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At The Beach, Checking Out The Waves!

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Hello everyone, welcome to my last post as a staff member of Fab Free. I would regale you with the story of how, when I was a new resident over seven years ago, I relied on Fab Free to find great items to pick up, how I would eventually come to idolize Love to an embarrassing extent, how I revered Carson when he was a male blogger here, and how much I wanted to emulate them both. This blog has been more than a hobby; it was hugely important to me in both my first and second lives. Sadly, though, times do change. While my feelings towards Fab Free have not, I do need to step away from my dream job here in order to focus on other matters at hand.

Before I go, I have to tell you about a few fantastic items. The great Roughnecks T-Shirt shown above is available as a free group gift. It has been a long winter for me and the thought of donning a well-worn, soft cotton tee and shorts is irresistible. This free Group Gift Tee looks very much like a real world garment and is adorned with a cool biker image on both the front and the back. Inside the box is a wide range of versions including tucked, untucked, Mesh, Fitmesh and three different waist widths to help fit with a wide range of Mesh pants. Not only is this going to fit well but this Tee is going to look great with almost any pants you choose to wear with it. I was very impressed with everything included in this box.

The shorts I am wearing come from the unbelievably bountiful Dark Water Designs cart at the Spring Freshness At The Wash Cart Sale Event! Previously, the main item on it was featured by Astrid here, but there is so much more there that deserves a look! These Cargo Shorts in White Canvas look fantastic and inspired me to go seek out some sun. (A good thing too because in real life my legs were about that color). I love the way they look but I should caution you that finding the perfect shirt to wear with them is slightly more complicated since they seem to require a little extra width at the waist at the back. Luckily they look awesome if you go bare-chested too and the little extra work putting together an outfit with them is well worth the effort!

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Also at the Dark Water Designs cart at the Spring Freshness At The Wash Cart Sale Event are these sharp looking polo shirts. My favorite was the Polo Shirt – Nautical package which contains that fun looking print shirt you see me chilling on the beach in. In addition to that design it comes with a hud that gives you two more textures to choose from, a bargain at only 10L! Inset in the picture are two examples of the Polo Shirt – Madras Colors package also available for only 10L. Along with a third color (light blue) included in the texture change hud, these polos are excellent Easter and spring-wear. All put together this was one of the best cart sale carts I have ever seen!

Oddity has a great item they are giving away as a free group gift that is perfect for us spring breakers. The -TopGun- Dark Glasses are sharp looking aviator style sunglasses. A classic eternally popular design, these sunglasses are a good pickup as you prepare to look cool for the coming spring and summer months. Well done Oddity, thank you!

It has been beyond fun serving all of you. In the end, that is what we do here at Fab Free, and that what all of us at here have in common. It doesn’t matter where we are, where we have been, or when we were here at this wonderful institution. What we do, we do out of love for all of you. I have re-launched my own blog and will continue posting there when time permits. I leave you with one final thought: Second Life is an amazing adventure if you open yourself to it and allow yourself to be carried away. The trick is finding what you love and focusing on that. My time here has been my greatest adventure so far, and I want to thank all of you for that. Take care and I will see you on the grid.—–WHC Riler

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Biker Tee – Roughnecks Mens Group Gift Tee (Free Group Gift / 0L / Free Group )
White Shorts – Dark Water Designs Cargo Shorts in White Canvas (10L each/ The Wash Cart Sale )
Nauti Polo – Dark Water Designs Polo Shirt – Nautical package (10L each/ The Wash Cart Sale )
Pastel Green, Yellow Polos – Dark Water Designs Polo Shirt – Madras Colors package (10L each/ The Wash Cart Sale )
Sunglasses – Oddity Glasses -TopGun- DARK (Free Group Gift / 0L / Free Group )

Skin – 7 Deadly S{K}ins MATT March 2016 Group Gift (Free Group Gift / 0L / Group now on sale – 13L)
Beige Shorts – Illi Illi Classic Board Shorts!
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)
Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes In Fjord

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A Class Act!

