Love ‘em or Leave ‘em : Fur Spats

by jennine on November 18, 2009

Something’s in the air for leg accessories… I tell you. Either that, or I’m just happy to accessorize an appendage that, well doesn’t have ‘those days.’ if you know what I mean… like today I can’t wear a belt. My mid-section just will not allow it. This morning sifting through the random emails in my box, the lovely people at Omelle had among other things that caught my eye, fur spats.

Now I don’t want to open up the fur debate, because there are lots of posts around talking about just that. Personally, I’m on the fence about fur, and could easily go either way, so I don’t have a solid opinion worth sharing here. These spats are real fur, but couldn’t you imagine LoveMaegan doing her own DIY faux fur spats tutorial? Well, I love spats, but am also on the fence about these, in a way, where I either really love them or I really hate them. It’s definitely not an ambivalent feeling, either trés chic, or trés trash, because with the right outfit it could work beautifully, or it could just come off like UGGs gone wrong.

What do you think about fur spats?

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November 19, 2009 at 1:04 pm

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1 39th & Broadway November 18, 2009 at 1:05 pm

I actually love these, and agree the fur argument is irrelevant as it can be done with real or fake for this look. Even more than that, I think it could work with a variety of fabrications from leather to cotton for different effects. What I like best is that adding a spat is a way to bring a fall or spring shoe into winter. When everybody is trying to save a buck and make the most of what they have, this is a fantastic idea to bring an old shoe a fresh look!
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2 jennine November 18, 2009 at 2:52 pm

oooh, you’re giving me loads of ideas here! because i have a lot of shoes to bring back to life!


3 Ashe MIschief November 18, 2009 at 1:32 pm

You know, I keep looking at those and seeing features & qualities I like, but thinking that shoe overall is a mess. D:

The heels is amazing- so is the toe. But I wish it were just a nice pump.
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4 jennine November 18, 2009 at 2:53 pm

oh yeah, but that part is sold separately! :(


5 Ashe MIschief November 18, 2009 at 5:29 pm

How am I so daft to have missed that?! I love me some spats…but those would probably make my calves look larger & more German than they already do (or so my momma says).
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6 jennine November 19, 2009 at 12:26 pm

oh my goodness, i never heard of calves being described as ‘german’ awesome. i love germans!


7 Princess Poochie November 18, 2009 at 1:41 pm

I can never find the fur argument irrelevant and I am totally not on the fence. Fur is one of the worst, most horrific industries out there … and that’s saying alot.

If you want these in faux go for it. If you like the look there are tons of realistic looking materials out there that don’t require electrocuting animals and often skinning them alive and then leaving them to suffer and die miserably. There is absolutely no reason to use real animal skin.
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8 Alicia November 18, 2009 at 2:05 pm

I think the shoes make me not like the spats…eh. I vote no.


9 Katarina (bjooti, splodgy...crazy bloglady) November 18, 2009 at 2:19 pm

While I probably wouldn’t go out and buy them, I’d totally wear them if I was given them. I think they’re cool!
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10 jennine November 18, 2009 at 2:53 pm

I’m probably in the same boat as you at this point…


11 Alana November 18, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Oooh I do NOT like those. I say nay.
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12 Kwil November 18, 2009 at 2:37 pm

no. not for me.
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13 Tami November 18, 2009 at 2:52 pm

Nay! so not my style. I like the heel though.
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14 Maegan November 18, 2009 at 3:12 pm

well, either way, a ridiculously easy DIY ;) …they could work, on the right girl, in the right outfit.
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15 jennine November 18, 2009 at 4:39 pm

i knew you would think so! i totally thought of you when i saw these.


16 Jessica November 18, 2009 at 3:15 pm

hmm…i actually don’t hate them but they just look kind of chunky, and heavy. They could be incorporated a little better on the designer’s part and made to look light and feminine. Because the idea of fur spats kindof makes me want some. maybe soon someone will do them right!
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17 jennine November 18, 2009 at 8:30 pm

they are pretty chunky, and that’s my main problem with it…


18 hanako66 November 18, 2009 at 4:29 pm

I can totally see them working, but not on me!
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19 s h e r r y November 18, 2009 at 5:04 pm

I think they’re pretty cuute! But I’d prefer faux-fur, personally.


20 jennine November 18, 2009 at 8:31 pm

they would totally work in faux too. :)


21 WendyB November 18, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Putting on shoes is enough of a decision for me. I definitely don’t need to add to my confusion about the foot area!
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22 jennine November 18, 2009 at 8:32 pm

well you do have a wonderful shoe collection!!


23 Peldyn November 19, 2009 at 12:04 am

They just make me think I need to shave my legs! I like spats in other materials, but the fur is a turn off for me.
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24 Suana November 19, 2009 at 2:40 am

Wow! Talk about fur!!

Other options as well!


25 Susana November 19, 2009 at 2:42 am

Wow, Fur!!

Other options as well! Spats are awesome!!!
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26 dreamsequins November 19, 2009 at 9:01 am

It’s such a strange Ugg hybrid. Maybe it’s too cutting edge for me- maybe I’ll look back on these in a few seasons and think they look completely normal- like big shoulders or harem pants ;)
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27 jennine November 19, 2009 at 12:27 pm

i can’t believe something is too cutting edge for you!


28 Glendy November 19, 2009 at 10:26 am

I think they’re awesome, I don’t know if it’s because I love fur or fuzzy things but I wouldn’t care I would give these guys a chance try them on first before I judge them, hell yeah I would try them and knowing me I’ll probably wear them too lol.

Much love,
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29 jennine November 19, 2009 at 12:27 pm

i love fuzzy things too, and they probably need a good trying on to see if they really actually work.


30 Miss Cavendish November 19, 2009 at 10:40 am

Oooh-I just wrote about spats chez moi a few days ago! I think that these would have a voluminizing effect that could lead to a grand fur cankle. Or they’d be utterly cool and edgy. I’d like to see a whole-ensemble image before committing or fully rejecting . . .


31 Andrea November 19, 2009 at 12:21 pm

I don’t think I’d ever wear them, but interesting idea! I do love the idea of adding accessories to shoes to change up the look…
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32 DesignerElla November 19, 2009 at 12:40 pm

I love the look of these. But I’m somewhere more toward the middle on fur. It depends on how the animal dies. Like lambs already make leather and aren’t *trapped*, they’re farmed - which isn’t great but it’s not a danger to other woodland creatures. I’m no vegan, either!

I mostly hate fur, but recently I had to do some consideration over vintage. I don’t know.

Oh and about having “those days” - when I don’t get enough sleep, my ankles swell. Heh. Or no to the heh, heh.
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