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The Men’s Only Hunt Part 2

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This week I will share with you even more of the wonderful prizes I found on the FREE Men’s Only Hunt! The hunt object you are seeking resembles the item I spend a lot of time seeking in real life, a tall golden glass of beer. The hunt is not difficult and ends on September 13th, so this is your last chance to get your share of these fantastic items.

Let’s start with a pic that actually cools me off just looking at it! Just imagine the cool breeze coming off the water and rustling through the lush greenery, as yet untouched by the wicked embrace of Fall. I am wearing the FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift from ::K::. The Villa Vest Homme Marsala is a beautifully made mesh T-Shirt and vest combo in a color combination that makes looking cool and breezy, well… a breeze. When I opened it I was surprised to see only a single size similar to FitMesh in the box, and that did concern me, until I put it on. It fits my avy and my small array of test shapes very well! I found the white and pastel pink combination pairs easily with a variety of pants. It’s that versatility of looking good with a wide range of other clothes that makes this a standout garment. For this picture, I chose casual beige chinos from my inventory made by Larnia Couture Designs. I am very pleased with the way the outfit came together. One final note about this item: Included in the box is a female version. So, once again, even though the name of the hunt says “Men’s Only” there are a few gems to be had for the ladies as well.

The Hair I am wearing is a FREE hunt gift from Mina Hair. Their hunt prize for the Men’s Only Hunt is a high quality men’s hair named “Mark” offered in a selection of greys and in both materials enabled and non-materials enabled versions. I like the look of it quite a bit despite the fact that my avy doesn’t usually wear grey hair. The greys are accessible via an easy-to-use hud and Mina Hair has generously left it manually tintable so you also have the option of manually tinting it to further personalize your look. This is a very handsome hair and highly worthy of extra attention from everyone!
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As always, this Men’s Only Hunt had a wide variety of items for male avies all over Second Life. So, if chilling on a rowboat on a glassy lake isn’t your thing then maybe this excellent camouflage T-Shirt is more your fashion. The FREE hunt gift from AR2 Style, the Military V-Neck Shirt is a muted camo pattern Tee that looks considerably masculine while maintaining its relaxed styling. The prize includes three sizes plus one in fitted mesh, so fit should be no problem at all. If you are lucky enough to have a mesh body from The Mesh Project, there is a version included for you too. You might not look like a soldier wearing it, but you will definitely look like you can take care of yourself. Truly, that’s all the spiders in my bathroom need to know. This time, it’s WAR!

Also, in my somewhat surreal military patrol pic is another laudable FREE hunt prize from the Men’s Only Hunt. Offered by Le Poppycock, the “Summer Is Dead” Pose comes with props, including the non-firing weapon that is in my hands, and a surfboard with some bullet holes and a bit of blood on it. It is well done and fits superbly into the general theme of the hunt (The End Of Summer).

Music lovers will love the Sound-Man T-Shirt, especially if they have a love of Eighties music. Emblazoned on this T-Shirt from V-Spot is one of the great icons of the Eighties, Pac-Man! Given a slight makeover and sporting some serious head phones, this icon has returned in a soft-looking, well-textured Tee, just the kind I love the most. It is extremely realistic and could appeal to those of us with retro leanings, dj’s, or just people who love music. No matter who you are, this FREE hunt prize will turn at least a few heads your way on the grid.

On my wrist, I am showing off another great FREE hunt prize from the Men’s Only Hunt! The “Sinister” Cuffs from Rebellion are a matching set (left and right) studded black leather bracers adorned with a gothic style cross. The look is very rock and roll, although they are perfectly acceptable gothwear if that is your preferred style. This hunt really did have something for everyone!

These new tattoo sleeves from Swagged Out are yet another FREE hunt gift from the Men’s Only Hunt. I love tattoos that leave plenty of skin unadorned, so a sleeve tat like this is an excellent choice. It covers the arms while leaving the chest and back open either for another favorite tattoo or for a display of gloriously bare skin. The “Good Fortune” tattoo package is offered in faded or fresh ink and includes appliers for TMP, Slink, Signature, Omega and Niramyth bodies.

