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Shiny Shabby Surely!

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Hello everyone! It is I, your intrepid male freebie/cheapie hunter with a quick post for you. February will be over soon and will bring to a close two fabulous hunts: Menstuff and Jack Or Jill. If you have been putting it off, now is the time to start hunting! The amount of quality men’s hunt prizes available at the moment is impressive, and all yours for a little bit of effort! Even more time sensitive, though, is a pair of freebies that are available right now and will not be out very much longer.

Shiny Shabby is celebrating it’s anniversary on Second Life by throwing a big sales event featuring an unbelievable number of freebies. The Hoorenbeek stall at Shiny Shabby is offering as its free anniversary gift the Mesh Military Boots in Burgundy. As with all Hoorenbeek products, the texturing is amazing and the overall quality is excellent. I never pass up an opportunity to pick up free Hoorenbeek and neither should you, especially since this gift comes with both male and female versions in the box. The boots come in regular and short variations with the eyelets and laces texture changable via hud, and if that isn’t generous enough they also include the mesh jeans i am wearing and the mesh belt in two variants! While over at Shiny Shabby also check out what Amacci has put out as a free gift. The Zenith Eyes in Mocha are a striking set of Mesh eyes adjustable via hud. Additionally included are versions for those who prefer using legacy eyes. As you can see by the many Shiny Shabby items featured on Fab Free this week, it is an event not to be missed. Now you have two more excellent reasons to head on over there!

I started this post mentioning two great men’s hunts that are winding up this month. Rispetto Designsfree Jack Or Jill Hunt gift is the Devin MESH Jacket & Hoodie in Army. As you can see from my lead picture it is a very casual looking garment. Appearing to be made up of multiple layers, this one piece of integrated mesh is beautifully textured to look well-worn and comfortable. Coming in five sizes, two of which are fitmesh, this is a free hunt gift definitely worth getting your hands on. Also on the Jack Or Jill Hunt is the free hunt gift from 7 Deadly S{K}ins. The River in Taupe skin is a very handsome skin. Even though I usually like to show off skins by getting close to naked, this time I decided to spare all of you the gratuitous near nudity and just tell you it’s a fine example of the kind of quality skins 7 Deadly S{K}ins is known for producing. When you are picking up these two hunt gifts look for the Menstuff Hunt prizes as well since both stores are also participating in that also.

That is all I have for you at the moment, but rest assured I will try to tempt you into going hunting at least once more before this month is over. Until next time my friends, take care and see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

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Boots! – Hoorenbeek Mesh Military Boots – Burgundy (Free / 0L / Shiny Shabby Anniversary Gift)
Eyes – Amacci Shiny Shabby Anniversary Gift Zenith Eyes in Mocha (Free / 0L / Shiny Shabby Anniversary Gift)

More Information about the Jack Or Jill Hunt can be found here.
More Information about the Menstuff Hunt can be found here.

Hoodie – Rispetto Designs Devin MESH Jacket & Hoodie – Army (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Jack Or Jill Hunt)

Skin – 7 Deadly S{K}ins River in Taupe (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Jack Or Jill Hunt)

Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

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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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Happy FREE SKIN DAY Gentlemen!

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Hello everyone and happy Free Skin Day to all you Fabbies out there. First off, an uncomfortable truth for the male avies of Second Life: The default skin that you began Second Life with is definitely in need of immediate replacement. You might not want to fuss around with one, but a skin upgrade could make a world of difference in your SL. Male skins are notoriously expensive, but it is possible to upgrade your skin for FREE or for very little cost. Here are some fantastic possibilities:

A – Seven Deadly s{K}ins – Noah – (FREE Advent Calender Gift / 0L / FREE to join all December)
B – Seven Deadly s{K}ins – Bjorn – (Marketplace Promo Item / 1L )

Seven Deadly s{K}ins is a great place to get skins and easily one of the most generous stores on the grid as far as giving out free gifts to their group members. December is a great time to join their group, as it is FREE all month. The skin shown in picture A is part of their advent promotion and is Noah V1 Caramel. Every day this month, more pieces of this skin package will become available on their advent calendar. The skin is excellent and I can’t wait to see the other pieces of the set. The skin in picture B is Seven Deadly s{K}ins’ 1L marketplace promo skin. It seems there are always promos and discounts going on and with lucky chairs and a midnight mania board as well, this group is an absolute bargain!

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C – Tellaq – Monti – (FREE Midnight Mania board / 0L / FREE Group)

Any discussion of quality FREE male skins on SL has to include the fantastic Midnight Mania board at Tellaq. In picture C, I am wearing the current midnight mania board skin Monti with the hairier option and the optional 20% darker skin tone changer. Their skins have a tendency towards the extremely muscular and athletic, and they absolutely excel at darker tones especially. Since this is Tellaq we are talking about, the prize isn’t just a skin but a complete avatar package! The package includes sixteen styles of facial hair and an option for a hairier body on each one. Also included is a shape and some eyes as well, so this really is a full package that you can get for FREE! Join this FREE group and start collecting these skins, There is a good chance you will like Tellaq’s products.

