Taking David to TMD August 2018

Time for another shopping trip dedicated to the NX-Nardcotix David mesh body to show that just because there aren’t many things being made specifically for this body, it doesn’t mean you have nothing to wear. Before we dive into the little stash from this month’s The Mens Dept. event, we should take a closer look at my current “Birth”-day suit.

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I’m using the ‘Wood’ applier from Birth on the Catwa Stanley head and the matching body applier in skin tone #3. This applier is a good fit for David, with nipples and shadows where they’re supposed to be. I particularly like the generous body hair choices that come with this applier. That same generosity can also be found in Birth’s appliers for Catwa heads. They always include blond, red, brown and black eyebrows or you can leave the brows off altogether so you can apply other ones if that’s what you need. The same goes for the hair base and beard. I particularly like the dimple in the chin of Wood, but for some of the shots I applied one of the beard options, because it looks so damn rugged!
As usual I put on my trusty Mandala mesh ears and if you’re after that deliciously tussled hair you should head over to Vango.

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Now let’s put on some clothing. I often make fun of Etham’s lack of diversity in their range, but I also end up using one of their “new” creations in most of my Nardcotix blog posts, because those jackets usually fit the David body quite well. This is the case again with the Kit bomber jacket they have at TMD. It’s perfect to go with any pair of jeans or for example the NX-Nardcotix Finlay cargo pants.

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With a severely reduced butt I can squeeze into the Enzo size of the Long Island shorts from Tori Torricelli. Or to put it more correctly, with a full sized butt the shorts stand away from the body but when you shrink your cheeks, they become a better fit and still leave you with enough padding so your derrière won’t look too flat. There is a t-shirt to go with these shorts, but sadly I couldn’t make it work at all.

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This simple layered shirt combo from Sleepy Eddy won’t be winning any prizes for originality, but it’s always good to have some basic casual pieces like this in your wardrobe and the Gianni size was easy to put on.

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There are too many sweatpants in SL! At least that’s my opinion. Sometimes I feel like screaming when I see the umpteenth pair of  joggers pop up at an event. If you can’t beat them, join them! That’s what I thought here and I got a new pair of Lenox sweats in a cheerful tribal pattern. It’s perfect for those lazy days with comfort food and Netflix-binges. The Aesthetic-size seems the best option, with some squeezing and pulling of course.

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The Not So Bad open shirt works best in the Gianni size and if you’re struggling to find a pair of jeans to wear with it, I suggest you take a look at the Keanu jeans at the Not So Bad main store. There is a small clipping issue with the shirt in the collar bone area, but this depends on the moves in your AO and doesn’t take away from how seductively unbuttoned it looks.

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Cold Ash have a great new pair of ripped jeans at TMD and the Gianni size fitted after a nip here and a tuck there, here a squeeze, there a squeeze everywhere a pull… In other words, some shape editing was definitely required, but they’re looking pretty fine, like your great great great grand daughter in the year 3000.

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MGmen‘s outfit works best in standard size. You can’t wear the jacket without the hoodie, but you can wear the sweatpants by themselves, I just really didn’t want another sweatpants-only look. The shoes I’m wearing with this are the Two-Plat sneakers from Semller.

As always TMD lasts till the end of the month, so you still have time to go get all this good stuff from that one handy venue. If you’re reading this blog post some time in the future, you can of course zip around on the grid and get it from the various stores. Such fun!

 

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