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I was sitting around the coffee shop as I often do, waiting for inspiration to strike me. I would do it at home, but you know that look you get when you think of something smart? Well, I figure if I am ever gonna get that look, I want to make sure someone sees me wearing it! So I was sitting in the coffee shop and suddenly like BOOM! There it was…”The Riler University Of Art!” For only five lindens a class, you can learn from the Masters. (I am only gonna hire people with the last name of Masters to instruct students.) For that small class fee, you will have a unique opportunity to be taught by the best people willing to work for me. You will learn how to use words like “create” which instantly increases the value of a piece of work over one that you “did”! Art can be a very messy and complex area of study, so what better way to learn about it than from people who don’t deal in complexities? At The Riler University Of Art, we make art! Or actually, we make you make art. Either way, there is art and you. That is what we are all about.

Above, you can see me preparing for a class. Of all the jobs I have ever had that I could do in a bathrobe, this is truly the most rewarding! Sadly…the most financially rewarding. The masculine looking black bathrobe I am wearing is a free gift from Gothicatz, their Logo Black Robe. Suitable for making coffee to drink in a sunlit breakfast nook, or perhaps to wear while binge watching The Walking Dead in the flickering light of the living room TV, a good robe can be very versatile indeed! This one fits quite well, coming in five sizes. Although it does bear a good amount of logo-ing on its texture, it is a very well made Mesh robe. Stop by Gothicatz and pick it up, a man can accomplish many great things without leaving his favorite bathrobe. Those are truly words to live by.

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7 Deadly S{K}ins is one of my all time favorite skin stores on the grid, and for men probably the single most generous one I am aware of. Congratulations to them for reaching their third Anniversary on Second Life! The celebration is now in full swing and all male avies who have not yet joined 7DS should consider doing so right away, as their group join is on sale for only 13L right now. On top of that, Izara has put out the Zyon Anniversary skins you see me wearing in this week’s pictures. Included in the 13L box are two skin tones (Cotton and Taupe) with three variations of facial hair for each. As if that isn’t enough, each of those comes with and without hairbase and they even throw in SLINK and OMEGA appliers too! This gift is bursting with goodies and a bargain at only 13L! When you visit 7 Deadly S{K}ins, make sure you pick up the March group gift skin as well. It is every bit as handsome as this one is! Join the group today and pick up this fantastic 13L Anniversary gift. It’s only going to be out for a very limited time, so get going and pick this up!

Riler University, it turns out, has temporarily shuttered its windows I am sad to announce. There were some unsavory rumors spread around that it was merely an excuse for me get naked and collect some pocket change. As soon as my legal problems come to an end, I will be back to help you make art all over the place! Believe me, that’s a promise! Until then, take care and see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

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Robe – Gothicatz Gothicatz Logo Black Robe (Free Gift / 0L )

Skin – 7 Deadly S{K}ins ZYON Anniversary Skin Box (13L Gift / 13L / Third Anniversary Gift)
Censored Box – Strange & Beautiful Censored box (Free Gift / 0L / Free Marketplace Item )

Hair – Damselfly Hitch
Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes In Fjord

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Grim, And Yet So Pleasant A Find!

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Hi everyone! Sadly, the excellent Jack Or Jill Hunt is over. There is, however, at least one free prize a creator has left out for us straggling hunters, and it is not to be missed! The Little Bat offered the Grim Outfit W/Hud for the Jack Or Jill Hunt containing the Grim Jacket & Shirt shown above. The jacket is a one piece mesh combo featuring a simple denim jacket, well-textured and very realistic-looking over a foreboding skull T-Shirt. The Tee is texture change via included hud and offers you six color choices to choose from. I really appreciate it when designers offer us something with texture change options. It moves the items high up on my “Wanted” list. That isn’t all that is included in this free gift though! The Little Bat also throws in the jeans I am wearing in two styles: Straight and Tapered. Both versions come in five sizes as does the Jacket & Shirt combo, so getting a good fit will be a breeze. Run to get this item, it could be gone any minute!

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Pru previously mentioned a store over at the shopping event called Swank here. Swank is a themed monthly sales event and this month the theme is “Luck Of The Irish”! There are free gifts and inexpensive gachas to be found there, so it is worth popping by for a visit. It just so happens when I was over there I found something I liked quite a bit! The Safety Vest – The Boss from Dita Couture is at The Swank Event on a Gacha for only 30L per play. It looks very realistic and while it isn’t something you would normally wear every day, it is definitely a fun item to pick up. It could come in very handy role-playing on Second Life or if you happen to be a male dancer, it could be part of a very sexy stage outfit. Either way, for only 30L it is something that deserves your consideration.

