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Author Topic: where to buy streampunk clothes.  (Read 2561 times)
03reayc
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« on: December 06, 2009, 06:27:36 pm »

hi all, im new to steampunk and was wonderin where i can get any cool steampunk clothes. everything ive seen appears to by DIY amd i cant make toast  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2009, 06:40:35 pm »

hi all, im new to steampunk and was wonderin where i can get any cool steampunk clothes. everything ive seen appears to by DIY amd i cant make toast  Grin

I'd check out some of the wonderful iconographs posted all over this Forum, decide what direction YOU want to take your appearance in then make a list.

Charity shops are a good rummaging way to start off. There are many boutiques and on-line stores selling various items you might want but none are particularly cheap.

I'd say mix and match your own style from whatever you can reasonably afford to buy.

Ok. I've started. Let's give the new guy some tips to avoid him ending up in Topshop. Grin

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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2009, 06:50:03 pm »

I see from your profile you are a 17 year old male, so I guess you are on a budget too.

My advice would be to start simple - a plain shirt (with or without collar), a plain or patterned waistcoat and black or mid/dark brown trousers/jeans. Add to this a jacket or coat and you have a basic outfit that you can add and change to suit your tastes to as time goes on.

Have a look around local charity shops for the waistcoat and you might even get lucky with a coat or jacket.

Army/RAF greatcoats are also popular as winter SP outerwear - try your local army surplus store.

After that, look out for hats, goggles and all sorts of other accessories at car boot sales at charity shops and car boot sales.

Finally, its Christmas coming up, so this gives you a perfect opportunity for asking for money/clothing to start your SP look - maybe look round high street clothing stores for waistcoats  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2009, 06:58:06 pm »

thx, i also like to modify my clothes with pins and patches. cud u give me some help here?
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2009, 07:04:17 pm »

Look around, find things you like the look of and use them as inspiration. There is no steampunk style police waiting to laugh at you, so interpret it as you will.
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2009, 07:21:44 pm »

thx, i also like to modify my clothes with pins and patches. cud u give me some help here?

If you can find a militaria shop or see a militaria show advertised locally you will fing these a good source of rank badges, etc.
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2009, 07:32:32 pm »

im also trying to get a pair of goggles. will i have to make my own?
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2009, 08:00:07 pm »

Depends on the style off goggles.

you can pick up some aviators goggles at your local army and navy, and they are not expensive. Alternatively, try getting some from somewhere like steampunk emporium. They are in the states, so the exchange rate works in the favour of those of us in the UK.
Many places sell goggles, ranging from welders goggles, to some of the more ornate dedicated steampunk styles, like brute force leathers. A google search for "steampunk goggles" will point the way.
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2009, 09:46:59 pm »

Personally I dont buy the clothes but instead mod and make them.

my own pledge is 'dont buy it unless there is the intention of modding it'

But thats just me personally.

You could try thrift stores, modifing by sewing on cogs and other brassy bits from markets and antique shops and ebay.

Even buying clothes ebay is the best lol


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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2009, 11:03:57 pm »

ive got to ask, whats a thrift store?
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2009, 12:08:51 am »

charity shop
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2009, 12:44:01 am »

The vintage clothing section on ebay can be good; just look every few days and you never know what will turn up; using the option to filter by time period will help cut down the dross (mainly 1960s shirts) as well (obviously pre 1920 being the main place to look); I got some nice period trousers on there for less than the price of a Economy new pair.
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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2009, 02:49:06 am »

hi all, im new to steampunk and was wonderin where i can get any cool steampunk clothes.
First you must take a time machine back to 1864, then procure some of the local currently used currency and find yourself a tailor Wink
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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2009, 04:44:40 am »

Please don't tease the newcomers , not all of us are insane super-genieuses with skilled minions and unlimited resources. And we all had to start somewhere.
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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2009, 09:57:37 am »

Please don't tease the newcomers , not all of us are insane super-genieuses with skilled minions and unlimited resources. And we all had to start somewhere.

You're writing that from inside your hollow volcanoe base arnt you  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2009, 03:50:10 am »

That would be telling.
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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2009, 12:39:40 pm »

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Streampunk!?

Have you tried River Island?

Or maybe a trip to Bluewater?

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« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2009, 12:59:59 pm »

I had to do a double take on that reply. Nice typo detection.
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« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2009, 06:46:10 pm »

I was being too polite to mention it.  Lips sealed

Another thing i would advise: get yourself some "bits" and have a go! Leathe work isn't that hard, and if you get, say, an old leather jacket from a charity shop, then you have the raw material to make something.
I use www.leprevo.co.uk for my leather supplies.
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« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2009, 06:55:20 pm »

I use leprevo as well; highly reccommended
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« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2009, 07:00:06 pm »

Yep, friendly service, and not too expensive.
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« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2009, 10:36:43 pm »

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Ahh! But if there's a gag to be made...I'll make it. Wink
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« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2009, 10:53:31 pm »

Have a look at these two sites... really great steampunky/ steamwestern stuff but Oh so pricey...

http://huntersgatherers.myshopify.com/

http://skingraftdesigns.com/

Also, Gentlemans Emporuim has some very nice stuff at more reasonable prices.
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« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2009, 10:55:52 pm »

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I was being too polite to mention it

Ahh! But if there's a gag to be made...I'll make it. Wink

Good man!  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2009, 08:05:15 am »

Another good place to look for reasonably priced gent's clothing is formalwear shops.  They often have sales of their used rental formalwear, often really cheap.  A local shop here in Portland has sales twice a year, and we got Mr. Sullivan some wing collar shirts for $5 each, and a black wool tailcoat for $79.  They had used top hats for $19.
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