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HAVANA Shows Its Undies (And Swim-Wear)

Tonight, March 21, in a few hours, HAVANA will be on the runway again at the Menswear Fashion Week 2011 – this time, showing undies and swim-wear:

Andy Undies in red & blue

Andy Undies in red & blue

Hot Boy Bikini Yellow

Hot Boy Bikini Yellow

Camo Bikini Briefs

Camo Bikini Briefs

St. Tomais Jacket Green

We are also showing a St. Thomas Jacket in the show

If you wanna check it, the SL Grotto Steam: Men’s Undergear/Kmadd Shape Show starts at 7:30 P.M. SL Time, at:
– Menswear Fashion Week Landing Point.

All the items are available at:
– HAVANA store at the Menswear Fashion Week.

Menswear Fashion Week 2011

Menswear Fashion Week 2011


Tonight: Runway Show At The Menswear Fashion Week 2011

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:

HAVANA Dare Outfit 2

HAVANA Dare Outfit 2

HAVANA Dare Outfit 12

HAVANA Dare Outfit 12

Useful slurls:
HAVANA store at the Menswear Fashion Week.
Menswear Fashion Week Landing Point.

Menswear Fashion Week 2011

Menswear Fashion Week 2011


HAVANA’s new collection comes together with the Menswear Fashion Week and the 49 L Sale

Camo Boy Shorts in its "sky camo" version, Seaside Tank and Loose Flexi Tie: new at HAVANA

Camo Boy Shorts in its "sky camo" version, Seaside Tank and Loose Flexi Tie: new at HAVANA

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:

Camo Bikini Briefs in "desert camo" option (also available in "forest camo" and "sky camo" versions)

Camo Bikini Briefs in "desert camo" option (also available in "forest camo" and "sky camo" versions)

St. Thomas Jacket and Checkmate Shorts (other color options are available)

St. Thomas Jacket (with flexi extension) and Checkmate Shorts (other color options are available)

The Checkmate Shorts can be worn as pants, too. Here they go together with a Loose Flexi Tie (also available in other colors)

The Checkmate Shorts can be worn as pants, too. Here they go together with a Loose Flexi Tie (also available in other colors)

Seaside Tank in red

Seaside Tank in red

Hot Boy Bikini Briefs

Hot Boy Bikini Briefs

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)

49 L Sale For Dudes Arrow

49 L Sale For Dudes Arrow

Menswear Fashion Week 2011

Menswear Fashion Week 2011


The Hunt Season Is Open At HAVANA

The first Menstuff Hunt, successor of the original Make Him Over Hunt, officially started yesterday, Jan. 29, in Second Life. You have until Feb. 28 to visit about 150 stores dedicated to fashion for male avatars in Second Life and collect your gifts. Of course, HAVANA is there with a special prize for our hunters: another sample of the new collection we will release during the next weeks – and this pre-release outfit, a sexy one, made of classic pants and a loose flexi tie, is for free until the hunt ends. Do not miss it.

HAVANA's gift for Menstuff hunters

HAVANA's gift for Menstuff hunters: classic pants (with prim cuffs and a prim belt) and a loose flexi tie

How it works:
– To collect your gift at HAVANA, go to the HAVANA Department at HAVANA On The Docks (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Havana%20Docks/234/191/23) and find the hunt object.
– The hunt object is a black sculpted T-shirt on which you can read “MENstuff”. Attention, the T-shirt is NOT your gift, it is just the hunt object. Click on it to collect your prize.
– A hint to find the hunt object at HAVANA: Run to the light, Carol Anne!
– HAVANA is store #93 in the hunt and you can start the circuit at any point. Once you collect a hunt gift, you will receive a landmark to the next store and, when you reach the last store on the list, you will receive a landmark to the first one.
– For a list of the stores taking part in the hunt, you can check the Menstuff Hints & SLURLS page on the Menstuff blog (the page does not have the slurls, though, only the store list and the hints to find the gift the slurls were added).


