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NEW is Always Better!

New in Shop

The weather is getting warmer which makes me think of summer. Summer makes me think of festivals and festivals means its time to think about gear. Luckily, Sanne is three steps ahead and she has been working on different colours or fan favourites and making sure that sold out things are restocked!

Holster Vest with Lace Up Back

The reversible holster vest has pockets. You can keep your phone, ID and cash close you without worrying about ruining your looks with a backpack or leaving your purse somewhere. The back is lace up. That means that the size is a little bit adjustable and that you will be able to feel the cool breeze on your back.  Not only is the lace up functional but it also adds a sexy detail to the back.  Sounds pretty rad to me.   Now available in Black, Green and Brown online and wine (coming soon online) in shop!

RESTOCKED – Utility Kilt in size medium

Medium seems to be our most popular size. We’re always sold out! What’s sexier than a man in a kilt? Nothing. Show off your muscular calves in a handmade kilt. Seriously every man needs at least one in his wardrobe. Going to a fetish night? Wear a kilt. Going to Burning Man? You definitely need to pack a kilt. Attending a wedding? Kilt! Kilts look great with a t-shirt and converse runners or you can dress one up with a pair of boots and a dress shirt. We suggest you try a kilt with a poet shirt and a waistcoat for a dapper steampunk look.

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Make It Vancouver is less than One Month Away!

Grey Long Kilt Skirt - mirror outfit

Sanne Making thingsHoly smokes, Make It Vancouver is less than one month away.  We are so excited to be participating in the Make It show for the first time ever.  Sanne has been super busy making all kinds of new things and restocking sold out things.  What kind of things?  How about underbust holster vests, tails pocket belts and ladies tails vests to name a few.

The show runs Friday April 21 (11am – 9pm), Saturday April 22 (10am – 6pm) and Sunday April 23 (11am – 5pm) at the PNE forum. It will feature over 200 exhibitors selling gorgeous handmade items.  Unlike our other shows will we only be carrying handmade items at Make It Vancouver which means that all our amazing Venus & Mars steampunkery will be in the spotlight. As always, our vending prices will include tax and we will be accepting debit and credit as well as cash so if you’ve been saving your pennies for a new cloak Make It Vancouver would be an excellent time to get one.

Tickets are only $5 at the door, however if you want to pick them up now click here to get $2 off. What an excellent deal!  Did we mention that there will be a beer garden, food trucks and live music?  What are you waiting for?  Buy your tickets now so you don’t miss out on this great party!

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Learn to be a Gentleman (in 3 easy steps)

Gentleman Vest

Hey guys, it’s time for some real talk.  In a world full of negativity it’s easy to behave like a cad when you should be acting like a gentleman.  But, trust me, you will feel so much better if you take the gentlemanly road. A gentleman isn’t defined by gender.  I think anyone can be a gentleman. It’s a way of life and a way of conducting yourself in social situations. Whether you identify as male, female, non-binary or anything else you can be a gentleman.

The best way to be a gentleman is to be considerate of the people around you. It’s giving up your seat on the bus or holding the door open for someone whose arms are full of groceries, going out of your way to not belittle anyone because you are having a bad day, and being mindful of the things that you say when you are frustrated.  Being a gentleman is not gossiping about people or making assumptions when you don’t know the whole story.  Basically being a gentleman is treating other people the way you want to be treated and being ready to lend a hand whenever you can.

Sometimes it is really easy to get stuck inside your head when things aren’t going your way and you forget to be gentlemanly to other people.  It’s not being vindictive or mean you just forget to be courteous because you are distracted with what’s going on in your life. Well guess what, I have a solution for you.  This may sound vain but sometimes dressing up like a gentleman can help you remember to act like one.

Level One: Undercover Gentleman

If you want a reminder to not be a jerk but you don’t want to scream it out to the world then I suggest getting yourself a vest.  As soon as you put one of these bad boys on you will feel ready to open doors and escort old ladies across the street.  Vests instantly dress up your outfit and make you feel more polished and put together. It’s hard to want to help other people when you feel like you can barely roll out of bed.  My solution is the vest. Black Tapestry Tails Vest - Front 3 Quarter Gentleman

Level Two: Low Key Gentleman

As a low key gentleman, people will notice you and instantly gravitate towards your suave and helpful aura.  Add a military frock coat to you vest to achieve level two in the gentlemanly arts.  Be prepared for people to ask you for directions (or your phone number) because you will look approachable and professional with a pinch of unique.  Gentleman

Level Three: Gentleman Supreme

It’s time to add a top hat.  Top hats scream I am a gentleman.  Treating people with respect and empathy will make people want to be around you.  Wearing a top hat lets them identify you from afar.  People will see you in your vest, frock coat and top hat and know that you are the person to ask for help. Do you know what?  When you’re wearing the outfit you’ll want to help them.  You’ll look good and feel good and that makes it so much easier to want to help other people.

Steampunk Dan

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Dan’s New Vest

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Dan’s New Vest

By day Dan is a mild mannered office worker at the Japanese consulate but by night he is a superhero decked out in awesome steampunk clothing that he gets from Venus & Mars. His favorite item is the pocket vest.

Dan has stepped in and given us a hand by either working in the shop, helping out at a event or by being a living mannequin more times than I can count.  We think he is awesome.

But he has a weakness.  Dan frequently misses out on things he really wants because he doesn’t always purchase right away.  On many occasions he’s gone back for the blender or skateboard or shoes that he really wanted and all too often they are sold out when he gets there.

That’s why whenever we make a new vest I text him a picture right away and let him know how many are left in his size.  It’s only fair.

I knew he was going to fall in love with the CELTIC SCROLL JACQUARD POCKET VEST so I sent him a picture.

He raced to the store at superhuman speed to get one while we still had them.  And wouldn’t you know, it looks super awesome on him.

Now Dan and his vest can live in happiness together forever.

Have you ever missed out on buying something and had it haunt your dreams and fill you with regret?  Let us know about it in the comments below.

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Until next time…

Devon Dale: Lady Adventure for Hire

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