I have to ask you to take a closer look to see the last item for this week. Click on the above picture to get into my flickr then click one more time to see the close up image. My usual face was used in the military patrol pic, but in the Pac-pic if you look closely at my face, you can see I am wearing an additional item. This fantastic bit of magic is from Unorthodox and is their FREE hunt gift for the Men’s Only Hunt! The Miyagi Facial Hair has 4 facial hair options and comes with the resizable prim beard. The effect on me was to give more definition to the facial hair i already had while adding a prim beard to give me a more updated look. The hunt prize also comes with a Hud, a TMP applier and instructions making this a very generous package for us hunters to snap up. Hunt prizes like this are rare, and if you are a male avy on SL you should go get this free gift immediately. One day, it just might be the perfect thing to give you that extra realistic look.

The hunt kept me busy and I am sorry to see it end. It was another great men’s hunt and, although sometimes I worry about the decreasing availability of quality low cost items for male avies on Second Life, hunts like this help to dispel my fears. There are still a great deal of wonderful items for FREE or very low cost for male avies, you just need to have patience and enjoy the process of hunting for them. Until next time, happy hunting and see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

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Tee & Vest Combo – ::K:: Villa Vest Homme Marsala (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)
NOTE- There is a ladies version included in the box as well!

Grey Hair – Mina Hair Mark in Grey (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)

Skin – Tellaq Vicente
Eyes – Ikon Odyssey Eyes in Clarity
Chinos – LC Designs Men’s Chinos (From Inventory)
Note- While I don’t see their Men’s items out anymore or their inworld store, they do have a store on marketplace.

Camo Shirt – AR2 Style Military V-Neck Shirt for MOH6 (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)

Pose – Le Poppycock Summer Is Dead Pose (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)

Pac Shirt – V-Spot Sound-Man T-Shirt (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)

Sinister Cuffs – REBELLION “Sinister” Cuffs (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)

Tattoo – Swagged Out Good Fortune (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)

Facial Hair Addition – Unorthodox Miyagi Facial Hair (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)

Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)-BLK
Eyes – Ikon Ardent Eyes in Pewter
Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Gray Jeans – Illi Midnight Open Belt Jeans (FREE Midnight Mania Prize )
This pictures in this entry and the majority of the pictures I take are produced with the equipment at Karu’s Korner Photo Studio, an excellent FREE photo studio that is one of my favorite haunts on the grid. Many thanks for their generosity in making it so easy to turn out decent pics, try it the next time you need to take a picture!

 

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Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – The Riches of the Silk Road

Another fabulous guest blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone, originally blogged [HERE]
Greetings from the Orient, all you deal-seekers.  The Silk Road Hunt (hunt website here) organized by Historical Hunts is running until June 30, and has some fabulous gifts that are completely free.  There are 102 stops on this hunt, each one having a male and female or a unisex free gift. The theme this year is “Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves”, so you will find the gifts focusing on the Middle East and Arabia. No blog post can do justice to the many beautiful things you can find traveling the Silk Road this year, but let me give you a taste of what you will find.

This hunt is features many buildings, furniture and other decor items, but there are also a few clothing items.  First off let me show you a combination of two clothing gifts.  The Ali Baba headdress, vest, sword, and leather wrist cuffs in this picture come from Goddess Fantasies (#05 SRH5), while the pants and belt are the gift at Rag Dollz (#032 SRH5).  There are some pretty nice women’s clothing gifts at both of these stores too.

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Shown above:

Headress, vest, sword, wrist cuffs:  Goddess Fantasies – Ali Baba (#05 Silk Road Hunt 5 gift/free)

Pants, belt:  Rag Dollz – Thieves Quest (#032 SSRH5 gift/free)


Now let me pan back my camera a bit and show you the gorgeous building I’m standing in front of.  It’s the Ali Baba Tower, the Silk Road Hunt gift from Salome Designs (#09 SRH5).  It’s a gorgeous two story hexagonal Arabian-style building with a hanging fire pot and a balcony walkway around the second story inside.  And remember – it’s absolutely free!

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You can furnish your building with the room divider with plants, a chair and table from Hearth & Home (#012 SRH5) shown on the left below, or with the burl tables, dressing screen and plant stand, all gifts from An Lema (#018 SRH5) shown on the right.

