Barely swears to me this look gets the chicks. I can kinda see why. There’s the studied insouciance, the combination of patterns and a sort of funky warm masculinity that shows a touch of boyishness and vulnerability, which is so Barely.
Hair – Tableau Vivant – M4rilyn Magic – Victor Hair in Browns
Skin – Hermony – Hermanni Laville – Symon in ST2 @TMD
Eyes – IKON – Ikon Innovia – Eternal Eyes in Pewter
Jacket/Shirt – V-Spot – VerTig0 Sands – Vintage & Cool Jacket in Green
Pants – Gabriel – Takuya Jinn – Plaid pants in Red
Glasses – Yummy – Polyester Partridge – Diane Frames
Socks – Adjunct – myVeganCookbook Bolissima – Sock Tops in Nautical Set #3
Boots – Adjunct – myVeganCookbook Bolissima – Le Grimpeur Boots in Monazite
Barely walked in yesterday in this ensemble, looking all cool and hip without being aggravatingly hipster. (Well, maybe a little aggravating.) What Barely has going for him is a cool ease, a fine sense of himself, and some freakin’ awesome socks!
He’s kind of a mix between Brad Pitt and Zach Galifianakis and Louis CK.
Hair – Dura – chiaki Xue – *Dura-Boy*52 in Dark Brown
Skin – Nivaro – ReishiProphet – Rupert Skin in Light Tone
Eyes – IKON – Ikon Innovia – Hope Eyes in Moor
Jacket/Tee – Lapointe & Bastchild – Paul Lapointe – Mens “BLAZER” Jacket
Pants – Wonton – explicitfame – Nikolai Biker Trousers in Khaki
Necklace – KOSH – Lynaja Bade – Thorn Necklace in Copper
Glasses – Sorgo – Arscene Dubrovna – FLINT in Gold
Socks – Pig – Apatia Hammerer – Argyle Sock M. Suspender in Bertram S.
Shoes – Deadwool – Masa Plympton – Dippold Shoes in Black
Photos by Harper
Barely wants you to watch this:
He’s back like a bad penny, like a persistent cold sore, like my property tax bill, like dandelions in spring, like tiny little seeds in my raspberry jam that jam themselves in between my teeth and I can’t get them out… well you get the point. Barely Texan has wheedled his way back into my blog.
Barely’s not about the accolades; he doesn’t care if he glitters or glares or struts. He just cares that he looks cool and reflects a unique sartorial presence—when there aren’t barbecue stains on his sweater.
Barely graces us with this great ensemble including a cardigan/shirt combo from etham, tweed slacks from Leri Miles, boots from Theosophy and hair from Dura. No droopy pants or ‘tude with Barely. Just head-on casual chic.
Hair – Dura – Chiaki Xue – Boy*52 in Dark Brown
Skin – Skin – Swallow – Luciayes Magic – Daniel Peach in Brown eyebrows
Hairbase – Exile – Kavar Cleanslate – Hairbase 2: Brownie
Eyes – IKON – Ikon Innovia – Eternal Eyes in Pewter
Necklace – KOSH – Lynaja Bade – Thorn Necklace
Cardigan/Shirt – etham – stephenweiss – James Cardigan in All Colors
Slacks – Leri Miles Designs – Leri Miles – LMDforMen max
Mesh Slacks in Mocha
Shoes – theosophy – Trace Osterham – Lewiston Boots in Moss/Desert
Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)
Done up while listening to the Pimps of Joytime doing “Keep That Music Playin’”
Barely “Emo” Texan has shown up again on the blog, this time in a more punk/new wave look. Start with this awesome military jacket from Kauna (which I shot in this funky pose to prove that mesh moves with a lot of craziness. Barely chose some pretty awesome striped pants from Redrum to go with the jacket and boots from Gos. This time, he chose his own hair, this awesome newer one from Dura and heavy guyliner on a skin from Tricky Boucher. Barely makes it work.
