Lapointe & Bastchild “Death Royale” Men’s Cargo Shorts – Dragon Demon

What can I say about Lapointe & Bastchild I haven’t said a million times before? Paul and Bastchild really do amazing clothes for men and women alike (though obviously, I don’t wear much of the womenswear).  Here’s a pair of shorts they did for Project Limited:

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They have four textures on them – two with dragon and demon faces on the front of the legs, and two tones of camo (grayscale and a more classic olive-green), which you can switch between with a HUD.  I chose the ones I liked and stuck with them for these pictures. Setting on this first picture is Elegant Environs’ lovely ‘Mya Cozy Cabana’ in Poppy: there’s more on Elegant Environs’ terrific Summer collection on the Homestuff blog, click through to read that entry!  You can also visit Elegant Environs to shop by clicking through on this link (which you will also find in the Homestuff blog if you like viewing previews first).

Here’s a more clothes-centric photo of the new shorts from Lapointe & Bastchild: I’m wearing a slightly older L&B T-shirt with them.

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As usual, Paul’s attention to detail in designing the hang of the garment and the wrinkles (or is that Bastchild’s? I’m really not entirely sure) just makes these work.

There were a hundred-and-twenty-some pairs of these still available when I left Project Limited this evening: you can find a pair of these shorts waiting for you by clicking right here to visit!  The L&B shop has the ‘S’wear’ logo over the entryway and isn’t too far from where you TP in.

Stylecard:
Shirt: L&B Swear “Classic” T-Shirt – GE
Shorts: L&B “Death Royale” Men’s Cargo Shorts – Dragon Demon (limited edition)
Skin: Clef de Peau “Samuel T4”
Eyes: FATEwear “FATEeyes”
Hands: SLink “Male hands relaxed”
Hair: Exile “High and Dry” (from Hair Fair)

What’s New! (with Phil & Dixie?) with Lapointe & Bastchild

So Depraved Events is hosting Project Limited at present.  All the vendors are offering a limited edition item, which will only be available at this event.
I was honestly going to stop myself.  I was not going to go spend lindens.  But… but then came the notice from a certain Bastchild Lotus, informing me there was a jacket there.

Dammit.

So after dipping into the rainy day fund, I came home to roll around with my favorite snake, the Diesel Works ‘Serpent’ poses, and have a look at this little beauty.

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As always, the L&B team haven’t skimped on the textures: there are three different ones for the jacket, and at least six for the T-shirt worn underneath.  You can wear it with, or without, the T-shirt add-on, too!

This particular design really caught my eye, and here’s my little snakey friend again to help me show you what appealed:

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The big cross on the back was what really sold me on the thing.  Here it is a little more square-on, without the snake, too!  So you can see what the hey I’m talking about.

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Isn’t that gorgeous?  The front’s just as lovely, too.

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So that’s the Lapointe & Bastchild ‘Grimm Royale’ jacket, available for both boys and girls at Project Limited, which is located on the Metropolis sim (click to visit it!).

That’s what’s fresh (and for a limited time!) in SL, tonight!

Stylecard:

Jacket & shirt: Lapointe & Bastchild “Grimm Royale” jacket set – available only at Project Limited, and for a limited time (there were only 36 left for the guys, when I bought this one!)
Jeans: L&B Mesh Jeans – Mens – Flats Boot Cut Dark Blue
Sunglasses: Kumaki Glasses Style “Samurai”
Hair: Dura “Dura-Boy*43 Black”
Skin: LOGO “Eternal Tristan – Pale – Clean Shaven Bald”
Hair Base: LANEVO MC Hairbase – Buzzcut – Bonnie Black
Hands: Slink “AvEnhance” Relaxed
Shoes: Latreia “Nate Skull”

UPDATE!!!
There’s a new limited edition jacket at Project Limited now, as the 80 copies of Grimm Royale have sold. The new one is named Grimm Pistola, and has a similar style of design on it with a skull framed with pistols and the L&B fleur-de-lis crown. Really, it looks much better than I’m describing it!  And you can be one of the hundred people who get to own it.
Feel free to tug my sleeve if you need a copy of the promo texture!

The Lapointe & Bastchild “L&B Swear Mesh “Classic” Mens Leather Jacket -Black Multi&HUD 2″

In my previous post I sprang a little suprise on you, Gentle Reader, with a left-turn at Albuquerque.  Go to that post to see this lovely jacket ‘in the wild’, so to speak.  Here’s the new Lapointe & Bastchild jacket considered up close and personal, so you can take in all the gorgeous texture without anything behind it to distract.

These photos, it bears note, were taken at low rez, with the avatar and LoD sliders all the way up. No retouching has occurred: just enjoy the level of workmanship!
There are also pictures of a couple of the shirts in here, as well.

Here’s the regular texture: Image

This is my favorite of the shirts, too. 🙂
The Stitched jacket texture comes next, and is very much my favorite: Image

And the Quilted (which is not very ‘me’, but is a GORGEOUS piece of texture and sculpt, to my eyes): Image

Again, I have to point out: all I did to these photos was crop them down a bit.

