: Prey – Men’s Denim Shorts (Group Gift FREE 0L / 0L to join)
Hat: Adriatic Line – Black Mesh Sports Cap (Group Gift FREE / 0L / 0L to join)
Jewelry: Chop Zuey  – The 4 Star Generals Mens Bracelet – Platinium (FREE 0L)
Accessory: A&D Clothing – TopGun Retro Glasses (Group Gift FREE / $0L / $0L to join)

Poses: Propose – Eathan 2 & Adam 1

Sim: Aloha Beach

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Morning Joe

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A little Carson in your cup….

I spent all of yesterday following the path of the Men’s Only Hunt 9. I hate to admit it, but I remember the first one…  Anyhow, I’m wore out and need some java to get the blood pumping and the brain thinking. So it’s off to the local coffee shop for a dose of my favorite morning brew.

A tall Red Eye with medium fat milk…

The Men’s Only Hunt 9 is a  50 store hunt will net you all kinds of free, yes I said FREE gifts. You can start the hunt by picking up a teleport HUD at the Flair For Events office and head out on your own. So here I stand in my new look from the hunt. My Dandy Jacket is the gift at AR2 Style. I found the Harness Pants at Breathe ( you can chooses either red or black harness straps). The gift at FE Style is the adjustable Wagner Flat Cap. My Moonlight Necklace is the hunt gift at Obscure and the Caravalli Glasses can be found at Mulloy. Even my pose, Hipster is a hunt gift from PosESioN. So how do I take my coffee? Regular and back… no fancy-schmancy ordering for me.

 

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.13
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Jacket: AR2 Style – Dandy Jacket – Hipster Man (Men’s Only Hunt 9    Free $0L)
Pants: Breathe -Harness Pants – Black (Men’s Only Hunt 9    Free $0L)
Hat: FE Style – Wagner Flat Cap (Men’s Only Hunt 9    Free $0L)
Jewelry: Obscure – Moonlight Necklace (Men’s Only Hunt 9    Free $0L)
Accessory: Mulloy – Caravalli Glasses (Men’s Only Hunt 9    Free $0L)

Pose: PosESioN  – Hipster  – (Men’s Only Hunt 9    Free $0L)

Sim: Urqhart

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Another Man’s Treasure

Another Man's Treasure

The popular For Him Hunt is making a round 2 and is already proving lucrative as a 1L hunt for guys. I made my first stop at Fe Style and picked up this zippered T-shirt called “Klett” for only 1L. It comes in two versions — one with a gold zipper and one with a silver zipper and you also get a color change hud that changes the color of the side slit insets with a total of 8 color choices, making it even more versatile.

This shirt is an excellent fit and comes in all the standard mesh sizes. If you’re still in a standard body, it also includes a good alpha layer, but does fit mesh bodies cleanly as well (I put it on my slink body and it was a great fit for it too).

I was then off to do a bit of sim exploring. If you’re looking for photogenic hot spots, I highly recommend “Junktown” just for looking around. As they say, one man’s junk… is another man’s treasure!

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Loki is wearing…

Body and Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Shirt – Fe Style – Klett T-Shirt Navy with Hud (1L For the For Him Hunt 2)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut

Pose by GlamRus

Sim Location – Junktown

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Life’s a Beach

Life's a Beach

I’m stopping in to make a quick blog post before hitting the waves to give you the 411 on a great find at the Cart Wash Sale. Ayva’s Attic has out some absolutely outstanding men’s beach shorts. There are two that are standard mesh and two that are made specifically for Aesthetic Avatars. Each pair of shorts is only 10L each and come in all the standard sizes. (Ladies there are four really pretty dresses on the cart for you as well too.)

I picked up my FREE cap from Fe Style as the June group gift. The group is FREE to join. It includes a resize script for easy fitting.

I also wanted to show you (yes yet another) Suicide Gurls tattoo, because they are just really fabulous. And this one matched my beach shorts. This one is the March group gift and is called Dahak and is (as you can see) pretty flowery. It is unisex as are all the others and includes system layers as well as appliers for Omega, Maitreya, Belleza and Slink. Just as before you get fresh, faded, and soft.