49 L Sale For Dudes, 4th Edition: Get A Pre Release Of HAVANA’s New Collection

49 L Sale For Dudes LogoIt is time for another 49 L Sale For Dudes in Second Life – the first one in 2011. For this new edition (Jan. 17-22), HAVANA is offering a preview of its new collection, to be launched soon. Our 49 L item this time is our new Hot Boy Bikini, that comes with prim, sculpted front (scripted for better resizing).

Hot Boy Bikini Wine

Hot Boy Bikini Wine

Hot Boy Bikini Yellow

Hot Boy Bikini Yellow

For the sale, you can choose between two colors: wine or yellow. They are identified with the 49 L Sale arrow.

49 L Sale For Dudes Arrow

49 L Sale For Dudes Arrow

If you enjoy it, we are also offering the other colors: black, white, blue, green, red and pink – for the regular price (L$ 150).

Hot Boy Bikini Black

Hot Boy Bikini Black

Hot Boy Bikini Blue

Hot Boy Bikini Blue

Hot Boy Bikini Green

Hot Boy Bikini Green

Hot Boy Bikini Pink

Hot Boy Bikini Pink

Hot Boy Bikini Red

Hot Boy Bikini Red

Hot Boy Bikini White

Hot Boy Bikini White

Summarizing:
– 49 L Sale For Dudes #4: Jan. 17-22.
– 49 L Sale Item @ HAVANA: Hot Boy Bikini (with prim front), in yellow or wine (discount of 67%).
– Hot Boy Bikini (with prim front): L$ 150 (regular price), in black, white, blue, green, red and pink.
– Where: HAVANA @ HAVANA On The Docks (in SL).

For a list of the stores taking part in the 49 L Sale For Dudes, please check the 49 L Sales For Dudes Blog.

*Photo Credits: Jef Woodford (model); Tomais Ashdene (photography); Ricco Saenz (post production)


49L Sale for Dudes #3

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.

Caribe Color Pack 4

Caribe Color Pack 4


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.
49 Linden Hunt Marker

49 Linden Hunt Marker


To see a complete list of merchants participating in the sales, visit their blog at http://49lsalefordudes.wordpress.com/


Andy Outfit: Combine As You Wish

Andy Outfit: red vest, black t-shirt, red pants and undies showing

Andy Outfit: red vest, black t-shirt, red pants and undies showing

In the wake of the positive feedback we have been having on our gift for the Make Him Over Hunt 4, HAVANA finally releases the commercial version of its Andy Outfit, with more options for you to play with. In its new version, all the pieces of the Andy Outfit – vest, t-shirt, pants and undies – are sold separately and in different colors, so you can combine them as you wish. Nonetheless, if you would like a suggestion on how to put them together, you can check our packs at discounted prices. As previously stated, the outfit was inspired by a great friend of HAVANA, model Andreas Barrowstone, whom you can see on the pics here.

Andy Vest in blue

Andy Vest in blue

To start with, the Andy Vest comes in three different colors: red, blue and green, all of them with floral details. It can be combined with the Andy T-Shirt, with its four color options – white, light blue, pink and black – with optional bunched prim sleeves.

Andy T-Shirt in pink

Andy T-Shirt in pink

The Andy Pants come with prim legs and have an additional version that shows the top of the undies. They are being offered in grey, navy and red.

Andy Pants in grey

Andy Pants in grey

HAVANA is also selling the Andy Undies as a separate item which comes with 2 prim bulge options. They are being sold in black & white, orange & red, red & blue and beige & brown.

Andy Undies in beige & brown

Andy Undies in beige & brown

Finally, as we said before, we have already composed some great outfits for you, at discounted prices: (1) blue vest, white t-shirt, grey pants and red & blue undies; (2) red vest, black t-shirt, red pants and black & white undies; (3) green vest, light blue t-shirt, navy pants and beige & brown undies; and (4) blue vest, pink t-shirt, navy pants and orange & red undies.

