It isn't quite neovictoriana, nor are there any actual straps or brass on the shirt; It is just a shirt with a steampunk-aesthetic-inspired design, but short of the rare pair of finished goggles this is probably the closest to relative thing I've had a chance to post here, as I am not a steampunk clothier... as much as I wish I had those skills.
At first, I wanted to go with the light chocolate tonal stripe shirt from Alternative Apparel, but they are discontinued and no longer available from the manufacturer. I *can* get them from various sources online, but with no guarantees on quantity available or consistent supply.
I decided to go with a distressed and heathered pigment-dyed chestnut material, to keep to a sepia motif and to so at least the material could look to be of vintage quality.
The design is the product of working at a new logo/icon for the cover of the coffee table art book "Airships and Tentacles", a collection of weird-fiction illustrations. It employs Da Vinci styled ornothopter wings, the wheel of a ship's helm, and a combination monacle/eyepatch, and of course the skull and cross-swords/jolly roger with crossed wrenches in place of swords.
The design was hand-drawn and digitally colored (for ease of color separation for screen printing), though I did go back and finish the original pen and ink with water colors after the fact.
If you'd like to see larger images, they are available here
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