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Shown above:

Ali Baba Tower: Salome Designs (#09 SRH5 gift/free)

Room Divider with plants, chair, table: Hearth & Home  (#012 SRH5 gift/free)

Secret of the Thieves Burl tables, Thieves Dressing Screen, Riches of Persia Plant Stand: An Lema (#018 SRH5 gift/free)


Another of the buildings available as gifts on the Silk Road Hunt is the  Arabian Temple found at Dragon Magick Wares (#020 SRH5).  It has lovely carved wood windows and the interior textures are amazing.

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You can see more of the interior of this building here because I’ve furnished it with the Scroll Floor Lamp, the gift from Kismet (#035 SRH5) and the Thieves Rest Bench, floor pillows, lamp, plant from Dreamscape Wedding Designs (#051 SRH5) in the top picture, and Salman’s Rug 4two from Sweet Sorrows (#041 SRH5).  This is mighty sweet decor whether your furnishing a Middle Eastern building or just a beachside house.

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Arabian Temple: Dragon Magick Wares (#020 SRH5 gift/free)

Scroll Floor Lamp (3 sizes including table):  Kismet (#035 SRH5 gift/free)

Thieves Rest Bench, floor pillows, lamp, plant:  Dreamscape Wedding Designs (#051 SRH5 gift/free)

Salman’s Rug 4two (M/F/Cuddles):  Sweet Sorrows (#041 SRH5 gift/free)


 

There are quite a few fun gifts on this hunt as well.  Two of my favorites are the Relaxing Magic Carpet made by Potpourri Designs (#039 SRH5) and the Hide n’ Peek Jars, the hunt gift at Sheds n Shacks (#079 SRH5).  It may not be clear from the picture below, but the Relaxing Magic Carpet hovers up and down (but doesn’t actually fly and can’t be steered).  The Hide n’ Peek Jars allow three people to hide in or between the various jars in the set.  Very handy if you are one of the 40 thieves.

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Shown above:

Relaxing Magic Carpet (it hovers):  Potpourri Designs (#039 SRH5 gift/free)

Hide n’ Peek Jars (seats 3):  Sheds n Shacks (#079 SRH5 gift/free)


If all you want for your desert oasis is some water and an elegant spot to rest, you can’t beat the tile oasis with water pool from Pierre Ceriano (#022 SRH5).  After refreshing yourself at the pool, you can rest on the cushions that surround this lovely low table from Park Place Home Decor (#027 SRH5).  The cushions and table come with the plate and table lamp shown in the picture.

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Shown above:

Tile Oasis:  Pierre Ceriano (#022 SRH5 gift/free)

Low table with cushions, plate, lamp:  Park Place Home Decor (#027 SRH5 gift/free)


And for the more nomadically-minded you can find the blue and gold satin tent on the left in the picture below at Botanica (#093 SRH5), and the elaborate furnished tent with pillows on the right at ~XM~ Designs (#30 SRH5). Both come with elegant working lanterns.

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Shown above:

On the left: Blue gypsy tent – Botanica (#093 SRH5 gift/free)

On the left: Arabian tent – ~XM~ Designs (#30 SRH5 gift/free)


Finally, so that you don’t think there are just two men’s clothing gifts on the Silk Road Hunt, I must show you several of the many, many gifts available at stop #085, the Mountain Rose Shops.  This single stop on the main hunt offers a “mini hunt” among the several stores at that location, and you can pick up a total of nineteen prizes there.  Some are furnishings and buildings, and others are clothing.  Each of the clothing gifts includes men’s, boy’s, ladies, girls, and child versions.  As you’ll see from my pictures, the Mountain Rose Shops did not just limit themselves to an Arabian theme, but rather created clothing gifts from across the entire Silk Road route.  In several of these pictures I am wearing the red Ali shoes, the men’s hunt gift from Lindy Modern Shoes (#082).  But here are the clothing gifts from the Mountain Rose Shops:

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Shown above (all prizes from the mini-hunt at the Mountain Rose Shops):

#1  Arab Prince:  Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt)  (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)

#2  Beggar:  Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt)  (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)

#3:  Indian Prince – Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt)  (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)

#4:  Mongolian Prince (with boots) – Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt)  (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)

#5:  Venetian Nobleman – Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt)  (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)

Shoes: Ali Red – Lindy Modern Shoes (#082 SRH5 gift/free)


Geoffrey is also wearing:

Skin:  Belleza – Shawn Deep Tan (group gift/$350L to join)

Eyes:  [dirty.little.secret] Black eyes (former group gift)


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Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – The Men Only Hunt

A Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – The Men Only Hunt, originally blogged [HERE]

The 4th edition of Men Only Hunt is running through 7AM on June 15 with 58 stores offering completely free prizes if you can find the hidden beer glass hunt object.  A list of participating stores, their SLURLs and hints can be found at the hunt website.  The theme this time is “Summer” and hunters will find plenty of casual clothing, accessories, shoes and tattoos.  There’s not room here to show you all of the MOH4 hunt prizes, but I can show you plenty of examples of the kinds of things you’ll find along the way.

