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.