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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
Deluxe Leather Gaiters - Brown (One Pair)

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

ITEM 006643

$56.95

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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

 

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

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

ITEM 004821

$35.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.60/5.00 stars from 15 reviews

Very Good Qualilty
These are excellent. They look very fine quality. They buttoned up easily enough and looked great. I wore them to GENCON this year as part of my steampunk outfit. They are so nice I will wear them on those occasions when I want to really dress up. They do not look cheap or costume at all.
Aug 13, 2018
Howard L

US
Spats
These spats are exactly what I was looking for. Superb
Dec 26, 2017
PAUL FLEMING
DULUTH MN
US
Nice 'Spats'
I purchased these with an "Inverness" coat. I wear them with the Victorian Tailcoat also sold by H.E. These are a little more expensive than other spats on other sites on the 'net but the quality is no comparison. These fit well, button up well & look sharp. I have the white ones which have a nice satin finish. If I decide on another colour, I will be ordering them from these folks. Their delivery turn-around is spectacular. Thanks H.E.
Dec 30, 2016
Ted
Brighton On
CA
Five Stars
These are not crappy party-gimmick spats; they're high quality and look authentic.
Dec 28, 2016
Chris A

US
Spats-classic
I bought these spats to improve on the snap version I had. (I'm a bit snobbish when it comes to dressing) and these are exactly what I wanted. They look great.
Feb 26, 2016
C. Morrow
Simi Valley Ca
US
Very good purchasing experience
My home was not within this Shop's int'l shipping location, but the hospitable staff of the Customers Service had kindly instructed me to direct the shipping address to my friend's home in Canada. Eventually the item had been brought to me safe and sound by my Canadian friend. The item itself is terrific in quality and I really hope I could do more shopping with this great Store in the future, if only they could consider expanding their int'l shipping list to include mine... A big thanks !
Jan 9, 2016
Anonymous

HK
The best
I have tried the cheep ones and these are 100 times better, you get what you pay for. just the right finish for your victorian era dress.
Dec 31, 2015
Hank
Houston Te
US
White Satin Spats
I found my new spats to be of excellent quality and style and have taken to wearing them on a regular basis. Not just for special occasion. I may just order another pair!
Sep 3, 2015
Tim Lloyd
Bloomington IN
US
Classy Touch
My husband and I wore these spats at our wedding. Originally, I was a bit suspect, but I'm glad I overcame that feeling because they added an excellent touch to our roaring 20's/high society themed wedding. Everyone complimented them and told us that they made the outfit (we wore formal tails). The material is superb and very durable.
Jun 11, 2015
PandaAndPeanut
New York Ne
US
A Young Fred Astaire
Although this site specializes in Victorian Era clothing, It works great for Twenties themed male formal accessories. Since Mens formal never had a drastic change. Got many complements on these spats.
Apr 12, 2015
Philip Herin
Owego NY
Spats
The mens button spats are unsatisfactory. The stitching is terrible, & the button hole stitching is all coming loose.
Jan 2, 2015
Joebob
Manchester MI
US
Snazzy, Spats!
Well-made and stylish. Measuring instructions, followed, made for a perfect fit.
Jan 24, 2014
Master Builder
Seattle
Sweet spats
Love the look of these things!
Oct 27, 2013
Chris
Al
Very nice.
Well made, and quite dressy.
Sep 12, 2013
DrJack

Jazz It Up
The spats met my expectations, and delivery was timely.
Aug 12, 2013
Crusader1
Portland Ma
US

 

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

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

ITEM 006870

$35.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.89/5.00 stars from 9 reviews

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

 

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

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

ITEM 007196

$35.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.71/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

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

 

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

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

ITEM 006503

$35.95

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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

 

#6 Rated Spats and Gaiter
Premium Mens Button Spats - Brown Canvas (One Pair)

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

ITEM 004825

$35.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

Spats..
These add a lot of character to the outfit...Thanks...
May 31, 2018
Anonymous
NJ
US
spats
These are the third pair of spats I've purchased from Historical Emporium and they are superb in quality and price
Jul 15, 2016
johnnie
vista ca
US
5 star spats
I bought 2 pairs of spats. 1 pair of brown, 1 pair of crimson (which are more of a burgandy color). The quality is first rate. The shipping was fast and the sizing is spot on. Gentleman's Emporium is one of my favorite web stores to shop at.
Jun 26, 2015
Chritopher Morrow
Simi Valley Ca
US
Perfection!
What can I say? They're comfortable, stylish, and I get lots of compliments on them. Plus the brown is a nice shade; it matches a safari jacket I got here that the store no longer carries. If you need good spats that are noticeable (but not overly so), these are them.
Feb 13, 2015
Lincoln W.
Bellingham WA
US
Great spats
Had a roaring twenties New Year's Eve party to attend. These spats over my wing tipped shoes was the bee's knees!
Jan 2, 2015
Brian
Albany Ne
US
empressive
Very well made, excellent quality, authentic style, and they perfectly match two of your double breasted vests that I have in my closet. Couldn't be happier.
Apr 18, 2014
Willster
Santa Cruz Ca
US

