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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


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)


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


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


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.


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


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!


A New Man (Hunt), A New Prize By HAVANA And A New Hat On Sale

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:

HAVANA's Beach Flower Shirt

HAVANA's Beach Flowers Shirt

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.

HAVANA Bowler

HAVANA Bowler

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/).

Summarizing:
– 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)


Hunt for BoB and Find a New Collection of Male Sheer Undies

We have been so busy preparing new items for our customers that we did not have time to announce it before: the Brief or Boxer Hunt has just started in Second Life and HAVANA is offering a special prize for our dear hunters – the Sheer Boxer Briefs in black and dark green, released for this event.

Havana Sheer Boxer Briefs in black and green: the hunt prize

Havana Sheer Boxer Briefs in black and green: the hunt prize

The Brief or Boxer Hunt (or BoB Hunt) started today, Jan. 25, and goes until Feb. 14. If you like male underwear (who doesn’t?), do not miss it. HAVANA is the 27th store in the hunt, in a total of 29 stores. A hint to find your prize there: look to the right and be brief about it. Further information on the BoB Hunt can be found on The Hunter blog.

In order to celebrate the hunt, we also decided to release a whole new collection of Sheer Boxer Briefs (actually, the hunt gift is part of this collection). They come in different colors and, as always, you can buy them individually or combined in our discounted multi packs. Enjoy!

Havana Sheer Boxer Briefs in white and black

Havana Sheer Boxer Briefs in white and black

Havana Sheer Boxer Briefs: white and salmon, black and wine, white and blue

Havana Sheer Boxer Briefs: white and salmon, black and wine, white and blue

Havana Sheer Boxer Briefs in black and white

Havana Sheer Boxer Briefs in black and white

Summarizing:
– Hunt Gift – Havana Sheer Boxer Briefs in black and green: you can get it for free in our store at The Gayborhood.
– Havana Sheer Boxer Briefs (in white and blue, white and salmon, white and black, black and wine or black and white): L$ 110 each.
– Havana Sheer Boxer Briefs in multicolor packs (3 different boxer briefs in each pack): L$ 250.

Our stores:
– Havana at The Gayborhood (in SL)
– 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)

A note on the BoB Hunt: You should see a sign, at all the stores taking part of the hunt, that allows you to join the hunters group. Joining is optional, but it may help you to get updates on the event and to have your doubts solved. Please, read the group rules before joining.


New release: After Hours Outfit

On a recent day, my dear friend Anjey Amat – a great and popular DJ, by the way – met us at The Norvern Monkey right after leaving his office. After a hard day at work, he just wanted to relax and celebrate. Always elegant and charming, Anjey showed up in this cool, new release by Havana: the After Hours Outfit.

DJ Anjey Amat in his new Havana After Hours Outfit (violet shirt)

DJ Anjey Amat in his new Havana After Hours Outfit (violet shirt)

In its untucked version, the After Hours Outfit is thought to give guys that relaxed, informal look built upon traditional office clothes. Partially falling over the pants, the shirt, slightly transparent and unbuttoned at the top, helps to create a provocative atmosphere.

Havana After Hours Outfit 1 (white shirt)

Havana After Hours Outfit 1 (white shirt)

The After Hours Outfit comes in four different versions: the black formal pants can go together with the white, blue, salmon and violet shirts. This time, we will not sell the pants and the shirts separately, only complete outfits (black pants + a shirt) – but they are not expensive. Besides, if you want more than one shirt, we have an amazing offer: for the price of just two outfits you can have the full pack, with the black pants and four shirts! So, no need to worry, we do not intend to sell you the same pants twice. Check our prices, aren’t they tempting?

Havana After Hours Fat Pack (black pants + 4 shirts)

Havana After Hours Fat Pack (black pants + 4 shirts)

– Havana After Hours Outfit (black pants + white, blue, salmon or violet shirt): L$ 225.
– Havana After Hours Fat Pack (black pants + white, blue, salmon and violet shirts): L$ 450.

You can buy them here:
Havana at The Gayborhood (in SL)
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)


Getting a freebie and helping fight AIDS

As I mentioned in the post published on November 30, Havana is taking part in the Stamp Out AIDS hunt, which goes until December 31. In this hunt, each vendor has a freebie in a small AIDS ribbon with a spinning globe. In addition, each store has a donation kiosk, which is a larger AIDS ribbon. All monies donated here will go to Bronx AIDS Services.

In order to thank our customers and the people who have been visiting our store during the hunt, we have prepared a special gift, a pre-release version of our next commercial launch: the After Hours Outfit.

Freebie: Havana After Hours Outfit

Freebie: Havana After Hours Outfit (front view)

In this version, the outfit consists of light gray pants and a yellow shirt. This combination is put together exclusively for the hunt – the commercial version will come in different colors.

Freebie: Havana After Hours Outfit (back view)

Freebie: Havana After Hours Outfit (back view)

If you visit the Havana Store at The Gayborhood during the hunt and feel inclined to, please, make a contribution to the Stamp Out AIDS campaign.

