A blog relating to Jeepers Shoes for Men in Second Life by Eponymous Trenchmouth.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New Strike 2 Bowling Shirts!!!

Big news on the SL bowling scene: Strike 2 Bowling Shoes have been named official footwear of Bergsons Bowling, Second Life's premier supplier of bowling equipment.

To celebrate this benediction, Jeepers has added new colors to the already extensive Strike 2 line of bowling shoes including Brown & Gold, Gray & White, Green & White and Purple & Violet.

In response to many requests, Jeepers is delighted to announce the introduction of Strike 2 Bowling Shirts. These brightly colored, vintage, unisex bowling shirts are decorated with embroidered designs on the back and come in shirt length and jacket length versions. A total of 16 different designs are on display at the Jeepers Main Store. Custom orders for your team are welcomed, just contact Eponymous Trenchmouth for details.

Bye bye Subscribe-O-Matic

As you know, my Group updates are infrequent. Up til now, I've been using the Subscribe-O-Matic system to handle membership. I just discovered that since I haven't posted for 5 months, it will cost me L10000 to update my subscription. So I'm deleting my Subscribe-O-Matic inviter, and going back to using Second Life Groups to communicate with my fans.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Marketplace Update

Second Life Marketplace is a mess. If you do a Merchant search for Eponymous Trenchmouth on the Second Life Marketplace (https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/2235), you will now see a warning banner across the top of the page:-
I have placed this on the page, because one third of the products shown don't belong to me, though some of they have my photos. I have deleted the contents of my online Merchant Inventory, item by item, all 440 items, but this strange page cannot be removed. Thank you migration team, courtesy of Linden Labs.

My solution to this apparently unsolveable problem is to create a brand new Jeepers Marketplace (https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/150189), with fully functioning features, owned by Wilde Potatoalter ego of Eponymous Trenchmouth, Cobbler-in-Chief, Jeepers Shoes for Men. At which point, I should point out that there is in fact a financial disincentive to customers wishing to use the online store. Jeepers much prefers you to come on down to the old store, and feast your eyes on all those lovely shoes you never knew you needed, until now...

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Introducing Wilde Potato

Hello, my name is Wilde Potato, and I am the alter ego of Eponymous Trenchmouth, Cobbler-in-Chief, Jeepers Shoes for Men.

I will be the figurehead of a brand new Jeepers Marketplace with fully functioning features, replacing the inoperable and apparently undeleteable old marketplace owned by Eponymous Trenchmouth.

For all matters concerning shoes, please contact Eponymous Trenchmouth.

Thoughts on Jeepers Shoes

I was thinking about all the different kinds of shoes Jeepers makes...

Jeepers has been selling shoes for ages. We sell high quality men's shoes of all kinds: Dress shoes, dancing shoes, drinking shoes, shoes with Cuban heels, shoes with leather soles, rubber soles, crepe soles, leather soles, creepers and sneakers, sandals and desert boots, hiking boots and biking boots, bowling shoes and ballet shoes*, shoes of suede and shoes of shine, shoes of toil and workaday grime. Aye, them too. Shoes you didn't know you needed, but now you know where to find them.

*not really

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Parts of the Shoe

It occurs to me that a lot of our younger readers may be unfamiliar with words like "vamp", "gimp" and "tongue". Nor indeed may they know the difference between an Aglet, an Oxford and a Derby. Forsooth, help is at hand: An Oxford is a closely laced shoe. By that, it is meant that the two parts of the Facing, when laced, are brought almost into contact with each other; in fact they are both sewn directly under the Vamp. The Oxford is considered to be a more formal (straight-laced) shoe than the Derby, wherein the Vamp continues up to become the Tongue, and the Facings are loosely laced together, allowing for a more relaxed fit. (The Derby is the name of a horse race at Epsom Downs, for goodness sake). Both styles can be decorated with Brogueing - a pattern of small punched holes next to an edge or seam. Gimping is the name given to a decorative zig-zag edge. And the Aglet? It's the little plastic thingamajig on the end of a shoelace that makes it easier to thread through the Eyelets.

New Gilbert ~ wingtip Derby brogues.

Introducing Gilbert ~ wingtip Derby brogues with contrasting laces, stitches and a high gloss polish. Available in four colors: the profoundly Purple Gilbert (suitable for ceremonies sacred or secular), the consumptive Crimson Gilbert, the baffling Blue Gilbert, and the ghastly Green Gilbert.

New Flynn laceless Oxford brogues

Made on the same lasts as the popular Connery shoes, Flynn is a true Oxford brogue, with an extended wingtip, contrasting vamp and quarters, five pairs of eyelets, no laces. Classic styling, modern finish.Remember, "You're flying with Flynn!"

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

New Connery wingtip brogues!

Connery is a gentleman's walking shoe with highly polished leather wingtip and facings, and rough suede vamp and counter. Connery is available in two styles: dark maroon leather with a golden brown suede, and dark brown leather with a muted green suede. Contrasting lacings and sole complete the picture.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Menswear Fashion Week 2013

Big news for men's fashion! Menswear Fashion Week 2013 is coming to town. April 19-27th. 
This primo event is now in its fourth year and gets better every time. Jeepers Shoes for Men has again been honored by being selected to take part in this prestigious event. Other designers include Faster Pussycat-Velvet Elvis, Gizza Creations, Gabriel, Dura, Belleza, Shiki, Mea Culpa, Razorblade Jacket, and Redgrave. You'll find everything from hair and skins to clothes, shoes and accessories! Full details for the event can be found here mwfw2013.nywdc.com/.

All designers invited to appear have been requested to design one new outfit with a Viva Las Vegas theme. Jeepers has chosen to create a special Vader's Vegas sneaker, complete with dangling dice.

New Huxley Monk Strap Shoes

The Monk (so called because it is reminiscent of the sandals worn by monks), is similar to an Oxford or Derby except that the quarters are fastened together with a buckle. The buckle is attached to the outside quarter, while the inner quarter tapers to form a strap which is threaded through the buckle. The buckles can vary in number, shape, size, finish, etc. The advantage of the Monk is simplicity of the buckle fastening, which is usually just decorative, the closure being accomplished by a concealed elastic strap. The Monk is considered less formal than an Oxford, but more so than a Derby.
Huxley is an original Monk strap shoe, where the shape of the overlapping quarters is echoed in the design of the toe cap. Available initially in a light brown lizard skin and also a two-tone muted green lizard skin.
These shoes will be released to the public at Menswear Fashion Week 2013 which runs from April 19-27th.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New Russell Monk Strap Shoes

For that special dressy event, you'll need some special shoes. Russell, is a Monk with a difference. Similar in shape to Huxley, this black leather single-buckle shoe, has received special detailing in the form of burnished highlights and contrasting sole stitching.                                                                                        
These shoes will be released to the public at Menswear Fashion Week 2013. The event runs from April 19-27th.

Monday, March 4, 2013

New Orwell Monk Strap Shoes

Orwell is a two-buckle Monk strap, currently available in blue suede on a contrasting red sole (as shown), and red suede on a contrasting blue sole.
These shoes will be released to the public at Menswear Fashion Week 2013. The event runs from April 19-27th.

New Wells Monk Strap Shoes

The Wells Monk Strap is similar to the Orwell design, but with a one-piece synthetic color-scripted sole. The uppers are available in red, blue and green, and they all come with a choice of four shocking florescent colors:  yellow, pink, green and blue. Shocking, I know.
Note: These shoes will be released to the public at Menswear Fashion Week 2013. The event runs from April 19-27th.