Jaded Visions

There are two grid hunts going on at the moment; as well as the Kissed hunt there’s another called Greatest Love, also on a Valentine theme. I heard about a mens gift on this hunt, from jaded Visions. This comprises a full set of outfits, even the shoes and socks are included as well as 4 pairs of pants,a button-up shirt and 3 sweaters, for a smart-casual look.

Jaded Visions hunt gift

More Kiss Hunt goodies

First pic – The pants (yay for hi-rise pants that I can wear with a shirt-layer shirt!!) are from Pixeldolls. The shirt, along with a bunch of other stuff, including an incredibly camp glittery suit (second pic), are from Triniti Paradise. Which, I have to say, is a beautifully-built sim.

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The Kissed Gridwide Hunt

I flat refuse to do this hunt, only to get frustrated at having 256 million things (pink) for girls, and one for guys. A little research has let me to two definite Kisses for the guys, which I’m picturing here.

The skin is Kiss # 16 from the Ewan range in Belleza (just inside the door of the mens section). The outfit is Kiss #17 from Alphamale, comprising a combat-print t-shirt, black jeans and sculpted beanie hat.

Kiss Gridwide Hunt

Someone seriously needs to do a gridwide hunt for the boys.

Savvy Avvy

Savvy Avvy is having a Christmas gift hunt – I’m not sure how much longer it’s running but I avise you to be quick. There are apparently 15 boxes (although I only found 10), and there are some for men as well as women. Here are some of the things that I did manage to find. All the prim attachments are modifiable.

Hint: Look up as well as down, and there are some outside the store as well as inside.

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I particularly like the trenchcoat and sculpty Fedora, and the DJ headphones.

Alpha Male and Young Urban

Found by chance in the Second Guy Clothiers mall in Sweetgrass. Two stores side by side, eac h with a freebie pack.

The first one, Alphamale, comprises a black leather blouson-style jacket with a choice of jeans in different colours. The jacket has prim collar and cuffs. Unless you are King Kong, you’ll want to wear the Small one.

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alphamale jacket and jeans

At Young Urban, right next door, there’s a freebie pack by the door with an assortment of stuff in it. two pairs of jeans, three sports jackets, three sweaters, three polo shirts, a t-shirt and a button-down plaid shirt.  Too many to take photos of everything, but here’s a selection.

This SLURL will take you to right outside the two stores – Alphamale is on the right, The Young Urban on the left.


hair and skin mix

I’ve got an assortment of skins and hair for you today, all found by my friend Lewis Luminos.

The hair is all from Philotic Energy, one of them I already reviewed in my Hair Fair post but there’s more in store now. They come in masses of colours including a variety of tipped shades, although the Colby style you pay your dollar for each colour pack rather than for the whole range.


The skins come from three different places. The first one is by Olila who blogged in March about some skins she’d made herself and was offering free of charge at her permanent yardsale. There are three shades ranging from well-tanned to dark, with nice face detail. Pictured here with the Boyd hairstyle from PE, featuring knitted hat. Be careful in the yardsale – you get spammed asking if you want to update a hud (that you don’t own). I didn’t trust it and you shouldn’t either.


The second – well there’s a story behind this one. About a year ago I came across a freebie/reseller store in an Italian sim, and there were some free male skins on offer. When I looked at them, I thought they were pretty good, but they were full-perm and that set off alarm bells for me. Assuming they’d been stolen, I went on a hunt trying to find where they’d come from. A year later I’m still none the wiser, after hearing many suggestions of where they might have been ripped from, and trying on just about every male skin demo on the grid, I’ve found nothing to match, and no-ones stepped up to claim them. So, I figured that there is no issue with these skins, I boxed them up and sent them to Sarah Nerd, who now stocks them at her Sarah Nerd’s Freebie Paradise. There are three tones of skin with 7 facial hair styles in each. Pictured here with the Colby hair. The slurl is to the exact location of the box, because it’s a big place out there.


The last skin is a group gift on offer at the Belleza store. And, omg, this is singly the best freebie skin I heve ever seen, anywhere, bar none. The quality is stunning and a good reflection of the quality you can expect if you buy one of their full price skins. The tone is tanned, the body is hairless, and there’s a little bit of subtle facial hair round the chin. My only complaint about it is the eyebrows (or rather the apparent lack of them). But aside from that triviality, this is a really, REALLY good skin.


Total cost: (for the hair)  L$3

Finally please welcome Lewis as a regular writer for Free For Men, seeing as he’s been doing such an admirable job rooting out freebies I’ve decided to let him write his own articles instead of making me do it.

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Circle Jewellery

These treats were found for me by my friend Lewis who sent me some pics of freebies he picked up at Circle Jewellery.


There are three freebies on offer here, a pair of gold bangle bracelets (which is a little more for the ladies I think), a heavy gold chain bracelet, and an ethnic-style pendant on a leather thong. The latter two look as great on a guy as they would on a girl. All items here are mod/trans so you can give them as gifts, and of course they’re modifyable as all prim attachments should be. The chain bracelet is bling-y but it’s subtle, and as it’s moddable you can take that out if you wish.

Lewis is also modelling the silver eyebrow piercing which is available to purchase from the same store, along with an assortment of other piercings and jewellery for both men and women.

(Lewis is also wearing: Skin by Signature, Hair by Laqroki, shirt by Sidewalk, none of these are free).

Lewis, you’re looking great there.

PS: The creator’s name is Circle Widdershins, which I think is one of the neatest names I’ve seen in SL.

