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In Praise of System Clothing

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Mesh has a lot of good points – clarity of design, standard sizing and now even better ease of wear with the flexible mesh, alpha heaven… and all that good stuff BUT in my humble opinion there is still a place in SL Apparel for system clothing and good sculpts.  I went through my Inventory yesterday to find some of my favorite pieces. Yes, I did mix them with mesh but only to show the versatility!  I note that various stores including the great Razor still have an ‘old school’ section for system and sculpt apparel. They wouldn’t have this if it didn’t sell.

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I chose a Lapointe & Bastchild set called Envy. There are more pieces to this set but I’m wearing the system sheer top with sculpt neckline, the sculpt belt and the system pants. Sculpt shoes are Neko by Sensual Mistery – not sure if they are still in action. Nails are from Mandala, nail palette2 and those are sculpt. System eyes are from Poetic Colors in Quicksilver. Skin is Logan by Akeruka.

The mesh pieces are hair by Exile – Far Behind Dark Browns, Jewelry by GDit Jewelry – subscriber group gift signet ring and Apollo bracelet which is in the Megastuff Hunt until end of March.

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I still adore the L&B set. It always looked great to wear. That Exile hair is equally adorable but it won’t fit over some mesh pieces without disappearing into them, system apparel has no problems with that. The same problem applies to any jewelry you want to wear with mesh tops – a fab bracelet can just disappear into the cuff of a mesh shirt or jacket.

The L&B belt you can move up and down the hips which is not always possible with mesh that has a ‘textured in’ belt. It looks good to me and it’s more adaptable in that you can modify separate parts of it rather than the whole thing resizing in one. I don’t see a lot of difference between sculpt and mesh shoes IF the designer is a great texture artist.

Those Poetic Colors eyes – I have never found a mesh pair that is any the better so I stick to this set. The Mandala nails I still use because it’s been a long time in the making with Slink hands for men. That set is very good value because as well as various textures, there’s also various shapes of nails all in one HUD. Interesting, isn’t it? I wonder how many of us actually use system, sculpt and mesh – even if we don’t talk about it 🙂

That’s all for now, Cheers, m’dears!

 

 

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Written by Moz Loordes

29/03/2014 at 4:38 pm

Posted in Chat, Fashion

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