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The 10 Best Spats and Gaiters

At Historical Emporium, we have been selling authentic period clothing since 2003, with thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

We have sold hundreds of spats and gaiters, and we listen closely to customer feedback to make sure we're delivering on the promise of unique, authentic clothing, world class service, and great prices.

We survey every customer to gauge their opinion of the products they bought, and put together this list of the top-ranked spats and gaiters in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific spats and gaiters have been tested and endorsed by our other customers, and that you will receive five star service along with a great value!


 

#1 Rated Spats and Gaiter
Premium Mens Button Spats - White Cotton (One Pair)

 Victorian Steampunk Edwardian Mens Footwear White Cotton Spats and Gaiters |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006870

$27.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.91/5.00 stars from 11 reviews

Awesome!
Nothing but class... Item is well constructed, very well sewn so elegant. It topped off the black and white ensemble with the top hat and killed the crowd for the evening!
May 7, 2023
Nino
Chula Vista Ca
US
Love the fabric!
I bought these white spats when I bought my grey pair. I have not gotten to wear these yet as I bought these for formal wear. I love the fabric though! Very nice looking. If the grey pair I've already worn for 2 weeks gives any indication, then these white pair will certainly be a delight!
Jul 28, 2022
Matthew Siegmann
Springfield Mi
US
If you want to bring back class you must get...
Fantastic product. I have worn them for a now out with my wife and everyone was not only praises how sharp I looked, but mamy praised for knowing what spatz are. I bought an extra pair just incase.
Oct 1, 2021
Scott S

US
Look great, perfect fit.
The Spats are a great look with dark trousers and black boots or shoes. The ankle measurements provided made for a great fit.
Aug 27, 2020
Kevin Daly
Long Beach Ca
US
Measure Twice
I used the measuring guide to order and had to return. The product appears to run small. However, when you get the correct size for your foot- very snazzy!!
Feb 6, 2020
GAGAL
Atlanta Ge
US
A Class Act
The material of these spats is high quality and the covered buttons make them perfect for a Great Gatsby white tie affair.
Feb 6, 2020
Harry K.

US
RIT approved!
This is the third pair of spats I've purchased from the Emporium, and as always, they're quite pleasing. This time, however, I had a special project - tie dyed spats for Easter. So this review will come in two parts: General and Crazy Crafter Who Drops $30 On Spats They Might Destroy. General - lovely spats! They're made from a soft, light weight twill with satin lining. Very comfortable. I did not think until after it was far too late to call customer service and as "are these preshrunk cotton?" that they might be preshrunk cotton. (Spoiler: they're preshrunk cotton) The one word of caution I would give is that after leaving them sopping wet for 24 hours, there was rust coloured staining on the buttons. Given that these are not meant for puddle hopping this will likely not be an issue for most people, but if you do fall in a lake or some such, at least hit them with a hairdryer somewhat sharpish. I tumbled mine on low in the dryer and they came out Just Dandy. Crazy Crafter - survived being tied up and dunked in boiling dye baths repeatedly like a champ! I used RIT's Dye More line because I had it on hand, but since they're cotton, the regular RIT should do. Took the colour beautifully, not only outside, but inside as well. This means that the white satin spats would likely also dye. Don't let them sit wet overnight (see above). Tumble dry and iron on medium heat. Preshrunk cotton, so order the size you want rather than a size up. An excellent option for weddings,...
May 12, 2019
Gale
Seattle WA
US
Well made and sturdy
I love these! They are very well made, and the overall quality was better than anticipated. They look very snazzy on my hubby.
Sep 20, 2018
NJ Susan
Beverly NJ
US
Show-off spats
Very attractive spats and they sure show off when you wear them with a suit and black oxford shoes.
May 24, 2018
Anonymous

High Quality Spats
As with everything else I've ordered from Historical Emporium, these spats are of excellent quality. These are not costume or novelty items, they are made to be worn. I wear a 10.5 and my ankle measures just over 10" so I ordered the large to be on the safe side. They fit perfectly over a pair of wingtips, look sharp and button securely.
Oct 6, 2017
T. Kemp
Birmingham AL
US
quality spats
excellent quality
Nov 3, 2016
Anonymous

US

 

#2 Rated Spats and Gaiter
Deluxe Leather Gaiters - Brown (One Pair)

 Victorian Steampunk Edwardian Mens Footwear Brown Leather Spats and Gaiters |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Motorist

ITEM 006643

$62.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.00/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Leather gaiters
Hello, The gaiters work well for my skinny legs. Thanks, Bill
Feb 13, 2022
Bill
Parker CO
US
Good quality
I really like how these look with my boots, pretty good for the price
Oct 1, 2021
Ernesto Del M

