Could one wear spats for real today? Â If so, would they be appropriate with semi-formal evening wear? Â What about for day wear? Â Are there conventional materials? Â Are there customs? Â I cannot find much on the web or in my library.
Dear members, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â My second post...here. Trying to figure the general scheme of things. If I maybe permitted to say a few things...I must say go for spats if it is a fancy dress / costume type event. Skip them for much else. If you must wear something close...try Button-Boots (if you can afford them). BTW: I will be more than happy to explain the "correct" wear & proper fit issues if you are interested. Or you can always ask Manton or other well distinguished members here.
Even when "Some Like It Hot" came out, it was a period film. After all, it's set in the time of prohibition. John Lobb (Paris) has had in recent years one or two models with (matching leather) spats, which turned an oxford into a boot.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Were the Lobb models in RTW??? Were they Button-boots or Gaiter shoes? Also, are you sure the upper was leather?...why on earth was I not aware of these. Best regards Tutee