The well shod lady in 1934.
Yes this is what the well dressed lady stepped out in 1934 and most likely would have lasted her for 20 years with careful polish and repair work carried by the local shoe repair shop in the village. They would have been most likely bought in Maidenhed from Dolcis shoe shop. Note the price was seven shillings and eight pence. That was the price you paid, as there was no hidden VAT or other taxes in those days. Of course in 1934 money was still tight for most, so the ladies went into a drapers shop like MacIllroy's in the high street for their dress material. Dress patterns were shared among the ladies as styles did not change that fast. Silk stockings were not used for daily wear, the Lyle stocking was the one most worn as they were hard wearing. Someone is going to ask how I remember all these facts? Well you have heard of the saying, "Little Boys should be seen and not heard." Well that does not stop a little boy from listening!