Somehow this thread seems to be always revived. Anyway here's my spats from the 30's. I have worn them a couple of times and actually been surprised how they managed to keep my feet warmer. I would need narrower shoes though, they barely fit over my modern ones.
The scarf is from 50's.
I just found these forums through google searching and I've enjoyed this thread in particular. I've recently taken an interest in spats (Honestly, I recall being intrigued by them for years, but now I'm making them for cosplay...)
At any rate I found a few tutorials online and made some myself, one for a specific gangster-styled costume and one pair just for fun. I'd love to get some opinions/suggestions for the future.
These were made with red twill and lined with black felt to help them hold their shape... Red spats made for a costume: http://sethbramwell.deviantart.com/#/d39fcul
These ones were made using a map design fabric I found and liked at a local thrift store... "World Traveler" Spats made for fun: http://sethbramwell.deviantart.com/#/d39l6k3
Thanks for taking a look!
dose anybody else wear spats if so show us your spats
if you have q's about them i'll try and help
where i came from we had a saying you can get farther with a kind word and a gun then you can with just a kind word "-al fonz capone
Well time to revive this thread once again with a picture of my new spats, two in fact! In the first picture you see the new spats I bought myself today. Both of them have elastic bands which goes under the shoe and actually uses elastic bands with snap fasteners, this can be very handy if you happen to have wider shoes. Notice also the decorative sewing where the elastic band is in the black pair and the fly front in the grey pair which covers half of the buttons. In the second picture you see all my three spats.
Now to discussion how would I combine these with trousers and shoes in the best way? The light brown would suit best when using morning dress/frock coat/stroller (stresemann). The grey could be combined with check trousers (preferably small size to the squares) and tan shoes. What about the black spats? Midnight blue trousers and burgundy shoes? I think it would be boring if everything would be just black...
I tried to find some spats last year and it didn't work out very well. I found some nice vintage gray wool spats on Ebay and got them for a decent price (maybe $30 as I recall). But they turned out to be WAAAYYY too small. I then got a pair of white modern ones that almost fit but not quite. The top button has to remain open for them to stay on.
What's the deal with these sizes? I'm not a gorilla. I have average size ankles. I obviously didn't know how to measure properly. Any suggestions? What I really want are gray wool spats, for day wear.
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could some people please post some pics of them wearing them, please? I'm a vintage shoe Addict, but have no experience in this.