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D – JOMO – 2012 Halloween gift men’s skin (FREE Gift / 0L)

Now for something completely different! Here is a super cool FREE fantasy skin the store JOMO has put out for everyone to enjoy. It comes in a package with eyes and a shape but I opted for my own in picture D. Originally blogged here, this skin is extremely distinctive looking and I was thrilled to add it to my inventory!

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E – 8 DESIGNE – Male Autumn’15 Group Gift (FREE Group Gift / 0L / FREE Group)
F – Curves – Group Gift-Boys-2-MAY (FREE Group Gift / 0L / FREE Group)

8 DESIGNE has this nice FREE Group Gift available right now. It comes as shown in picture E with chest hair,  but the gift also includes a version without chest hair and even has slink appliers! The 8 DESIGNE group is FREE to join, so run over there and take a look as soon as you can.

Another great resource when you are looking for FREE Men’s skins is a store called Curves. They have multiple group gifts out in the store right now both FREE and for a nominal fee. The skin I am wearing in picture F is Group Gift-Boys-2-MAY and comes with a shape, although I did decide to use my own for the pic.

That’s it for my part of Free Skin Day, have a great time shopping and I will see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

 

 

WHC is wearing…

 

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All the skins listed above of course and…

Loincloth – C&N Designs Gorean Outfit Kajiru Shadow Loincloth 
Bracelet – Lavarock Creations Bracelet Black / Brown Cross
Eyes – Poetic Colors Spotted Eyes in Tropic

Hair in A & F – CaTwA Mesh Jason V2 Hair
Hairbase in A – LANEVO No. 04 Black
Hair in B – E – Argrace Akira in Ash Black

This week’s pics were taken at my favorite FREE photo studio. I am sure they appreciate me hanging around there nearly naked all day, so the least I can do is give them a wink and a smile. Karu’s Korner photo studio is great for bloggers, taking profile pics and stalking me. Many thanks for a great resource.

 

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Staying Cool With Menstuff!

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Happy Wednesday everyone! This June has been fantastic for male freebie and cheapie-hunters! This week, I bring you more items from the Menstuff Hunt, a one hundred store hunt that runs until the end of June. Hunt prizes are at most 1L, but the majority of them are offered for FREE! There is no reason not to roll your sleeves up and get hunting, the prizes are too good to pass up!

Gabriel, a store with a reputation for generous FREE group gifts, created this beautiful floral print shirt for the Menstuff Hunt. The Mesh Gradation Flower shirt comes in two colors: blue and black. The floral pattern appears in the bottom quarter of the shirt and sleeves for a subtle, summery look without making the shirt look feminine. The lighter color in the upper part of the shirt draws the eye to the chest area where the shirt is unbuttoned and open. This shirt will give you a cool, stylish, laid back look in whichever color you choose to wear. Gabriel’s FREE Menstuff Hunt gift is a great choice to wear around the grid this summer.

To complement the shirt, I chose the Men’s Mesh Kanto Chino Jeans from Hawker’s House. Sporting extremely well-done shading and texturing, these gray jeans look realistic and provide a very manly look, if you know what I mean. There is no reason we should go around looking like Ken dolls, so it’s always nice to see a little shading to give us guys a little added dimension. Hawker’s House’s hunt prize for the Menstuff Hunt is one of the most generous gifts in the entire hunt. For 1L, you get these swell mesh jeans, the blue denim boots I am wearing and a red nyc T-Shirt (not pictured). The Men’s Mesh Doc Martin Style Boots in Denim are very nicely textured and likely to stand out more than simple black or brown leather Doc Martin style boots. There is something you should be aware of when you get this excellent hunt gift. I have noticed from personal experience that automatic unpacking scripts occasionally don’t transfer the alpha to inventory along with the other items (if the alpha is no copy). In order to unpack this gift, I strongly recommend rezzing the box on the ground and manually unpacking it instead of clicking the box as instructed. This way, you will have everything you need to enjoy these fantastic boots. Quality, inexpensive footwear for men is not an easy find on Second Life, and for only 1L these boots from Hawker’s House are of high enough quality to deserve a very close look! Plus, you get the Kanto Chino Jeans as well!

My necklace is part of the Menstuff Hunt prize from Timeless Designs. The Rebel Black Agate Rope Necklace and Bracelet are both included in the Menstuff Hunt gift. I really liked the simple, masculine look of these pieces. If you look closely, you can see the braiding of the rope and the designs on the gray beads. Great care and time was obviously invested in creating these products. This hunt gift will only set you back 1L, and Timeless Designs made sure it was money well spent. I know I will enjoy it and hope that some of you will as well.

