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An example of Steampunk, via drhaggis

Some news this morning for those who both adore Mac modifications and Victorian fashion: The New York Times Styles section profiles the growing popularity of Steampunk culture and announces that Nolita will be getting a Steampunk-themed shop later this summer. (Steampunk? Why, yes—the long-lived trend of combining the best of Victorian England with technological advances that didn't actually take place until a hundred years later.) The men behind the store are none other than the James Gang entertainment group, who perform neo-vaudevillian shows at The Box and generally turn heads.

In addition to becoming a bespoke clothier for the steampunk-minded gent, the shop "plans to offer brass Rubik’s cubes, riding boots, early-20th-century-style motorbikes, handmade leather mailbags and brass or wooden iPhone cases, all under the label TJG Engineering." No location or opening date announcement yet, but then we're still waiting on the jodphurs fad promised on the summer runways.
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