Summarizing:
– Andy Vest (red, blue or green): L$ 110.
– Andy T-Shirt (white, light blue, pink or black; prim bunched sleeves): L$ 150.
– Andy Pants (grey, red or navy; with prim legs; optional undies showing): L$ 150.
– Andy Undies (black & white, orange & red, red & blue and beige & brown; prim bulges in 2 options): L$ 125.
– Andy Outfits: ([1] blue vest, white t-shirt, grey pants and red & blue undies; [2] red vest, black t-shirt, red pants and black & white undies; [3] green vest, light blue t-shirt, navy pants and beige & brown undies; and [4] blue vest, pink t-shirt, navy pants and orange & red undies): L$ 425.

You can buy them at:
HAVANA @ HAVANA On The Docks: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Havana%20Docks/234/191/23.
HAVANA @ Gay World: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Gay%20World/163/94/45.
HAVANA on Second Life Market Place: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/32681.
HAVANA on apez: http://www.apez.biz/modules.php?name=Shop&op=products&merchant=Keebo+Kidd.

Check the other options:

Andy Outfits:

Andy Outfit: blue vest, pink t-shirt, navy pants and undies showing

Andy Outfit: blue vest, pink t-shirt, navy pants and undies showing

Andy Outfit: blue vest, white t-shirt, grey pants and undies showing

Andy Outfit: blue vest, white t-shirt, grey pants and undies showing

Andy Outfit: green vest, blue t-shirt, navy pants and undies showing

Andy Outfit: green vest, blue t-shirt, navy pants and undies showing

Andy Vests:

Andy Vest in red

Andy Vest in red

Andy Vest in green

Andy Vest in green

Andy Pants:

Andy Pants in navy

Andy Pants in navy

Andy Pants in red

Andy Pants in red

Andy T-Shirts:

Andy T-Shirt in black

Andy T-Shirt in black

Andy T-Shirt in blue

Andy T-Shirt in blue

Andy T-Shirt in white

Andy T-Shirt in white

Andy Undies:

Andy Undies in orange & red

Andy Undies in orange & red

Andy Undies in red & blue

Andy Undies in red & blue

Andy Undies in black & white

Andy Undies in black & white


Jeepers at HAVANA On The Docks: quality shoes for men

HAVANA On The Docks Logo

Jeepers Logo

The HAVANA boys are pleased to announce that Jeepers, by designer Eponymous Trenchmouth, is now in charge of the new Shoe Department at HAVANA On The Docks. Eppy has been creating some great male shoe models in Second Life since 2006, when he created Jeepers Creepers, the brand that would soon become well-known and widely praised as JCS and JC’s – and since early 2010, Jeepers.

DB Desert Boots by Jeepers

DB Desert Boots by Jeepers (other color options available too)

At HAVANA On The Docks, Jeepers is presenting some of its most amazing shoes, including the recently released DB Desert Boots and the Havana Sandals, a classic in SL and a must have!

Havana Sandals

Havana Sandals: a classic and a must have in SL

With the arrival of Jeepers, HAVANA On the Docks is now offering shoes, casual clothes, leather items, skins, eyes, oriental clothes, jewels and silks for male avatars – all in the same store, for your convenience, gathering different designers, each one dedicating themselves to their specialty. Go check our store in SL at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Havana%20Docks/152/185/22.

(If you are a designer and wants to join us, HAVANA On The Docks is still searching for designers of quality items for male avatars. Please, read this post and get in touch with Ricco Saenz or Keebo Kidd in SL.)


The Hunt Has Started!

The anxiously awaited Make Him Over Hunt 4 (Sep. 20 – Oct. 20) has started in Second Life and HAVANA is pleased to present its gift for the participants. It’s a special edition of our new Andy Outfit, which will very soon be released in its commercial version.

Andy Outfit, special edition: grey pants, white T-shirt and Red vest

HAVANA's gift: Andy Outfit, special edition (grey pants showing the top of the undies, white T-shirt and red vest)

The Andy Outfit was inspired by a great friend of ours, model Andreas Barrowstone. It is made of low-rise pants that allow one to show part of their undies (but just the very top of it, insinuating more than it really exposes), a basic T-shirt with some nice detail on the front part and a beautiful vest with floral motifs that enhance that casual ensemble, giving it a touch of class.

