Shopping for David May 2020

Most of the time when I’m styling the NX-Nardcotix David mesh body, I use a Birth skin and a Catwa head. This time I decided to mix things up a little and see what else I already had in my inventory that could work with David.

Poses by Cordeaux

VYC is one of the few skin creators that made a skin specifically for the NX-Nardcotix body and still has it today. I’m using the VYC Shane skin on the Lelutka Guy head. It’s perhaps interesting to note that this skin is only sold as a fat pack of 5 skin tones for L$1250. The neck seam isn’t perfect and the neck fix that’s available in the body’s hud (under options) sometimes makes matters worse, so for every day use you’re better off not using it and hope for the best with your windlight. Personally I’m still not happy with anybody offering me the windlight solution, because I know this changes how I see my avatar, but not how everybody else sees it. Don’t give me that sacharine BS that it doesn’t matter how others see your avatar! Why do you think people are wearing sweatpants all the time now they’re working from home? Anyhoo, I digress. The neck seam isn’t great, but it isn’t disastrously bad either. Just demo and make up your own mind. I think I’ve had better neck seam results with Birth skin and a Catwa head on this body, but as the Birth skin is a universal omega applier, it has misplaced clavicle bone shadows on David, though it’s otherwise well aligned. You can have some real fun with the Lelutka Guy head and all its built-in options like the beard, freckles and hair base I’m using here .

I don’t usually go bargain hunting for David, but I’ve had a landmark for the L$1 corner at Gabriel for ages and I finally went to take a look. Obviously they haven’t put their best work in this corner, but this leather jacket, which you can wear with or without a snood is definitely a bargain. It’s fitmesh, so you can put it on, hide the bits of your body that are sticking out by using the many alpha slices the David body offers and then you can play with your shape a little if you find the jacket makes your arms look a bit too thin. Don’t forget to use the “save as” button to rename this new shape, so you don’t mess up your original shape. I’ve paired the jacket with the Broberry jeans and Chase sneakers, both by Deadwool. Neither come in the Nardcotix size, but with some shape editing you’ll be able to squeeze into the TMP size of the jeans and wear them shirtless. The sneakers can also be worn in the TMP size, with your feet hidden and using the built-in socks to bridge the gap between sneakers and trousers. Alternatively you can use the resizeable version and make them fit on your feet, but that’s a bit of a kerfuffle.

In search of a newer release, I went to TMD. What? I went to a monthly menswear sales event on the second day of its current run. I must be mad! The lag, oh the la…a…g! Like wading through a river of custard. The things I do for you guys! Anyway, I found the Ezra chinos by Not So Bad and Will jacket by Etham, which go nicely together. The NX-Nardcotix Jude ankle boots are a good choice to go with this smart-ish casual outfit. Try on the different sizes of the chinos and jacket and play with your shape to create the final result that pleases you the most. Personally I get a little bit excited when I see something new from Not So Bad, because they include the Aesthetic size in their trousers which often works well for David. There is always a small chance that you’ll be able to combine trousers with the NX-Nardcotix Darrel tank top. Yay, it works! Pop on the NX-Nardcotix Mecatl sandals and this is an easy breezy outfit for a day on the water. It’s a plan! What a perfectly positive note to end on.

Credits

  • NX-Nardcotix David mesh body.
  • Lelutka Guy mesh head
  • VYC Shane skin
  • Modulus Adrian hair
  • Avi Glam Solstice eyes (applied to the eyes that come with the head)
  • Main stores for the two brands with items at TMD: Not So Bad, Etham
  • The underwear worn is part of the Darrel set at NX-Nardcotix, consisting of underpants with two bulge sizes and a tank top.
  • Billy Beaverhausen Troy shape
  • Kitten from Jian Kitten Collection

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