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Author Topic: Aprons as Steamwear  (Read 5172 times)
Hurricane Annie
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« on: March 13, 2014, 08:02:23 am »

 what is the  proscribes steampunk line on aprons as steamwear. Man style functional aprons  and the more  decorative and ornamental  ladies' apron to be considered.

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Arabella Periscope
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 09:30:27 am »

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I think there might be a place for aprons.  Some modifications required, perhaps?  Crossed bandoliers?
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2014, 10:23:17 am »

Pinafores are very Victorian and Edwardian, to my mind.

For men, a thick leather engineer's, stoker's or smith's apron with a great big spanner in the front pocket is about as steamy as you can get. Add steel toe-capped boots with a wooden clog sole and brass (i.e., non-sparking) hob nails, and a bowler or derby with a steel "secret" in the crown.
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2014, 11:05:12 am »

The leather/rubber/heavy canvas aprons in a dark colour over a vintage 'Dr Horrible' style lab coat and some goggles says 'Steampunk mad scientist' really well. As a man I can't really comment on frilly pinnies....
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2014, 06:57:36 pm »

According to just about every lady I've asked on the subject (having noticed the ubiquity of the apron on female attendees at reenactments), ladies wore aprons in almost all cultures from the mid-1600s, right up through the first world war; it's something like a universal constant. Even well-to-do ladies, at certain points, incorporated the apron into their fashions.

In local reenactment circles, ladies who dress up 'in period' on a budget add a linen or cotton apron with ruffles or even something a bit lacy on over a dress that halfway looks "period," and it works out pretty well, as long as it's not some avant garde Halston or Gucci special or something like that (yes, I've seen a couple of those. They kind of stick out Cheesy).

Leather and rubber aprons pretty much scream "BLACKSMITH" to my mind. The cloth ones (especially the dark colored ones) tend to make me think of shopkeepers, sometimes carpenters, depending on number of pockets and tool loops.
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2014, 07:55:11 pm »

The leather/rubber/heavy canvas aprons in a dark collar over a vintage 'Dr Horrible' style lab coat and some goggles says 'Steampunk mad scientist' really well. As a man I can't really comment on frilly pinnies....

Hell, combine the 2. There we have created: Lolita axe murderer!
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2014, 08:19:24 pm »

Not forgetting the ceremonial aprons of certain well known secret societies.
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2014, 08:49:35 pm »

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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2014, 08:57:21 pm »

Not forgetting the ceremonial aprons of certain well known secret societies.

Ah, yes… those very well known secret societies… not all that secret, then, are they?
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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2014, 06:31:25 am »

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I think there might be a place for aprons.  Some modifications required, perhaps?  Crossed bandoliers?


 That inspires a post apocalyptic outfit with the bandoliers.  A vintage pink bib style numbers with army boots and bandoliers. 
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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2014, 10:48:03 pm »

Yeah there's plenty of scope for it.

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Although personally, as with the Bill The Butcher pic, I most appreciate the concept when it's slightly scary.

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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2014, 12:22:27 am »

One of the other nicknames for Jack the Ripper was actually Leather Apron, as some witnesses claimed he wore one.
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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2014, 02:14:41 am »

   Yes Old  Leather Apron . How come men's aprons have so much more character and possibilities than ladies' !

Does anyone have a good sight or tips for finding a free online pattern for  WW2  or wrap around apron/ pinny/  house coat ??
 [ like a sexy Hilda Ogden Kiss]





 
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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2014, 05:54:24 am »



How about this one instead?  The WW2 pinny suggests more austerity than steaminess, n'est-ce-pas?
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« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2014, 09:51:26 am »



How about this one instead?  The WW2 pinny suggests more austerity than steaminess, n'est-ce-pas?


I dunno, It's suggesting something pretty Steamy to me.  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2014, 09:56:00 am »



How about this one instead?  The WW2 pinny suggests more austerity than steaminess, n'est-ce-pas?


Drifting into SteamLoli and Japanese "メイドカフェ" territory, now…
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« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2014, 10:07:01 am »



How about this for a really stunning steampunk apron?

(Stunning? Arc? Gravity? Anyone?)
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« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2014, 10:22:26 am »

This as I recall, is from one of El Shoggotho's photo sets from Wave-Gotik-Treffen, so I hope he doesn't mind me using it. But yeah I kept it because I thought this outfit was pretty cool.

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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2014, 11:23:38 am »



How about this for a really stunning steampunk apron?


Where is that from? It looks as if it could be called "Hephæstos at his anvil", and be by one of the PRB.

Oh, just thought… this is what Google Image Search is for.
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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2014, 11:50:33 am »

Not forgetting the ceremonial aprons of certain well known secret societies.

Ah, yes… those very well known secret societies… not all that secret, then, are they?

The well known ones are societies with secrets (e.g. freemasons), very distinct from secret societies.
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« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2014, 06:15:31 pm »



How about this for a really stunning steampunk apron?


Where is that from? It looks as if it could be called "Hephæstos at his anvil", and be by one of the PRB.

Oh, just thought… this is what Google Image Search is for.
It would have to be someone like Hephæstos, with inhuman strength.  A mortal would be taking his life in his hands trying to swing a hammer that big like that.
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« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2014, 07:27:01 pm »

One of my first steampunk characters is a woman engineer in a multipocketed apron made using repurposed pieces of tool belts. It's very useful with lots of strong pockets.
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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2014, 04:22:21 pm »



How about this for a really stunning steampunk apron?


  Goodness me  Ms Periscope - it took me a minute or 2 and some smelling salts  before I noticed the apron.
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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2014, 05:45:05 pm »



How about this for a really stunning steampunk apron?

Goodness me  Ms Periscope - it took me a minute or 2 and some smelling salts  before I noticed the apron.


I fear we may be veering off topic. Wink

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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2014, 09:49:20 pm »



I'm afraid there are topics that are just more compelling than aprons, alas, but having stretched my neck most agreeably I shall return with a more sober contribution -- cooking.
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