Monday, April 30, 2012

News Flash

... a  new MESH related post was published by Nico on our Fashion + Freebies for Men blog ...

Baseball Game - Lets Play !!!!


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Weekend Shopping (offer only good today!)

Like every weekend there's a special sale @ [ hoorenbeek ]. Today I bought this exclusive grey & white pinstripe suit which includes a shirt with tie set for L$ 600.  

The suit is available in 6 colour combinations with a fitting shirt each. The tie and handkerchief can be set to 9 different colours via a Color HUD.

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MESH 

Non-MESH 
Hair: *Dura-Boy*33 (Black) 
Hairbase: .::MADesigns Hair::. ~ BASIC BLACK Hair base for SL 2.0 (free)
Shoes: [ hoorenbeek ] Allen 2.0 - Black  


Showing you the different wear options from formal to a more relaxed fit.

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Non-MESH 
Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*27 (Black) 
Hairbase: .::MADesigns Hair::. ~ BASIC BLACK Hair base for SL 2.0 (free)
Shoes: Gabriel ::GB::Male Dress shoes [Brown] (group gift)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I Made It To The Beach Today

actually I almost live there lately, lol.

Today's mesh items are both free/a dollarbie by the way, so be sure to check them out! Thanks to Nico Uxlay for the info on The Mesh Shop and take a look at his mesh post on our partner blog.


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MESH 
Shades: Kumaki - K_gs Peasta 1.00 
T-Shirt: Gabriel ::GB::MESH V-neck T 5color SET (Group Tag Dollarbie)
Bracelet: (THE MESH SHOP) Dog Tag Arm Strap 
Pants: (THE MESH SHOP) Boardshorts - Las Islas 
Feet: Slink - Mens Natural Bare Feet (Mesh Rigged) (blogged before) 

Non-MESH 
Hair: BMC MARCH FREEBIE (Group Gift) 
Necklace: MENstuff Lounge Gift by Chop Zuey Couture Jewellery 
Tattoo: :Wicked Tattoos: Oriental Style

Friday, April 27, 2012

Downtown

You wouldn't imagine how difficult it is to buy an untarnished cricket bat in SL that you can actually play with instead of one for swatting zombies. 

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MESH
Sweater: sf design mesh cricket sweater - mens 
Pants: sf design mesh white pants - mens 

Non-MESH 
Hair: Alli&Ali Designs - A&A Nicolas Hair Greyscale 2 with streak (Group Gift, last day) 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

NNW

I wonder why George Kaplan would want to meet me at such a godforsaken place.

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MESH 
Suit: [ hoorenbeek ] [ h ] Mesh Suit – Grey (multiple wear options) 

Non-MESH
Skin: .:: JStyLe::. Frank (old gift, new skin out now)
Shirt: sf design - performance shirt and tie set – red
Shoes: [ hoorenbeek ] Allen 2.0

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Red Tape


Being a Galactic Smuggler could be a fun job, ...

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but the paperwork afterwards just kills it.

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MESH/Non-MESH

Complete Outfit: Destiny's Designs !~DD~! Galactic Smuggler -Mens (includes Mesh boots)

Monday, April 23, 2012

S.I.C 49

Waiting in dark back alleys, my contact is late.

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MESH
Glasses: Kumaki - K_gs CatzEyeR5 
Pants: kal rau - Dark Jeans M2_Mesh 

Non-MESH
Hair & Hairbase: *Dura-Boy*33 Black (new release) 
Earrings: Phoebe - *P* Alex Hoops Earrings ~Unisex~ (HUNT GIFT - Fashioncentric Hunt, April 1 - April 30) 
Necklace: [ Y ] style - Sunahama Necklace (Group Gift, download from notices) 
Key Chain: kal rau - Key Chain V.I.P Member Gift (GG 2012/4/21, download from notices or get in store)

Shoes: ..::Energie::.. Agustin sneakers- MR .Hunter gift (a little preview, the hunt will only start May 1st so bookmark this page)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Just hanging around, waiting for something to happen …

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so dark already, lol, maybe I should take off my glasses.

