I’ve gone without glamouring the Elegant Rimless Glasses for about three weeks. I really don’t like using the same pieces all of the time, so with Stormblood I’ve been trying to branch out and go for something different (even if I’ve just ended up using the Scintillant Circlets on most glamours instead), but there was a moment in the level 70 Paladin quest that gave a good look at Alahra’s face, and she just looked wrong without her glasses. When I later got on Red Mage as part of deciding what I wanted to level next, I couldn’t help myself, retooling her entire glamour as an excuse mostly to use the glasses again.
That’s slightly hyperbolic: I’d also been thinking about the Star Velvet Bottoms of Casting again recently. For the latter half of Heavensward they were more or less a staple for my caster glamours, and I had always intended to revisit them once I got Red Mage to 60. Along the way, though, I had stumbled on another look that I was satisfied enough with that I all but forgot the Star Velvet Bottoms for awhile. They came back to mind, though, and since I was swapping to the glasses anyway, I figured I’d play around a little.
Glamour Components (Required Level: BLM/RDM/SMN 60)
Head: Elegant Rimless Glasses (Jet Black)
Body: Scion Adventurer’s Jacket (Pure White)
Hands: Leonhart Gloves
Legs: Star Velvet Bottoms of Casting (Jet Black)
Feet: High House Halfboots
The final glamour here is actually something I’d been considering pretty heavily for Black Mage in Heavensward. It just didn’t work, though, since Black Mage’s casting animations and combat stance seemed really out of place with the Scion Adventurer’s Jacket. The overall style fits Red Mage very well, however, and ends up being something of a mash-up of my previous Red Mage glamour and this one, which may have honestly been my favorite look from Heavensward.
I started out working in Dalamud Red for the jacket, using the Evenstar Bootees instead of the High House Halfboots, since it’ll probably be a long time before I get around to Black Mage (and I’ll level Summoner via Scholar, so what it looks like doesn’t especially matter). That honestly worked fine enough, but once I saw how the Jacket worked with the Star Velvet legs, I remembered those previous efforts to make the two of them work for Black Mage, back when I used the Jacket in Pure White for healers. That prompted the switch in colors, and also a move away from the Red Gloves (since there wasn’t any red left for the red on those to pair with).
After putting this one through its paces in a trial run of Sirensong Sea, I’m pretty sure I’ll be taking up Red Mage as my next DPS (and it’ll probably also supplant Ninja for the time being for me, since I don’t enjoy that job so much at level 70). I’m also on the lookout for something to replace the glowing purple Moogle rapier, but to be honest, I’m getting attached to it, so it may survive all the way to Red Mage 70 for me.