Men’s Shopping HUD – Men’s Fashion Edition

I remember my first “hunt” … I was really excited to get started, looking for clues and freebies, but the best part was finding new places to shop.  When I started SL, there wasn’t a lot of quality clothing options for men, and these new ways of exploring SL’s commercial venues was a great way to match motivated shoppers with eager retailers.

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I also enjoy the fashion fairs as well, but often, both can be lagged out – making it difficult to move, especially on weekends.

To combat “event-related” lag, I’ve created Shopping HUDS for Men, and our latest edition matches men with lindens to spare with those that make the HOTTEST clothes in SL.  One touch of a button takes you right to the mainstore of SL’s most creative designers – no more waiting, no more sorting through tons of blog posts to find out where everyone’s shopping.

We’ve also released HUDs for Men’s Hair, and Men’s Bodies (skin/shapes) … and if you look around the store, you might even find a … well, I can’t talk about that until next week!

Check us out inworld or online!

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Shopping HUD … Men’s Body Edition

Looking good doesn’t have to be hard, and it doesn’t have to take a lot of time.  The best way to find the sexiest body possible isn’t by having your girlfriend IM the cutest people she can find in the club (you don’t really want her doing that, do you?) or having that fashion-challenged friend of yours drag you to the freebie dumps … it’s by using fantome’s MEN’S BODIES shopping HUD and letting it do the hard work for you.

Simply click any of the numbered buttons, and be instantly transported to one of Second Life’s top-ten hottest male skin/shapes vendors in SL!  Whether taking that journey to those or the dozen other vendors listed in the enclosed notecard, you’ll just be a teleport away to the avatar of your dreams!

Available online, or directly in SL!  We don’t make the best bodies in Second Life, but we DO show you where it is!

Introducing … Shopping HUD, Men’s Hair Edition

As we mentioned last week, shopping in SL can be difficult for a variety of reasons, and although there is never a shortage of opinion on where to find good fashion products for men, there is an enormous shortage of unbiased opinion.  Hunts, fairs, SL classifieds, and even blogs rely on the promoter’s relationships with content creators, and the content creator’s willingness to participate.

That’s complex, and you – the shopper – don’t really care about all of that (and neither do we).  You want access to best stores NOW … and so, we introduce another avenue to make that happen for you …

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New Product for Fall

So, summer’s over and we’re back working on new innovations for shopping in Second Life.  Over the next few weeks, we will be rolling out a new product aimed at cutting through the veritable molasses that is shopping in Second Life, but rather than just spit it out, I’m going to sit down with a dear friend (who’s polishing her interviewing skills) and roll it out the old-fashioned way …

MT:        So, Phantom, thanks for interview … I guess I should start this out by asking about your current projects leading up to this.

PR:         Well, I started SL in late 2007, and shortly after getting my bearings, I started a little shop called “SLBest,” and the purpose was to create something akin to Consumer Reports for SL markets.  I was very fortunate when a friend opened a club (that was rather popular for a while), and I was able to set up shop right outside of his door.  While it didn’t pay for my car note, it was successful enough to pay my SL expenses for some time.

Eventually, when LL started discouraging the use of their name in branding, I changed the name to “Phantom’s List,” and eventually I weaved the product into my blog, “Phantom’s Republic,” which was also very successful for some time.

MT:        But, that’s not up anymore, and you were gone for a while.  Tell us what happened.

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Summer Sale!

All fantome shapes for me are on sale for a LIMITED time for just 99L!  Some shape dealers charge L$1,000 per shape/styling card … now you can get our already lower prices for just a FRACTION of the cost!  Check out our store or MP site for our new and updated shapes today!

Outside Options

During my hiatus from SL, I worked on several buildings during my infrequent trips on and off.  Thanks to a great friend who allowed me to crash in her sandbox, I was still able to log on and play with prims to my hearts content without fully re-engaging into SL life.

Warehouse District was inspired by a small cafe’ that was integral to the communal spirit that initially attracted me to what SL could create.  At the time, there was nothing like what Open Latte at Mill Pond provided, and now that it’s gone, there’s nothing I’ve seen that’s ever replaced it.

This build wasn’t meant as a copy, but another way to create the same thing.  A building that could function as a gathering place for chat, for live performers, for poetry readings … or even for the more common functions (club, retail outlet, cityscape prop, etc.).  Built when “mega-prims” were still something to potentially worry about, it’s been recently updated, with the land impact reduced to 85 prims with the recent mesh updates (convex-hull).

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