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Opinions on "Steampunk" fashion

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by TheDroog, May 8, 2008.

  1. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    I'd love to see these.

    ++++
     


  2. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    A friend of mine used to talk about steampunk to me a bit and i'm surprised i never associated it with cotton. Makes sense now that i put it all together.


    I hope it keeps going more like some of the people in the article and cotton and less like those old fat former goths like in that pic here.
     


  3. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    i'm surprised i never associated it with cotton. Makes sense now that i put it all together.

    +1. Woops.

    Cotton looks cool partially because he incorporates other things and makes it his own--the (visvim?) chucks, for instance, and denim, make it less "tut tut" and more lived in. Careful yer subbacultcha doesn't get subsumed by a nerdculture!
     


  4. constant struggle

    constant struggle Senior member

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    Never realized what cotton's style was called...
    I really like it though more and more overtime, he does everything perfect...
     


  5. Cotton Duck

    Cotton Duck Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, I'd really rather not call my style as a whole "steampunk", it's just one of the many influences I try to incorporate to make something that becomes an overall intersting look...

    and the chucks are just chucks btw, nothing fancy.
     


  6. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    Oh yea, my friend's buddies who are into it do it more as costume type stuff and less lived in casual looks. You take influences from that, workwear, americana , and a bunch others, which is probably why i never was able to make the steampunk connection on my own.

    I do like how in the article people are taking the steampunk thing further than clothing and actually building things. Kinda fun.
     


  7. naaaaate

    naaaaate Senior member

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    Cotton those outfits feel a wee bit close to being ridiculous/costumey but that doesn't stop me from liking them a whole lot and you pull it off awesome, though I get a lot more of a gold-rush vibe than a steam-punk one. The backpack with the bedroll made me laugh in a "that's awesome!" way. I never read superfuture so I'd never seen any of those before and you should definitely post here more often.
     


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    tangerine Senior member

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    I never thought of your style as steampunk, CD, but in this context I do see some connexions (using steampunk spelling.)

    I usually associate steampunk with something like Mad Max, with an emphasis on black, grimy clothing that looks like it is worn while shoveling coal into a boiler.

    In my conception, steampunk is closer to crustpunk than Victoriana, but maybe that is just my tendency to think of punk as the operative milieu.
     


  9. Cotton Duck

    Cotton Duck Well-Known Member

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    I do like how in the article people are taking the steampunk thing further than clothing and actually building things. Kinda fun.
    One of the things that has been getting quite some attention on the internets are people who have been making steampunk inspired stuff, mostly casemods, keyboards and ipod holders though....

    Cotton those outfits feel a wee bit close to being ridiculous/costumey but that doesn't stop me from liking them a whole lot and you pull it off awesome, though I get a lot more of a gold-rush vibe than a steam-punk one. The backpack with the bedroll made me laugh in a "that's awesome!" way. I never read superfuture so I'd never seen any of those before and you should definitely post here more often.
    I see where you're coming from and that's also what I meant when I said that it might be a bit much to see all those looks together, and I understand that people could consider it costumey, that's fine by me, though I've never had anyone say anything about it to me in my face, but who knows what people on the streets say behind our backs right?
    If only we cared...

    The "bedroll" on my pack holds my tripod, I'm not just doing things for looks...

    I never thought of your style as steampunk, CD, but in this context I do see some connexions (using steampunk spelling.)

    I usually associate steampunk with something like Mad Max, with an emphasis on black, grimy clothing that looks like it is worn while shoveling coal into a boiler.

    In my conception, steampunk is closer to crustpunk than Victoriana, but maybe that is just my tendency to think of punk as the operative milieu.

    I think how you envisioned it is closer to what is called "dieselpunk" (it's grimier and less about "victorian principles/teaparties/blabla", think skies darked with exume clouds, complete disregard for fossil fuel, massive machines on the horizon, more dystopian). another thing is that alot of these people seem more interested in the victorian part, so if they were to fly in an airship, they'd be the passengers, holding high conversation over tea and wearing eyeglasses and tophats, I guess I'm more interested in the people piloting and operating that same airship, shoveling coal...
     


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    I see where you're coming from and that's also what I meant when I said that it might be a bit much to see all those looks together, and I understand that people could consider it costumey, that's fine by me, though I've never had anyone say anything about it to me in my face, but who knows what people on the streets say behind our backs right?
    If only we cared...

    The "bedroll" on my pack holds my tripod, I'm not just doing things for looks...


    I just realized my post might have seemed like a back-handed compliment so I want to emphasize that I really like your style, I just said the thing about it being close to costumey kind of to say you verged on being costumey but pulled it off which is a tough feat to do. I'm a huge fan of old-Americana or whatever you call it type stuff, I should have phrased it better that you look dope.

    Also I'm disappointed it's not actually a bedroll but it still looks great [​IMG]
     


  11. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    so, what kind of music do "steampunks" listen to???
     


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    so, what kind of music do "steampunks" listen to???

    Stuff like The Dresden Dolls?
     


  13. Cotton Duck

    Cotton Duck Well-Known Member

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    Whatever that might be???
     


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    steam day, the steam pistols, and steam 182?
     


  15. lefty

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    Call me old fashioned, but I like the aesthetic of Steampunk.



    Pilot of The Amazing Screw On Head

    Clothes can be a little costumey, though.

    lefty
     


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