Thursday, March 3, 2011

Style: Fabric Horse, Bringing Back the Spat

MCM declared Fabric Horse “Best in Show” at our most recent Renegade Craft Fair. This Philadelphia-based duo designs and hand-stitches a line of “urban gear” made almost entirely from recycled materials. Their collections include iPhone and iPod pouches, utility belts and packs, and a series of pragmatically funky bags—all durable, water resistant, and eco-conscious.

The design that managed to really put a step in our walk, however, was the Fabric Horse urban-spun spats. Yes, you read correctly, "SPATS!' Inspired by a pair of ol’-time military gear, Fabric Horse has created a stylish, modern twist to a standard, service issue. Made with a waxed canvas, recycled bike tubes, and hearty, cotton laces, a pair of Fabric Horse spats manage to transform a common pair of loafers into a very-hip (and comfortably protective) boot. Details:


Rachel Zoe March 3, 2011 at 6:17 PM  

I love the spat! They are FAB!

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After becoming mothers, sisters Sarah Romine and Leah Weyandt wanted to marry the activities and interests that they experienced before motherhood with their new found lives with children. This was not always an easy task—traveling to obscure places, shopping at off-beat boutiques, and sipping lazy-afternoon cocktails doesn't always fit neatly with parenthood. Stemming from their frustration, they meticulously searched, and continue to search, for activities, establishments, and entertainment that they take pleasure in and their families benefit from. The result? Mod City Mom.

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