US
Good but not great
I own a couple of pairs of the surplus Swiss motorcyclist gaiters, on which these are based. These are fairly well-made, but the leather is not as thick as the originals, nor as it appears to be i. Also, the straps are a little stretchy and the buckle-holes are small and not all punched-through. For the money, I was expecting heavier leather with better attention to detail.
Jul 6, 2018
Dracwlya
Bowling Green Ke
US
Workmanship
I found that this product was put together wrong or incorrectly. the bottom strap that goes under the boot was reversed. Meaning the brown side of the strap was upside down. So the soft underside was showing! It had been put on upside down on this pair of Gaiters! Other than this the product is of good quality and served it's what it was made for!
Oct 6, 2017
Paul Gardner
Lawrence Ma
US
Not for Large Calves
These gaiters are well made of thick and strong leather. They are, however, designed for stove-pipe legs. If you have calves they may not fit. I have raised this issue with "Historical Emporium" who were excellent in acknowledging the issue and have indicated that will explore my suggestion of providing a girth measurement at each of the straps. If this is done the product would gain five stars.
Jul 30, 2016
Simon
Canberra
AU

 

#3 Rated Spats and Gaiter
Premium Mens Button Spats - Gold Jacquard (One Pair)

 Victorian Steampunk Edwardian Mens Footwear Gold Satin Synthetic Spats and Gaiters Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006571

$27.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

The Spats that hide a Secret
These are going in my Airship Pirate Doctor attire, and hide a secret as they cover knee high boots I piratized and go excellently with the overall look making them look like dandy brown dress shoes, along with the Sable Brushed Trousers that complete the covering. Suburb quality of any aspiring gentleman.... or sneaky pirate
Jul 21, 2020
Dr Randal Allison
Henderson NV
US
Sharp stylish complement
Like: Material and fit of the Spats was very good Usage: Roaring 20's themed event with black and gold colors focus
Feb 6, 2020
Ron H

US
Beautiful and comfortable!
Ordered a pair of these to dress up my Formal Hufflepuff outfit and they're great! In the past I've only be able to find cheap, vinyl costume spats which, while effective, have also been rather uncomfortable. These were much more comfortable, especially about the ankle (I have just over a 9" ankle and ordered a pair in small), and look smashing! I'm already looking at different styles and colours.
Oct 25, 2018
Gale
Seattle WA
US
Five Stars
Matches my smoking jacket perfectly!
Nov 29, 2016
Melvin W

US

 

#4 Rated Spats and Gaiter
Premium Mens Button Spats - White Jacquard (One Pair)

 Victorian Steampunk Edwardian Mens Footwear White Satin Synthetic Spats and Gaiters Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006503

$27.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.88/5.00 stars from 8 reviews

Satisfaction met
Amazing quality
Jul 23, 2020
Marik I

US
Best on the market
I purchased a different pair on line and was disappointed with the quality and returned them. I ordered a pair from Historical Emp., they arrived in a timely manner and were of excellent quality and not a cheap costume piece like the first ones I received from a different Amazon Co. that were cheap vinyl China made prop.
Apr 14, 2020
Dan
Two Harbors MN
US
Take that Tux to the next level
Of all the idiotic things I added to my formal tux, these spats are the things people notice and compliment. Who knew?
Feb 6, 2020
Noneya!

US
Titanic Party Hit
They fitted well although it took some effort to button them.
Apr 17, 2017
JerseyBoy48

Step back in time
I have to say when i put these on , it was like i stepped back in time . I'm impressed ! The quality is impeccable . I can't wait to wear them on new Years Eve . It being my 7th year anniversary and attending a Gatsby Party i think i will fit right in . Thanks , Joe Botticelli Ogunquit , Maine
Dec 29, 2016
Joe B
OGUNQUIT Ma
US
Very Nice.
These spats were great. Nice quality. They looked great with the outfit. I would recommend them to anyone.
Dec 15, 2016
Tartan
Napa CA
US
Nice quality
Only spats I've ever owned. Wore them last night to much lauding. Nice quality.
Mar 17, 2016
thegooddoctor

US
Spats
Absolutely a quality product; however, a little difficult to button up when the old body is not as limber as it once was.
Nov 4, 2015
Stan DeVore
Sheridan WY

 

#5 Rated Spats and Gaiter
Premium Mens Button Spats - Black Jacquard (One Pair)

 Victorian Steampunk Edwardian Mens Footwear Black Satin Synthetic Jacquard Spats and Gaiters Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | NYE

