I am a Steampunk and most of my clothing have or tries to have that feel… okay so now you are asking what is it. it is a little known subculture that is loosely based on Gothic. this is article I found on Deviantart that states more prissily what we are.
Steampunk is an anachronistic (Definition in Webster dictionary One that is out of its proper or chronological order, especially a person or practice that belongs to an earlier time) subculture. Based on esthetics from anywhere from the Industrial Revolution to the 20’s. Some Steampunks look to reinstate that time periods moral and etiquette views while leaving behind the ideas of racism, sexism and classes that is prevalent of that time.
at the moment I am working on revamping a paper I wrote a while ago about steampunk in society