Okay… off to the beach for the day for me!

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Loki is wearing…

Body and Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Bruiser
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – Suicide Gurls – Dahak Unisex Tattoo (0L/FREE Group Gift/Group is 150L To Join)
Hat – Fe Style – Nebula – Snapback (FREE Group Gift/0L/FREE to Join Group)
Shorts – Ayva’s Attic – Mens Beach Shorts Green Tropical (10L at the Cartwash Sale/Direct TP)

Pose by GlamRus

Sim Location – Harvest Moon Club and Beach

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I remain

I remain

This month sees the men of Second Life getting some much needed love. The Men Only Hunt is in full swing and with forty six stops it’s proving to be a great hunt for filling out the wardrobe.  I’ve chosen this black sweater and shirt one piece combination from Fe Style today. The ‘Rom Sweater’ comes in the standard Mesh sizes XS-XL and features two handy alpha layers. One for the sweater itself and one for the top, pants and shoes.   My stylish hat is also a hunt prize. This is the Jones hat from Flow. The hat is fully modifiable for a perfect fit. The new ink you see here is from Speakeasy. The ‘Conjuring’ Tattoo comes in both a fresh and a faded ink version on the system tattoo layer. The prize also includes appliers for The Mesh Project, Omega, SLink  Body and SLink hands.

Last but not least, my appropriately dramatic pose comes from the bar stool “Cold One” from !Bang.  The stool has two poses and has a 9 land impact. It is very nicely built and would look rather stylish in nearly anyone’s abode.

The Men Only Hunt runs until April 30th. Don’t miss it.

I remain most sincerely yours,

Gabriel St. James

 

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Gabriel is wearing ~

Hair – Argrace – Minato (First seen here)
EyesIKON – Hope Eyes in “Field”
Hands + NailsSlink– SLink Male Hands + Basic Nail HUD
Skin7 Deadly S{K}ins – Daan
Sweater + Shirt – Fe Style (FREE/0L/Men Only Hunt Prize)

Hat – Flow – Jones Hat – Fe Style (FREE/0L/Men Only Hunt Prize)

Tattoo – Speakeasy – Conjuring Tattoo – Fe Style (FREE/0L/Men Only Hunt Prize)

Bar Stool – !Bang – Cold One – Fe Style (FREE/0L/Men Only Hunt Prize)

 

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Breaking Winter’s Spell

Breaking Winter's Spell

The first day of spring has come and gone… and The Spell Hunt is on. Have you heard? I’m looking forward to warmer days and fewer frosty mornings. The woods are calling. That means more sneaking out and stealing Astrid’s limelight (smirks). Yep! Or not… she might get irritated.

Either way, I thought I’d tip you off on a great little snag at the The Spell Hunt. If you check out that gorgeous little hunt and look for the crystal ball, {Fe Style} is offering this men’s shirt and jacket combo as its hunt gift for just 15L. It’s called the Witron Jacket. Kind of fitting, don’t you think? It comes in all the standard sizes as well as a fitmesh size and two different alphas.

I’m off to enjoy the warmer day before Astrid wakes up. See ya round!

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Loki is wearing…

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
Shirt – {Fe Style} Witron Jacket (15L Gift for The Spell Hunt)
Pants  – Redgrave – HeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut

Pose by ~Reel Poses

Sim Location – Nusquam

Astrids Signature_Loki

 


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Menstuff Ahoy!

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Ahoy Matees! ARGGH…cough, cough, cough. Okay, That’s about the extent of my pirate role-play. It’s the “Argghs” that kill me. It’s hard to sound sexy when you start coughing and flailing your arms wildly in international amateur sign language for “I am ok, don’t call an ambulance”. That can kind of take the sexy out of things.

