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Dieselpunk Clothing

The idea of Steampunk themed things truly has swept the entire world recently and grown largely in popularity. These things include books, tv and film and clothing to name just a few. However, Steampunk is not the only dystopian genre that exists. Another fantastic genre is the Dieselpunk genre which has similarities to Steampunk but also has enough differences to be considered its own thing.

Dieselpunk is defined as a retro futuristic genre which is a derivative of science fiction. It includes diesel-powered machinery used during the interwar period as well as throughout the 1950s and its futuristic elements come in the form of technology and postmodern sensibilities. In regards to the Steampunk genre, Dieselpunk’s main differences are the fact that it focuses partly on modern technology while Steampunk does not. The main setting of the Steampunk genre is the later half of the 19th century during the Industrial Revolution while Dieselpunk centres around the middle of the 20th century during the time of World War 2.

In regards to clothing options for those interested in exploring the Dieselpunk genre, there are plenty of things to choose from. Fashion items are perfect for any themed events such as parties and nights out and are also great for any conventions you may like to go to. Fashion of the Dieselpunk genre is similar to the fashion worn during the 1930s and 1940s. This includes the likes of bomber jackets and trench coats. At this time in history, social class was a large part of society and so it plays an element into the clothing associated with the Dieselpunk genre — clothing is different depending on the social class you use to imitate.

Best Dieselpunk Clothing to Buy Online

So, what are some of the best Dieselpunk clothing items?

Dieselpunk Halter Neck Tank Top

First, there is the Dieselpunk Halter Neck Tank Top Vest which is manufactured by Punk Rave and can be purchased on Amazon for just under £22. This top has a club collar style as well as a popper which is used to fasten it. The design is a shredded broken knit style meaning parts of the top looks if they have torn away and the top itself is made up of 65% polyester and 35% viscose. It has chain shoulder straps and a collar that is snap fastening. In addition, this top can only be washed by hand.

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Dieselpunk Gothic Dystopian Armour Hoodie

The next Dieselpunk themed clothing available is this Dieselpunk Gothic Dystopian Armour Hoodie which has also been created by Punk Rave and is available to be purchased on Amazon for just under £50. The main colour of this hoodie is black however it does feature a blue coloured print which can be seen as a result of the hoodie’s torn design. The hoodie has long sleeves, is asymmetrical and is made up of 100% polyester. Also, the hoodie has faux leather armour on the shoulder areas as well as adjustable straps on the sleeves. Moreover, it is important to note that this hoodie is dry clean only.

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Dieselpunk Gothic Grunge Shredded Leggings

Also, there is Dieselpunk Gothic Grunge Shredded Leggings which are made by Punk Rave and can be purchased on Amazon for just under £23. These leggings feature the same torn design that are often seen in Punk Rave’s Dieselpunk themed products and they are also black in colour — the tears in the leggings are not just bare and instead feature a mesh. The leggings are made up of 100% polyester and are skinny. In addition, they have an elasticated waistband and can only be hand washed.

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Long Dieselpunk Gothic Waistcoat

You may also be interested in this Long Dieselpunk Gothic Waistcoat which is again manufactured by Punk Rave and can be purchased on Amazon for just under £125. This waistcoat has a cutaway collar style and makes use of a strap in order to fasten it. Also, this particular waistcoat is made up of 100% polyester and includes black, lightweight, linen cotton. The waistcoat is of a regular fit and it is important to note that it is dry clean only.

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Dieselpunk Gothic Jeans

Perhaps you may like the Dieselpunk Gothic Jeans which are manufactured by Devil Fashion and can be purchased on Amazon for just under £60. These jeans are black in colour and are made up of 65% cotton, 32% chemical fiber and 3% spandex. Also, they are fastened using a zipper and are a slim fit. The jeans also include a hip bag that hangs from the jeans and has a faux leather design.

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Dieselpunk Gothic Hooded Coat

Lastly, there is the Dieselpunk Gothic Hooded Coat which has been made by Punk Rave and can be purchased on Amazon for just under £70. Like a lot of Dieselpunk fashion, this coat is black in colour and is made up of 91% polyester and 9% viscose. It is a long sleeved coat with a hooded collar style. In addition, this coat includes some faux leather details.

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So, to conclude, there are many options when it comes to Dieselpunk fashion all of which will look very cool! A great thing about the items is that they are designed a way that means they will go together in one outfit and so you can buy multiple things and craft your own Dieselpunk look!

If you enjoyed this article you might also like to read about Steampunk Clothing and Gothic Clothing.

Hi I’m Amy — travel blogger, dog lover, digital marketer. I write mainly about Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Getting into drones!

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