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All Access

All Access

It’s always refreshing to see Designers offering high quality gifts for the men of Second Life.  As Ms. Aline said in her report on the Access Event, the men have not been ignored when it comes to gifts. Nearly every vender of men’s wear has set out a very nice surprise for us. And as Ms. Aline also said: beware the lag! Cam Shopping is the way to go.

All Access

All  of the following items are free at the Access Event when you join the free group. Just wear your tag and help yourself.

Let’s start with my decision not to shave today. Or should I say, selectively shave today. This suave razor cut is from Fe Style. Facial hair style ‘V. GG’ comes with a Catwa and an Omega applier.

Like the shades? These Steampunkish glasses are the ‘Epic Glasses’ from Noir. You’ll get a huge HUD to change every surface to your choice of one of four metal colors. A note here as well on the solid quality of the build. Every detail is spot on.

I know a lot of men don’t like jewelry but I’m not one of them. Like most things in life, it all depends on the quality of the piece. This pendant from Aitui fits the bill perfectly. This is the “Forged Steel Snake” in a deep mahogany color. The necklace is completely resizable to get a correct fit on any body.

Last but not least, my pose is from “Wrong” but it is so right. “W33” comes in four variations and includes a cigarette for the pose. (Don’t tell Juli… she hates smoking) I’ve included a picture of all four poses for you perusal.


 

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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 – Gabriel– Open Shirt

Facial Hair – Fe Style – V.GG – FREE/0L – Free Gift @ Access Event

Glasses – Noir – Epic Glasses –FREE/0L – Free Gift @ Access Event

Necklace – Aitui – Forged Steel Snake –FREE/0L – Free Gift @ Access Event

Pose – Wrong – W33 –FREE/0L – Free Gift @ Access Event

Photo Location –Backdrop City

 


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In a Mood

In a Mood

It’s not always easy to find good free or almost free things for the men of Second Life. Sometimes, I skip entire events because I just know there’s nothing there for me. I very glad I didn’t skip this round of Cosmopolitan.

Hats off

Or hats on… this is the “Weatherman” from Bondi and it’s the free gift at Cosmopolitan. The hat is technically ‘unisex’ but don’t take this from me. The hat is completely resizable and repositionable so you can get the perfect fit. Just join the Cosmopolitan free group and pick up your gifts.

On the Hunt

In my never ending hunt for men’s fashion, I scour the Hunts each month and this month has been productive. I stumbled on the ‘Red Shoe Diaries’ “Little Black Book Hunt and it has not one but two tracks just for the men. One track, the one I’m showing prizes from, has a 1L price tag for each gift and the second track is 25L per prize.

First up is the “Cole” shirt from The Sissy Bar. As with everything I’ve seen from this designer, Cole is well made and subtly textured. Well worth the 1L and the time hunting.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza – Jake
  • David
  • Exmachina – Davide
  • Signature – Gianni, Gerault
  • SLink – Physique

Classic Jeans

Next up on the RSD/LBB Hunt are the “Bridgeport Jeans” from Horr Menswear. I really am impressed with these jeans. Jeans are such a staple of our wardrobe, it can be easy to toss out subpar pairs and hope no one notices. Horr Menswear has done just the opposite: they’ve made a first rate pair of jeans. Every detail is perfect and the texture couldn’t be better. And it’s still just 1L and a little hunting.

Sizes Included

  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza Jake
  • Classic Mesh – XS-XL
  • Signature – Gianni
  • SLink – Physique
  • TMP

 

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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
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory

Hat – Bondi – The Weatherman – FREE/0L – Free Group Gift @ Cosmopolitan Event

Shirt – The Sissy Bar – Cole – 1L prize for the Red Shoe Dairies’ Little Black Book Hunt

Jeans – Horr Menswear – 1L prize for the Red Shoe Dairies’ Little Black Book Hunt

 


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The Siren’s Song

The Siren's Song

Most of the time when you think of sirens singing, it’s not necessarily a good thing. You know… rocks, ship wrecks, sailors drowning. But this Siren’s Song has none of the bad things and ALL good things!  ‘Cause it’s a free Hunt! Mishmash Fusion is certainly one of those good things… two good things, in fact, one for us ladies and one for the guys as well!

