Just noticed spectators in the top shoe store in Sydney's Strand Arcade. Have not seen that before. They must be about to roll out Down Under. Just got a vintage pair made like a saddle shoe. Pics further down the track .
The following was cited from The U.S. Army Quartermaster's Review May-June 1945,
"Data compiled for millions of inductees shows the following to be the actual measurements of the "average" newcomer to the Army as he appears at the clothing counter of a reception centre: 5' 8" tall; 144 pounds in weight; 33 ¼" chest measurement; 31" waist measurement. From the tariff tables showing the frequency of size issues it is found that the sizes most frequently issued...