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Opinions on "Steampunk" fashion

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

  1. erdawe

    erdawe Senior member

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    I don't know anything, but I'd guess the it'd be some ambient music that wasn't vocally lead. I'm intruiged.
     


  2. morse9443

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

    I associate steampunk with a lot of the imagery and lyrics from Modest Mouse. Issac Brock seems to always be describing old time traveling circus, cobbstone streets, street urchins, etc. Cool 1920's type of vibe. I find Cotton's look to be very well put together and very different. Being more of a jeans and t shirt guy, I really admire the originality.
     


  3. Jacques Cousteau

    Jacques Cousteau Well-Known Member

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    The final word on steampunk:
     


  4. totally epic

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  5. Goblin

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    There was a tabletop RPG called Castle Falkenstein in the 90s that had a heavy steampunk influence and was made of equal parts Victoriana, gears, and win.

    I've been on blogging hiatus for over a month now, but I recently did a short blurb about Madame Talbot's Victorian Lowbrow -- http://the99thproblem.blogspot.com/2...-for-evil.html -- and picked up her "Man's Ruin" print. Victoriana isn't one of my principal interests, but I do think it's neat, especially the morbid stuff (memento mori, mausoleum keys, poison bottles, etc.).
     


  6. ctrlaltelite

    ctrlaltelite Senior member

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    this thread is utterly devoid of visual kei. [​IMG]
     


  7. Cotton Duck

    Cotton Duck Well-Known Member

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    The final word on steampunk:
    reaction to the above video...

    what to say...

    "love the cog shirt mannnn" (10)
     


  8. why

    why Senior member

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    Ridiculous.

    Total costume.

    Every aspect of it.
     


  9. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    There was a tabletop RPG called Castle Falkenstein in the 90s that had a heavy steampunk influence and was made of equal parts Victoriana, gears, and win.

    I've been on blogging hiatus for over a month now, but I recently did a short blurb about Madame Talbot's Victorian Lowbrow -- http://the99thproblem.blogspot.com/2...-for-evil.html -- and picked up her "Man's Ruin" print. Victoriana isn't one of my principal interests, but I do think it's neat, especially the morbid stuff (memento mori, mausoleum keys, poison bottles, etc.).

    Yes, I find the morbid aspects fascinating--taxidermy, hair jewelry, elaborate tombs--compounded with all that strict Christian modesty.
     


  10. Surfrider

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  11. Surfrider

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    The gentlemen in the op's article have very cool costumes, but, please; they'd wear such things in real life? Really? I think Cotton does it right, though; his dress is influenced by a novelty style, but not of said novelty style.
    Steampunk keyboards are sweet. http://steampunkworkshop.com/keyboard.shtml
    Impracticality be damned; those things look awesome! Cotton- I think you're approaching the clothing/costume line, but are safely on this side of it; you look great, in a slightly eccentric manner. Well played, sir. [​IMG] (edit: Though, may I offer a small critique? Honestly, eh, I'm not too sure about the strings on the hats...)
     


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    you can not say these guys don't look dapper as hell

    [​IMG]
     


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    The fellows in the op's article have cool costumes, but, please; they'd wear such things in real life? I think Cotton does it right; his dress is influenced by a novelty style, but not of said novelty style.

    Â Well yes, they'd wear it in their real professional lives as a "neovaudevillian performance troupe". They also use their facial hair and body language to communicate a Victorial nobility. The women pictured earlier pay no such attention to detail. Their hairstyles are anachronistic- or perhaps just insufficiently anachronistic- and their clothing fails to achieve stylishness in the style of any era, so instead they just end up looking like nerds playing dress-up.
     


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    Sure it can be cool, I like the jacket to the left on the picture above.
     


  15. why

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    It's like pretending you're a runway model every hour of the day.

    Except you aren't a runway model and the clothes for runway shows generally aren't wearable!
     


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