Oh sure, Rockabilly Steampunk. Love that whole genre. I like to roll my snuff up into my white t-shirt sleeve, slick my hair back into a Marcel Wave, and just get my La Belle Époque on. Good day, daddy-o!
“Rockabilly Steampunk” is my porn name.
I’m a little busy trying to figure out how on earth this is rockabilly. Once I crack that code, I’ll move on to the steampunk portion of this mystery.
That’s it. This weekend at the Ren Faire, I’m going to combine my ren faire garb with the 80s-era Madonna look.
I’ll be Pop-DaVinci.
I understand all those words separately, but combined in that fashion it makes no sense at all. Just like that garment-posing-as-a-handbag makes no sense at all.
I can haz the special Regretsy Not Steampunk banner?
I think if one were truly attempting a Rockabilly Steampunk accessory, you would need to start with a denim bustle. Preferably one that was vintage.
#4 Buzzkill To Teenagers: You think the seller was trying to go for irony and it just went over our heads and failed miserably or am I being too hopeful and optimistic?
oh for heavens sake. people, you are already ON the computer. how hard is it to google the definition of something? or wiki-answer it?
jeans a la victorian age were referred to as dungarees and were worn by immigrants digging ditches and gold miners panning in a river.
no purse necessary.
This would really go well with the Mans best friend pillow!
At last! We know what happened to Rockabilly Steampunk Jean’s purse!
I shall send her a telegraph now.
#7 redredred, no I think the seller lost all her irony with her last menstrual cycle. She’s got irony poor blood.
OK, so, Levi Strauss was in the 1870s… and… um… Jeans were called “jeans” in the 50s…
Fucking hell, I could connect this to Kevin Bacon easier than with Steampunk or Rockabilly.
#11 Buzzkill To Teenagers: *sigh* I was afraid of that. Could you blame me for being hopeful though?
This just looks like crap. Fuck rockabilly. Fuck steampunk. It’s neither. It’s just crap. You took a skirt, sewed the bottom, used the belt for a ‘strap’, and figure you can make $30 off of it.
Yay let’s crazy glue some random charms on an old bracelet! Everyone knows bunnies and frogs are totally steamy.
Prepare to die.
I’m sure the Big Bopper had something similar with him the night of that terrible zeppelin crash.
Not rockabilly, not steampunk, but I can see how the seller got confused. The print on the hideous belt/tie looks a lot like cogs and wheels. We all know if it has cogs and wheels it’s steampunk!
The non-steampunk coffee corset would be a perfect accompaniment to this, no?
I found the link between Rockabilly and Steampunk.
Stray Cats “Sexy and 17″
“Well she’s sexy and seventeen
My little rock-roll queen
Acts a little bit obscene
Gotta let off a little STEAM”
At least it isn’t a reusable rockabilly steanfuck maxi pad, ‘cuz that shit looks filthy.
Took another look. If this is a steampunk purse I’d rather carry around the Trader Joe’s paper bag instead.
Hmmm… apparently she already knows about gluing clock parts to things
This shop is full of the things that make me wish for a WTF button next to the “I heart…”
Not steampunk or rockabilly, but I do like the whole Daisy Duke cutoffs look, is that a trend? Hazzardpunk?
Steamabilly, heh. I’m picturing a gear-covered steam-powered 50′s dragster in my head.
As Regretsy items go, this isn’t bad. Hell I kind of think it’s cute. But as an Etsy seller I am so fucking sick of people who mis-tag things or mis-label things on purpose.
I wouldn’t know a steampunk purse if it pissed on my shoe, but I do know this *isn’t* one and using buzzwords to try to attract people to your item is only going to bring you the wrong kind of customer!
So tag it as up-cycled or re-purposed and make your $30 without showing you don’t know what you’re doing…
Ack! I think the rockabilly steampunk debate has been well discussed above so I won’t add to that but…. first of all UGH to the reused denim skirt as purse and second of all how is this useful? It is a huge gaping maw of a bag to rummage around in. That someone used to WEAR. Blech.
Well duh people, it’s obviously steampunk what with the grommets on the strap, and it’s rockabilly because…uh…she used to wear those jeans to the classic car show?
Can I tell you the ways I luv the marcel wave? Oh my, flashback me, baby!
Why??? Why is this happening… it’s like, beanie babies…
#16 BillsBayou : Inconceivable!
has just combined two of my favourite things: snarcasm and Mandy Patinkin.
I think I luv you.
Steampunk: anything with grommets, watch parts, or cog-like shapes.
Rockabilly: anything with denim.
Flapper: anything with a fringe.
Hippie: anything with rainbows or tie-dye.
My brother-in-law has a rockabilly punk band. I’m gonna tell him to start performing with a monocle and spats to capitalize on this trend.
Maybe if she hot glued the thong liner to it………..
Needs more cowbell!!
If anyone here watches “Warehouse 13″, a resurrected HG Welles was sporting a steampunk vest in last night’s episode – just in case you need a reference.
I have made a jeans purse. By request, for a friend who uses it and loves it.
But that may be because it’s Fin de Siecle Disco Preppie. Any hack can mix Rockabilly with Steampunk.
Hot glue a few gears and copper pipe to it and anything can be steampunk.
I’m sure Hermoine was rockin the same number at Hogwarts
yes Harry Potter is a Steampunk!
More denim, less Steampunk…
#15 I have to disagree that piece is both Steampunk and WHIMBSICKLE FTW
ok lose the bunny charm
I love that there’s enough of this grotesquely mislabeled “steampunk” BS to warrant a new category.
Other things this is not:
Cute the second time.
Good news! You can get this in denim OR khaki to match whatever goggles you choose to wear that day! Stupendous!
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