ITEM 004822

$27.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Spats
Jan 4, 2019
Anonymous

sing for outdoor LARP, holding up well
Well made, good looking spats. I use them for LARP and put them over a pair of Easy Spirit leather tennis shoes so that I can walk around on site with slightly less modern looking shoes that keep me from hurting my poor foot bones. The elastic has held up well so far (two three-day events so far) and I have gotten lots of compliments on them.
Aug 10, 2017
Margaret P

US
Speedy Delivery
Delivered 7 days ahead of the deadline. The spats themselves are of amazing quality and seem more than durable enough for long-term wear.
May 5, 2016
Ana Roque

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Five Stars
awesome, the real deal. embroidered with beautiful design
Mar 7, 2016
Karl D

US

 

#6 Rated Spats and Gaiter
Premium Mens Button Spats - Dove Gray (One Pair)

 Victorian Steampunk Edwardian Mens Footwear Gray Wool Blend Synthetic Spats and Gaiters Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 007196

$27.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.67/5.00 stars from 9 reviews

Suave - but too suave
This pair of spats will go perfectly with my light grey business suits as I go to work in the colder months. I own 2 pairs of my Army issue black oxford shoes, and with these spats, they will complement my Alexandre London three-piece suit quite nicely. These appear to be a quality product, sewn ruggedly, made with durable material. However, I give these four stars, when they can easily have earned five. With these spats, Historical Emporium tries too hard by using wool cloth covered buttons. These, I feel detract from the look I'm trying to go for. I found some Italian 4-hole silver toned and antiqued metal buttons that are quite similar to the buttons on the herringbone spats, and have replaced the cloth buttons with these. Now, they ARE a 5 star pair of spats!
Aug 24, 2022
Robert
Wassau WI
US
Perfect for all occasions!
I bought these spats just before leaving for a train trip to a conference. I had complements on them all along the way and at the convention. I had a several hour stopover at Chicago Union Station and a man came up to men, said he hadn't seen spats in a long time, complimented me, and fist-bumped me. I enjoy the fact that these spats have real functioning buttons on them. My hands are a little stiff in the morning though, so I had to dig out my grandmother's button hook to button them. All part of the experience. Very awesome and I'll be buying more in the other fabrics and colors.
Jul 28, 2022
Matthew Siegmann
Springfield Mi
US
Good but not accurate
The product (spats) works fine and is well constructed. The problem I have is that the selection of spats is not remotely historically accurate or authentic. Polyester fabric, elastic foot strap, cloth-covered buttons; these did not exist in the heyday of spats. I have authentic spats from the period; wool felt, leather buckle foot strap, bare buttons. The problem is that I also have large feet, and the spats from Historical Emporium are the only ones I can find that fit. (Kind of like, "I know the game is crooked, but it's the only game in town.") I knew what I was purchasing, and what I purchased is well made and exactly what was described. My desire, though, would be for the product from a place calling itself "Historical Emporium" would actually be historically accurate.
Dec 21, 2021
Larry VanArendonk
Indianapolis IN
US
I have this thing about vantage clothes and...
I have this thing about vantage clothes and spatz are one of items that just make my year complete. Still I'm looking for military spatz for the Navy high boots ones.
Dec 12, 2019
Phillipe A N

US
Look great and make your feet warmer.
Dec 12, 2019
A. Brink

US
Spiffy spats!
Excellent craftsmanship, great looking, and delivered at light speed!
Dec 12, 2018
Steven Crain
Sacramento CA
US
Great spats!
The gray spats look great and fit my actor just right!
Jun 13, 2018
Melinda
Springfield Mi
US
I loved these! The shipping and service was fast
I loved these! The shipping and service was fast, the fit was just right, and everyone loved em. I wore them as part of a special outfit for graduation. Probably will buy more in the future for all occasions.
Apr 2, 2018
Kris B

US
A new addition to my wardorb
These are great and add to my wardrobe for formal wear today or reenactments, mens dress needs a boost at times with something different or colorful. so have some fun with it at times and you will be surprised with all the complements you will get .
Dec 8, 2017
H Keith
Houston Te
US

 

#7 Rated Spats and Gaiter
Premium Mens Button Spats - Burford Herringbone Tweed (One Pair)

 Victorian Steampunk Edwardian Mens Footwear Gray Tweed Wool Blend Spats and Gaiters Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006879

$27.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.80/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

super
super Item!!
Aug 22, 2023
Bernd Dressing
Kaiserslautern
DE
Suave
This pair of spats will go perfectly with my business suits as I go to work in the colder months. I own 2 pairs of my Army issue black oxford shoes, as well as some vintage Florsheim Imperials in cordovan. With these spats, they will offset my navy, dark grey sharkskin, and green Alexander London worsted and tweed suits quite nicely. These appear to be a quality product, sewn ruggedly, made with durable material.
Aug 24, 2022
Robert
Wassau WI
US
Fast delivery and good to quality.
Needed spats for a wedding, Historical Emporium came through with fast delivery.
Mar 25, 2022
Anonymous

