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Post  SkyeHighlandOutfitters on Wed 14 Jan 2009, 4:07 pm

Velcro with 2 button enclosure-New in bag-20.00$+5.00$Shipping...Let me know

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Post  MurdoMac on Wed 14 Jan 2009, 9:22 pm

The velcro ones often look dreadful, as they don't fit the leg properly and tend to stick out at the sides. Traditional button up spats may be a bit of a pain, but are easier to fit to the leg and subsequently look better.
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Post  SkyeHighlandOutfitters on Thu 15 Jan 2009, 1:11 pm

So I guess you're not interested???

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Post  billadam on Thu 15 Jan 2009, 4:16 pm

MurdoMac wrote:The velcro ones often look dreadful, as they don't fit the leg properly and tend to stick out at the sides. Traditional button up spats may be a bit of a pain, but are easier to fit to the leg and subsequently look better.

My grandmothers button hook made putting on those spats quick and easy.
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Post  MurdoMac on Thu 15 Jan 2009, 9:48 pm

billadam wrote:
MurdoMac wrote:The velcro ones often look dreadful, as they don't fit the leg properly and tend to stick out at the sides. Traditional button up spats may be a bit of a pain, but are easier to fit to the leg and subsequently look better.

My grandmothers button hook made putting on those spats quick and easy.


Yep, I used to have a good button hook as well, so what happened? People just get lazy?
Good fitting spats with an ironed line down the front can look bloody smart. Can't say the same for velcro.
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Post  billadam on Thu 15 Jan 2009, 11:59 pm

I was in line to inherit an ivory handle button hook but unfortunately she never put it in writing.

I agree about the velcro spats. I'm not sure, but to get all those buttons fastened securely, there had to be something in the spat to provide support for the buttons. That probably helped keep the spat in shape. I'm going to have to get mine out and take a look at them.

Now, where did I put them??? shrug
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Post  MurdoMac on Fri 16 Jan 2009, 12:21 am

Funnily enough, it's an ivory handled one that I have.
It was used by my father before me and by his uncle before him.....

I know who has sold excellent quality (same as MOD issue) spats in the past, namely Steve McVeigh (a.k.a. Bugpiper). His website is at : -

http://www.bugpiper.net

He can often obtain superb gear if you send a request to him.
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Post  jennymac on Fri 16 Jan 2009, 6:58 am

MurdoMac wrote:
billadam wrote:
MurdoMac wrote:The velcro ones often look dreadful, as they don't fit the leg properly and tend to stick out at the sides. Traditional button up spats may be a bit of a pain, but are easier to fit to the leg and subsequently look better.

My grandmothers button hook made putting on those spats quick and easy.


Yep, I used to have a good button hook as well, so what happened? People just get lazy?
Good fitting spats with an ironed line down the front can look bloody smart. Can't say the same for velcro.

So I'm guessing you haven't worn spats for a while. Although you may not have any problems with them at the moment, generally button up spats are for trim taut and terrific 20 something year olds. rolling
I agree the velcro or any ill fitting spat looks horrible.
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