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MESH 
Glasses: kal rau - Sport Sunglasses_mesh (blogged before) 
Shirt & Tee: kal Rau - Plaid Shirt Mesh_Blue 
Pants: kal rau - Blue Jeans_Mesh
Feet: Slink - Mens Natural Bare Feet (Mesh Rigged) (blogged before) 

Non-MESH 
Hair: Alli&Ali Designs - A&A Nicolas Hair Greyscale 2 withstreak (Group Gift)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Walking Barefoot

I love my new Mesh feet from Slink [Mens Natural Bare Feet (Mesh Rigged)].

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I love to feel the sand under my soles when I come back from an outing with my sailboat.

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Tinting the Mesh feet is pretty easy if you do what we guys normally don't: read the manual. In this case the manual is a little video and you should really take the 6 minutes time to watch it. You'll save yourself hours of fiddling around, trust me, lol. In any case, try the demo feet first! 

MESH 
Glasses: kal rau - Sport Sunglasses_mesh 
T-Shirt: Gabriel ::GB::MESH loose Long sleeve Tshirt (Red) 5 colours available 
Pants: reel.tees (Classic Jeans) – shadow (unfortunately no longer available) 

Non-MESH
Necklace: +ROZOREGALIA+*NORNIR*NECKLACE 
Tattoo: :Wicked Tattoos: Bliss (rotating MM Board Prize)

News Flash

... two new MESH related posts published on our Fashion + Freebies for Men blog ...

Lazy Weekend










my Weekend starts.... NOW 

 

Fashion With A Benefit

If you missed buying sf design's outfit at the Fashion for Life event (all proceeds are going to Cancer Research) you can still do so at the menswear department in their main store. It includes a flower power shirt and sculpted boots as well as a nice blue mesh pants. 

Btw: Don't forget to pick up a copy of their free green blazer. Both items combine well!

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MESH (partial)

Non-MESH
Blazer: sf design - suede jacket mens – green (free in April)

Expect to hear more about sf design's new mesh line in upcoming posts! The sfd mesh department is located on the balcony (2nd floor) of their store. Follow the beacon!

Look Of The Night

I already saw him from a distance. He was leaning against a lamp post, bored, tapping his right foot against the cobble stones. I had barely reached when he jumped up, bursting with energy and eager to dive headlong into whatever adventure this night would bring.

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MESH
Suit: [ hoorenbeek ] - [ h ] Mesh - Formal Outfit 02 

Non-MESH
Skin: Alexandre - EZZ TAN BEARD 6 (MM Board Prize) 
Shoes: [ hoorenbeek ] Allen 2.0 - Black - Black Socks 

I bought the whole outfit (including shoes and a pair of glasses) @ one of the special sales [ hoorenbeek ] has each weekend. Take alook at this weekend's Pinstripe Suit offer here!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Despicable Me

The clothes from this outfit have been out for a while, but they are still some of my favorites. 


MESH
Hat: Mesh Trucker Hat by [Avoid]
Jacket + Shirt: Varsity Blue by .:villena:.
Jeans: Unisex Denim Black by Elygo
Minion Plushie: Group Gift by [Avoid]
NONMESH
Shoes: Pitchbull Hi-cake by Rawdolls


*Disclaimer: [Avoid] and the Mix 'n' MESH blog do not claim any rights to the characters from the movie Despicable Me. All rights regarding characters, costumes, etc. belong to Illumination Entertainment and Universal Studios. No infringement is intended!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

It's a Good Day

Hey guys, blogging for the first time at Mix 'n' MESH. Like Yves, I hated mesh when it first came out. I didn't see the point of it, but when more of my favorite designers hopped on the mesh bandwagon, I switched to wearing mostly mesh. I like that I can change my avatar shape and not have to edit all the prim parts too. With that said, I'm a small avatar, with body fat at zero and almost nonexistent muscles (according to my friends). Most of these mesh clothes fit me, but may require adjustments for you.



