Distinguished Aesthetics

unabashed commentary & reviews by a gentleman of the grid

Protesting Naked Due to Lack of Elegant Gothic Victorian Steampunk Fashions in Second Life

| March 5, 2011

I am currently protesting… naked.  Well, not really — just for this photo.  Why? It has been a while since I updated my list of Gentlemen’s Clothiers (Acquiring Gentleman’s Victorian, Elegant Gothic & Inspired Attire), and I thought it was time to do so. Very surprising to myself were the number of creators that I […]

Silent Sparrow’s Corbie Suit

| February 12, 2011

LIMITED EDITION ALERT: Among this fabulous new suit are 5 Limited Edition Colours — get them while you can! Yes, I’ve been absent from my blog for a while. Between RL and some serious SL focus, I had to make some decisions over what I could reasonably spend time on. In any event, the first […]

A Digression… and flamingos

| March 9, 2010

[click image for larger view] Where have I been? First, I will lay the blame of this post entirely on my current course of medication. This, along with other events, will partially explain my absence from my blog and life in general. As I am not one to whinge about personal matters, suffice it to […]

Second Life Male Shapes

| November 19, 2009

[click image for larger view] Background I often say that avatars come in all shapes and sizes, and it is this variety that maintains avatar diversity Second Life, which in turn is what makes Second Life such a fantastic realm to explore. However, for some, as it was for myself, creating a pleasing shape shortly […]

An Apology & Clothing Permission Commentary

| November 15, 2009

[click image for larger view] First, I would like to make a public apology to Calamity’s creator, Ariel Zuhal, for inferring severe malcontent with one of her creations in one of my recent blog posts. My intent is never to malign – if it were, I would write day and night about creators and creations […]

Shenlei Flasheart’s Mainely Men Corporate Menswear

| October 26, 2009

I, sadly, have attended very few fashion shows/exhibits in SL, and would always like to attend more. Unfortunately, timing has often been incompatible given my busy schedule. However, this past weekend, timing was good for Shenlei Flasheart’s Mainely Men Corporate Menswear event. And so I went, accompanied by my Lady, Pipsqueak Fiddlesticks. The models and […]

Regarding Photosphere & Poses

| August 30, 2009

[Reel Expression’s Sultry 03 – click image for larger view] While I am not the most creative or formidable photographer (although I have learned some things over time, and need to learn much more), I do enjoy blogging about ensembles and whatever happens to move me at any given time. For this blog, however, I […]

No Mod Items — A Lament & Sigh

| May 5, 2009

First of all — apologies for my extended absence. Although I returned from holidays (delicate fish was consumed in mass quantities, and creative Tokyo cocktails heavily imbibed) nearly one month ago, I have had to take stock of my life (both RL and SL) and tend to some backburner projects that have now caught on […]

A Gentlemanly AO Part II

| April 12, 2009

[click for larger image] Further to yesterday’s blog regarding a gentlemanly AO, I have spent considerable time combining the Gentleman Jim and Irresistible Male AOs to what I feel is a pleasing effect. While results and preferences will vary between individuals, I pass the contents of two notecards on to you for your use if […]

A Gentlemanly AO

| April 11, 2009

[click for larger image – one of Posture is Everything’s original stand animations] While clothes may make the man, an inappropriate Animation Override (AO) may negate any desired impression one wishes to give and I therefore attribute to an AO a very close second in terms of importance after clothes. The default walk we are […]