 

#7 Rated Spats and Gaiter
Ladies Spats - Black Velvet (One Pair)

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Ladies Footwear Black Velvet Synthetic Solid Spats and Gaiters |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 007077

$35.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

SPATS
These velvet spats make the boot look very Victorian. Love the look.
Feb 6, 2020
Anonymous

US
Very satisfied!
For the life of me, I cannot figure out why there are not more reviews on this product! I dress in costume for a local group of women and I wanted a pair of spats that I could wear over my existing shoes and save me a purchase of another pair of boots or shoes. These fit the bill ... perfectly! Oh my goodness, they are so easy to put on and they're very comfortable. I did not notice once during my time in costume that I knew I had a pair of spats on. I love the way they shape my ankle. I had another pair that I had custom made with a pattern, and I thought the spat made my ankles look like elephant ankles! These hug my ankles and give the illusion slim and long. I'm short; 5'2"! ! I'll take any length I can get! The quality is that of hand made. The velvet is of quality and the ribbon tie is a very stylish touch. The elastic that runs across the bottom of the foot is secured tightly so you won't have to worry about it slipping around or a malfunction of the stitching coming undone. They are secure! Overall, it is a purchase that I have no regrets and ... the spats have been getting a lot of mileage from this gal. They really are great!
Dec 12, 2019
Noel C.

US
Love them! Looks great with my saloonvgurl costume
Love them! Looks great with my saloon girl costume. Very good quality.
Dec 12, 2019
Sharon in Georgia

US
Ladies Black Velvet Spats
Really pleased with how these spats look with my boots! Customer service very helpful and friendly! Will definitely be back to shop again!!
Dec 14, 2017
Dee
Oh
US

 

#8 Rated Spats and Gaiter
Premium Mens Button Spats - Silver Jacquard (One Pair)

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

ITEM 004823

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 9 reviews

Spats Galore
Great spats. High quality. Better than I expected. Iím using my spats on a character Iím creating for use at the Port Of Ludington Maritime Museum. You should see it. Fabulous.
Oct 13, 2017
C Dale Bannon
Ludington Mi
US
Spatz
True to size! Very nice!
Nov 5, 2016
Anonymous

Spats - Silver Jacquard
I got a hat, cane, and spats for my son's steampunk theme wedding. Everything was perfect.
Aug 17, 2016
Dennis
Saratoga Springs Ne
US
Very Stylish
These are so very, very high quality. They're listed as 'silver' but I feel a more accurate description of the color would be 'pearl grey'. And the sizing chart that accompanies the various spats available is absolutely spot-on. They fit as if they were custom-made. I am consistently amazed by the quality of every single item I've purchased here, and these silk spats are no exception.
Feb 19, 2016
Sluggo
Lake Villa IL
US
Swanky Dude
I just received a pair silver jacquard spats. As part of a 1920's costume it seemed like a good add on. I am very impressed! Good material and nicely finished. Clearly, you get what you pay for. The label stated Historical Emporium so was a unique product. I am very happy with them.
May 24, 2015
David C
Surrey BC
CA
Where did you get those spats?
The very first time I wore these I was asked, twice, where I had procured them. "I have been looking for spats like those, where ever did you find them?" Indeed, these spats are much nicer than the typical sort of spats you might find. I am quite pleased with them. These spats do not slide around or misbehave the way poorly made spats might. Note that I used the sizing advice and found it to be accurate. Measure your ankle and buy with confidence.
Mar 6, 2015
Tore
Plano Te
US
Better than everything
The size chart worked perfectly. Measured myself looked at the chart, ordered my size, everything fit exceptionally. Great product, great service, greatest online experience. Thank you Historical Emporium
Dec 2, 2014
Gabe G.
Trappe MD
US
Premium Mens Button Spats - Silver Jacquard
Good product. Looked good and functioned well.
May 21, 2014
MGA
San Diego CA
UG
Superb!!!
These spats are made extremely well and are of beautiful material! The other very important factor is that they button and unbutton easily. And when you need to get in and out of them quickly like I do, this is a pretty important deal. I'm so glad that I found you guys!! I will definitely be ordering from you again!! Thanks a million!!
Sep 28, 2013
Susan
Albuquerque Ne
US

 

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

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

ITEM 006879

$35.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.67/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

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

 

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

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

ITEM 004826

$35.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 8 reviews

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

 

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