Total cost: L$0


First of all I apologise for not having posted much lately, mostly due to illness, and also being in the middle of moving house. I’m likely to be quiet a little while longer but hopefully back top posting regularly again after next week. Now, on to today’s loot.


This is a store which has an assortment of freebies, mostly made by the owner. There are mostly shapes and clothes, the clothes mostly menswear and mostly casual. All the clothes are unique to Maschienwerk. In addition there are also some tattoos, skins, glasses and shades, and prefab buildings.

There was far too much for me to pick up everything but I gathered an assortment to show here.  There are two freebie male skins on offer, both based on Eloh Eliot’s “Another Skin” and both rather androgynous with a pale tone and eye-makeup. There is a third skin, also Eliot-based, in a much darker tone, which is available by camping for 30 minutes (which I couldn’t be bothered to do, for an item I didn’t really want to keep, but if you want a cute Latino look it would be worth it).  I’m only showing one of the skins here, believe it or not this is the least girly of the two but even the classic style tattoos couldn’t make me look manly.  Wearing Truth’s freebie “Kensei” hair in all pics.

Oh and I am loving the new Release Client version 1.21.2.  Snapshots are now saved to disk in .png format instead of .bmp, which means I don’t have to convert them before uploading them here. As always, clicky on the picky for a closer look.

All the shirts come in either untucked (jacket layer) or tucked (shirt + underpants layer), and the jeans, if they have a print on them, also come in an unprinted version. So if you really don’t want to walk round with Mickey Mouse on your pants you don’t have to. (This is a big clue that the clothing here is genuine and not a BIAB or copybot production). Also considering the fact that everything this guy makes is given away free and not sold, the quality is excellent. Although I have to admit that I got really tired of looking like a girl so I switched back to my favourite “Cody” skin at the end.

Total cost: L$0

Yak and Yeti

On a reccommendation from a friend I went to visit Yak and Yeti, a little mountain hut in Nepal http://slurl.com/secondlife/Hidden%20Beach%20Island/67/188/58

This store carries mainly traditional Nepalese clothing, jewelry and furniture, and everything is free.  There is more for women (as usual) but there’s still a pretty big selection for men too.

There’s a pack of jeans in various colours (really its just one pair with different tints) and some of the packs ofshirts also contain pants too. Most shirts come in several colours though I’ve displayed only one of each here.

1 – First is this traditional linen shirt, which comes in blue, black, brown and beige. The little prim wooden buttons are a nice touch. The black cargo pants come in the same pack.

2 – Orange and black “Om” ribbed shirt.

3 – Red “fish” shirt also in black. Also shown, one of 4 Tibetan mandala pendants.

4 – “Yak Yak Yak” shirt, in one of 4 colours. Jacket layer.

5 – Free Tibet shirt. Everyone should have one of these.

6 – “Freebie” Sports Jacket. Not quite sure if anyone really would wear a jacket with the word “Freebie” emblazoned across front and back, but it is rather amusing. And nicely retro too.

7 – Set of Tibetan bracelets, wear either seperately or all together.

8 – Set of Indian bangles, wear either seperately or all together. Three seperate packs in different colours.

Finally, meet this little fella. He’s a Himalayan Panda shoulder pet. There’s a raccoon too but I figured since I was in Nepal I’d pick up one of the locals. Also showing the “Buddhist Eyes” shirt, and another one of the Tibetan Mandala pendants.

All pics shown with hair “Aries” by Exile, which I picked up from the Hair Fair.

I also highly reccommend exploring the rest of the sim.  My friend Russ Matty has written a review of it in his blog, with pics.

Total cost: L$0

Hair Fair 2008

Having totally failed to get into the Hair Fair in the first week, because of the sims being full and lagged to hell, I have waited til now, and found that logging on in the morning (UK time, when most of the USA is sensibly asleep) I managed to eventually get round.

Most of the vendors have freebie or dollarbie gifts on offer, only a small proportion offer hairstyles for men, although some clever people have offered some unisex styles that are suitable for both.  I haven’t provided landmarks with this post because they will be redundant soon but there is a slurl list available here:

I’ll just go straight into posting the pics. As usual click the thumbnails for bigger images, and this time the vendor (and sometimes the name of the hair if they offered more than one) is included in the file name.

I picked up every gift box I could find and spent a total of L$25 on the dollarbies, although money could have been saved if I’d known in advance which ones did not contain any hair suitable for men. Unfortunately I forgot to record which vendors charged a dollar and which were free. There were also mens freebies from Calla and Sirena but they are exactly the same as ones I’ve reviewed in this blog already so I passed on picking them up, however if you missed out on them first time, here’s an opportunity to pick them up again.

Also some tips about the fair: It’s VERY laggy even when the sim is not overpopulated. This could be helped a little if everyone visited wearing NO ATTACHMENTS. That means take off everything that is made of prims, and everything that contains a script of any sort. Hair, shoes, bling, aos. Please.  The other contributor to lag sadly can’t be helped and that’s the massive use of sculpties and alpha textures in some of the vendor displays. Kudos to those vendors who did not decorate at all but only but up vendors.

Pick up all the freebies and demos you want, then go elsewhere, either home or a sandbox, to try them on. Things will rez a lot faster. Then when you’ve decided which products you like, you can return to the fair to purchase them.

If you can, please purchase a bandana or make a donation to the Locks of Love charity. There is more info about this charity here. http://locksoflove.org/

Total cost L$25