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You're both lucky, belgium seems to be stuck in a near permanent 80ties revival and bad smelly metal garb kindda thing X_x

Tom and I never seize to complain about it.

I love all the photos btw smile
Some of them do not only display wonderful outfits, but they're also fantastically atmospheric!

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Yeah, much of Toronto seems to be stuck in the '80s time warp as well. Leggings are only useful for keeping one's legs warm wearing skirts on a cold day. They should preferably be mostly covered by boots and not worn with flipflops in the summer! I like to complain about it, too wink


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Leggings with flip flops only very very VERY rarely works.  And then only with leggings of the proper lenght and flip flops by brands like Birkenstock so they at least don't look like your average beach flip flop!

You won't see me caught dead in ankle lenght lycra leggings with Puma flip flops!  Sadly, a great big part of the world does not agree with me X_x
That sort of legging is great in winter, I agree with you right there.

We need to build our own steampunk city with fashionably dressed people big_smile


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I thought that's what the Lounge was for?  tongue

Leggings, uch... occasionally, some disturbed woman can still be seen wearing them. 

Anyway, I spotted an ad in the newspaper tomorrow for a Dutch fashion store called Blijdesteijn Mode.  I'd never heard of it, but there's some interesting stuff on display at their Website:

http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/318/mode1ya9.th.png    http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/1050/mode2az2.th.png    http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/640/mode3zi5.th.png

By:  Gant USA,  Christ (last two)

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/4798/mode4wr3.th.png  http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/3972/mode5rq2.th.png

By:  Christ,  Carl Gross

Clothing from this "Christ" brand in particular strike me as perfectly dieselpunk.  Very Sky Captain, 1930s/40s, though sometimes with a little post-apocalyptic touch to it.  Or maybe that's just me?  Suffice to say, I think these are lovely!

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Not sure about the post-apocalyptic touch Ottens, but good all the same.
Hildekitten is sort of right...we need our own Dieselpunk city. wink

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How about a bit of both? Some hybrid city that fuses steampunk and dieselpunk... Now that would be a place I would like to live!


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Steiner wrote:

Not sure about the post-apocalyptic touch Ottens

Probably wistful thinking on my part.  wink


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Col. Adrianna Hazard wrote:

How about a bit of both? Some hybrid city that fuses steampunk and dieselpunk... Now that would be a place I would like to live!

Yes yes YES!
I agree!

And Nick, leggings are fine as undergarments NOT as a substitute for trousers.  I really wish people would start realising that by now!
(the only exeption would be leggings for sport type things in a sport's hall type place).

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Fact. Now where is this Steam/Diesel city going to be? Oh and I really liked the pictures from Jeeves and Wooster, great program and very twenties; I loved the opening theme

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Isn't it just? if I had to say that there was one author or film adaption which got  interested in classic style, the 1920/30s and what Bertie would call 'general thing-ness' it would be the DVD boxed set 'The Whole Jolly Lot' I picked up for a song on a whim.

Ahem, 'Oh By Jingo' From the top!