First off, quite a number of the participating stores are offering tattoos.  While all of these tattoo prizes come in tattoo layer form, several also come in clothing layer versions, and an increasing number of them also have SLINK mesh hand appliers as well.  That’s right — the mesh hand/foot craze is starting to hit male fashion too, which means that fashion-conscious men will soon have to start worrying about whether they have the correct hands and feet on when they go out in public.  Obviously I’m still wearing the hands and feet the Linden gods gave me at birth.

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top row:  Clemm (MOH4 # 49), Tabou Irresistible (MOH4 # 10), Reckless (MOH4 # 19), -Dappa- (MOH4 # 45) and Pekka body piercings (MOH4 # 53)

bottom row:  Sourires (MOH4 # 26), Zentro Body (MOH4 # 32), Speakeasy Tatoo (MOH4 # 38), Taox Tatoo (MOH4 # 42)


In keeping with the summertime theme, several of the MOH4 participating stores are giving glasses and sunglasses as prizes.  Here are the seven I found.

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TOP ROW:  [Geek..] (MOH4 #52), Aesthetica (MOH4 #50), UtopiaH (MOH4 #35), [Body Factory] (MOH4 #25)

Bottom ROW:  [sYs] (MOH4 #9), [Zoom] (MOH4 #4), Adjunct (MOH4 #2)


Pretty much all of the clothing prizes in the MOH4 hunt are casual.  Most prizes are shirts or shorts, allowing you to mix and match tops and bottoms to suit your mood, while a few stores are offering complete outfits. I went down to Bondi Beach in the Sydney City region to take some pictures of the outfits I put together from the various shirts and shorts I found in the hunt.

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The lowdown on where to find the parts of these outfits is as follows.

Outfit 1: Low Waist Shirt (with 6 color HUD) by [GIOMEN] – MOH#55;  Sum shorts by .ARISE. – MOH#46; Men’s FlipFlops – American Bazaar – MOH#01

Outfit 2:  Summer Flip Flops by Aitui – MOH#16; Anchor Tee V.1 by {Fe Style} – MOH#18; Sum shorts by .ARISE. – MOH#46

Outfit 3:  Saturday Shorts (black) by [tomboi] – MOH#33; Check Summer Shirt by REBELL – MOH#24; Supra Kicks by Razor/// – MOH#27


If you’re looking for a full summer outfit, you’ll find these three lurking among the MOH4 hunt prizes.

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The particulars on these full outfits are:

Outfit 4:  Tommy outfit by zanze – MOH#15; Denim Slipons by Anchor & Co. – MOH#7

Outfit 5:  Top, pants & shoes (Marcario) by Shey – MOH#17

Outfit 6:  Donned (Shirt, tie & pants) by SwaggedOut – MOH#54; Zanotti sneakers by Sabotage – MOH#56


Well, after a hard day of hunting I decided to put on two more hunt gifts, a hunt prize shape by Surrogates and another hunt prize skin by T.Bare and catch some rays.  The swim trunks in this picture are not a hunt prize but is one of a set of six James Bond swimsuits by sf Designs.

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Shape:  Clint by Surrogates – MOH#44

Skin: Apollon Deep Tan-Eyebrow Cut by T.Bare – MOH#21

Swimsuit:  James Bond swimsuit by sf Designs (not free)

But if you’re going to get a tan, best to do it without getting a tan line.  Fortunately Grafica Poses (MOH#6) is giving out the bain de soleil pose complete with a wearable straw hat strategically positioned in just the right place.  Aaahhhhhh…..

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In all but the last two pictures Geoffrey is wearing:

Skin:  Xen_tan_bald_shaved by Prodigal (not free)

Eyes: Deep Honey Hazel mesh eyes by MayFly (not free)

Hair:  Steve by A&A Hair (not free)