Further information on the Stamp Out AIDS hunt:
Havana (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Gayborhood%20Island/232/128/23) is the 131st store in the hunt.
– The starting point is at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Madhupak/44/201/90.
– The shop order is published on the GLBT Grid Wide Hunts blog.


Fashion Contest Today!

This is the big day for the Fashion Showdown 2009: the fashion show, today, Nov 15, 1PM SL time, here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bejaia/97/120/22. Havana is taking part of the contest, with the Modern Bucanero Outfit for men.

Havana's Modern Bucanero Outfit

Havana's Modern Bucanero Outfit (Model: Andreas Barrowstone)

Inspired by the traditional buccaneers of the late 17th century, Havana’s Modern Bucanero, by Ricco Saenz, is a casual outfit for the contemporary man. It brings back some elements of the past, translated into the present, to create a wearable modern look with an adventurous, spanish touch.

About the contest, from their site: “Each partipant will receive a pack of seamless fabric textures valued at 250L to be used to develop their submission for the fashion show. The designers would have complete freedom to design in any style they would.”

Interesting, no? Why not go there and check out what the designers did? The results are amazing, really!


Sexy men under the sun

As I mentioned on my last post, this release is a very simple one – but, damn, it is hot! I’m glad to present our new line of… tan lines.

Tan Line With Heart Tattoo (for tanned skins)

Tan Line With Heart Tattoo (for tanned skins)

I’ve been motivated to do it mainly for usability reasons: I wondered if I could make tan lines which would work both for those who have tanned skins and those who have light skins. I’ll explain the challenge there. If, for tanned skins, I would have to make their hips lighter, it’s easy to suppose that, for lighter skins, I would just have to darken all the rest of their bodies but the hips. Uh-oh… using clothes layers only, I cannot make faces darker, so… will people just have to look as if they had their bodies under the sun but covered their faces? No, and here is the trick (btw, the following pic features Andreas Barrowstone, a great, great model, as you can see):

Tan Line With Tank and Heart Tattoo (for light skins)

Tan Line With Tank and Heart Tattoo (for light skins)

Yes, the reversed tan lines come with a shirt, so the tan “disappears” under that shirt and no one notices – and don’t worry, the shirt will not really hide your body: as you may see, it is quite transparent. This is our whole line:

Tan Line Combo (with heart tattoo, with tribal tattoo and simple, for tanned skins)

Tan Line Combo (with heart tattoo, with tribal tattoo and simple, for tanned skins)

Tan Line With Tank, Combo (heart tattoo, tribal tattoo and simple, for light skins)

Tan Line With Tank, Combo (heart tattoo, tribal tattoo and simple, for light skins)

Oh, but we decided to go further: we also have a freebie version.

Havana Tan Line Freebies (for light and tanned skins)

Havana Tan Line Freebies (for light and tanned skins)

We will give the freebie to all those who are already part of our Subscribe-o-Matic group and for those who decide to join it (for those who don’t know, the ‘Subscribo’ groups work as a message system without occupying space in your group list in Second Life).

Summarizing:
– Havana Tan Line, Simple (for tanned skins): L$ 40
– Havana Tan Line With Tattoo (heart or tribal, for tanned skins): L$ 50
– Havana Tan Line Combo (simple, heart tattoo and tribal tattoo, for tanned skins): L$ 115
– Havana Tan Line With Tank, Simple (for light skins): L$ 105
– Havana Tan Line With Tank and Tattoo (heart or tribal, for light skins): L$ 115
– Havana Tan Line With Tank, Combo (simple, heart tattoo and tribal tattoo, for light skins): L$ 270
– Havana Tan Line Freebies (2 versions: for light skins and for tanned skins): get them by joining our Subscribe-o-Matic group in one of our stores.

Where can you find them? Here:
Havana at The Gayborhood
Havana at Zeus Men’s Mall
Havana at Gay World
Havana at Sky Tower
Havana on XstreetSL
Havana on Apez


Time to thank our friends and offer a new freebie

It is true that Havana is still “young” (and fresh, I hope), but we have already had many people visiting and buying, many people helping us build a successful story, giving us feedback, telling their friends about us, supporting our efforts… In short, our customers and friends have been amazing to us. Thinking of them and of our future visitors, we decided to offer a new freebie to all: the Havana Rugby Shirt.

Freebie: Havana Rugby Shirt

Freebie: Havana Rugby Shirt

The Rugby Shirt comes in jacket and shirt layers, to increase “wearability”. It is delivered for free to all those who join our Subscribe-O-Matic group. For those who don’t know the Subscribe-O-Matic system, let me say: it works in a different way from the traditional Second Life groups. It is a message system that works in SL but which is hosted somewhere else. For that reason, it doesn’t occupy space on your SL group list and still allows you to be informed of new releases and events of your favorite stores, clubs and so on. We use it as a way to be in touch with the Havana customers and friends. If you want to join, just look for the subscribing board in our stores – and get your freebie. The ones who are already on Havana’s ‘Subscribo’ group will receive the Rugby Shirt automatically – no need to do anything other than accept the gift.

