Sunday, April 16, 2017

Agape Men's Shapes 2017

Just in case you've been wondering, I've been quietly at work in the background on some new products for my in-world store, Agape Men's Shapes. As some of you may know, we haven't really put out any new products in quite some time, apart from hunt prizes and such.

I've been watching the trends across the Grid for a while now, waiting for the dust to settle as new mesh bodies have come out and Project Bento was rolled out across the grid, quietly waiting to see which of these were just flashes in the pan and which were most likely to withstand the test of time. Of course, new items are coming out all the time, but certain products have really taken the Grid by storm.

During the coming months, we will be releasing new items to enhance your Second Life. It is our hope that Agape Men's Shapes will continue to provide you with the inspiration and tools to make the most of your avatars, and help you to identify and locate the products that will keep SL men looking their best.

Yours Truly,
Zim Gunsberg

Friday, July 24, 2015

New Men's Hair from Exile @ Hair Fair 2015

My apologies for the lateness of this post.  Real life has been a bit hectic for me and I haven't had much time to myself recently.  The good news is that even though there are only a few more days left for Hair Fair 2015, Exile has always been very good about getting their Hair Fair releases into the shop shortly thereafter - and this is one you won't want to miss.

"Voltage", the new Men's hairstyle from Exile is just the sort of style that I love...  short on the sides, voluminous on top, and it doesn't have that pre-formed soft serve ice cream shape that so many similar styles have had in the past.  It's tame enough to wear with a suit and tie, yet also messy enough to wear with a pair of jeans and a T-shirt.  Thanks to Exile's fantastic HUD coloring system I am able to show it to you today in my new favorite color "Brond" (yes you read that right) from their "Natural Fusion 2" texture pack.

Featured Items:

Hair:  "Voltage" by [Exile @ Hair Fair 2015]
Tattoo:  "Koi" TMP applier by [Letis Tattoo]
Skin:  "Calum" Tone 4 TMP applier by [Clef de Peau]

Friday, June 19, 2015

Ispachi Closes its Doors

This is sad news, indeed.  Diarmuid Miklos and Andred Quinan have decided to close the doors on Ispachi for the forseeable future.  Ispachi was a beacon in men's fashion, accessories, hair, and skins on the Grid for as long as I can remember.  They will be missed.

A message on the Ispachi flickr page reads:

"...due to changes in our lives, particularly with regards to accessibility, game-play and schedule, Ispachi is now closed and will be until further notice.  We want to thank you all for your support in the past and for giving us a creative outlet! It has been a memorable and enjoyable one.  We will hopefully be back in the future. So for now we both wish you all farewell!"

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Look of the Day

Featured Items:

Shirt:  "Shirt 04" Plain White by [chronokit]
Pants:  Military Sarrouel Pants by [chronokit]
Hair:  "M-03" Hair (Dark Blond) by [Salon de GLOW]
Skin: "Prince" by [Body co AKA The Shops]
Ears:  Steking "Season 5" by [Mandala]
Shoes:  "Mason" Brogues by Ispachi (No longer available)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

More than a Dream...

This past week I got a group notice about the new "Essex" male outfit over at a store called FashionNatic, which I was not familiar with.  It looked rather nice in the photo and the price was just perfect for me since I had tier due, so I TP'd on over to check it out.  To be totally honest with you I was not prepared for how well made this clothing was.  Not only does it include shirt, vest, pants, and shoes; but it also comes with a HUD that allows you to customize the whole ensemble to your liking.

Once I tried on the demo on I was floored at how nicely it fit.  It was actually man-shaped which doesn't sound like a big deal, but given the sheer volume of 'unisex' crap guys in SL are forced to deal with I think it's noteworthy.  You need to check this one out, guys.  

Featured Items:

"Essex" Male Outfit by [FashionNatic]
"Inkubator" Hair (Kyle) by [Action]
"Ardent Eyes" (Skyfall) by [IKON]
"River" Skin by [Aeros]

NB:  The hair in this post is about a month old now, but it is worth mentioning since it's the first new release in a while from Action Surf & Sk8.  They've totally re-worked their coloring system for this new "Inkubator" series of hair and there are themed color packs that can be purchased separately.  The blond tones could be a bit more natural looking, but it's definitely worth having a look at.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


It's that time of year again, folks!  We are pleased to announce that Agape Men's Shapes will be participating in this Summer's MENSTUFF hunt beginning June 1.  This blog will be on hiatus until the hunt is underway, but in the meantime we leave you with this image of our gift for the hunters - a new base shape for the TMP male body...

See you on the Hunt!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Crazy White Boy

Since the Beta version of Niramyth's "Aesthetic" male body went on sale last month, the list of vendors selling compatible mesh and applier clothing has really taken off.  Content creators have been popping up in world and on the Marketplace, many offering top-notch products.  Featuring original hand made textures, Toni Antfarm's "Crazy White Boy" has a little bit of something for everyone.  Surfer's wetsuits, casual wear, and workout gear are only a few of the things you'll find in his shop on the Marketplace.

Today we'll have a look at some of their more "intimate" apparel...  This ensemble features a rigged, fitted mesh top as well as a non-rigged thong bottom, which may be resized via HUD.

Featured items:

"Sheer Lift & Thong" Outfit by [Crazy White Boy] (Marketplace Only)
"Aesthetic" Male Body by [Niramyth]
"Traveller" hair by [Exile]