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Blak Opal’s Pirate Poet

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Name of Ensemble: Pirate Poet (Black)

Creator: Miss BlakOpal Galicia and Mr. TriloByte Zanzibar

Shoppe: Black Opal

Number of Pieces: 8

Variations Within Ensemble: 2 trouser styles


This is my first purchase from Black Opal, having recently added the shoppe to my list of Gentleman’s Attire. I confess that the buckles and shiny attributes are what appealed to me first and foremost (although I intend to acquire another ensemble from Black Opal at some point in the future).

The textures are quite nice, and while I thought that I might be disappointed by the textured belt on trousers, I was not. My only wish in this regard was that an option for unbelted trousers was also included so that one might wear a prim belt — particularly with a rapier attached given that the ensemble incorporates the verbiage of “Pirate”. Regardless, the textures are mostly attractive.

I was only disappointed in the pirate poet’s shirt. I felt the texture could have leaned towards the exotic and refined, but perhaps that’s a personal preference and desire at play here. Some textured laces or frills or even prim options for such would have completed this ensemble.

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I am pleased the ensemble is fur friendly (no disappearing tail with the wearing of the lower prim coat).

Two variations of trousers — one form fitting and one flared, are perfect depending on your choice of footware. Speaking of footware, I did not spy any demos of footware and as particular as I am, did not purchase those available at Black Opal.

This is most certainly a fun creation, with snaps and buckles to satisfy the most discerning pirate of poetry and more. I look forward to plundering Black Opal’s offerings further.

Other Details:

Shoes – Pirate Boots (Beau/Strapped/Flared/Small) by Siyu Suen of Illusions (the ultimate pirate boots, in my not so humble opinion)
Gloves – Fur Gloves from the Fur Coat ensemble by Darwin Mizser of AVID

Photos taken in My Photosphere

Human avatar

  • Hair – Elliot (LightBlond) by Six Kennedy of GuRL 6
  • Skin – Scorpio Revelation (3A Smooth) by The Abyss
  • Eyes – Blue Opal by Miriel Enfield of Miriel

Fox avatar

  • Avatar – Arctic Fox by Cheetah Kitty
  • Hair – The Dauphin (Blonde) by Siyu Suen of Illusions

About The Author

Elric Anatine is an apothecary in Second Life with a penchant for exquisite apparel (especially canes), Victorian & Elegant Gothic (and inspired) fine fashions, and intoxicating absinthe. Within this blog will reside his reviews and thoughts regarding these very important topics.


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