MESH
Sweater: Petit-Ami by Entente 
Shorts: Everyday Shorts by Aitui
Glasses: [Cheerno] @ Narcissus Room
NONMESH
Shoes: Swell Sneaks by Reek

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Feeling Blue

Many designers offer a demo version of their mesh clothes and you should definitely make use of those. Not only will it give you a better impression of the cut and texture quality but most importantly it'll show you whether the outfit is actually something you can wear with your shape.

The clothes I have on today are a new release by :SZD:, their first mesh pay item for guys if I'm not mistaken. Unfortunately, they do not provide a demo version but you can get a good impression of the cut and texture quality from their vendor picture. 

How did I have to change my shape? Not only did I have to reduce my body fat to zero but also my belly size. This way the bigger-sized jeans fits me well. Wearing the t-shirt and pants together I had to choose the smaller-sized jeans to not have them interfere with the larger-sized t-shirt.

This worked also using taller shapes than my regular one that I wear on the picture. Plus, to fit the shoes, I had to edit the shoe base I picked from my inventory to use with my new sneakers. Changing the platform height to 85 I could drag the shoes further down out of my pants without sinking them into the ground.

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Glasses: Kumaki - K_gs Tanya 1.00 (new Mesh release) 

Tee +Pants: :SZD: Dylan ( Mesh Man Outfit ) 

Shoes: Python - Flyman_I_Blue (Lucky Board Prize)

Poses: *~* Y's Art&Poses - Leaning on a Wall Pack

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Welcome to my new Blog! It's all about MESH, guys!

Exciting things are going on at the moment. Yes, I'm talking about MESH and how it's slowly but surely starting to change the way we look at fashion in SL.

I used to be a big sceptic of MESH and the new viewer one needed to use to actually see it rez. I didn't want to completely "relearn" the software I had been using to play SL for more than 4 years and neither was I too keen on badly textured MESH clothes that would show holes all over my body if I didn't totally change my shape.

Since then the Phoenix developers have done a great job to make their old viewer MESH compatible, but what really did it for me was their latest Firestorm release. Arrow Inglewood, my co-blogger over at "Fashion + Freebies for Men", told me about the vintage skin I could use with it and after doing some minor modifications in the preferences section my  Firestorm viewer now looks almost the same as my trusted Phoenix used to to. Plus, I can finally wear multiple tattoo layers and alphas (a must for using MESH clothes).

I should add that buying a new desktop PC on top did a lot to improve my overall SL experience. I can now run my system at Ultra instead of only High and rarely get disconnected anymore.

Once the technical side was taken care of I concentrated on actually wearing more sophisticated MESH outfits. It turns out that some designers have realized that a one size fits all approach to MESH fashion won't work. People won't buy MESH clothes if they come with a badly made alpha and a one size layer only that forces them to completely change their shape. On the other hand we have designers like hoorenbeek who know that a freebie needs to be of the same quality as a pay item and who therefore include a plethora of wear options and 3 sizes (small, medium, large) with their Sweater w/Shirt SOM gift. Even though oversized avatars will still need to change some shape features like the amount of arm/leg muscles or body fat, well-made MESH clothes can then at least be worn by (almost) everyone. 

Ah yes, and one more thing: This is not a blog about MESH freebies but about regular MESH releases. Some might be a gift at a given moment, others might be on sale but I want to focus on the top tier items in this blog and these will normally be pay items. So, spend a little money on your new MESH wardrobe, guys, and give designers the incentive to produce more exciting apparel for us. Have a great weekend and enjoy the Sale @ hoorenbeek and Gabriel!

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Glasses: Kumaki - K_gs Marq (new Mesh release)

Sweater: hoorenbeek - [ h ] Sweater w/Shirt - Mesh - Brown/White (SOM Gift) 

Bracelet: Gabriel ::GB::orion hand belt SET (group gift) 

Pants: sf design - male mesh pants - white