Wednesday, 27 June 2012

58. Standard Sizing

Hey Guys!

Ok, no sensational styling or couture coolness today.  Today, I just wanted to take a moment to let you know about standard sizing.  The ladies have had it for awhile and and the collective that established standard sizing for women has now done so for the men.

What's this mean?  Well, there are 9 sliders that you might want to adjust and from then on ... wait for it ... no more adjusting your shape with every new purchasae you make!  I know, crazy stuff!  Provided of course you purchase from designers that create their mesh fashions under the standard sizing guidelines.  How would you know?  Easy, they will show the logo for standardized sizing on their ads.

I know the idea of changing your shape to one of the standard sizes sounds off-putting and will likely make us all the same.  But, it won't.  Only nine of your sliders are effected and the rest you can leave as they are.

So, as it stands for me, I tend to range between a small and a medium in mesh and have a ton of variations of my shape to allow for the differences in designers.  To help illustrate the point, I've gone ahead and made a small and medium standard sizing version of my shape to compare against the one I am most often using now.  Have a look:

From Left to Right: Standard Sizing Small, Current Shape, Standard Sizing Medium

From Left to Right: Standard Sizing Small, Current Shape, Standard Sizing Medium
 The differences are subtle, but I think I'll be adopting the Medium Size when the designs are actively producing items that adhere to these specifications.  You can get the specifics on the slider values and more information here:

The bigger question that remains for me is this:  Will the creators that have already made so many great mens mesh fashions go back and redo them to adhere to these sizes and provide the new versions to anyone who bought them previously?  Most likely not, but we can hope.  So, make sure you keep a copy of your current shape that you are using before you tweak.

Take care for now,

Take the jump for the details:

The Details:
(Please refer to the "Designer Directory" on homepage for SLURLs)

Body -
Skin: Fang Skin (Straw) by Birth
Hair & Base: Iron Black 3 by Xplosion
Eyes: Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Twillight Steel Shadow w4) by Mayfly
Ears: Gemma Earring5 by Rozoregalia
Feet: Men Natural Barefeet by Slink

Underwear: T Shorts Circus UW by no. 07 (previous hunt gift - not available inworld)
Finger Tape: Taped Fist & Black Nails by SiniStyle

Poses: Stakey


  1. I've heard it through the grape vine that they are working on a mesh that will conform/stretch completely to fit any shape. I am the same way, I think I have like 50 copies of my shape now. lol

    1. Yup, the rumour mills says a "deformer" script is in the works and it will make the mesh fit your shape rather than your shape conforming to the mesh. But, standard sizing is a great hold over while we wait. ;)