Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sharp Dressed Man... Kind Of.

I’ve mentioned before that I’m something of a fashion disaster when it comes to dressing myself in Second Life. To illustrate this point, I’ll tell you about the suits I own… um, both of them.

This tan suit I picked up my first week in Second Life. If I remember correctly, I think it was a freebie. But hey, it’s a Ralph Lauren suit, so that makes it cool and fashionable.. right? right? I pretty much wore it to any dressy event I went to.

Fast forward a couple of years. I got asked by a friend of a friend to be a groomsman in an Second Life wedding. In order to participate, I had to get a tux. I didn’t know either the bride or the groom, but I’m a team player, so I pony up the 600L for the tux. Unfortunately, the bride caught the groom getting it on with one of her bridesmaids, so the wedding never happened. I found this to be equal parts tragic and hilarious. (does that make me a bad person?)

So anyway, the tux became my new dressy outfit for formal events and such. Fast forward another couple of years and I decide it’s time to get a new suit. I attend some black tie events regularly now, so it seemed like a good investment.

On the advice of my friend and Landlady extraordinaire McKenna, I march my happy ass down to Hoorenbeek. I immediately like this place because it has “Hoor” in the title. (I’m such a 12 year-old.)
I’m impressed with the stuff there, very good quality and detail in the clothing.

I find a black pin stripe suit I like and make the purchase. I was a little shocked at the price, but upon looking closely at it, I discover you can wear the suit in about 12 different ways. Jacket open, closed, no jacket, belt buckle no belt buckle, sleeves rolled up, ect. There’s even a cool flexie prim tie you can change the color just by clicking on it. When you dance it flies around in a cool, natural way. There were so many options, it actually kind of gave me a headache.

I finally settled on the open jacket, loose collar and loose tie look. I call this the “I just got off work and now I’m ready to do dirty things with dirty people” look.

Part of me is relieved that now I don’t have to worry about being outdated, at least for another couple of years.

New Suit Jon


  1. Lol.. yep it should certainly serve ya for few more years.. Had fun reading your experience :).. Guess a lady can't get a formal dress which won't be outdated by next week. grins..


  2. Hah! Ladies fashions do have a high turnover, but then again, that gives you an excuse to shop!