Steampunk?

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Captain O, May 11, 2017.

  1. Captain O

    Captain O One of the Regulars

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    I don't want to badmouth anyone's preferences, but I prefer the "original" style (1880's-1900's) to any funky "augmentation/alteration" of the garments.

    I feel that this is a fashion fad that will quickly go the way of the Nehru Jacket and "acid glasses". This will last a maximum of three years and will become yesterday's news.

    Cogs on a top hat? Really? o_O :eek: :rolleyes: :p
     
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    Halloween has, over the years, . . .

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    Steampunk has been around since the 90s and it's unlikely to fade away as a subculture.

    However, there's a broad mix in between period authenticity and "just glue some gears on it and call it steampunk".
     
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  4. shadowrider

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    Personally I've never liked steampunk, neither as a fiction genre or as a "fashion" subculture.
    I do however, have a pair of steampunk-ish sleeve garters, made of black latex, that I much prefer visually to traditional sleeve garters.
     
  5. esteban68

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    It's been going over here in the UK for at least 15 years and no sign of any let up, frequent Steampunk and Goth weekends at Whitby where Bram Stokers Dracula sought refuge after being shipwrecked assist in its longevity.......me I'm not a great fan but I do get to sell them quite a bit of stuff!
     
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  6. Seb Lucas

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    I'm too old for this but the kids I know would say that Steampunk is mostly corny and lacks vitality. I personally don't care for the aesthetic nor was I even aware that it still had a following.
     
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  7. Captain O

    Captain O One of the Regulars

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    This is appropriate. The whole movement seems to mock the genesis of the Industrial Revolution (1760-1840). While the fascination with developing modern industrialism is fine, this movement appears to mimic the "snake oil" vendors of the period.

    (Not very flattering).
     
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  8. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Each to their own; t's not my thing, but I find it all rather fun. I enjoy the creativity of reimagining how things would have looked had they appeared before their time. I can imagine this consciously skewed, fictionalised version of Victoriana also appeals rather more to those who would otherwise in the reality have been excluded from the highlife (basically anyone non-white, non-male, and non-rich). Of course there are corners of it where creativity is sorely lacking, but then I've also seen more then enough "vintage" events which fre no better. I've spent at least three decades of my life absorbed in one subculture or another..... pretty soon you realise little changes from one to the next bar the clothes.
     
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  9. bn1966

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    My sub-culture research has gone back into the 1800's...a direct lineage up until today is evident: 'The Liberty of Norton Folgate' by 'Madness' is worth a historical listen (have been down in old Londinium this week) :) Speaking to my Father (an Acton Ted) more links fall into place..my Grand-Father's (RIP) 1940's West London experiences..contribute further!!

    Me: I've acquired a pocket watch & cane !!!!
     
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  10. Bushman

    Bushman My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Steampunk was never my cup of tea, but I can see the allure of it.
     
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    Read quite a few Novels set around this period....I can see the appeal too :)
     
  12. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    While I had heard the term steampunk, I had to google it to see what it was. Reminds me of some of the costumes in the original Mad Max movie.
     
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  13. shadowrider

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    What about cyberpunk?
    Now, that I dig!
     
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    If you want to get into specifics, Dieselpunk draws more inspiration from the Golden Era than Steampunk which is mainly Victorian.
     
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