A couple days ago, I mentioned my love for the Kirimu Coat, which was added in patch 2.4. In addition to finally giving me Ninja, the patch added some of the most enduring gear models the game has seen so far (with only the High Allagan gear from Second Coil of Bahamut having as much longevity in terms of fashion trends). Each role, as per usual, got a new crafted set, and I still see elements of these sets in use daily.
One particularly popular model from the suite of crafted gear has been the Arachne Shirt (indeed, the entire set—minus the headpiece, but head pieces are commonly shunned anyway) has been pretty popular since it’s introduction). The set no doubt shares some of its popularity to it being the closest thing we have to THF Artifact Armor, since it shares stylistic elements with the appearance of the Thief job in a number of Final Fantasy titles, but it’s also relatively unique as far as style goes among other pieces of gear.
I’ve always been fond of the Arachne Shirt (and the Kirimu Sandals from the set), though I’ve always preferred it for MNK over NIN, since I like my NIN to look more like a Ninja than a Rogue/Thief. While I’ve used a few other tops for my MNK since 2.4 (including the similar Tantra Chestwrap), the Arachne Shirt of Striking is something I often come back to, a lot like I’ve done in the past with the Kirimu Coat, which brings us to my current MNK glamour:
Head: Augmented Temple Circlet (Soot Black Dye) | Body: Arachne Shirt of Striking (Pure White Dye) | Hands: Punching Gloves | Legs: Light Steel Subligar (Slate Grey Dye) | Feet: Sky Pirate’s Boots of Striking
This is a slightly modified version of my old 2.4 glamour for both MNK and NIN, which was originally silver and black. The new Punching Gloves replaced the Arachne Field Dressing, and the new Sky Pirate’s Boots of Striking replaced the Saurian Boots of Striking (which I still love). The Sky Pirate’s Boots in particular are great for the Arachne Shirt, since the grey at the top of the boots matches the grey wrappings on the top, and the little leather buckles are a similar shade of red to the one for the belt pouches. I try to match things up like that whenever possible (and it can sometimes take hours to get it right, much to the annoyance of my social Linkshell, I’m sure). I go back and forth on the Temple Circlet, toggling it on or off depending on my mood.
I’ve only got two of my currently level 60 roles to cover: caster and tank, both of which are most likely getting a redesign soon—but that will probably have to wait until we get new gear (for tank) and I pick up two pieces of Esoterics gear (for Black Mage), so there’s no reason not to show them off until then!