You can find our in-world stores here:
Havana at The Gayborhood
Havana at Gay World
Havana at Sky Tower
Havana at Zeus Men’s Mall


New: Starry Night Jeans

Starry Night Jeans Mid Rise - Crimson

Starry Night Jeans Mid Rise - Crimson

After the Clearance Sale and a small break to remodel our stores (HAVANA is growing and the task is not over, but when we are done, you will definitely hear about it!), we are pleased to announce our new release: the Starry Night Jeans!

Starry Night Jeans Low Rise - Black

Starry Night Jeans Low Rise - Black

Always concerned with “wearability”, we designed the Starry Night in three cuts: low rise, mid rise and traditional cut. It also comes in three different colors: black, navy and crimson. Furthermore, you can buy it in multicolor packs for each cut – of course, a big discount applies in this case!

Starry Night Jeans Tradicional Cut - Navy

Starry Night Jeans Traditional Cut - Navy

To summarize:
– Starry Night Jeans: L$ 125 (any of the 3 cuts – low rise, mid rise or traditional – in any of the 3 colors – black, crimson or navy).
– Starry Night Jeans Multicolor Pack: L$ 285 (the 3 different colors – black, crimson and navy – in any of the 3 cuts – low rise, mid rise or traditional).

You can buy it in any of our 4 stores in SL (yes, we have a new store, I will talk about it later) or on the Internet:
Havana at The Gayborhood (in SL)
Havana at Gay World (in SL)
Havana at Sky Tower (in SL)
Havana at Zeus Men’s Mall (NEW STORE in SL)
Havana on XStreetSL
Havana on Apez


By Request, Some Undies

When I made the freebies for the 80s in Undies Party, I didn’t realize that people would like them so much – I mean, after seeing them, some people asked me whether we would have a commercial version of the underpants at the Havana stores, in different colors. So, I came up with this collection of boxer briefs:

Bermuda Boxer Briefs - Blue

Bermuda Boxer Briefs - Blue

Bermuda Boxer Briefs - Pack 3 (Navy, Yellow and Salmon)

Bermuda Boxer Briefs - Pack 3 (Navy, Yellow and Salmon)

Bermuda Boxer Briefs - Dark Green

Bermuda Boxer Briefs - Dark Green

Bermuda Boxer Briefs - Pack 2 (Wine, Grey and White)

Bermuda Boxer Briefs - Pack 2 (Wine, Grey and White)

You can purchase each one individually or in five different packs: dark green, grey and white; wine, blue and yellow; navy, salmon and yellow; wine, grey and white; or dark green, blue and salmon.

Havana Bermuda Boxer Briefs – L$ 90
Havana Bermuda Boxer Briefs Collor Pack – L$ 200

You can find the Bermuda Boxer Briefs here:
Havana at The Gayborhood (in SL)
Havana at Gay World (in SL)
Havana at Sky Tower (in SL)
Havana at Zeus Men’s Mall (in SL)
Havana on xstreetsl (on the web)
Havana on Apez (on the web)

I cannot finish this post without thanking my friend BigDaddy Beattie both for modeling and giving suggestions for the pics. The other model you see on the pictures (well, you can see his… back) is Keebo Kidd, my partner. Big thanks to him – and to another great friend, Tomais Ashdene, who kindly lent his skybox for this photo session. By the way, taking pictures with these guys was so much fun!


Trinidad: A Coat as You’ve Never Seen

Finally, our new release is here: a coat as you’ve never seen before.

Trinidad Coat - Yellow

Trinidad Coat - Yellow

The Trinidad Coat comes in three different colors: yellow, gray and green. Its collar and cuffs are sculpted prims with resizer scripts made by Keebo in a way that allows you to adjust depth and width independently, according to your avatar’s build.

Trinidad Coat - Gray

Trinidad Coat - Gray

Trinidad Coat - Green

Trinidad Coat - Green

I have opted, again, for a somewhat clean, basic design, that highlights the details – the collar with it’s presence, freedom of movement, and the twin buttons.

As always, you can buy the coats individually or in packs, along with the sweaters that you see on the pics. Summarizing:

– Trinidad Coat (in yellow, gray or green): L$ 175

– Pack: Trinidad Coat + Summer Breeze Sweater (yellow coat + wine sweater, gray coat + beige sweater or green coat + beige sweater): L$ 225

Where can you find them?

Havana at The Gayborhood (in SL)

Havana at Gay World (in SL)

Havana at Sky Tower (in SL)

Havana at Zeus Men’s Mall (in SL)

Havana on Xstreetsl

Havana on Apez

*On a technical note: the collar and the cuffs were made in Blender, in a way that aims to reduce LOD (level of details) issues.


OMG, Another Freebie!

Ok, I’ll become the king of the freebies. Today I have another one to you guys: a Stonewall Commemoration Shirt.

Stonewall Shirt

Stonewall Shirt

It is, again, a request by my dear friend Thorn Andel, to be given tonight, June 26, (OMG, tonight!) at the SkyRanch (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Queens%20Plaza/198/86/4000), from 7PM to 9PM SL Time, during a party to mark the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. There will be a contest, too, so get ready!