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Neo-Victorian is an aesthetic movement which amalgamates Victorian and Edwardian aesthetic sensibilities with modern principles and technologies. Examples of this would include push-button cordless telephones made to look like antique wall-mounted phones, CD players resembling old time radios, Victorianesque furniture, and Victorian-style clothing with Goth, Punk and Rivet accents.
Many who have adopted Neo-Victorian style have also adopted Victorian behavioural affectations, seeking to imitate standards of Victorian conduct and interpersonal interaction. Some even go so far as to embrace certain Victorian habits such as shaving with straight-edge razors, riding penny-farthings, and using ink pens to write letters in florid prose sealed by wax.
Neo-Victorianism is growing in popularity amongst fans of the Steampunk genre of Science Fiction, and may include a high degree of cosplay. Neo-Victorianism is also popular with, and in many ways prefigured by, those who are interested in Victoriana and historical reenactment.
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