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Stanley Philipson - Need help dating

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by sernst, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. Good point about sizing changes, Ruth.

    And yes, I'm a 5E in Clark's shoes. I always look out for the wider widths too.
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  2. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Queen of Tech Staff Member

    I'm usually ok with D, but occasionally an E works better for me. I'm kinda between the two, so it depends on the shape. I've got such big feet I'm almost always at the top end of the size range anyway, so a bit of extra width is sometimes useful.
  3. Midge

    Midge Super Moderator Staff Member

  4. Vintagiality

    Vintagiality VFG Member

    I am sure you all are right. I do think there is something 50s-ish about the heal but most importantly I was going by our VFG Dating Tips resource here https://vintagefashionguild.org/tips-tricks/quick-tips-for-dating-vintage/which says:


    Vintage shoes from before the 1970s use AAAA-DDD width sizing, rather than M (medium), N (narrow), and W (wide). So a pair of 1940s platforms would be marked size 7AA, while a 1970s pair would be marked size 7N.”

    @denisebrain This may require update or clarification
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2021
  5. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Queen of Tech Staff Member

    This certainly doesn't apply where I live. We've never had N N W sizing. It is perhaps USA specific, and even then maybe not universal.
  6. Heather Maston

    Heather Maston Registered Guest

    Thank you everyone for your feedback! ✨

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