Stay behind your velvet rope

It seems to me that’s what you are:
A rare and priceless work of art.
Stay behind your velvet rope,
but I will not renounce all hope.

I’m quoting Madonna’s Masterpiece  for this post, because this suit IS a fucking masterpiece. Seriously, I was blown away when I first saw it. And, of course, it made me go full-on dandy.

[ full-size version here ]

Available at this month’s Mens Dept, the Joseph Suit  is by Ascend, and comes in both plain and pinstripe versions, in many colour variants. Trousers and jacket are sold separately, and in the jacket section the scarf/cravat and feather boutonnière  are separate, so you can just wear the jacket with its attached waistcoat and turtleneck if you don’t want to go full-glam with it. (But why the hell wouldn’t  you?!) You also get a plethora of colour and pattern options in a HUD for the scarf, waistcoat, and turtleneck as well.

The shoulder mantle is from a cheap-as-hell non-mesh outfit at the back of the Gabriel store. Just L$99 for a full suit. Sure, the mantle is flexiprims, but hell does it work with this look.

[ full-size version here ]

The cane is by ~*Souzou Eien*~ and comes in both ornate (shown here) and simple versions, with a colour-change HUD for wood and metals. The boots (because c’mon, I had  to go with heels for this!) are female ones by Eudora, but they resize nicely for blokeish feet.

Lastly, the Oliver  hair by Tableau Vivant is also out at the current Mens Dept.

Credits

Jacket: Ascend – Joseph Suit Jacket (plain black)
Pants: Ascend – Joseph Suit Trouser (plain black)
Hair: Tableau Vivant – Oliver Hair (naturals I)
Cloak: Gabriel – Mantle (from Black Tuxedo with Mantle outfit**)
Cane: ~*Souzou Eien*~ – Dapper Cane*
Shoes: Eudora – 3D Steampunk Boots (BRS)
Earring: Swallow – Groupie Gold Earring
Ring: Maxi Gossamer – Royal Khadijah Estate (large – gold)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes (deep hazel)
Hairbase: Cheveux – Mens Hairbase
Eyeshadow: Mock – Party All Night/Indifference (desert sand)
Skin: Swallow – Raphael (porcelaine)
Pose: The Muse Poses

*review copy
** non-mesh and just L$99 at the back of the Gabriel store