The Sims 4 launched a new expansion type earlier this year with kits, tiny packs of furniture or fashion. They’ve, uh, not been the most popular type of content in the game’s community, but they’ve apparently been successful enough that EA and Maxis keep making them. Today, the devs have announced the Modern Menswear Kit, which introduces a whole bunch of nontraditional masculine clothing.
The new kit is a collaboration with London-based fashion brand Stefan Cooke, and features 23 items. The official announcement runs down “jackets, trousers, suits, and shoes, as well as some of the designers’ favorite pieces, including the Stefan Cooke Wool Varsity Coat with Skirt, a design that perfectly encapsulates the evolution of modern menswear”.
The kit seems especially focused on sweaters, and there appear to be a few specific holiday-themed items among the group. Of course, the most ‘nontraditional’ bits are the masculine skirts. The Sims 4 already lets you ignore gender boundaries for clothing, but these specific options should be a bit more flattering for masculine frames.
Nonetheless, fans have not been giving this kit the most positive reception – even as kits go. The Sims 4 is already a bit lacking when it comes to men’s fashion, so while a concept pack with a high-end fashion brand is cool enough, it doesn’t exactly address the lack of options for those seeking more traditional male looks.
The Modern Menswear Kit launches December 2. Previous kits have been priced at $4.99 / £4.99 / €4.99, so you should probably expect something similar here. For more sandbox games to dig into, you can follow that link.