Also at The Swank Event are the free eyes I am wearing this week, the Ivernia Shamrock Eyes from Dulce Secrets. To show off how nice they are, I inset a close up on the top picture which hopefully does them justice. They are offered in both regular and Mesh versions and make for an excellent free gift to pick up. I collect eyes on SL and was thrilled to add these to my collection, I hope you will be too!

That’s it for me, now it’s time to wander off to first life for a while. I hope you all have some fun tonight on the grid, however you enjoy spending your time there. For now I will leave you my friends with my best wishes, have fun and see you on the grid very soon!—–WHC Riler

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Grim Outfit – The Little Bat Grim Outfit W/Hud (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Jack Or Jill Hunt)

Safety Vest – Dita Couture – The Safety Vest – The Boss (30L per play gacha @ The Swank Event )
Eyes – Dulce Secrets – Ivernia Shamrock Eyes (Free / 0L / Swank Free Group Gift)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

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March Comes In Like A Rabbit!

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! Here we are in March with a whole new set of hunts and group gifts to pick up! When you do what I do, the beginning of a new month is always the most exciting period. Don’t forget what they say: March comes in like a rabbit, scurrying around picking up free gifts, and goes out like a rabbit, too! A much heavier one, weighed down with a glut of new inventory items, but still a rabbit!

Ashbury Designs is a very nice place to get male clothes. They are on my list of must visits at the beginning of a new month, and for good reason. Ashbury Designsfree group gifts have a way of making a home for themselves in my inventory and certainly their current one is a fine example. The Ace Military Shirt is a one piece mesh combo. Comprised of an open blue denim shirt with a very subtle camouflage pattern and a black T-Shirt, it is a simple look which looks very real-world plausible. Comfortable looking, it comes in 3 Mesh sizes, 2 Fitmesh and one Fitmesh for TMP bodies. The shade of blue of the shirt is beautiful and the detail and texture is extremely attractive! This is one free group gift you definitely should not pass up.

Lavarock has a new store and I am truly happy to welcome them back! For those of you who read my autobiography, you will recall I became a blogger partially because of a great free group gift Lavarock produced. I simply did not have enough friends on SL to tell about it, so I began blogging! I was thrilled when my editor, Andi, told me there was a new group gift in their store and I assure you it is excellent! The Urban Male Sneakers are a pair of Hi-top shoes for regular avy feet, so everyone can wear them if they like. In fact, since there is a woman’s version out in the women’s area at Lavarock as well, nearly everyone can wear them! They are Mesh and extremely cool. The most spectacular thing about them is the texture change hud! These sneakers come with a MONSTER HUD which gives you access to 15 sneaker textures, 5 laces, 5 tongues, 5 straps, 6 sock variations including hide and 2 sole colors. EPIC work on the hud, Lavarock. Thank you very much! For a free group gift, a hud like this is rare and these shoes are going to be keepers. Go get ‘em, people!

That’s all for me tonight. Rest assured I will be hopping around the grid picking up more freebies and cheapies tomorrow. Until then, I hope you take advantage of all the fun Second Life has to offer. See you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

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Denim Shirt – Ashbury Designs Ace Military Shirt w/ Tee (Free Group Gift / 0L / Free Group )
Sneakers – Lavarock Urban Male Sneakers w/HUD(Free Group Gift / 0L / Free Group )

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)
Eyes – Poetic Colors Summer Sky Eyes – Beach Night (Free Gift / 0L )
Pose – Pics n Poses Contemplating
Jeans – LC Designs Men’s Skinny Jeans (from Inventory)

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A Shiny Shabby Day at the Beach

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Hello Fab Free, I hope everyone enjoyed a little extra February! I had a nice long weekend, and while it was fun, I’m glad to be back with a few more Shiny Shabby gifts to show you. The Shiny Shabby event ends March 10th, so you’ve got a little over a week to pick up the wonderful anniversary gifts and do a little shopping. There are so many great gifts to be had, it would be quite a task to show them all! I will include some additional links to the other Shiny Shabby blog posts from the Fab Free Team at the end of this post, just in case you missed them.

