This outfit could be a twofer, since it also meets the requirements for Analu’s Armoire Diversity Challenge, but it was actually directed by Candy Lemmon of Red-Headed Step-Child. The brief:
I want to see you in menswear! There’s nothing sexier than a girl in a man’s shirt and tie. Try Armidi or Blaze for the button-down, and don’t forget a great hat.
So, wandering in the men’s department, I have to give the men’s clothiers a big fat F for FAIL. Guys, you have to be more demanding. It’s absolutely unacceptable that you only get one or two layers and that your shirt layer does not include underpants to allow you to tuck your shirt or wear low rise pants. I went to many men’s stores and was just dismayed…so the shirt is from Muism, for women, but a man’s button down style.
What I did get, though, were suspenders and a tie from Armidi. I really like the open, loosened tie and the suspenders. Moment of truth, though, suspenders are much better in SL than in RL. Somewhat inspired by this challenge, I decided to wear suspenders in RL the other day… well in SL, the suspenders stay, in RL, those breasts just are not suspender friendly as they want to slide to the inside or the outside, but not stay where they look best.
The hat is from Apollon and was already in my inventory. I had to edit the hair quite a bit, though, so I made a copy and pasted it into the folder with the hat so next time I have it handy and already fitted.
The shoes are the new Tesla Tall Oxfords. Seriously, these are dream shoes, suitable for so much…if you like oxfords, think about the fat pack. I know I am going to get a lot of use out of them.
The hair is the new PETA from MMS, chosen because it required little editing and added the touch of femininity I wanted. Now if I could have found a Marlene Dietrich or Greta Garbo skin – just to give it that last touch of film noir zest.
- Poses: Reel Expression
- Skin: Glance Dita Black
- Eyes: IC-Eyes Soulful Hazel
- Lashes: CyberNetic
- Hair: MMS PEta A
- Muism Open Cotton Shirt
- Armidi Kogo Skinny Pants
- Armidi Basic Suspenders Gray
- Armidi Classic Italia Tie Black
- Apollon Homburg Black
- Tesla High Oxfords