The special edition given as a hunt gift combines grey pants and undies in one layer, along with the white T-shirt and the red vest. It is very practical for the SL resident: just 2 double clicks and one is dressed. Coming soon, the commercial version will allow one to choose from different colors of each item and combine them as they want.

In order to get your prize, please visit the HAVANA casual clothes department at HAVANA On The Docks (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Havana%20Docks/234/191/23). And here is our hint to find out where the gift is: “Who could tell what gift one could see under the glow of the east?” Do not forget: look for a male symbol – ♂ – and click on it to get your prize. For the complete list of stores and hints, check this post on the Make Him Over blog.

Make Him Over 4 - Poster

Make Him Over Hunt 4: Sep. 20 - Oct. 20, 2010


HAVANA Bowler Hat For 49 L: Sale Ends Today

The 49 L Sale for Dudes, 2nd Edition, ends today, Aug. 21. Do not miss this opportunity to buy a Havana Bowler Hat for only L$ 49, at our HAVANA On the Docks location, at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Havana%20Docks/234/191/23. For more details, check our original post on the sale.

The HAVANA Bowler

The HAVANA Bowler


HAVANA at Handy’s Fashion Show

This Sunday, Aug. 15, Handy’s Club will be holding its Fashion Show 2010. HAVANA is proud to be one of the fashion houses featured in this event. We selected 8 great outfits to display on the catwalk – including hats, shirts, pants, coats and undies that represent the best of HAVANA.

HAVANA After Hours Outfit Violet

Havana After Hours Outfit will be displayed on the catwalk

Handy’s Fashion Show 2010 will be held in three different hours, so people from a range of time zones in Second Life will be able to attend: 5 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. SL Time. It is a show for both male and female clothes in a variety of styles. In order to attend, teleport to http://slurl.com/secondlife/Yuri/133/60/29 at one of the starting hours. See you there.

Handy's Fashion Show 2010: Aug. 15 at 5 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. SL Time

Handy's Fashion Show 2010: Aug. 15 at 5 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. SL Time


49 L Sale For Dudes, 2nd Edition

It is time for the 2nd edition of the successful 49 L Sale for Dudes, running from Aug. 15 until Aug. 21 – and HAVANA is featuring its Bowler Hat in the event. The hat normally costs L$ 175 but during this week we will sell it for only L$ 49. Yes, it is a 72% discount!

The HAVANA Bowler

The HAVANA Bowler Hat

As in the 1st edition, all stores taking part in this sale are offering some item for L$ 49, well below its normal price. The discounted merchandise can be identified by the Dude Arrow:

49 Linden Hunt Marker

49 L Sale Marker

We will have a vendors available for you to purchase the HAVANA Bowler Hat from at our HAVANA On the Docks location, at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Havana%20Docks/234/191/23.

More information on the 49 L Sale for Dudes can be found at http://www.jauntymag.com/sale/.


Go With Linen!

HAVANA Linen Pullovers: three different options for you

New at HAVANA: Linen Pullovers in three different versions, with sculpted bunched sleeves and slightly transparent

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.

The Pistachio Linen Pullover

In the morning: the Havana Linen Pistachio Pullover

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.

HAVANA Linen Paint Pullover

Walking during sunset in a HAVANA Linen Painted Pullover

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.

HAVANA Linen Blue Touch Pullover

A HAVANA Blue Touch Pullover for the warm evening

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.

So, summarizing:
– 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)

Credits:
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?


Jewels For Men? Why Not?

A traditional wing on the fashion spectrum has always stated that men’s jewelry should be limited to the functional: watches, cuff links and items like that. Nonetheless, there have been guys out there who have made their way with the help of bracelets, necklaces, chains combined with button-down shirts, tanks, open collars, folded sleeves… It’s all a matter of style – and it is not different in Second Life. For the guys who like to compose their outfits with some jewels, desginer Puck Optera has been offering interesting options at HAVANA On The Docks.