Luckily, the clothes can bring the sexy back and that’s what I like most about the outfit I’m wearing from Lo Kajirus Designs. The “Like A Pirate Mesh Slave Outfit” Menstuff Hunt gift comes role-play ready for daring adventurers, club hoppers and cabin boys across the grid. It is a highly unique outfit and consists of Mesh pantaloons, jewelry, Mesh eye-patches, a collar (both scripted and non-scripted) and a colorful belt sash. The pantaloons come in five sizes for a good fit, and the accessories are fun and quite attractive. Overall, the quality of the outfit is impressive and for only 1L, it’s a bargain. It doesn’t matter if your pirate vessel is a schooner or a shopping cart, it’s the clothes that make the man O’war! Aye, prepare to be boarded!

Seven Deadly s{K}ins is offering the Menstuff Hunt Bowie Skin in both taupe and walnut tones with and without hairbases as their free hunt prize. Heavily freckled and with super realistic facial hair, they are considerably handsome skins. I was quite impressed with the quality as well as the fact that 7DS also includes appliers if you are lucky enough to have slink hands and feet. The Bowie skin is definitely an excellent pick up for those of us looking for an quality skin upgrade for free!

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As I sailed through the calm seas of the Menstuff Hunt, I encountered this wonderful Jacket and Shirt Combo from FE Style. The Wekleh Jacket w/T-Shirt is a one piece mesh evocative of maritime clothes in an entirely different way. The simple, understated styling gives a classic masculine look for any male avi. Offered in four sizes, one of which is Fitmesh, a fine fit without any fuss will be easy to accomplish. Perfect for the dock or the deck, this 1L hunt prize is certainly a first-class item to grab.

The Menstuff Hunt is a 1L hunt but only 31 stores elected to charge for their gifts. The hunt object you are looking for is a blue T-Shirt and can be small, so follow any hints that have been posted on the Menstuff Hunt page. You will not find a better run Men’s hunt on Second Life. So ends this chapter in my Menstuff voyage for now, take care everyone and a quick reminder that Valentine’s Day approaches. Enjoy SL and I will see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

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Pirate Outfit – Lo Kajirus Designs Like A Pirate Mesh Slave Outfit (Hunt Prize / 1L / Menstuff Hunt)
Skin – Seven Deadly S{K}ins Bowie skin in Taupe & Walnut (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)

Jacket and Shirt Combo – FE Style The Wekleh Jacket w/T-Shirt (Hunt Prize / 1L / Menstuff hunt)

Poses Riding The Cart – Verocity Superfun Poses In The Shopping Cart
Eyes – Ikon Triumph Eyes in Armor & Odyssey Eyes In Clarity
Hair – Argrace Glide

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Should The Evenings Grow Cooler…

 

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We are enjoying a beautiful summer now, my favorite season of the year. In real life, I am a warm-weather creature and even in Second Life I tend to avoid cold areas – lest I lose a few pixels to virtual frostbite. However, one pleasant surprise for me lately was seeing some excellent fall wardrobe items pop up this early in the year. I have decided to take a few minutes of valuable beach time and devote them to sharing some cooler weather clothing that has recently been offered to us, the male bargain hunters of Second Life.

The FREE FaMeshed group gift this month comes from Kauna and includes the diamond orange sweater, the steel blue XIV shirt and tweed overcheck trousers (not shown here). All three items are of excellent quality and look very much like real life clothing. The sweater is beautifully shaded and textured. I bet by the time fall arrives, it will be my favorite pullover. The realistic steel blue XIV shirt looks great without the sweater as well. The tweed overcheck trousers have a beautiful dark texture on them and are definitely a keeper, but for the pic I opted for sharp black tuxedo trousers that I bought from Kauna recently. The main reason I couldn’t wait to show you this though is located in the “additional items” box inside the group gift. Kauna, in addition to a generous array of options and sizes included in this gift, added a bonus box with some extra variations as well. This means you can wear both the sweater and that beautiful blue shirt under that amazing men’s Kuana leather jacket that they gave away last month at FaMeshed! The Jacket, which I blogged here previously looks fantastic! I have been on the lookout for some great things to wear under it, and this is a perfect chance to get a sweater and a shirt that look absolutely perfect with it! In case you missed it when Tiana posted it previously here, you finally have a second chance to pick it up. Hurry though, the month is nearly over, and whether you were lucky enough to get the jacket last month or not, this is a great chance to get very high quality clothing for FREE!

