HAVANA will be on the runway again, tonight, March 20, at the Menswear Fashion Week (see useful slurls at the end of this post). We will participate in the SL Night Out On The Town (Suit Group Show), at 8 P.M. SL Time, with two of our classic outfits:
After a period of hard work, we are finally proud to announce HAVANA’s new collection for male avatars in SL. Our customers have already had a small preview of our new items, which coincided with the past 49 L Sale For Dudes and the Menstuff Hunt – and now the whole collection arrives together with our participation in the Menswear Fashion Week 2011 and the 5th 49 L Sale (both events have started yesterday, March 18, and will continue until next Friday, March 25).
This time, HAVANA brings to you a series of bikini briefs with sculpted front, tanks, flexi jackets, shorts (which can be transformed into pants as well) with prim cuffs and prim waist bands and loose flexi ties which can be combined with our casual outfits as a fancy accessory. We also decided to develop an additional camo version of selected items, in order to give our customers even more options along with the colorful alternatives already identified with HAVANA. If you are interested in seeing some of our new stuff on the runway, along with other outfits we have developed since the past Fashion Week, do not miss the shows during the Menswear Fashion Week 2011. Our first participation will be today, March 19, at 4 P.M. SL Time, during the SL Boy’s Night Out (Casual Group Show), at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/San%20Francisco%20Marina/125/210/41. Also, our 49 L Sale item, which you can buy both at HAVANA’s main store and at HAVANA’s store at the Fashion Week sim, is one of our new releases: the Camo Boy Shorts, in its Sky Camo version. So, here’s what you’ll find in our new collection:
So, do not forget:
– HAVANA at the Menswear Fashion Week 2011: 1st show on Saturday, March 19, at 4 P.M. SL Time.
– HAVANA at the 49 L Sale: The sale item can be found at HAVANA On The Docks or at HAVANA’s store at the Menswear Fashion Week, identified by a pink arrow (for the other participants, check this post on the 49 L Sale For Dudes Blog).
– HAVANA’s new collection: You can find it at HAVANA On The Docks, at HAVANA’s store at the Menswear Fashion Week or at HAVANA’s store at Pure Sound.
*Photo Credits: Jef Woodford (model); Tomais Ashdene (photography and model); Ricco Saenz (post production)
HAVANA is once again taking part in the 49L Sale for Dudes, which runs from today through October 23. Participating merchants offer an item of merchandise for 49L, which is usually a great discount. For this edition, we are proud to offer our Caribe Shirt Color Pack.
This pack contains the Caribe shirt in violet, green and yellow and is available in our HAVANA On the Docs location. Look for the pink arrow to find the sales vendor.
To see a complete list of merchants participating in the sales, visit their blog at http://49lsalefordudes.wordpress.com/
Second Life has amazingly different kinds of sims – still, the traditional tropical, summer themed ones are among the most appealing environments when people think of a place to live, to meet friends or to have an outdoor party. What can one wear there if they want to go beyond the customary no-shirt outfit? My suggestion: go with linen. Linen is widely praised for its coolness and freshness and, although it is one of the oldest known textiles, it can produce a classy, urbane look even on casual clothes. With that in mind, the HAVANA boys have been developing a new linen line, and the first results are here: the HAVANA Linen Pullovers, in three different options, all of them with sculpted bunched sleeves – and slightly transparent, for we wanted them to be really cool, fresh and (why not?) manly sexy.
I spent a day at the beach and tried all the three models. In the beginning of the day, I went for a walk at Blake Sea with the Linen Pistachio Pullover, which combines the natural color of the fabric with some light, vivid but smooth green. It looked very good under the morning light.
In the afternoon, while visiting the wrecks of a plane, I had the Linen Painted Pullover on. The pinkish, salmon color applied to the crude linen turned out amazing at sunset.
Finally, in the warm evening of that tropical landscape, I chose the Linen Blue Touch Pullover. Of course, one can switch them and choose different options than mine for each part of the day. I bet it will still look great.
– Linen Pistachio Pullover (with sculpted bunched sleeves): L$ 125.
– Linen Painted Pullover (with sculpted bunched sleeves): L$ 125.
– Linen Blue Touch Pullover (with sculpted bunched sleeves): L$ 125.
– Linen Pullovers Fat Pack (Pistachio, Painted and Blue Touch): L$ 300.
You can buy them at:
– HAVANA @ HAVANA On The Docks (in SL)
– HAVANA @ Gay World (in SL)
– HAVANA @ Zeus Men’s Mall (in SL)
– HAVANA @ Castro Beach
– HAVANA on apez (on the web)
– HAVANA on XstreetSL (on the web)
(Click on the options above to open the slurl and teleport to them, in case they are stores in SL, or to open the web page, for our product lists on the web)
SL pics for this post were taken at different Blake Sea regions. This time I used no modeling poses, only my traditional Vista AO. My skin is the Tristan Tan one, by Ricochet (designer Allan Eizenhart), which you can find at HAVANA On The Docks. My hair is the Nick model by UncleWeb Studio (or UWSt.). Eyes by LaFleur (designer Fleur Ferris), which you can also find at HAVANA On The Docks. My shape is a traditional Chad Avatar Shape (believe it or not) tweaked by myself. My tattos are a freebie that I found long ago at Maschinenwerk. My body hair comes from Kustom and my swimwear, from Get Butch. Have I forgotten anything?
