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Arcavim’s Nobles on Alpha & Omega Point

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Names of Items: Nobles Jacket, Shirt & Tophat in Black plus Striped Trousers in Black and Striped Vest in Grey

Creator: Drack Diesel

Shoppe: Arcavim

Comments:

Whilst recently visiting Sweetlemon Jewell’s absolutely stunning Alpha & Omega Point sims with my lovely Lady, I thought it would make for an excellent photo session backdrop. While it may be viewed as somewhat sacreligious to blog another creator’s ensemble whilst photographing in their realm, I have reviewed Sweetlemon Jewell’s fine attire previously.

I had been wanting to acquire Arcavim’s gentlemanly line of attire for some time, and thought this the perfect opportunity to do so. For once I almost wished I enjoyed wearing colour beyond red and blue, for Drack Diesel’s selection of colours, while soft, were very elegant. Alas, my obsession with monochrome won out.

However, I was somewhat dismayed to learn that scripts within those prim items harbouring a resizer script would not self delete, nor were the prim items modify so I could not remove them myself. Thankfully, Mr. Diesel provided me with a no transfer/copy/modify version of all items containing scripts so that I could set as desired and then remove the scripts myself. I do appreciate this, particularly in light of impending script limits.

But I digress…

My new, wild, hair required some serious modification in order to fit the beautifully textured top hat. It was, however, a well-worth undertaking.

This room, nearly at the centre of the region, atop the central tower, appealed to me greatly with its vast open space and chess pieces. A lush sofa provides a number of places for visitors to enjoy the scene.

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Down the steampunkery stairs, one finds octahedron art, very reflective of the mysterious, dark and magical place Omega Point is.

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The details of this place never cease to amaze me. I could live here quite comfortably, thank you very much.

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An interesting spin on an organ, to be certain.

The only aspect of Arcavim’s Nobles Jacket that I did not care for was the lower prim sculpt portion. While perfectly textured, I found it did not sit naturally. It is a sculpt, yes, and sizeable sculpt clothing aspects truly are difficult to weave into an ensemble — I do appreciate that. But it’s not to my taste, and I’ve run into this before with another reviewed ensemble.

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For the most part the jacket’s lower prim sat not too badly, but I did find it detracted from the entire look. Regardless, the rest of the ensemble is gorgeously created and the fabric choices positively sumptuous, befitting any steampunk gentleman.

Naturally I saw fit to accent the ensemble with Gaslights Emporium’s (sadly, no longer with us) steel cane.

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Here, you see the jacket’s lower prim a little off centre as I’m contorted into a seated position. But look at the details of the cuffs! Very few creators go to such lengths with ensemble details.

I must mention at this juncture that the accent colours of all Arcavim’s prim pieces are modifiable with a touch script and match other components from this line of clothing — brilliant! This definitely encourages one to buy an assortment of shirt colours (for those who like colour, that is)!

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I was quite enchanted by the gear trees and garden. With respect to the ensemble, the almost-realism and depth achieved is quite unlike most creations and lends itself well to the decadent fabrics chosen as their canvas.

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While I have no comment at this time on my attire, I do draw your attention to the spectacular creation of the sim.

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Finally! Some close-ups. Of course the trousers will quickly become a favourite of mine, and I’ve no doubt will match well with items from a number of other creators.

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Jeepers shoes by Eponymous Trenchmouth is another shoppe whose offerings contain scripts that cannot be removed, and thankfully is very amenable to custom sizing and shipping his stylish shoes to me without his resizer script. I dare say he makes the best shoes on the Grid, as you can see by this view of my new Franken shoes.

XCENTRICITY’s Nix Sands provides an excellent selection of gloves, which I do actually have in all colours, and of which I tend to almost always wear ONE pair (custom tinted almost black). I suppose if I wore colours I would actually wear his other gloves, but such an adventure I am not yet ready for. Wearing a pink shirt on a dare to win the confidence of my Lady three years ago was quite enough for my radical self.

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Once again note the beautiful details of the Jacket cuffs and the lapels.

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Of course you know how much I enjoy this cravat! The cravat pin is the hallmark of a very detail oriented creator, and I’m quite pleased.

The vest is likewise a work of art.

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And finally, a rear view of the vest and trousers, again, showcasing the delightful details.

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If you have not yet acquired selections from Arcavim’s collection, I strongly urge you to do so. If you are a fur (full time or part time such as myself), ensure you contact Mr. Diesel about arranging for modify prim pieces. As we know, not all furs are created with the same ratio of dimensions as the average human and prim pieces need to be custom fit.

Enjoy!

Ensemble

Jacket: Nobles Jacket Black by Drack Diesel of Arcavim
Shirt: Nobles Shirt Black by Drack Diesel of Arcavim
Vest: Striped Vest Grey by Drack Diesel of Arcavim
Trousers: Striped Trousers Black by Drack Diesel of Arcavim
Hat: Nobles Tophat Black by Drack Diesel of Arcavim
Shoes & Socks: Franken – Black by Eponymous Trenchmouth of Jeepers
Gloves: XNT~ FORTISSIMO Gloves, Custom tint by Nix Sands of XCENTRICITY
Cane: Steel Cane by Vincente Shepherd of Gaslights Emporium (retired)
Monocle: GC-Monokel (Dark-Knight clock) by Grazioso Alekseev of Crie Style

Human avatar

  • Hair – Jardar Hair (Platinum) by MissAllSunday Lemon of Wasabi Pills
  • Skin – Scorpio Revelation (3A Smooth) by Khai Sinister of The Abyss
  • Eyes – Blue Opal by Miriel Enfield of Miriel (very sadly retired)

Photos taken at Alpha & Omega Point (please visit these sims if you have not yet)


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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