Hola y Bienviedos! Back from my adventures over the Peruvian Andes (yes, involving aero-cads, enhanced beverages, and sultry ladies), long enough for a quick port call and some "minor" repairs on my little airboat. As the Rusty Albatross is being patched up, I'd like to pay a quick note to a burgeoning attire endeavor named "Baron Halfpenny"!
As one works towards constructing an acceptable Steampunk (or Dieselpunk) appearance, accessories are key towards an authentic look. Once key example are goggles... a perennial challenge, and if done poorly, will cause a bit of wincing by any potential admirers. However, the Baron's Steampunk goggles (displayed above), have an outstanding appearance, and for the price are certainly a good value. Additionally, they have RAF Flying Goggles, for a latter day flyer look!
Being a submariner, I do have my own bias towards "brown shoes" on "targets" (yes, aka avaitors), but I must concede they can be stylish... on occasion. Case in point is the G-1, otherwise known as the "Navy Bomber Jacket". Not only is sharp, it looks good no matter the circumstance, and is classic Dieselpunk wear. As I always say, you get what you pay for, and this jacket is most certainly gem!
If you are still on the fence, and just looking for the moment, might I suggest subscribing to Baron Halfpenny's blog? During my tenure at the Steampunk Tribune, I saw many a company blog, and alas, many were of... varying quality. However, I've been impressed with the Baron's blog regarding Steampunk, and its quite a good source of Steampunk enlightenment. Additionally, one can keep tabs via their Facebook location. Well, its back to work, so I'll have to put down the leaded coffee I "found" in Bogata, and get back to honing the ballast tanks! Please take care, and until later!