When Love first told me about the Shiny Shabby gift from Dead Dollz, I knew it was for me! It’s true, she knows my style and how much I love the chance to show some flirty fun pin-up clothing. This cute ruffled and polka-dotted bikini just screams pin-up. As with all the Shiny Shabby gifts, this cute mesh bikini is completely FREE, just stop by the Dead Dollz booth and pick it up. The gift includes the mesh top and bottom only, fitted specifically for the Maitreya Lara body.

Speaking of pin-up style, the Shiny Shabby gift from Elikatira is just that! The blunt bangs are one of the definitive pin-up hair styles. The high pony-tail just adds even more flirtatiousness to the look. I love it! This gift includes an exclusive color change hud with several options from the basic colors to some fun ombres. There’s sure to be something for everyone. Not to mention, the gift is FREE at Shiny Shabby, so you really can’t go wrong! I included a photo of the back of this hairstyle because I love the cute little curl in the back. It’s so sweet and girly, and one of those little details that makes this hairstyle from Elikatira special.

Finally, this pretty yellow peony is the Shiny Shabby gift from Lode. Peonies are my absolute favorite flower, so I had to show this one. The details are just gorgeous, as I have come to expect with items from Lode. This pretty single flower can be re-sized by clicking the flower. I think it is so pretty, I intend to have it sitting on one of the tables in my home once I’m done carrying it around! lol Yellow is such a great color for spring as well, so don’t miss this gift from Lode at Shiny Shabby.

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Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Elikatira – [e] Kiki – Exclusives – FREE Gift @Shiny Shabby

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen *Additional Expression HUD Sold Separately 

Skin –  [theSkinnery] Sienna (Catwa Skin Applier) champagne

Bikini – .::Dead Dollz::.  Manon Set – Pois – FREE Gift @Shiny Shabby

Tattoos – antielle. Moon Bastet

Body/Hands –  Maitreya – Lara

Flower – *LODE* Accessory – Blossoms [single peony] – FREE Gift @Shiny Shabby

*Pose by !bang

**Location – Crossing Currents

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Want to see more of the FREE gifts at the current round of Shiny Shabby? Below are links to previous Fab Free posts showing Shiny Shabby gifts, just in case you missed them! Click the links to check out posts from Love, Astrid, WHC Riler, and Glimmer.

Love Me Fiercely by Astrid

Being Koi With You by Love

Shiny Shabby Surely! by WHC Riler

Polka Dots & Puppy Dogs by Love

Gracefully Shabby by Astrid

Treat Yourself by Glimmer

Chain Your Head, It’s Cute! by Love

Foot Prints by Astrid

Home Free by Love


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Last Chance Menstuff Hunters!

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Hello to all you Fabbies out there! (I prefer Fab Freaks as a nickname but, quite frankly, I am afraid Love will chuck another stapler at me. Her aim is true.) The Menstuff Hunt ends on Monday so this is your last chance to pick up some very nice garments. Since we are out of virtual beer anyway, its time to get off the virtual couch and get out there hunting! I am going to be slightly briefer than usual in order to get this post up as soon as possible, so my apologies in advance to the creators of the impressive items I am showing off. They definitely deserve more individual attention then I can give them today.

That said, The IMaGE Factory is offering the free Tommy Hoodie Combo as their prize for the Menstuff Hunt! While the color looks fantastic in the above picture it is slightly misleading because the garment comes with a huge texture change hud giving the shirt 18 textures, the hoodie 16 and the jacket 12 textures! It comes in five sizes, two of which are fitmesh. Truly an impressive hunt gift, the current hunt hint is “so full of light, but always in shade”.

Swirl Poses made the pose I am using above, part of their 1L hunt prize for the Menstuff Hunt. The box includes five male poses and appears to be a set that I will be able to use for quite a while. If you take pictures on Second Life, you might want to pick this up, it could come in handy.