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When I first saw this T-Shirt, I knew I had to blog it. The Fetthunterblack T-Shirt from Fliped Out Designs is a great item for the Sci-fi geek nestled inside all of us. Inspired by the universe’s favorite bounty hunter, the T-Shirt is designed with a large playing card like image with the word “Hunter” in the middle of it. At least I hope it is playing card like. If it was a tarot card I would be packing my bags right now instead of writing this. No reason to take any chances concerning my own fate. This unique graphic tee is the FREE Menstuff Hunt Gift from Fliped Out Designs and is available like the rest of the hunt prizes until the end of June.

These black boots were a super find over at The Grey Goose. The Black A** Kickers turned out to be just what I needed to complete this outfit. They have a detailed leather texture and silver metal fasteners, one zipper and three skull buckles. Originally, I had mixed feelings about highlighting them because they are not resizable at least by any method I am aware of. On the shapes I regularly use, the fit was imperfect. Of course, in these days of mesh, it is not unusual to have to adjust your shape to wear something. So, that was not enough reason to discard a perfectly nice pair of FREE black leather boots, especially considering you can pick them up and make your own decisions. Personally, I kept them! 😉

Some readers might have noticed I am wearing a different skin than usual. STALKERS! The Menstuff Hunt skin from Seven Deadly Skins is very nice, easily passing my very picky standards, and absolutely no surprise to me. Although it is good enough for any male avy to wear, it is an incredible pick up for any new residents or alts out there. There is no reason to look new when you can find a skin this nice for FREE! Thank you for such a nice hunt gift.

Lastly, I want to point out one item that is NOT part of the Menstuff Hunt. Rather, it is an entirely FREE gift for a limited time from Poetic Colors. The Summer Sky Eyes – Beach Nighteyes are a beautiful blue with some pink and lavender mixed in. Click on my pictures above to get into my flickr, then click once more to magnify the image for an up-close look at these eyes. They are only available for a limited time, so if you like them, run over and pick these up as soon as you can.

That’s it for this week. Although I have highlighted over twenty items from the Menstuff Hunt this month, there are one hundred stores participating. So, try as I might, I have only scratched the surface of this wonderful hunt. I want to take a moment to remind everyone that the For Him Hunt is still going on, but ends on the nineteenth of this month. So, if you want to pick up a really sexy workout outfit blogged here, this is your last chance. Until next time my friends, take care and see you on the grid. —–WHC Riler
WHC is wearing…
Cool Summer Shirt – Gabriel The Mesh Gradation Flower Shirt  (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Jeans & Blue Denim Boots – Hawker’s House The Mesh Kanto Chino Jeans & Doc Martin Style Boots in Denim (1L/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Necklace – Timeless Designs The Rebel Black Agate Rope Necklace and Bracelet  (1L/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Graphic T-Shirt – Fliped Out Designs The Fetthunterblack T-Shirt (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Black Boots – The Grey Goose Black A** Kicker Boots (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Skin – Seven Deadly Skins – The Menstuff Hunt Skin (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Eyes – Poetic Colors The Summer Sky Eyes – Beach Nighteyes (FREE Gift)
Note – Limited time offer, grab them as soon as possible.

Hair – Argrace Akira

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From Farmboy To Pop Icon!

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Greetings from the Riler family farm, where we grow all kinds of healthy food that I won’t eat. I remember once when I was a young pup and Mom asked me “Why won’t you eat fruits and vegetables? There has to be something that we can grow that you’ll eat.” Mom stared at me in complete exasperation. That was the day I learned parrots do not grow on trees. Also, I am told if they did, parrot trees would not grow in the Midwest. I have learned a lot about farming since then, most of it from countless hours of playing FarmVille on Facebook.

The most important lesson I learned about farming is: Do not dress like you have just fallen off the turnip truck. (Wait, if you actually did just fall off the turnip truck, you probably are a farmer anyway, so dressing like that is good, too.) My point is, you are going to want to dress the part and the FREE Gingham Hunt Prize from Firelight Creations/MAN STUFF is perfect for that handsome farmhand look. The prize consists of the Leroy mesh shirt in red gingham and the Cole jeans in light blue denim. The shirt is very nicely shaped and, together with the mesh Cole jeans, which I also consider a keeper, this is a very masculine look. MAN STUFF is the division of Firelight Creations we have to thank for this FREE hunt gift, but included in the same box is a matching women’s outfit from Firelight Creations. This hunt prize would be a very good start for a “Country” kind of outfit for club events and sims, in addition to being nice enough for your regular wardrobe. I may not be the kind of guy suited for farm work, but in this outfit, I could do commercials for brand name soda pop on TV. I could easily imagine myself drinking an ice cold can of pop, condensation dripping down my muscular chest, as my female co-workers in the office break room gawk in silent appreciation. Casual Friday – here I come! Kidding aside, this outfit looks great, and I could seriously sell a ton of pop in this.

