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BlakOpal’s Levant Suit

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Name of Ensemble:BlakOpal Levant Suit – Black-Red

Creator: blakopal Galicia

Shoppe: BlakOpal Designs

Comments:

BlakOpal is a designer I have been keeping my eye on since I first discovered them perhaps over a year ago. Some creators simply stagnate, some are very consistent and reliable for outstanding quality (i.e. Falln), and a few not only improve by leaps and bounds in a short amount of time, but continually outdo their own creations with each successive release (i.e. Silent Sparrow).

BlakOpal has steadily improved and I have been meaning to acquire their last few creations. This weekend I finally picked up the Levant Suit, and I’m reasonably pleased with it.

Overall the ensemble is fairly consistent, and quite dashing. I believe the cloak pin could differ in a way to accent this ensemble much better and although it is modify, it would take a little effort to do so to my satisfaction.

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The jabot and collar is excellent, the fabric exquisite. The presentation and style are definitely to my taste.

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The vest clasps are refined (and a little unique as well) and definitely draw the eye.

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The prim coat tails flow nicely and fit seamlessly to my frame.

Boots are also by BlakOpal, and I was pleased the colours matched well.

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Without the jacket, jabot and cloak, the ensemble still stands on its own. Perfect for lounging in one’s study at the end of the day.

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The boots, unfortunately, are not quite what I am (still) searching for. They are modify, and if I wish to spend considerable time rebuilding them to my size, I could likely improve on them for myself. Boots are difficult to construct, and I understand that avatars come in all shapes and sizes.  On a larger avatar, I have no doubts these boots fit perfectly.

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Furry friendly? Most definitely (I didn’t even have to switch to my other tail). The trousers are modify, making shortening for digitigrade legs easy.

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A little more casual, and still very elegant.

I look forward to acquiring a couple of BlakOpal’s recent releases and seeing future improvements to this Pirate Ware (and a little more) specialty shoppe.

Other Details:

Shoes: BlakOpal Sculpted Riding Boots – Black And Red by blakopal Galicia of BlakOpal Designs
Gloves: sylvan gloves (ash) by hyasynth Tiramisu of Silent Sparrow
Socks: (ashes) nemu suit socks by hyasynth Tiramisu of Silent Sparrow

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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.

Comments

3 Responses to “BlakOpal’s Levant Suit”

  1. Kulta Hannu says:

    Now I definately can see why you would be keeping a close eye on this particular designer as their attention to the detailing is refined ~ from the lay of the cloth, the texture of the fabric to the stylization of the hardward and jewellry. Lovely all around and apparently works well with both body types.

    I like it particularly as the entire outfit is very dignified without being overly fussy. Nice clean lines with a hint of decedence :)

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