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FashionNatic‘s Brutus open Shirt is one piece of Mesh including the open shirt and the very scary looking skull and crossbones T-Shirt. It looks great, kind of a dark and dangerous look perfect whether you play guitar in a grunge band or stay at home listening to pirated MP3s! Arrrrrrgh, it’s a pirate’s life mateys, pick this free Menstuff gift up and look cool living it.

If you look closely at the above picture you will see I snuck two bracelets into this post. They are the 1L Menstuff hunt prize from Glint. The Leather Bracelet With Metal Rings is the wider of the two and my personal favorite because of the rough masculine look. Both bracelets however are top quality and worth adding to your own personal collections. Click on my pic above twice and you can get a nice close up view of the items. I think you might like them.

The free Menstuff hunt prize from Pics n Poses is a nice pose called Contemplating! As you can tell in the above picture, it is a very natural looking relaxed pose. The best thing about this pose is one day I can use it to show off some really nice footwear, and those poses are hard to find.

This concludes my Menstuff coverage for now. Hurry now, the hunt will end tomorrow. Have fun and enjoy your Second Lives my friends, take care and I’ll see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

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Hoodie – The IMaGE Factory Tommy Hoodie Combo (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)
Pose (Upper Pic) – Swirl Poses Menstuff Hunt Gift (Hunt Prize / 1L / Menstuff Hunt)

Pirate Shirt – FashionNatic Brutus open Shirt (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)
Bracelets – Glint Leather Bracelet With Metal Rings & Leather And Silver Diamond Print Bead Bracelet (Hunt Prize / 1L / Menstuff Hunt)
Pose (Lower Pic) – Pics n Poses Contemplating (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Jaryth’s Barber Shop David (Coffee)
Eyes – Poetic Colors Summer Sky Eyes in Beach Night (Free Gift / 0L )

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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

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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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Sunday Driver!

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Hello everyone and happy Sunday to all of you! The Menstuff Hunt hunt is still on and I have gotten a huge amount of stuff from it that is blog worthy. Much of it I have not even posted yet! So, I strongly urge you to roll up your sleeves and take a shot at hunting on Second Life. It can be a highly rewarding pastime.

Angel DELUXE is offering the smart-looking outfit above as their free prize on the Menstuff Hunt. The prize is rather comprehensive, so this is a breakdown of what Angel DELUXE is giving you for free. The Mesh Menstuff Jacket & Shirt is a one piece combo featuring the jacket, shirt and tie! The colors are surprising to me and look fantastic together. This is a highly handsome piece of mesh and is provided in five sizes. The Menstuff Jeans – Bootcut come with it and are blessed with excellent texture and a beautiful deep blue color in addition to the fact that being bootcut will make it easier to wear them over much of the footwear in your wardrobe. That makes them an excellent addition to your quickly-expanding inventory. Separate from the jeans is the Menstuff Belt. It is one of the best-looking men’s belts I have ever seen on SL: nicely textured brown leather with a metal loop and buckle which are perfectly proportionate. Sadly, it is not shown in the above pictures. The jeans and belt both come in two fitmesh sizes and three mesh ones, so fitting will not be an issue. One last item is in this gift, a handsome pair of military boots. Simple, yet good looking, they make an excellent bonus for an already unskippable stop on this year’s Menstuff Hunt.

One of my favorite places to get men’s shoes on Second Life is Illi. When I am not modeling something for the blog, many of the shoes I wear come from their store. When I saw that Illi was participating in the Menstuff Hunt, I knew I was going to pick up something I would enjoy greatly. The Stanley Sneakers in Blue are a cool-looking men’s sneaker to be sure, but it is what is in the box that impresses me most. Illi has included in this free gift: versions for classic avatars, Aesthetic avatars and Slink Feet! I am wearing the Slink Version in this picture, a rare pleasure for me to be able to model Slink shoes since for men they tend to be costly. So, not only are they a great sneaker, this is a chance to pick up shoes that might be handy should you ever move up to Mesh feet or a Mesh avatar. For that reason alone, this is a must pick up! Thank you very much Alphonse for another great item!

Finally, in the pic above I am showing off a Calavera SS Stock car from Zenit Designs. This free Menstuff Hunt prize is different from most that I show off in that it is a toy that you can play around with. I may be clothes obsessed (among other things) but there is more to Second Life than just what to wear. Taking a car out for a spin can be great fun! The Calavera SS Stock has classic muscle car styling and drives via a hud. One thing is for sure: the fun you will get out of it could likely make this a wonderful find for you!

