Button It!

Hi all! Marx here, once and future contributing artist. It has been... Wow!It's been two-and-half years since my last post when I introduced a series of new suit coats. Apparently, I am still on a contemporary fashion kick because I'm back - this time with shirts.

I've found that HM simply does not offer enough button-down shirts that coordinate and layer well with other HM options. While there are plenty to choose from, either they don't fit with a coat over them, or with a neck tie, or tucked into pants, or untucked, or the sleeves were the wrong length, or the collar was too open, or not open enough.

So I put together a collection of 24 items that can be used to create pretty much any kind of contemporary button down shirt. You can mix and match any of these pieces. They conform to the standard body, so you can layer coats over them, or use them with pants either tucked in or untucked. They all use the same sleeves, so you can also customize the sleeve length and shape. And there a options for customizing the pocket(s).

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Best of all, I created all 24 items for both male and female. You'll find these new items in Tops > MaleStandard and Tops > FemaleStandard. (As usual it's strongly recommended to clear your browser cache to see the new items - but be careful when doing so, since you could be loosing all your saved files. Better if you save those externally as text files beforehand.)

Yes, admittedly the collars should have gone in Neckwear, and the pockets in Insignia, and the epaulets etc. in Shoulders, and the cuffs in Gloves. But these items were all designed to work together, and so I felt it was worth while to group them all together.

Just to inspire you, I've put together a montage of various contemporary looks that you can assemble with these pieces. Hopefully, I got these out in time to see a few more in the first round of JR's Friday Night Fights.

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Enjoy everyone. I'll post again in another year or two.

10 Responses to Button It!

  1. YES!!!! An unbuttoned shirt. FINALLY!!!!!

  2. Looks great, Mark, thanks so much!

  3. sweet, just in time for the modern competition. can we get more gloves arm-guard things

  4. it is good but i can’t figure out how t send it to friends

  5. Joe, I’m not sure I under stand your issue. My best guess is that you are sending a the picture text to a friend, and when they try to load it, the new shirts are missing. They may need to clear their cache before the new shirts will load. But be careful – that could delete any saved characters. Best to back up all your characters as text files before clearing the cache.

  6. Thanks so much Marx…great stuff! And thanks for including female versions

  7. Whoa! Items out of nowhere! Didn’t I know I neeed these, but they open more variations and combinations in the future. Don’t be a stranger for so long…Thank you and Cheers!

  8. Great! Thank you very much!

  9. I always find it funny when people get fed up about not having enough of a type of item, so there just like “Screw it, here’s 20!”. But they look great, and I’ll like using them.

  10. Zounds. Normal-looking stuff! Just what I’m worst at! [looks sideways and at bulging and wriggling closet door] Thanks! And stick around!