Red-Headed Step-Child

July 5, 2008

Homme Sweet Homme

Filed under: Mix and Match,Theme Outfits — Van Kline @ 11:44 pm

I’ve been looking forward to doing another individual post for quite a while now, and I found a look that really inspires me in Christian Dior’s Spring/Summer line for 2009.

I prefer dressed-up to dressed-down for any occasion, and I always look great in classic black and white. I love the way designer Kris Van Assche has made it look super fresh and modern by injecting a dose of strong color. I think if there’s one look for guys to take away from Paris fashion week, this is the one.

As soon as I saw the photo from the runway show I thought of this zip-up vest from Aoharu; the color, sheen, and construction are all right on. The vest comes with some Super-Saiyan shoulder attachments, but I decided to leave them off because I wanted to maintain the clean, tailored feel of the menswear line. The shiny texture of the Casa del Shai Adulterer pants matches perfectly with the tie from my Blaze Power Suit, and these high-gloss dress shoes are a staple in my inventory. I chose a hairstyle with a little bit of an edge to compliment the very modern look.

A quick trip through wardrobe and I am back on the runway. I mostly have Candy and Bare Rose to thank for this outfit. The leather jacket comes with four tough-guy designs on the back and a plain version which I’m wearing here. These pinstriped pants are from the Phantom outfit by Bare Rose and Candy was the one to notice how well they went with the jacket. A little bit of color makes a big impact, and this dark blue bow-tie really pops against a monochrome outfit. I blogged these white leather shoes from Redgrave waaaay back when I was the first guy to win a Closet Crisis fashion event and they are still a favorite of mine. I seem to say that about a lot of my shoes…. can’t they all be my favorite?

Skin: The Abyss – Scorpio in Dystopia
Eyes: Miriel – The Arctic Collection – Arctic Ocean
Hair: Armidi – The Individual in Hazelberry
Shirt and Tie: Blaze – The Power Suit (White Dress Shirt and Black Tie Options)
Vest: Aoharu – Zip-Up Vest in Wine Red
Pants: Casa del Shai – The Adulterer Suit
Socks: Jeepers Creepers – Grey Socks
Shoes: Storm Schmooz – Men’s Black Shoes

Skin: The Abyss – Scorpio in Dystopia
Eyes: Miriel – The Arctic Collection – Arctic Ocean
Hair: SiniStyle – The Petrelli in Rage
Shirt: Casa del Shai – The Southern Comfort Suit White Linen Shirt
Jacket: Bare Rose – Black Leather Jacket (Regular Option)
Pants: Bare Rose – Phantom Outfit
Socks: Jeepers Creepers – Grey Socks
Shoes: Redgrave – White Leather Shoes
Bow-tie: Casa del Shai – The Classic Tuxedo Bowtie (Tinted Blue)

LAP – Dude VII Set
Happy Dispatch – Men’s Pose Pack

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  1. Ummm…I think Van has the best hair evah!

    Comment by Cerrie Janus — July 8, 2008 @ 3:49 pm | Reply

  2. Ummmm… You are absolutely right. I bake you a nice cake.

    Comment by Van Kline — July 9, 2008 @ 9:44 am | Reply

  3. Gawd, I am officially changing your nickname to VAIN Kline. Haha!

    Comment by Candy Lemmon — July 9, 2008 @ 10:24 am | Reply

  4. LMAO Vain! /me snorts Oh I’ll take that cake! Will you put sprinkles on it? I do love a nicely frosted cake!

    Comment by Cerrie Janus — July 9, 2008 @ 4:08 pm | Reply

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