The Tux

The Tux

The thing about a tuxedo is that it is virile and feminine at the same time. ~ Catherine Deneuve

The Tux

Only in SL is the tuxedo required apparel for every man alive. In most places, the tuxedo is the domain of the privileged class or the penguins in the opera. It’s like we demand men be dashing when really all they want to wear is jeans. I don’t mind this one bit—if we dress them up here, certainly that can transfer to some real life formality?

The tux I have on is the mesh brainchild of Paul Lapointe. Not only did he convert his amazing system piece-and-prim tuxes to mesh but he includes with them a hud for choosing elements of the tuxedo. So when I put this sucker on, I had four choices for each of lapel style, pants color, tie texture and vest. I ended up with something a bit conservative, I grant you, but I wanted to show men it’s ok to wear a tux. You won’t look like a goof!

The Tux

My shape comes courtesy of Gil Warwillow, who cooked this up for girly little me and who will be selling them in the future. I feature Reishiprophet’s handsome and sexy Zan skin. I had tried many shapes on with this skin and the skin fit over each amazingly well and retained its handsomeness without looking like a mask of sameness on each shape. That’s the mark of a great skin, in my opinion. My hair is a little top poof from Kavar Cleanslate which, along with my retro glasses from Laika SaintLouis, gives this almost a tinge of nostalgic Buddy Holly.

The Tux

“The idea behind the tuxedo is the woman’s point of view that men are all the same; so we might as well dress them that way. That’s why a wedding is like the joining together of a beautiful, glowing bride and some guy. The tuxedo is a wedding safety device, created by women because they know that men are undependable. So in case the groom chickens out, everybody just takes one step over, and she marries the next guy.” ~ Jerry Seinfeld

Hair: ::Exile:: Revolver:Sable by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile:: *

Skin: -NIVARO- Emerson Skin -summertone – trailhair_clean_hair by Reishiprophet for –Nivaro- *

Shape: Distinctive Shapes By Gil – Corbin Shape by Gil Warwillow

Eyes: IKON Horizon Eyes – Dark Brown (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Tuxedo: L&B Mesh (SM) “Modern Black Open Tuxedo” by Paul Lapointe forLapointe and Bastchild *

Glasses: Alphavillain – Samuel Glasses (Black) by Laika SaintLouis for Alphavillain

Shoes: .:L&B:. Couture dress shoes :Snakeskin 2 buckles by Paul Lapointe forLapointe and Bastchild *


One thought on “The Tux

  1. Congratulations on blog 1001 Harper and it is excellent as usual. However i do have one thing I hope Mr Lapointe addresses as a matter of urgency.

    I an lead to believe that Mr Lapointe, like myself would use the words “dinner suit” rather than tuxedo, as therefore know a bow-tie is the usual neck wear rather than a long tie.

    So Paul can we please, please have a bow-tie as either an option or an additional option.

    Thanks in advance

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