Saturday, June 7, 2008

Keep Our Male Avies Looking Sharp! (2008 Version)

UPDATE: (6/9/08)

JEEPERS CREEPERS MEN'S SHOES

I couldn't believe I forgot to add this store. Some of the best looking shoes for men I've seen in SL. The are made with such fine details. When you visit this store, visit the rest of the Best of SL Boulevard, too!

To visit Jeepers, CLICK HERE. (THE BEST OF BOULEVARD 208, 96, 26)

In SL female clothing stores are EVERYWHERE! However, I've heard from a lot of male avies that it is difficult to find male clothing stores with quality clothes. In July of 2007, I did a blog entry on places for men to shop in SL. I felt it was time to revisit the subject since I have pointed a handful of male avies to my blog in the past couple of weeks.

Landmarks have been updated and stores have been added. Here is a list of stores I compiled:

ALPHAMALE BLACKLACE & VENGEANCE


From jeans to hoodies to t-shirts to leather jackets to silk boxers, Alphamale has them all in very sexy designs for the male avie. And, how about treating yourself to the luxury of silk pajamas?

To visit, CLICK HERE. (Ruby 92, 65, 26)

REDGRAVE

Redgrave has men's and women's clothes. Redgrave's is not what I would call a big store; however, what really catches your eye here are the leather selections. Leathers in rich colors such as black and shades of brown adorn the walls for purchase. The details give the jackets the richness in design. You will also find other items here such as jeans, sweaters, t-shirts and a little more dressy options.

To visit Redgrave, CLICK HERE. (Sands Island 1 169, 100, 24)

MADE MEN

Made Men has casual clothes and dressy clothes. I would consider the clothes here to be more "hip." However, what really catches my eye is the skins and suits.

The skins are made for a young, muscular look. Muscles are well defined showing excellent abs with great detailing.

My favorite thing about this store is the suits. Made Men has lots of suits in a large array of colors to fit everyone. The selection includes sport jackets to classic business suits to more modern suits. I especially liked the "Black on Black" line of suits which are very GQ.

To visit Made Men, CLICK HERE. (Made 80, 192, 51)

BRUTAL GEAR

A small men's store in a delapidated building that houses jeans, jackets (bomber, biker, etc.), t-shirts, tank tops, sunglasses, and belt buckles.

To visit Brutal Gear, CLICK HERE. (Varado 104, 158, 31)

Cubic Effect

WOW... Cubic Effect has prim clothes. The jackets look awesome. The mens clothes are mixed in with womens, so take your time and look around. They have pants, jackets, shirts and more!

To visit Cubic Effect, CLICK HERE. (Born East 207, 14, 41)

GEARSHIFT

Hoodies, jeans and jackets are what GearShift offers. Cool looking close in a very cool airship shopping center.

To visit Gear Shift, CLICK HERE (Maggiore 150, 143, 601)

THE DRAWMACHINE

Whether you want the look of speed for looking like a biker or a racer, The Drawmachine has the look for you. Included in their array of products are biker boots, biker gloves, biker pants, jeans, leather racing jackets, and Air Force t-shirts. When you first arrive all you will see is the sexy lady outfits. Turn to the right and the men's clothes will start on the right wall and continue upstairs.

To visit Drawmachine, CLICK HERE. (Sc Design 30, 23, 22)

Civvies

Casual wear and steam punk rolled into one shop. They have some unique things also like wool and leather hats, dirty sneakers and sock elbow warmers.

To visit Civvies, CLICK HERE. (Maggiore 94, 132, 601)

MUSASHI-DO MAIN FASHION SHOP

Musashi-Do advertises themselves as "Italian fashion meets the Far East." I do have to agree I can see both the Italian and Far East influences in their line of clothes. Although it is one of the smaller collections, it does include some everyday clothes from casual to dressy suits and some more exotic wear such as kung fu uniforms, racing outfits and kilts.

To visit Masashi-Do, CLICK HERE. (Anton 96, 243, 108)

NAUGHTY DESIGNS

I smile at the thought that my favorite male skins are found in a place called "Naughty." I've found these skins to be so realistic and detailed that I am truly amazed by them. The skin named Dante happens to be my favorite. I've seen these skins first-hand on a couple of avies who are close friends. They are very impressive.