Skin – Belleza – Tricky Boucher – Ethan Best Buys in Pale
Hair – Dura – chiaki Xue – Dura Boy 41 in black
Eyes – Ikon – Ikon Innovia – Eternal Eyes in black
Tunic – Kauna – Ross Myhre – Military Retro Jacket
Pants – Redrum – Mzzy Wytchwood – Carnivale Jeans in Red & White
Boots – GOS – Gospel Voom – Triumph Boots in Old
Barely and I had a little discussion about his photos. He just got that LUMIPro and he’s be going to town with it (literally—he won’t let it go—he sleeps with it). I said, “That’s fine. The photos are artsy and emo, but people want to see the clothes.” He then sent me photos labeled “Barely Emo.” I think that should be his new display name.
I like this look because it’s eclectic and rock n roll. I especially like the pattern on the shirt from Voodoo Gear and the skin from Fruk. He looks like your little brother, grown up to go out clubbing or play in his alternative band.
Skin – Fruk – Chucky Hollak – Bennet skin Rock of Ages- Limited Edition
Hair – Redgrave – Emilia Redgrave – Jacob in black
Eyes – Ikon – Ikon Innovia – Eternal Eyes in Heath
Necklace – Trinket – Stephberry Delling – Guitar Pick Necklace
Shirt – Voodoo Gear – Voodoo Shilton – Men’s Mesh Dress Shirt in Arabia #1
Jeans – breathing|time – Kevin Titian – Lazy Jeans in Print
Boots – Shelly Laufer – Shelly Laufer – Mesh Boots DT in black
Barely got a new gadget and went to town. He got his little pixel hands on a LUMIPro system, made by Stefan Buscaylet, and now he thinks he is a photographic auteur. He has used the LUMIPro to make this darkly rendered version of himself as a moody, cigarette-smoking artiste who wears his sunglasses—these from Izzie Button—at night. His outfit helps a lot with a mesh red shirt from Hoorenbeek, checkerboard skinny jeans from Juiced and the ubiquitous artist’s scarf from Sey. Perfectly rendered Doc Martins from Gospel Voom finish the look.
Photos taken by Barely Texan using the LUMIPro Virtual Lighting System by Stefan Buscaylet for LUMIPro
Skin – KOOQLA – Rocketta Haven – GRAY in tone 05 (dark brows)
Hair – Dura – chiaki Zue – Boy*35 in Dark brown
Eyes – Ikon – Ikon Innovia – Eternal Eyes in Storm
Sunglasses – Izzie’s – Izzie Button – 70s Sunglasses in gold
Cigarette – Hermanni – Hermanni Laville – Ultimate Cigarette
Shirt – Hoorenbeek – LimerDesigner Flux – Mesh Basic Shirt in Red
Scarf – Sey – risey Arai – VH-stole
Pants – Juiced – AskParis Resident – Checkerboard Skinny Jeans
Boots- GOS – Gospel Voom – DocsV2
Barely has learned Gyazo, which is a blessing for him. Now he can send me 20 looks and go, “What do you think?” without breaking the bank. It’s a good thing too because Barely is a shopper of major proportions. I think he keeps the Linden economy going single-handedly some days. Today he couldn’t wait to show me this awesome jacket from Nazaire Resident and the shoes, which he had picked up on a shopping trip with me to Morphine Janick’s new little place. We both agreed that Amesha Jewell’s male skins were the unsung skins of the men’s world—doesn’t that look great on him? And Ikon Innovia’s eyes and a fedora and hair combo, specialty of Rika Oyen, completed the look.
Hat/Hair – ARGRACE – rika Oyen – Straw Fedora/Crosby in Mocha
Skin – Heartsick – Amesha Jewell – Idira in Tone 4
Eyes – Ikon – Ikon Innovia – Eternal Eyes in Pewter
Jacket/Shirt – Entente – Nazaire Resident – Gaston Jacket & Shirt
Pants – Motivation – Illeana Magic – Formal Male Pants in Grey Pinstripe
Shoes – Monso – Morphine Janick – My Leather Oxfords