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Ethan’s Picks – MoM Nov 16

The Men Only Monthly event is open again and there’s a focus on Autumnal clothing – and there’s some really nice stuff in there. After buying my favourites I popped back to my home in Jsindo and took some pics for you. My picks from this round are the following three:

(From left to right):

[sYs] SLURL/MP
D-Zero Jacket – MoM
D-Zero Pants – MoM
D-Zero Boots – MoM

Hypnotik SLURL/MP
Coat Beige – MoM (Includes Colour Change HUD)
Casual_Pant.yellow – MoM

Ascend Fashion SLURL/MP
Ascend Evan Fur Hoodie #A – MoM
Ascend Classic Cargos Solo Black Tartan – MP

Take A Chance 

swagbag-sep_002I used to be subscribed to MyGeekbox, and used to enjoy the anticipation. Wondering what I was going to receive, it was like a birthday each month – excited about the “present” and looking to find out what I was going to get. But it started to become a little stale recently, with more DC and console game memorabilia and less Doctor Who and Marvel. So I’ve stopped it.

Just in time, MadPea (the people who brought us games like the Ghost Town, the Interview, UNIA, and even more games than you can shake a stick at – like the new Inca Treasure Hunt) have brought out a Second Life version especially for men! The new SwagBag might feel a little pricey at L$1500/month. But when you look at the quality and names in there it’s absolutely worth it!

Why not visit their website, view what’s on offer and jump on the SLURL?

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[SYS] tem Addict

[SYS] is one of my favourite designers on the grid. Systi Cisse, like Photos Nikolaidis of A:S:S, creates some amazing clothes. With more than a nod to the Alternative and Cyber crowd she was the first designer that I found who had created a mesh skirt for men. And, even better, it was a contemporary, modern design, rather than being made for a fantasy setting!

I’m neither trans nor do I use an opposite gender avatar. (I have no issues with those who want that experience, it’s just not me.) But I do have an issue in both RL and SL with gendered clothing. In particular the idea that a skirt emasculates men. Women can wear trousers with a minimum of fuss, but men can’t wear skirts.

Anyway, moving away from my equality and diversity rant, [SYS] don’t subscribe to this belief. The main question seems to be “does it look great?” and the answer for everything that I’ve bought up to now is a resounding Yes!

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Confusion Over Comox

I was convinced that I’d written a piece about [SYS] before, and then when I looked I realised that I hadn’t. So I’m doing this one the opposite way around, I’m going to write a focus piece on Comox and then link in the main [SYS] piece later.

I went for a trip to Men Only Monthly which is always a nice place to visit for some new ideas. [SYS] had a stall (she also has a small store in the Men Only District) to promote the new range of trousers and vests, Comox.

SYS Comox_006The trousers are great. For only L$290 you get a detailed, beautifully textured pair of trousers, with flaps and other interesting details strewn around them. Unfortunately I don’t think that they work very well with full length tops, but bare-chested or cropped/open tops work quite well.

Speaking of tops, I’m not sure about the vest. There’s some clipping issues with the trousers and the alpha texture provided doesn’t completely cover the torso, meaning that some poses cause further clipping with the body. But it’s only L$190 and it’s fitmesh so theoretically the clipping issues should be less than standard mesh clothing. Like the trousers, the fabric and patterns are beautiful though, so I’m sure that it’ll go with lots of your other clothes!

Neither of them are currently showing on the Marketplace, so probably best to go and visit the [SYS] Mainstore. The Comox set itself doesn’t appear in the store so you’ll need to click on the LM giver in the Events hut at the landing zone if Men Only Monthly has been reset by the time you visit.