I posted that Thom McAn video initially.
The thing that got me was the number of processes to produce a shoe that cost what $10 in 1930s money or less?
Yet everyone got to wear magnificent shoes. I have many pairs from that era that I still wear to work.
Probably modern economics would hate the lack of turn over as well.
Someone asked George Glasgow Snr about how long a pair of Cleverley shoes should last...and he said 30 years.
Some of my shoes are nearly 80 years...