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By gender neutral designers, I mean designers who make clothes that are unisex, or traditionally gendered but for opposite gendered bodies as well as the ones you'd expect. (Dresses for Signature Jake and Maitreya Lara, Designers making clothes for the V-Tech Boi Chest plus normal Maitreya, standard sized clothes with both flat chest and breast options, etc).

With that in mind, who are some of your favorites? I've been happy to see Glutz get into making Boi Chest clothing lately! Boys to the Bone is pretty rad for streetwear. Krankhaus is AMAZING for emo, goth, and punk styles! Looking for more recommendations! I saw someone had recently mentioned on here that there aren't a ton of designers out there, so let's get 'em all in one place for easy reference!

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I don't have any recommendations for you, but I did come across this group when I was on Flickr earlier, there's the usual incorrectly posted regular fashionista stuff but also a lot of good androgynous fashion photos to sift through for shopping ideas, and you might find some people to follow who specialise in this style.

https://www.flickr.com/groups/androgynes_in_sl/

 

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Glutz is a new one for me, so thanks for that. While it's punky (which is mostly Syd's style) a lot of it is a bit more femme than I usually wear, but I see a couple of pieces on their MP store that I'll definitely be demoing.

I've not been immersed for that long (about a year) in the V-Tech crowd, and even then Syd is only a part-time persona for Skell, but prior to that I was (and still am now) forever hunting for things like heels that I could wear on my male bodies, so some of the designers I've found thus far include:

Clothing (specific where stated; otherwise take a look around and see what works for you)

  • Grima (V-Tech)
  • Krankhaus (V-Tech, Kuroo, & Kemono)
  • Boys to the Bone (V-Tech and some male bodies)
  • FAKEIKON/FAKEICON (search for both, as the name changed a while back - items for V-Tech and some male bodies)
  • Riot (V-Tech and some male bodies)
  • Cubura (V-Tech and some male bodies)
  • Violetility's Genderpunk! range (male bodies)
  • TwoSided (V-Tech and some male bodies)
  • Riot (V-Tech and some male bodies)
  • Schadenfreude (includes gender-neutral items for male bodies, but this was some time ago; I recall male fitting corsets and thigh-high boots, as well as a sundress with a male standard size fit and flat chest option)
  • Hotdog (mostly one-size for male and one for female, but also tends to include a 'flat chest female' option)
  • Contraption (fitted to specific male bodies, as well as female, and including 'flat chest female' versions, for multiple female bodies)

(Where 'male bodies' is listed above, this is usually Belleza Jake and Signature Gianni, but sometimes also includes Slink Physique Male.)

Footwear (specifically heels for male bodies)

  • Cubura (three pairs of heeled boots for Slink M, Jake, and Gianni)
  • Riot (amazing thigh-high boots for all genders, and also look in the inworld store for their Trixie Heeled Socks, that allow male bodies to wear female heels)
  • Violetility's Genderpunk! range (the Penta Platforms are amazing)
  • Boys to the Bone

For footwear, also don't forget the full-perm suppliers such as Meli Imako. I've picked up some amazing resizeable heels and boots from there. Also, check out Blackburns; their earlier non-rigged footwear (including the sculpt stuff, which still looks fantastic) are all resizable for male feet. I blogged about this (including a few specific links) in this post.

Skins (these mainly include V-Tech appliers)

  • Pink Fuel
  • Lumae (as far as I know, as at April 2019 these are still all L$100 per full skin set) - ETA: check demos for these, as not all Lumae skins contain V-Tech body appliers.
  • Go & See (recent releases have included V-Tech body appliers)
  • Sun & Stars

As with any search for items, make sure to check out inworld stores and not only Marketplace. Many stores don't have everything for sale on MP, and you'll often find extra stuff inworld.

In general, make sure to keep an eye out for the Something Extra quarterly event (Seraphim page here) as it features a lot of gender-neutral designers. And the twice-yearly Femboy Hunt is worth checking out, too (their blog is also active and kept updated with new items, so it's one for the bookmarks).

Flickr groups dedicated to androgyny include:

Flickr groups are a great way to find other residents and bloggers who specialise in androgyny, and thus find other new places to shop ;)

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Added caveat about demoing Lumae skins, as not all contain V-Tech body appliers.
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4 hours ago, Skell Dagger said:

Glutz is a new one for me, so thanks for that. […]

This post was AWESOME! Thank you for sharing! If anyone else has anything to add, please, by all means!

A small note about Lumae: Not all of their skins include a version without cleavage shading for v-tech users. When I got my boi chest, I was disappointed to find out that my Eritae skin didn't have a v-tech option, though my Elentari skin did. Always double check the signs and such. They're an absolute steal right now at 100L each though!

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43 minutes ago, Reyetta Claven said:

This post was AWESOME!

Welcome! I know how much I struggled to find stuff when I first started using V-Tech, so I'm happy to share anything I've found.

44 minutes ago, Reyetta Claven said:

A small note about Lumae: Not all of their skins include a version without cleavage shading for v-tech users.

Good point. I'll amend my post, just in case someone copies it verbatim into a notecard to give out (which, btw, is fine by me - as long as the date of the post is noted somewhere).

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My style tends to lean more more towards the feminine (and oftentimes risque *coughs*) side, so most of my purchases come from:

 

- The Secret Store

- Flutter Memel

- Amber's Apples

- DefiLab

 

And of course, the Valentine Technologies headquarters itself. I remember when V-tech was a brand new thing and there was hardly any clothing compatible with it, so I love discovering new places that sell V-tech friendly clothing/skins. 🙂

-Vael

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On ‎4‎/‎22‎/‎2019 at 11:38 PM, flowersforkain said:

- Amber's Apples

I almost forgot about Amber's Apples! They have some really cute stuff! I remember stumbling upon them the first time before I got a boi chest and being a bit sad that my favorite dress from them didn't have a regular maitreya fit. Now I can go buy it!

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