US
Steamgrapher
A must have in an cool outfit
Aug 5, 2018
Steamgrapher

DE
Four Stars
They covered a bit more of the shoe than I thought they would.
May 8, 2017
vicky t

US

 

#8 Rated Spats and Gaiter
Premium Mens Button Spats - Black Canvas (One Pair)

 Victorian Steampunk Edwardian Mens Footwear Black Canvas Cotton Solid Spats and Gaiters Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004826

$27.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 9 reviews

Great quality. Fit as stated.
Great quality product. Fits as stated. Havenít used them yet but know they will work
Jan 12, 2023
julia a b

US
Spats, they do exist.
As I had mentioned in a another review on this site, I found Historical Emporium [HE] while doing a Google search for "spats". There was a surprisingly large amount of info available. After looking as some sites I found HE to be the best; best in product selection, information about items, historical background about the products with the most important info being why these items were made and used to begin with. Proved to be very enlightening. I've used these spats with my regular shoes at the office to keep the cold air under my desk from getting my ankles too cold; I do have a footwarmer heating pad for my feet but the spats help to keep my ankles warm without having to wear ankle high boots. A surprisingly clever product that still has a place in the fashion/clothing world of today.
Feb 13, 2020
Old Polish Guy
Chatsworth Ca
US
Premium Mens Button Spats - Black Canvas
Perfect condition, great quality, fast delivery!
Sep 9, 2019
Anonymous

5 Stars
Nice quality. My husband loves them!
May 5, 2016
Anonymous

US
Affordable and Well Made Spats
I am a professional living history entertainer and as such, my costumes must stand up to regular heavy use. I was very pleased to find that the materials used in making the spats was of good quality and should stand up to regular use and laundering. Thanks for an affordable option.
Jan 15, 2016
George E.
Phillipsburg Ne
US
black canvas spats
Aug 8, 2015
Bob Kenderes

Premium Mens Button Spats - Black Canvas
This product was here is an relatively short amount of time. Also, it is what they say it is. I have to say that their merchandise has great quality to it.
Oct 11, 2013
Stayton N. Kent
Medical Lake Wa
US
Too Cool!!!
These were the second set of spats that I ordered from you guys and I couldn't be happier!!! They are constructed extremely well and the canvas is nice and heavy, making a very cool statement. They button easily and are perfectly sized. Thanks so much for your company and excellent customer service!! I will be ordering from you again very soon!!
Sep 28, 2013
Susan
Albuquerque Ne
US
Fashionable and Functional
I was concerned about the sizing being different from what I was used to, but the measurement guide on the page was spot-on. They fit my shoes perfectly and don't impede me while wearing them. They fit over tennis shoes as well, giving me the ability to wear comfortable shoes without my shoes breaking the illusion of the overall outfit.
Aug 21, 2013
Merennulli
Jefferson City MO
US

 

#9 Rated Spats and Gaiter
Premium Mens Button Spats - White Satin / White Buttons (One Pair)

 Victorian Steampunk Edwardian Mens Footwear White Satin Synthetic Spats and Gaiters |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006872

$27.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Perfect
Fit perfectly and they look absolutely wondrous. They look even better in person. Thank you!
Jan 12, 2023
Brahms H

US
Very nice
They look great on.
Jun 9, 2017
Katherine
Grand Blanc Mi
US
Look great, nice workmanship
These are very nice. They seem to be well made of a nice satin material. They fit well and really looked great. I measured my ankle to get the right size and it worked.
Mar 2, 2017
Edward A

US

 

#10 Rated Spats and Gaiter
Premium Mens Button Spats - Cream Spencer Jacquard (One Pair)

 Victorian Steampunk Edwardian Mens Footwear Ivory Tan Satin Synthetic Spats and Gaiters Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006484

$27.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Perfect for my needs
They fit great and was ver well received by others.
Jan 19, 2023
Joeyboom

US
Evening up right
This is my newest pair of Spats from the Emporium and they helped set off my evening at the Tremont in Galveston this year for the Dickens Fest. Got all kinds of complements on my dress . very well made and stylish, , will wear them again to the black tie dance and diner for Christmas .
Dec 8, 2017
H Keith
Houston Te
US
Because the details matter
The fabric is wonderful, I also have the matching Satin puff tie. You may say people would not take a look at a man's shoes, nevertheless they do! Otherwise I would never have recieved such great compliments.
Sep 7, 2015
Fabian
Luebeck Sc
DE

 

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