Jewels by Puck Optera

Designer Puck Optera in the center, wearing a Simple Gold Crucifix with Emerald and Gold Emerald Double Stud Earrings; above him, Trout, wearing a Caged Gemstone Silver Chain with Ammolite and Silver Hoop Earrings; below, Toby is wearing a Simple Silver Crucifix with Peridot and Gold & Silver Hoop Earrings; on the right, Gali, wearing a Gold Chained Granite Star with Garnet and Gold Hoop Earrings; and, on the left, Hawk is wearing a Double Stud Gold Chain With Emerald and Gold Hoop Earrings.

Puck has been working with different gems (ammolite, peridot, emerald, rodochrosite, etc.) on gold, silver and platinum. Recently, he has released a whole new line of chains for L$ 300 each.

Summarizing:
– Chains by Family Jewels (designer Puck Optera): L$ 300.
– Where: HAVANA On The Docks (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Havana%20Docks/152/185/22).


Keep an Eye

Flame Eyes by Fleur Ferris

Flame Eyes by Fleur Ferris

HAVANA On The Docks is happy to announce that designer Fleur Ferris has joined our department store. The owner of LaFleur is offering some very well done eyes at an incredible price there – only L$ 50 for 2 pairs (restricted to some pairs right now, but expanding to cover all eye pairs soon)!

Blue Lights and Dark Green Eyes by Fleur Ferris

LaFleur is also offering the Blue Lights Eyes and the Green Eyes at Havana On The Docks

Fleur’s decision to join us came with a self-determination to improve even further her eye textures. This really got us excited. With her detailed work on colors, Fleur had already achieved some unique effects, both on fantasy and realistic eyes. Now, she has also decided to offer eye pairs in two different versions for each pattern, which you can alter depending on the reflection effect you want on the eyeballs. And the news gets even better: she decided to sell both versions with no additional cost – in other words, you get two for the price of one.

Right now, the alternative versions are being offered only on vendors 1 and 2. Nonetheless, Fleur told us that she will gladly send the additional textures to those who prefer eyes from other vendors, as soon as she has them finished and uploaded into Second Life. I, myself, have already bought some pairs (the ones shown on the pictures).

Fleur has been offering many different colors for you to choose from, it is impossible to show them all here. So, if you would like to see more options, please, visit the Eye Department at HAVANA On The Docks.

Summarizing:
– LaFleur eye pairs: L$ 50 (2 versions of each pair for the price of one – only on vendors 1 and 2 right now, but expanding to the other vendors soon).
– Where: HAVANA On The Docks (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Havana%20Docks/152/185/22).

Fantasy Stars: a non-natural eye model by Fleur Ferris

Fantasy Stars: a non-natural eye model by Fleur Ferris

PS: If you are a designer and would like to join us at the HAVANA On The Docks project, please check our post on the subject. HAVANA On The Docks is an initiative by Ricco Saenz and Keebo Kidd to bring together different designers at a department store for men in Second Life, with the aim of improving both customers’ shopping experience and designers’ sales.


49 Linden Sale for Dudes

Jaunty for Men, an SL magazine for men’s fashion, presents the 49 Linden Sale for Dudes, running from June 20-26. All items in the sale/hunt will be L$ 49, well below their normal selling price.

HAVANA is proud to be part of this event. The item we are offering you is the Lazy Nights Black-to-Red tank. It normally sells for L$ 100, so here’s your change to get it at a 50% savings.

Havana Lazy Nights Tank Black to Red

Havana Lazy Nights Tank Black to Red

We will have two vendors available for you to purchase this item from, one at each entrance to our HAVANA On the Docks location. Vendors for this sale can be identified by the Dude Arrow:

49 Linden Hunt Marker

49 Linden Sale Marker

More information and a complete list of participating stores can be found at http://www.jauntymag.com/sale/

HAVANA On the Docks: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Havana%20Docks/234/191/23


Havana: Our New Addresses

Your clothing store for men in SL

Your clothing store for men in SL

HAVANA On The Docks Logo

Your department store for men in SL

As a result of a series of decisions – some by ourselves and some by others – all HAVANA stores have been moving.