This is a week of new releases: besides our freebie for the Make Him Over Hunt 3 (check our post about it), we finally bring to you the commercial version of the HAVANA Beach Flowers Shirt and the HAVANA Bowler hat.
The Beach Flowers Shirt was conceived a while ago, for the New Man Hunt, but hadn’t had a commercial release – up to now. It is an innovative design for HAVANA, since its lower part is made of a series of flexi prims, which give the shirt a nice movement when one walks around in it. The shirt comes open, which adds to the casual atmosphere that it creates, and can be worn with a tank top or, if you want to be more daring, with nothing under it, in order to show some bare chest.
The HAVANA Bowler is exactly what its name says: a bowler hat. Since we first made it (also a while ago) we worked on the base sculpt in order to improve it. We came up with this version which is being released now (the ones who have bought it before have already received the new version for free). A bowler is always a nice hat and goes with many different outfits, both casual and formal ones. But to be more fresh and vibrant without having its versatility reduced, the HAVANA Bowler comes in a texture that displays some white stars against a black felt background.
Since the HAVANA Bowler and the Beach Flowers Shirt look great together, we decided to offer them not only as individual items, but also in a discount pack. Sounds good? So, go check them at the HAVANA store at The Gayborhood! (For now, it is only available there; soon we will offer them at the other stores, too).
– HAVANA Beach Flowers Shirt (with flexi prims): L$ 175
– HAVANA Bowler Hat: L$ 175
– HAVANA Beach Flowers Shirt + HAVANA Bowler Hat (discount pack): L$ 275
You can find them at:
– HAVANA at The Gayborhood (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Gayborhood%20Island/232/128/23)
As part of our continuous work to offer our customers different options in the male fashion market in Second Life, HAVANA joined an innovative initiative that took off today, Feb. 1st. It is called A New Man Hunt. It is not a traditional hunt. Instead, it is a system that rewards the customers of the stores taking part in this gridwide event: each store has at least two products involved – you buy one of them and get the other one for free. And this is what the HAVANA boys prepared for you:
Different, right? Yes, for this hunt HAVANA is offering a brand new creation, the Beach Flowers Shirt. It is an open shirt with sculpted collar and flex prim bottom – actually, our first product of this kind. Unlike most of the prim ending shirts out there, we decided to add not a couple of big flex prims to its base, but a larger number of thinner prims, designed to respond better to movement and wind. In other words: we tried to make the shirt “wave” more freely. We hope you like the result. The flex prims are adjustable and, though they come with mod permissions, they are also scripted, so it’s easier to change their size, length, etc.
In order to get the shirt for free, one can buy another new creation of ours: the HAVANA Bowler. It is inspired by the traditional black bowlers, which are always elegant, but with a different touch: the stars appearing on its left side. Actually, it goes very well with the Beach Flowers Shirt.
As for the New Man Hunt, it works like this: it uses a new system by Miro Collas called “Take your Pick”. Whenever someone buys an item involved in the hunt, they also receive a hud ticket called either “A New Man – Hunt Card/HUD” or “Take You Pick – Hunt Card/HUD”. Each participating store has a validation device. HAVANA’s is at our store at The Gayborhood. Every ticket has to be validated at all the stores before a prize is redeemed at the end. In order to claim their prizes, after validating the tickets, one should go to Animations Rising. The more items one buys, the more prizes they can claim. The hunt runs for the whole month of February 2010. Further information on the system, the participating stores and the prizes can be found on the A New Man Gridwide Hunt blog (http://anewmansl.blogspot.com/).
– HAVANA Beach Flowers Shirt (with sculpted collar and flex prim ending): temporarily offered as a gift for the New Man Hunt.
– HAVANA Bowler: L$ 175 (it comes with the hud ticket to claim your gift).
In order to find the HAVANA items for the New Man Hunt, please go to:
– Havana at The Gayborhood (in SL)
Our other stores (in case you wanna check them):
– Havana at Gay World (in SL)
– Havana at Sky Tower (in SL)
– Havana at Zeus Men’s Mall (in SL)
– Havana on Apez (internet webpage)
–Havana on Meta-Life (internet webpage)
– Havana on XstreetSL (internet webpage)
The Menswear Fashion Week 2010 in Second Life was a great opportunity for HAVANA. It was not only a way to reach a larger public, but also a recognition of our hard work in trying to develop high quality items with a unique style. HAVANA is still a young brand, and of course we have a lot to learn. The progress we have been achieving reflects itself in HAVANA’s growth and we aim to keep following this road. Above all, we hope we can give the best to our customers.
During the Menswear Fashion Week 2010, HAVANA took part in two collective runway shows: the one for casual outfits and the one for underwear. For those who could not be present for the shows and for those who would like to see some of it again, here are the photographs of the events:
All the HAVANA items that you see in these pictures can be found at: