Who We Are
Spatterdash celebrates a quarter century of American and European history renowned for Boulevard style, high-class dressing, and sartorial distinction—1900-1925. Although fashion evolved dramatically with the independent spirit, divergent attitudes, and societal influences of the “new millennium”, the pursuit of style—in dress and in living—remained. Attention to detail was the signature of style-savvy society.
During my grandfather's lifetime, and especially from 1900-1925, accessories played a major role in defining the many faces of elegant society. The tasteful use of accessories denoted a gentleman’s understanding of social grace and attire. Although menswear offered a wide array of stylish options, one accessory, in particular, indelibly marked the elegance of this era—a gentleman’s spats. Although spats originated in England as a functional accessory against rain and mud, knee-high “spatterdashes” evolved into the ankle spat ... the essential accessory to accompany formal daywear and eveningwear through the 1920s.
I hope to recapture a bit of this timeless elegance for the gentleman of today. I do believe you exist. Thank you for continuing the tradition of refined attire in this ever-changing world.
Lyn Tallarida Gatti, Designer