The process started with Zeus Men’s Mall redesign, which led HAVANA’s store there to move a little further to the left of where it used to be. Not a big move, but still…

A major change happened, though, when we pushed ahead the HAVANA On The Docks project and opened our department store in our own sim (Havana Docks). The new sim is adjacent to The Gayborhood Island, where our main store used to be. We moved our store to the new place and now, on The Gayborhood, you can find a teleporter to HAVANA On The Docks.

While we were still moving to the Havana Docks sim, we were informed that Gay World, where we also have a store, was about to be completely transformed. We will still have a shop at the new Gay World, which will probably open next week (and believe me, it looks amazing, I am really excited about the redesign of the sim), but due to the big transformation there, we will be far from where we originally were.

Finally, we also decided to open a store at Castro Beach and, at the same time, learned that the Sky Mall would close. So, as a result of all these moves, we are updating our landmarks and slurl addresses as follows:

– HAVANA @ HAVANA On The Docks:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Havana%20Docks/234/191/23
– HAVANA @ Zeus Men’s Mall:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Gay%20City%20Cologne/96/182/22
– HAVANA @ Gay World:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Gay%20World/163/94/45
– HAVANA @ Castro Beach:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Castro%20Beach/131/130/24


Oriental fashion at HAVANA On The Docks

Ancient Tree male kimonos

Ancient Tree male kimonos

HAVANA On The Docks is pleased to announce its new Oriental items department, maintained by Solene Hoisan, the amazing designer and owner of The Ancient Tree Kimono Shop. To start with, Solene is offering some great male kimonos, in both casual and formal versions, and related products. Nonetheless, this is just the beginning: she has also promised  other oriental merchandise soon.

Solene’s arrival is a good way to start HAVANA On The Docks’ expansion. Furthermore, we are about to open a new Eye department. We plan to do it in the following days. So, you can expect to hear from us again soon. And do not forget: if you are a designer and would like to join our department store, leave a message for Ricco Saenz or Keebo Kidd (check this post in order to know how).

If you want to check what Solene and The Ancient Tree have to offer at HAVANA On The Docks, please visit us in Second Life at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Havana%20Docks/152/185/22.


Would You Like to Join HAVANA On The Docks?

HAVANA On The Docks Logo

Your department store for men in SL

As I briefly mentioned on another post, we have plans to expand HAVANA On The Docks and have started selecting designers to join the project. The idea is to have a store that covers virtually anything that a human or humanoid male avatar may search for in Second Life, in terms of clothes and body accessories. So, if you are a designer and may be interested in joining us, please get in touch.

HAVANA On The Docks is a department store – not a shopping mall. We intend to have a selected designer in charge of each specific department (or maybe in charge of two departments, but not much more than that), instead of many a designer offering the same kind of products or only one designer making various kinds of products. We believe that, this way, we can achieve two different objectives.

First, our customers will be able to easily find what they are searching for, with no need for running up and down to check different stores that offer the same things (which may happen in a mall) or to find the specific products that they would like to buy. In a department store, all the sections are rationally organized and if one wants, for instance, some casual clothes, they can go directly to the casual clothes section.

Second, a department store like HAVANA On The Docks, with different, selected designers in charge of different departments, may mean some exposure for the ones who join the project. This may be particularly useful for new designers who have a great potential but find it difficult to start or promote their business in Second Life.

The conditions for the ones who would like to join us are very attractive, I should say: we do not charge rent, just a commission on sales to help us pay the sim where HAVANA On The Docks is located (which means that your contribution is proportional to what you sell, there is no risk of you having to pay more than what you receive); we allow people to advertise their own brands under certain conditions, so that not only HAVANA On The Docks gets promoted, but also the specific designers who are in charge of each department; and last but not least, we encourage designers to use some of our means of contact with our customers (our blog, our in-world message system, etc.) to inform of new releases and other subjects.

