The problem that all fashion-conscious Free Peoples must face is how to match practicality and style while on their adventures throughout Middle-Earth. In the current climate of impending war, even the avant garde have to be prudent when contemplating their next showstopping outfit. For our Elf about town and incorrigible poser, Candle, this means marrying elements of classic chic with servicable materials. Wearing what won’t easily wear!
So, here it is. My first attempt at a slightly more fashionable outfit that wouldn’t look out of place in any Middle-Earth boulevard or while adventuring in the wilds. Since LOTRO is obviously based around medieval themes it can be difficult to find pieces for male toons that could be described as purely fashionable. After all, even the slender Candle doesn’t look that great in a dress. However, I thought sticking with monochrome and neturals would at least give me the sense of timeless fashion, and the shape of the hat and scarf add a feel of city chic. It was only after I had the outfit mostly together that I realised it could really be just a standard set of Medium Armour, (bless Turbine for creating such stylish pieces). I did consider the Rider’s Silken Shirt as an alternative, or possibly the chest piece of the Enedwaith Minstrel set, but the former looks quite bizarre and bulky on a male Elf and the latter is just too out of reach at the moment, (curse those hard-to-obtain Medallions of the North-Men!).
After a day of designing outfits, what better way to relax than with a stroll through town, seeking out boutiques and vintage shops, hoping to find that diamond in the rough? That one, extra special piece that will complete your wardrobe. Well, at least until next season…
Head: Rhagor-Helm (Grey Dye)
Shoulders: Yule Scarf (Black Dye)
Gloves: Fel-Durnvol (White Dye)
Shoes: Ceremonial Boots of the Learned (Grey Dye)