THIS is Dieselpunk

Posted by 1 month ago

It’s been a long time coming, my explanation of what “Dieselpunk” is and why it’s the most important genre of them all. And since I’ve been asked this question a lot, I have a lot of practice and because of the work I’ve done, I’ve become an accidental authority on what is, and what isn’t dieselpunk. I’ve been a dieselpunk long before there ever was a word “dieselpunk,” and I’ve seen many other names for it come and go along the way, too. But for now, since "Dieselpunk" is the name of whatever “this” is, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to switch anytime soon.

So, here it is - the answer to the question, "What Is Dieselpunk?"

Like the Phoenix: What’s Old Is New Again

Posted by 2 months ago

We got good news, great news... And some bad news. And then The Best News.

The good news is, Not much is going change. What you see here is pretty much what you're going to get when this continues when I take this over in a mere custodial mode. isn't MY site. I don't own it... I am merely the custodian of it.

Hopefully, you'll be able to view "Dieselpunks" two ways - via this URL or as the choice is yours.

Dieselpunks will be hosted on my server but will be its own thing, it's own entity with-in the server with a few minor cosmetics changes because of time constraints and not having the original photoshop or illustrator files.

You can send me your articles to be formatted and published to either one of my addresses - info (at) or ericfiskcgd (at)

The Great News: I'm looking into better and faster ways to archive pages so they'll be easier to find via indexing and a better search engine. Everyone will be able to find articles

The Bad News Is - Larry and I are trying really hard to save EVERYTHING here. We might not be able to do that. We might lose things when this service platform goes away. Somethings might not make the migration, but that leads to THE BEST NEWS.

The BEST NEWS is that you get to help me pick out the best articles to save first. You get to tell me what articles you know need saving and contribute new articles before the great reboot.

info (at) or ericfiskcgd (at)

Get in touch, and let’s get started!

Some Tunes To Croon In The Month Of June, From The Ol’ Panther

Posted by 2 months ago

And now, the moment that at least half a dozen of you have been waiting for— presenting the June Pilsner's Picks! If you like slide whistles, snake charmers, stream line rhythm, and soft lights and sweet music, we've got 'em all. It's too tight!

Æther Salon – Royal Ascot! (Edited Transcript)

Posted by 2 months ago

Introduction  Baron Klaus Wulfenbach:  Guten Abend, everyone, to the Aether Salon for May. You may sit closer to the front, the speakers do not bite.  Before I turn the event over to our speakers, there are a few 'housekeeping' points.  1) To ensure you can hear the speaker, stand or sit on the patterned carpet.  2) Sit whereever you might like in the provided seating. If you would prefer a

Æther Salon – Royal Ascot! (Unedited Transcript)

Posted by 2 months ago

Greetings: [13:43] Liz Wilner: as in relog? [13:43] Fauve Aeon: Hello, Hallo [13:43] Liz Wilner: greetings Fauve [13:43] Fauve Aeon: Are the Juleps cold? [13:43] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander): Frau Dauphine! [13:43] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander): Spectacular. [13:43] Fauve Aeon: Herr Baron, your Majesty, everyone <3 [13:43] Zantyago Mannonen: how is this

New Beginnings

Posted by 2 months ago

"We come to beginnings only at the end." - William Throsby Bridges, World War 1 Australian Army Officer. has gone through some endings and beginnings over the last few years. A year ago Dieselpunk Founding Father and creator of Tome Wilson ended his ownership. Yet, had a new beginning as I picked up ownership from Tome and continued to operate the site for the past year. Now we come to a new ending as I end my ownership due to the high cost in time and money that the site demands. However, like the proverbial Phoenix, will soon have a new beginning.

I’m proud to announce that Dieselpunks member Eric Fisk has stepped up to the plate and will take over ownership of Eric is an avid dieselpunk, blogger, webmaster and a podcaster.

Soon Eric will introduce himself and his vision for In the meantime, visit his web site The Fedora Chronicles.

Big News Coming!!!!

Posted by 2 months ago

Back Issues Rebundled

Posted by 2 months ago

As the new format of the Chap makes its way into our office, we have archived all our back issues into convenient bundles of six, one bundle for each of the last five years.

The price for each bundle is the same and includes one free copy. Alternatively you may purchase an introductory bundle of four editions, sampled from the last five years, also with one copy for free.

Take a look at the selection of bundles here and choose which particular year of gentleman’s journalism most entices you:

Victory Day!

Posted by 2 months ago

Let's have a toast to the victors, who ended the bloody war in Europe 72 years ago.

Allied nations were united in struggle, and we prevailed together.

Happy Victory Day, diesel-comrades!

Brand-new Chap

Posted by 3 months ago

The brand-new, expanded format of The Chap is out now. The Chap is now a quarterly journal, double its former thickness but with the same page size as previously.

The design has also changed in a way that is more pleasing to the eye and which allows more content to flourish. The extra 72 pages have been devoted to more in-depth sartorial features; longer features on more complex topics such as art, politics, sexual politics and social history. Our main interview in the first quarterly edition is with actor Richard E. Grant, who discusses the making of Withnail and I on the 30th anniversary of the film’s release.

We have deployed the services of a crop of new writers, one of whom went all the way to war-torn Iraq to report on Mr. Erbil, a radical group of Kurdish dandies. Other new areas investigated include Rational Dress, a women’s clotting movement that tied in with the suffragettes; a guide to buying antiques from Michael “Atters” Attree; a review of the new Eric Ravilious exhibition; John Le Mesurier’s lifelong devotion to cricket; Tallulah Bankhead’s lifelong devotion to bourbon, women and cocaine; Captain Matthew Webb, the first man to swim the English Channel; drinks writer Olly Smith on birdwatching in an Aston Martin; a new feature on dandiacal youth tribes, starting with the Parisian Zazous of the 1940s; am introduction to anarchism for chaps from a professor of politics.

Sartorial coverage includes a column from Grey Fox Blog, a column from a nonbinary Chap, an interview with dandy designer Joshua Kane, a photo feature on retro-stylish new fashion label Simon James Cathcart, polo shirts, Hutton Desert Boots, workwear and knapsacks, plus a feature on Chester Cordite, the tailor bringing film noir suits back into style.

We also introduce our brand-new vintage events guide, covering every chap-friendly vintage festival taking place throughout the summer, with a ticket competition for one of them. There is also a cryptic crossword with a specific sartorial theme.

All this plus regulars Am I Chap?, The Butler’s sartorial advice, Chap News and The Lip Weasel.

The Chap, Summer 2017 edition, on sale 17th May. Price £5.99. Order your copy by credit or debit card here