These AudraJean leather spats are a punk-rock take on the sock belts our grandfathers made famous. They extend well over the knee, with 19 straps that buckle all the way up the shin. AudraJean says that the spats can be worn in a few different configurations.

With the revival of 40s and 50s fashion, we've seen several modern-day alternatives to spats for both sexes. See more shots of the AudraJean leather spats above.

Implications - Consumers are no longer worried about staying with subdued designs and now are opting more more dramatic products that will make them stand out. Goods such as this one feature a dark and dramatic aesthetic appeal to those who want to make a statement with their fashion choice. For any company to draw in a large consumer audience they should consider focusing on more dramatic designs.