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Part of me is relieved that now I don’t have to worry about being outdated, at least for another couple of years.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