To visit Naughty Designs, CLICK HERE. (Naughty 80, 167, 24).

STELLAR DESIGNS

Stellar Designs has a whole building dedicated to men's fashions. At the teleport point, click on the teleport hub for the men's store. Stellar designs includes more casual clothes. They have several styles of jeans including low-rise, stonewashed, holey and sculpted cuffs. Also included in the collections are different styles of t-shirts, chino shorts, jean shorts, open shirts, thermal shirts, palm shirts, leather pants, briefs, and avatar shapes.

To visit Stellar Designs, CLICK HERE. (Stellar Isle 105, 128, 24)

DESERT MOON CLOTHIERS (DMC)

This store reminds me of many of the RL jeans stores. Lots of different styles of jeans are on displays in neatly stacked piles. This is definitely a casual clothes store that caters to both the male and female avie population. Of course, just like the RL stores, they also have many t-shirt options to match those jeans. This location of DMC is a concept store introducing the use of a store card. Purchase your card at the vending machines in the store. You can either use them yourself or give them as a gift. When using the card, wear it and then right click on your purchase and choose "card" instead of pay.

To visit Desert Moon Clothiers, CLICK HERE. (Goodelli 213, 83, 47)

FNKY

FNKY is an interesting store that has some things I haven't seen elsewhere. Some of the items include sunglasses, regular eyeglasses, ball caps, bucket hats, earphones, boomboxes, beanies, scarves, cuff bracelets, loafers (some of the best I've seen), and lots of skins that at first glance seem to be pretty good.

To visit FNKY, CLICK HERE. (FNKY Cake 129, 76, 24)

LUXURY BY VINDI VINDALOO

Luxury by Vindi Vindaloo is a nice size men's store specializing in luxury items such as suits and tuxedos. The suits come in a vast array of colors and styles such as pinstripes. You'll even find some unusual items such as brightly colored jackets in prints. The store also stocks some other luxury items such as silk robes and pajamas, fur coats, top hats, dress coats, and vintage suits.

To visit Luxury by Vindi Vindaloo, CLICK HERE. (Plush Kappa 47, 50, 22)

SF DESIGN SKYMALL

I wouldn't normally recommend a whole mall; however, SF Design Skymall is so organized and has a large quantity of men's clothes. When you tp in there is a teleport board to take to to exactly what you are looking for. Suits range from nicely taylored executive suites (some come with flexi ties) to the more ornate historical suits. The store also has scripted bow ties, shirts with a wide-range of color ties, work boots, biker boots, sneakers, dress shoes, casual shirts, chaps, vests, leather pants, costumes, jeans, swimwear, t-shirts, sleeveless t-shirts, and a whole lot more.

To visit SF Design Skymall, CLICK HERE. (Innisfree 192, 54, 537)

DE DESIGNS

DE Designs is one of my favorite clothing stores now. DE Designs does a great job of bringing the richness and detail of clothes to life. The first area of men's clothes you encounter remind me of the gaming clothes of a futuristic rugged man. Some of the clothes are more simplistic and some are very detailed with all the perks such as belts, gloves and chains. The store also boasts a large section on casual, everyday and formal clothes including jeans, cords, leather pants, shirts, sport coats, camo wear, historical suits and tuxes. Don't forget to go to the second floor to see more casual clothes. This store is huge.

To visit DE Designs, CLICK HERE. (DE Designs 115, 132, 39)

ADAM & EVE
At the teleport spot of Adam & Eve, you will find teleports to the different departments including Menswear. It's much smaller than the womens fashions; however, they have a little of everything - casual, suits, shoes, etc.

To visit Adam & Eve, CLICK HERE. (Genesis 37, 163, 23)

MORE IDEAS FOR MEN'S CLOTHES

Finally, I feel that I need to give you a couple of great on-going resource for men's clothes. These are blogs dedicated to men's style and clothing in SL Please visit them and use them as a resource:

http://www.second-man.com/

http://www.slmen.com/

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