Dark Siren

First up is the ladies prize for the Siren’s Song Hunt from Mishmash Fusion. This is the “Dark Siren” swimsuit and it will only cost you a little hunting. Yep, it’s a free prize! The suit is beautifully textured and each piece is separate for easy fitting.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza – Venus, Isis, Freya
  • Classic Mesh – XS-XL
  • Maitreya
  • SLink – Hourglass, Physique
  • Tonic – Fine, Curvy
  • TMP

 

A Siren for the Guys

Mishmash Fusion hasn’t ignored our wonderful men on this hunt either. “Siren Swim Set” is a two piece tee and board shorts with a lovely Celtic siren design. Each piece is separate ( and free) and will be a solid addition for mixing and matching in your wardrobe.

Sizes Included

  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza Jake
  • Classic Mesh XS-XL
  • Gianni
  • SLink
  • TMP

The Siren’s Song Hunt runs until June 30th

 

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Juli’s Stylin’

Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
Mesh Body – Maitreya – Laura
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set 2

Swimsuit – Mishmash Fusion – Dark Siren – FREE/0L – Free prize for the Siren’s Song Hunt

 

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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
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory

Top + Shorts – Mishmash Fusion – Siren’s Swim Tee and Trunks – FREE/0L – Free prize for the Siren’s Song Hunt

 

Photo Location – Salt Water 

 


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Beach Weekend, Part 2

Beach weekend, Part 2

I have to admit, I am enjoying this beach weekend idea of Julianna’s. There’s nothing like the surf and sand and soaking in the sun. Of course, one must look good even while one is being very… very lazy.

Don’t waffle on this one

Waffles, the clothing shop not the breakfast, has a great tank top perfect for being lazy on or off the beach. This is the “Summer Surf Hank Jersey” and it’s the 1L prize for the Summer Lovin’ Hunt. Just find the blue flip flop hidden in the store and it’s yours.

Sizes Included

  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Gianni
  • SLink
  • Jake
  • TMP

 

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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
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory

Top – Waffles – Summer Surf Hank Jersey – 1L prize for the Summer Lovin’ Hunt

Photo Location – Baja Bay


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Classic

Classic

Somedays call for nothing but comfortable and casual. I like a smart suit as much as , or maybe more than, the next guy but beach combing with Baxter calls for something less formal. Definitely something I can get muddy in when Baxter brings back that slobber soaked rope toy I no doubt will be tossing around for him.

Classic Cotton

This is the ‘Basic Tee’ from Complex and it’s the current free Group gift.  They call it ‘basic’ but it’s really just a classic cotton tee. Who doesn’t love a well worn comfortable tee shirt? The Basic Tee comes with a HUD for twelve solid color choices. Big bonus is that the tee is very well made and the group admission is free.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza – Jake
  • Signature – Gianni

Classic Denim

I picked up a new pair of knock around shorts today as well. These are the ‘Casual Shorts’ from Kalback and they are the free gift for the L’Homme readers group for May. The L’Homme magazine group is free to join (Just click the poster by the gift or in front of the store) and it will set you up for lots of great gifts from some of Second Life’s best designers. These shorts are proof of that. They come with a HUD for fourteen colors/patterns for the shorts and the cuffs. The cuffs can also be further customized with a Tinting control.

Size Included

  • Belleza – Jake
  • Signature – Geralt, Gianni

 

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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
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory

Tee Shirt – Complex – Basic tee – FREE/0L – Free Group Gift – Group is free to join

Shorts – Kalback – Casual Shorts – FREE/0L – Free group Gift for L’Homme – L’Homme Group is free to join

Photo Location – Baja Bay

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Bein’ a Little Bit Extra, Poolside


Bein' Extra at the Pool

Hi Fab Free! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been in need of a pool day for weeks. Second Life to the rescue! Of course, no pool day of mine would be complete without my sweetheart. He’s the best, and he still think’s I’m pretty cute even when I’m bein’ a little extra at the pool! haha We both managed to find some great sales, and a few summer freebies to share with you as well. Keep reading for all the details.