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For a more suburban look, I love this FREE thank you gift from Carami! It is the Trenton Tee and it comes in a set of five solid dark colors, changeable via hud. This is far more than just a basic mesh T-shirt, this FREE Gift is much more generous than that. The Trenton Tee comes in four variations; tucked, untucked, normal bottom untucked, and narrow bottom untucked. With choices like that, getting a great fit and the right look should not be hard at all. One last reason you need to pick up this FREE gift from Carami: It comes with a sixth bonus texture that isn’t on the hud. That bonus texture is the one I am wearing above, a very casual retro looking print T-shirt. Just take care to make a backup copy of the print tee, because once you change it using the hud, it is replaced with the color you have chosen. In short, Carami is giving you a great basic dark T-shirt in five colors and four variations plus a bonus printed T-shirt design! You can’t beat this kind of a thank you gift, thank you very much Carami.

One last thing I need to mention this week, the skin I am wearing is from Seven Deadly Skins. It is the free group gift for May and looks fantastic, I like it so much you will probably be seeing me in it often in the coming weeks. Seven Deadly Skins is a pay group, but the quality of their skins is excellent and the gifts and specials they have make it well worth joining. As of this moment the group is currently on sale for 50L and is a great pick up for both male and female avies. Well, I am all talked out. This blogging is nearly as hard as cartoon farming (but twice as rewarding). Until next time everyone, have fun and see you on the grid. —–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

Gingham Shirt & Jeans – Firelight Creations/MAN STUFF Leroy Shirt And Cole Jeans  (FREE Gingham Hunt Prize)
Note- In the same box is a matching women’s outfit.

Necklace – Aitui – AITUI – Talon Necklace – Polished White
Hair – Truth Ethan (Discontinued)
Hat – The Gentry

The Riler family farm pic was taken at Matoluta Sanctuary, a very nice place to visit.

T-shirt – Carami Thank You Gift  (FREE Gift/ 0L)

Skin – Seven Deadly Skins (7DS) MAY Group Gift (Free Gift/Pay Group)
As of right now, the Seven Deadly Skins Group is on sale for 50L so now is a great time to join!

Eyes – Poetic Colors Spotted Eyes – Tropic (FREE Gift)
Previously blogged here.

Jeans – Carami Ruffalo Jeans 
Hair – Argrace Akira in Ash Black

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Day of the Dead

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Happy Dia De Los Muertos Everyone! In the spirit of the Holiday, I wanted to share with you some Day of the Dead themed goodies I found along with some awesome November group gifts. I just love all these rich fall colors, and the fun festive look of the sugar skulls! The moment I saw the new (these beautifully textured maroon colored jeans) Group Gift from Vivi, I knew they would go perfectly with this incredible mesh blazar/shirt combo by SilverMoon Designs. To help us celebrate Dia De Los Muertos, PixyStix has just released this sweet sugar skull inspired makeup as their latest Group Gift, I love that it can be worn with any skin and still look fantastic! Also, Seven Deadly S{k}ins has out their November VIP Room gift, this adorably sweet-faced freckled skin, complete with dimples! Don’t miss out on this one, for roughly the next 24 hours only the Seven Deadly S{k}ins  VIP Group is FREE to join!

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Hair – /Wasabi Pills/ Melissa Mesh Hair – Lemon tea – Past Gacha Prize – Not Free

Skin – 7 Deadly s{K}ins – November Group – Available FREE to VIP Group Members @ the VIP Room. Hurry! The VIP Group is FREE to Join for the next 24 hours only!!

Lashes – – DAMNED – My Perfect Eyelashes ❤ – Not Free

Collar – (r)M~Posture Collar > No.09 – Not Free

Day of the Dead Makeup – ~PixyStix~ ::Day of the Dead Mask:: – FREE Group Gift, the Group is FREE to Join

Blazer/Shirt Combo – .: SMC :. Prayer Blazer w/shirt – $1 Linden on the Marketplace

Nails & Rings – [MANDALA] SINRA 2 NAILSand RINGs set/SAMURAI BLACK – Not Free

Jeans – { ViVi } Christine – Belted Denim Jeans – Red (GG) – FREE November Group Gift, available in Subscribo History!

Shoes – {DarkWare} Gift Box Poison Heels – Available FREE to 7 Deadly s{K}ins VIP Group Members @ the VIP Room. Hurry! The VIP Group is FREE to Join for the next 24 hours only!!

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