So, if you are a designer of items for male avatars in SL and would like to join us in the HAVANA On The Docks project:
– please, visit HAVANA On The Docks (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Havana%20Docks/152/185/22) and check if the kind of items that you design are not being offered at the store yet;
– if your products are of a different category than the ones being offered at the store, please get in touch with Ricco Saenz or Keebo Kidd via Second Life IM, via email (info@havanaoriginals.com) or by answering to this post. Once you do that, we will check your products, talk further on the conditions for joining HAVANA On The Docks, etc. Remember we do not require that you have a great collection of items, new designers (or experienced ones) are welcome.

If you are interested, do not hesitate, we are waiting for your message.

Hugs!

Havana On the Docks brings together different designers

Havana On the Docks brings together different designers


Promotion: Special Silk at Havana On The Docks

Male silks are a big trend in Second Life: they are sexy, beautiful and provocative – and this is what Vrat Skytower has been offering at HAVANA On The Docks. Could it be better? Actually, it is: the designer and owner of the 5th Tower brand, who has been creating amazing silks for guys in SL, decided to celebrate two events simultaneously: the opening of HAVANA On The Docks and the Pride month. Vrat’s celebration comes in the form of a Special Edition of his Romanum inspired Silks.

A special silk by 5th Tower at Havana On The Docks

A special silk by 5th Tower at Havana On The Docks

The Romanum inspired Silks, Special Edition, are being offered exclusively at HAVANA On The Docks, and only during July 2010. Do not lose the chance of acquiring this special item!

Summarizing:
– Romanum inspired Silks, Special Edition: L$ 550.

It can be bought at:
HAVANA On The Docks (in Second Life).


A Hat With Alternative Textures and Colors (at a Discounted Price) + New Flaming Pants at Havana

The HAVANA On The Docks fashion show and opening party was a blast! Thank you all who attended; we hope you enjoyed it. We will soon post some pictures of that great event. Meanwhile, I am happy to announce that HAVANA keeps celebrating the opening of the new department store with two special releases: the Havana Fedora (with different patterns for you to choose and at a discounted prize only during June) and the Azazello Pants.

The Havana Fedora: buy the hat and get these three textures

The Havana Fedora: buy the hat and get these three textures

The Havana Fedora is a classic model made more contemporary by means of some colorful, expressive plaid patterns – and you do not even have to choose which one you would like to have: it comes scripted, with the three different options. Just click on it and choose the color that best fits your outfit and your spirit each day.

Azazello and his pants: front view

Azazello and his pants: front view

The Azazello Pants is actually one of the first creations by me. It was especially made for Azazello Zeluco, who, after a while, generously contacted me to let me know that, if I would like to release the pants to Havana’s customers, he would be pleased to share the design with other guys. So, here it is. Made in (virtual) leather, the Azazello pants feature some hot flames around the legs and devil horns on the back part.

Azazello Pants: back view

Azazello Pants: back view

Summarizing:
– Havana Fedora: L$ 175 (discounted price to celebrate the HAVANA On The Docks opening; the hat comes with 3 different textures: red plaid, black plaid and blue plaid).
– Havana Azazello Pants: L$ 125.

You can buy them at:
HAVANA On The Docks
Havana at Zeus Men’s Mall
Havana on XstreetSL
Havana on apez


Havana On the Docks, your department store

Havana Docks Invite

Havana invitation: click on the image to enlarge it

This Sunday, May 30, you are invited to the Grand Opening of HAVANA On the Docks, your new department store for male avatars in Second Life. Take note: May 30, 1PM-3:30PM SL Time at The Gayborhood. The event starts with a fashion show followed by a party with DJ Erasmus Weatherwax. (Please notice that, though the Havana Docks sim is set to “mature”, The Gayborhood, which is the neighboring sim, where the fashion show will take place, is “adult” and requires your av to be age verified).