And here is the last of the lot, the PVC: Image

Pretty sweet, huh?  All of that for just L$599, too.  You can pick it up on Marketplace, though I’d suggest getting the demo and making sure you like the cut of the coat’s jib first!  Alternately, you could swing by their clothing shop and have a look around: there’s plenty more where this came from!

In which something new pops up even while I’m taking photos.

There’s always something you haven’t seen before, always something new. Always something different.  I found out about the mesh clothes at Reila, and figured it was worth a look: hey, a designer I don’t know is playing with Mesh. Maybe they’re doing something cool and exciting.

Hoo boy yes. I fell quite hard for their Tartan Trousers, which had a lovely punkrock old-school feel to them (Gaultier would be proud), and decided to put together a look around them: to ‘fashion frankenstein’, as Paradox Messmer puts it. How about this coat.  that coat? The other coat? Hrmm… what coat, oh wait, I know, the +grasp+ ‘Leather biker jacket 2012(mesh)/Navy/mens’ I have from last year.

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So I had just found the right location and gotten a couple of very basic photos taken (see above). Grasp always makes me think of Shinjuku in Tokyo, or of cyberpunk.  Or of both. I’d just started taking photos and was getting ready to do some high-rez ones when a little blue box told me that one of my favorite designers had just released a new biker jacket.  Okay, back to square one… with another jacket I like quite a lot: the new Lapointe & Bastchild “L&B Swear Mesh “Classic” Mens Leather Jacket -Black Multi&HUD 2″.

Just like the tuxedo I mentioned earlier, this also comes with a hud.  You can choose 4 different leather textures with it.

Stitched: Image

Regular: Image

Quilted: Image

And the rather intriguing PVC:Image

Now, I got sneaky in there. Didja notice the zippers and the buckle changing color? The HUD has a bronze and a steel texture for the zips and the buckle- the lining as well, though that’s pretty hard to see change.  I’m sure you noticed also that I changed the shirt. That’s because with the HUD you can pick from 8 shirt textures (4 plain T-shirts, 4 printed) , so you can customize your look a bit.
Run, don’t walk, to Lapointe & Bastchild!

New addition to the Lapointe & Bastchild Classic Men’s Open Tuxedo!

So back in February, when I initially blogged about this awesome tux, Bastchild and Paul had rushed to get four looks out ASAP just to be able to get the thing available for Valentine’s Day.  red, gray, black, and white cummerbund and tie and pocketsquare.  They did want to come back to it eventually, and well… they did.  A whole WEALTH of colors are available for this suit now!  I picked up the green accessories, since green’s my favorite color.

If two's company and three's a crowd then what the devil is this?

So here’s the L&B AddOn Deluxe “Silk Dark Greens” for MESH Classic Tuxedos. Colors are, from left to right: Ivy, Emerald, Olivine, and Loden.

Another L$200 (roughly) and you get a whole new look to go with your tux!

The poses here are from PosESioN, and are their contribution to The Event: Hollywood.

Lapointe & Bastchild Classic Black Tuxedo (mesh design)

So Lapointe & Bastchild have been playing around with mesh lately.  A lot of us are cautious about the mesh we use, and with good reason!  I’m not a fan of mesh jeans with a non-Mesh top, or with a mesh top that doesn’t hang over.  The alpha prim almost always shows at the waist on me with a non-mesh shirt, making it look as if I have Mysteeerious Haaaaunted Paaaaants. Every piece of mesh that L&B have produced and I’ve tried, I’ve loved.  The jeans they’ve been doing come in SEVEN sizes, which reduces the odds of the Mysterious Haunted Pants happening, and the shapes they sculpt for pants are, uhm, nice and flattering to one’s backside.
When I heard that they were going to do tuxedoes, I was thrilled: I’ve always liked L&B’s formalwear for men, and I assumed that when they played with mesh I would also be thrilled.  So, sadly, nothing to report here… except that the suits are positively gorgeous, and come with a HUD so you can set several different textures on several different parts of them.

This suit’s brand-new – Paul and Bastchild just got it out last night.  The tux has several textures available: from a simple wool tuxedo to a glossy silk edge for the tuxedo’s lapels.  The stripe on the trousers has the same variety available. Here’s a pic:

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As you may have noticed, there are more than one color for the tie and cummerbund and pocket square available; you can set these with the HUD as well, easy as point-and-click. Here’s the four basic looks that L&B have supplied: you can mix-and-match any of the two shirts and four accessory colors as you choose!

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And as Bastchild’s forte is the patient attention to detail and texture involved in creating remarkable little jewels, flowers, and other sculpted accents for the clothing that she and Paul make, here’s a glance at some of the cufflinks she’s made to go with the suitImage

You can acquire this suit from the marketplace website, or from Lapointe & Bastchild’s inworld store.

Stylecard:

Suit, accessories, and shoes: Lapointe & Bastchild (note: Shoes are sold separately)

Hair #1: LoQ “Malibu”
Hair #2: W&Y “Appollo”

Poses: ‘Dante’ and ‘Gabriel’, from Diesel Works.

UPDATE: I should have linked to Lapointe & Bastchild’s blog above!  Do have a peek.