In my never-ending quest to find non-standard mesh for men, my search for items which tend toward my more unique style of dress is usually met with frustration and disappointment. What do I mean by non-standard? Boyshorts, skirts, most-likely-what-is-not-currently-popular.
I’m an odd duck but by no means a lone duck. There are lots of us guys out here, mostly in the LBGTQ community, who want to wear clothes that don’t necessarily fit the stereotypical Second Life Male idea of fashion. Just as there are a lot of women who want to wear more masculine clothing, sometimes a boy just wants to put on a skirt, dammit.
Well, now you can.
While wandering through Rhapsody yesterday, and getting more and more irritated at the general lack of quality mesh items for men by comparison to the overwhelming tidal wave of items specifically for women (Yes, yes, I know why, its all about economics), I slipped into one of the shops in the Punk section. Cracked Mirror.
As is my usual when looking at items, whether intended for men or not, I checked out this little plaid skirt with a wistful sigh. “Oh, look…” I thought to myself, “…includes a fitted version. I wonder…”
And much to my blistering, bewildered surprise, the fitted version WORKS.
Operation Slutmachine: TALLY HO! I partnered the skirt with the weapons harness from Dark Prophet Designs and I instantly had an outfit which, were there a Folsom event in Second Life, I would be decked out and ready to go. Depending on how you wear it, this skirt from Cracked Mirror could easily pass itself off as a kilt for those men who aren’t as comfortable stating, “Yes! I’m wearing a skirt!” C’mon boys, convince yourself its a kilt and come join the breezy and beautiful.
Have hope, oh ye of little male-mesh-loving faith. Try demos- take a chance and look around a creators store- try something even though you’re convinced it will never work and you may be wonderfully, pleasantly surprised.
Not a bad motto to live by.
Hair: Base and Pony: Magika – Careful (For Women) – Fringe: Calico Ingmann Creations – Audrey (Darks & Whites)
Skin: Aeros Avatar Miles – Gin
Hands: Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance) Male – Relax
Eyeliner: 22769 – Visage Guyliner
Tattoo: Zentro – Dragon Biomechanic (MoH Hunt Item)
Harness & Armbands: DPD – Weapons Harness II (Dark)
Bracelets: ::TI:: Electro Bracelets (Black) – (Available at Rhapsody)
Skirt & Suspenders: Cracked Mirror – Plaid Skirt (With Suspenders) – (Available at Rhapsody)
Stockings: :::insanya::: – Gia Miniskirt (Squares Grey)
Poses: Front shot: Custom by Draconias Timeless Back shot: Lazy Sunday by Del May