IKON is offering another FREE group gift for a very limited time. If you click the above picture, and once you are in my flickr, click the picture once more, you will get a closer look at the IKON Odyssey Eyes – Clarity. They are a light gray-ish blue with distinctively shaped pupils and plenty of reflections. They are Mesh, but could be used as system eyes if you prefer. They even included a hud to make fitting and selecting options easier. I don’t expect them to be out long, so run to IKON to pick up these FREE eyes while they are still available.

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The Menstuff Hunt has been great this time around. All month I have been posting fabulous clothing and items that were part of it. Now, with the hunt ending at the end of the month, this is my last chance to share some items with you that I thought worthy of special attention. Fe Style is offering this light denim jacket that is going to be perfect as the season turns to fall or for a cool summer’s night. The Tartan Denim Jacket is a mesh one-piece including the white T-Shirt, comes in 5 sizes for worry free fit, and looks lightweight and comfortable to wear. I love the range of colors in the jacket! It manages to be multihued, yet is very easy on the eyes with its mix of blues and gray. For the cost of only 1L this is definitely a good pickup, and yet another reason for people to hunt the Menstuff Hunt (even if they haven’t started yet).

The riot of color in the lower two pictures comes courtesy of Come Soon Poses. Their FREE gift for the Menstuff Hunt, *CS* Paparazzo is a beautiful fall-themed photo prop that I am thrilled to put to use already. It comes with a bench and a pose, but you can always move them out of the way and substitute whichever items you intend to use. The colors are vibrant, and when fall comes around this will be an excellent addition to your photo prop collection, or even to your own back yard.

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The Menstuff Hunt gift from Lovecats is the No Club Jacket, the perfect article of clothing to wrap up my coverage of the Menstuff Hunt for now. It is a one-piece mesh item, but it appears to have 4 layers of clothing (a T-Shirt, shirt, hoodie and jacket) integrated into it. It comes in five sizes for a good fit. Although it is very snug around my waist and required some emergency slider dieting, the great look of the garment more than made up for that tiny inconvenience. “Lone wolf – no club” is emblazoned on the back with a white wolf logo giving it a biker style look. Each part of the mesh looks very realistic and, since it is one piece, it is very easy to wear once you perfect its fit for your avi. Biker style, unbelievably inexpensive, and simple to wear, Fe Style did a superb job on this FREE gift. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Next up, I will be doing the Biker Hunt, which started just two days ago. I want to point out that Tellaq, an excellent store for male skins, has a Midnight Mania board at their main store. The group is required, but it is free. Although the target number seems high, when new skins and avy packages get put up on the board the target is met for several days. I should know, because that Midnight Mania is a regular stop for me on Second Life, and I get nearly every prize package they offer. Tellaq is especially good at darker skins which feature extremely highly defined muscle textures. It just so happens that the skin currently on the midnight mania board is called “Saint” and is perfect for my new biker look, as you can see here. If you are looking for a skin upgrade, haunt the MM board and you will probably come up with something that pleases you. It’s worth the effort.

Well, with my sneak peek into fall now complete, I think I am going to strip off these clothes and hit a nice, quiet beach for a little “me” time. Please, enjoy the rest of the summer with us at Fab Free and don’t worry, we will keep an eye out for amazing deals whatever the season. Until next time, get some sun and I will see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

 

WHC is wearing…
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FaMeshed Group Gift – Kauna FaMeshed Group Gift incl. Sweater, Shirt & Trousers  (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Eyes – IKON IKON Odyssey Eyes – Clarity (FREE Gift/FREE Group)

Wavy Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

Denim Jacket – Fe Style Tartan Denim Jacket  (1L/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu

Fall Photo Prop – Come Soon Poses *CS* Paparazzo (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Biker Hoodie & Jacket – Lovecats No Club Jacket (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Skin On Biker – Tellaq Saint

Biker Hair – Argrace Glide in Dark Brown (Tinted)

 

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