Playfulness aside, this sweet poolside pose is part of a current sale happening at Ardent Poses. The sale ends in just a few days on April 15th, and all the sale items including couples poses, and individual pose packs are marked just 65 linden. You don’t need to wear a specific group tag, just head over to Ardent Poses and shop these fabulous bargains!

MonoKini

Speaking of sales, Beautiful Hustler is also having a big sale. Their entire second floor is marked down. Pru’s sexy mono-kini is one of the sale items marked at just 75 linden. Most of the sale items are priced at 75 linden. You’ll find a little bit of everything including lingerie, swimwear, and dresses. This bikini comes in 3 mesh sizes (Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique, Slink Hourglass), and is every bit as cute from the back as it is from the front, maybe even cuter. There are also other colors available. This sale ends on April 15th, so do not wait! Also, you can wear your Beautiful Hustler group tag, (the group is free to join) and score credit toward future purchases while you shop.

My guy Blue also happens to be sporting a few summer freebies! You can pick up his hairbase hairstyle at Volkstone. This perfect-for-summer style is called “Maick”, and it is a free group gift. The group is also free to join. This freebie comes in mesh head appliers for Catwa heads, and Omega compatible heads.
Remmy Shorts

Additionally, his swim shorts are a free group gift version of the Remy shorts by Matova for the Gallant Magazine group members. The Gallant Magazine group is also free to join. Please note that only the special edition version is included in this gift. The above ad is just to give you a better look at the style. The swim trunks/undwear (SL is versatile like that!) come fitted for the Aesthetic male body, Belleza Jake, and Signature Gianni. I’m not sure how long these men’s gifts will be available, so don’t wait on them either!

{what next} Summer Drinks for SL15B

Lastly, the cute pineapple drink Pru is holding in the top photo is part of a free set of summer drinks by What Next that you can find on the Marketplace. It comes with each drink pictured in 2 sizes, and a drink dispenser in each of the shapes. The drinks have hold poses with a drinking animation. To use them as a photo prop, I just rez’d one to the ground and positioned it in Pru’s hands.

Here are the details!

Pru is wearing:

  • Hair – DOUX – Dreemdoll hairstyle [Fades]
  • Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
  • Skin – EssencesLitzi
  • Monokini – Beautiful Hustler – [bh]roped monokini irri teal – 75L *Second Floor Spring Sale Ends April 15th
  • Drink – {what next} Summer Drinks – Free on the Marketplace
  • Tattoos – The Ivory Rose
  • Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Blue is wearing:

  • Hair – Volkstone – Maick Hairbase – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join 
  • Head – CATWA – Dude Bento
  • Skin – StrayDog – Apen Tone 05
  • Facial Hair – CDC Creations – Beard 52
  • Swim Trunks – Matova – Remmy Shorts – Free Gallant Magazine Group Gift/Group is Free to join 
  • Body – Belleza Jake

Couple’s Pose (top photo) – Ardent Poses – Poolside – 65L *Sale Ends April 15th
Floatie w/Pose (bottom photo) – {what next} Lazy Summer Floatie (citrus)
Pool – [ Focus Poses ] Pool Backdrop
Background – [ Focus Poses ] Beach Backdrop


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Not a Morning Person

Not a morning person

We all have little secrets. I guess one of mine is: I hate mornings. I mean I loath them. If I could be nocturnal, I would be one happy man. Most of my mornings are spent stumbling around looking for coffee.  And avoiding morning people…

Comfort

The best thing about mornings is getting to stay in pajamas while I’m stumbling around looking for coffee. Happily, Horr Men’s Wear has me covered. These are the simply named “Pajama Bottoms” for the Dirty Little Secret Hunt by Horr Men’s Wear. They are especially nice if you are looking for something comfortable yet not scruffy. Plus, they are only one linden and a little hunting. Perfect for a lazy morning.

Sizes Included

  • Aesthetic
  • Adam
  • Belleza
  • Classic Mesh XS-XL
  • Signature
  • 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 – exile – Outsider

Lounge Pants – Horr Men’s Wear – Pajama Bottoms – 1L for the Dirty Little Secret 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