Havana On the Docks brings together different designers

Havana On the Docks brings together selected designers

Casual clothes by Havana

Casual clothes by Havana

Skins by Ricochet

Skins by Ricochet

HAVANA On the Docks brings together the HAVANA collection and other designers’ creations, in order to offer a variety of items for male avatars in SL. To start with, we will be featuring casual clothes by Ricco Saenz and Keebo Kidd (HAVANA), skins by Allan Eizenhart (Ricochet), leather items by Gareth Sodwind (Leather Bound), silks by Vrat Skytower (5th Tower) and jewelry by Puck Optera (Family Jewels). This is just the beginning: we already have plans to expand the offerings.

HAVANA On the Docks is an initiative by the HAVANA boys to enhance their customers shop experience and, at the same time, highlight promising designers with a great potential in SL. It is not a mall where you have to keep running up and down to find what you want – it is a department store where you can easily locate the items you are searching for.

Leather items by Leather Bound

Leather items by Leather Bound

Silks by 5th Tower

Silks by 5th Tower

Each department is under the responsibility of a different designer, who can be fully concentrated in offering the best in the category of items that they are designing for. Thus, our customers win in quality and convenience.

So, do you like the idea? Why don’t you go there and check for yourself? The new HAVANA On the Docks store is located at Havana Docks 152, 185, 22. And, again, the grand opening is scheduled to happen at The Gayborhood (the neighboring sim) next Sunday, May 30, 1PM-3:30PM SLT.

We hope you enjoy it!

Ricco Saenz and Keebo Kidd

Jewels by Family Jewels

Jewels by Family Jewels

PS: The HAVANA On the Docks store replaces the HAVANA store at The Gayborhood. So, if you arrive at The Gayborhood and do not see our store there, please, remember: we just moved to the neighboring sim, which is called Havana Docks. There will be a teleporter and a guided boat where the old store used to be, to take our customers to the new store.

PPS: The HAVANA stores at other places (Gay World, Sky Tower, and Zeus Men’s Mall) are still there. You are welcome to visit them anytime.

PPS: As we said before, HAVANA On the Docks has plans to expand the range of products that it offers to its customers. If you are a designer and would like to join us, please, contact Ricco Saenz or Keebo Kidd. We only request that: a) your items be suitable for human/hybrid male avatars and b) your items be of a different kind from the ones that the store already offers (HAVANA On the Docks is a department store, not a shopping mall). If you think this is the case, send us a message and we will be pleased to consider your participation.

The Havana On the Docks store

The Havana On the Docks store


A Daring Casual Open Shirt and a Charming Bowler Hat: HAVANA’s New Releases

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 HAVANA Beach Flower Shirt and the HAVANA Bowler look great together

The HAVANA Beach Flowers Shirt and the HAVANA Bowler look great together and are being offered in a discount pack

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.

HAVANA Beach Flowers Shirt

The HAVANA Beach Flowers Shirt comes open and has flexi prims conceived to give it more movement

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.

The HAVANA Bowler

The HAVANA Bowler

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).

Summarizing:
– 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)


HAVANA in the Make Him Over Hunt 3

The Make Him Over Hunt (April 1st – April 30) has started in Second Life and we are proud to present our gift for its 3rd edition: the Keitash Outfit.

HAVANA Keitash Cardigan and Tank

HAVANA Keitash Cardigan and Tank

I owe the idea for this outfit to my great friend Takeshi Ugajin. When I was preparing for the hunt, I asked him what he would like to see by HAVANA and he came up with this suggestion: a tank top in white and red that could be worn with a cardigan in dark grey. I worked on it for a while and came up with the items you can see on this post. The Keitash cardigan comes on the jacket layer, with optional prim sleeves. The Keitash tank comes on the shirt layer, with the lower part on the underwear layer. Additionally, I added both together to a single piece on the jacket layer, for your convenience. Keebs and I hope you all enjoy it!

HAVANA Keitash Tank

HAVANA Keitash Tank

In order to get your prize, please visit the HAVANA store at The Gayborhood (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Gayborhood%20Island/233/128/23). Do you need a hint to find out where the gift is? “Look, up there, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a frog…a frog? No, it’s the HAVANA Gift!” For the complete list of stores and hints, check this post on the Make Him Over blog.

Enjoy the hunt!