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Once I took the pictures of the car, I realized they did not show off my hair well. These things happen when you wear black hair in front of a dark brick wall! Although I have previously shown off the Damselfly Menstuff Hunt Gift here, The Hitch Non-Rigged Mesh Hair certainly could use added attention. It comes in 20 textures select-able via easy to use hud, and hopefully showing it in a lighter tint might garner it the attention such a nice 1L hunt gift deserves.

EccentriciXi‘s free gift for the Menstuff Hunt should help keep us warm until the last of the SL snow has melted. The Stuff Hunt Sweater&Scarf and Chinos is a two piece outfit with a camouflage theme. The Sweater&Scarf is one piece of Mesh, the sweater being a solid dark green with a nice cozy texture and the scarf having a camo texture. Since the sweater does not carry the camouflage texture, its look is well-balanced. I like how the sweater does not carry the camouflage texture, if it had that and I went walking in the woods no one could ever find me. The Mesh chinos bear a dark camo texture that looks realistic, a garment that is valuable to own in a regular wardrobe if you are a fan of that look. Both pieces come in five sizes each for a trouble-free fit, and make up a wonderful free Menstuff gift.

That’s it for me for now, but I will be in touch soon. I still have tons more to show you from Menstuff as well as the Jack or Jill Hunt. Now is an excellent time to be a male freebie/cheapie hunter on SL, I hope you can take advantage of it! Til next time, have fun and I will see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

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Outfit Shown (Car Pics) – Angel DELUXE Menstuff Jacket Shirt & Tie Combo, Menstuff Jeans – Bootcut (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)
Sneakers – Illi Stanley Sneakers in Blue (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)
Car – Zenit Designs Calavera SS Stock car (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)

Hair – Damselfly The Hitch Non-Rigged Mesh Hair (Hunt Prize / 1L / Menstuff hunt)
Boots – EccentriciXi Stuff Hunt Sweater, Scarf & Chinos (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)

Skin (Car Pics) – Belleza Mathieu
Skin (Winter Pic) – Akeruka Ares V2 Skin #02

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Free Accessories Day Continues!

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Free Accessories Day is underway and I wanted to put in another quick post to show off some more cool items. Many thanks are in order for Pru, who pointed me in the direction of a fantastic jewelry store called Tantalum and their exceptional Jack Or Jill Hunt prize.

The Xue Necklaces from Tantalum comprise a set of two distinct, unisex necklaces offered as a single free Jack Or Jill Hunt gift. They look awesome! The shorter necklace has a small silver skull on it while the longer one has a crystal pendant. Each necklace comes with color change scripting included with its resizer that enables you to choose between 7 metal textures for the chains and 19 different textures for the crystal. The hunt object for The Jack Or Jill Hunt looks like a small black hockey puck. It was not the easiest find, but it was worth every second I spent looking for it!

The super-detailed unisex leather cuff I am wearing is also from Tantalum. The Loco Bracelet is a free group gift and is superbly made. It comes in left-hand and right-hand versions and truly looks like it’s crafted out of leather and pewter! There is no chance this is not going to be in my wardrobe for a long time.

Lastly, I don’t know if this item actually counts as an accessory, but I don’t care. B*FLY‘s free prize on the Menstuff Hunt is the Fallen Tattoo. It is an excellent, tough-looking sleeve design which is so good I couldn’t resist including it in the picture! It comes with appliers for Adam, Slink and TMP and is a great tattoo to add to your collection.

That’s it for me today. I hope your day has gone as wonderfully as mine has. If you are hunting, always remember to keep your eyes peeled for group gifts, MM boards, and other items. It is always nice to find a special surprise you might have otherwise missed. Take care everyone and I will see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

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Necklaces – Tantalum The Xue Necklaces (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Jack Or Jill Hunt Prize)
Bracelet – Tantalum Loco Bracelet (Free Group Gift / 0L / free group)
Tattoo – B*FLY Fallen Tattoo (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)

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

More Information about the Menstuff Hunt can be found here.

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

 

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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

 

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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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