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Old 01-24-09, 08:16 AM
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I have shirt problems too. Long torso and a 6'3" wingspan on a short guy makes for short shirts. I'd love to find some super long flannel shirts at a decent price.
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Old 01-24-09, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
I have the same long torso problem. Add my slouch and pot belly and finding shirts that fit becomes even more of a difficulty.
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I have shirt problems too. Long torso and a 6'3" wingspan on a short guy makes for short shirts. I'd love to find some super long flannel shirts at a decent price.
With my boys, we discovered Eddie Bauer catalog had a pretty good selection of shirts for the required sizes, and when they ran sales reasonable prices for the family budget. I have several of their twill shirts and polos, long and short sleeves, all in tall length and no issues with them creeping up the back side.

Now must check on-line, as when the catalog arrives, many items are no longer available, I suspect because the generous sizing options.
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Old 01-25-09, 02:40 PM
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I'm 6'2" but always get the opposite. People always seem to think I'm shorter until they stand next to me. I played college basketball at about 195lbs and people are amazed that I can still dunk a ball now at 260lbs (although not nearly as easily).
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Old 01-25-09, 04:35 PM
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Right now I'm 6'5" 290 and losing. Was up to 306 before Christmas. I played basketball in college, but took up bike racing. I was a Cat 2 and weighed 175-180. Quit racing and took up weight lifting and eating. Put on about 40 lbs of muscle. When I can get down to 225 I will be at 10% body fat. I'm wondering if at 47 I can get to that place. Not sure, but I[m going to keep it as my ultimate goal. Lately people ask if I was a pro football player.

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Old 01-25-09, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by brockga View Post
6'4" 245lbs but I have a fiance that's 5'2" so I must look like a giant. Used to get the "are you a bb player?" but I go to Auburn University so I am more average now than I used to be.
I'm 6'4" , 230 lbs and my wife is 5'2" and yeah I think I must look like a giant next to her. I am a Police Officer and I once trained a guy who was 6'8"....I am a big guy so when I get out people look, but then this guy gets out and everyone would be like, "oh crap"....lol....we both did the police mountain bike thing too....of course they had to special order a bike for him.....
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Old 01-25-09, 07:58 PM
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Depending on muscle spasm conditions in the back, any where from 5'10" to 5'11", lol. Serioulsly I can be anywhere in between on a given measurement.

Most folks seem to think I'm 6 ft, but I think it's due to upper body, which does help mask the girth issue, somewhat.
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Old 01-26-09, 11:52 AM
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I am 6' 2.5" 215 Lbs, but that still makes me the "runt" of the family. My sister is 6' 3", her husband is 6' 3.5" and my dad is 6' 4", my mom is around 5' 10". My wife is 5' 2.5"... she feels VERY short when she is around my family. Because I am younger than my sister and also always shorter, I was always the "little brother." It is always funny when I'd meet one of my siters' friends for the 1st time... they are always a little shocked by my hight. When they hear "little brother" they don't expect someone well over 6 feet, even if I am shorter and I am younger than my sister. Being my high as a guy was easy. For my sister life was hard, because she could never buy "normal" cloths. Luckily both her kids are boys, both are way off the growth charts, but at least they make more cloths for tall guys than women. As for my daughter, it appears that she is currently (age 8) around the 75 percentile, so she'll be on the taller side, but not extreamly tall.

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Old 01-26-09, 01:03 PM
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I'm 6' 1" and always thought of myself as short. Tall relatives, tall friends (I was the shortest male in my wedding party) and my wife is 5' 9" so I don't exactly tower over her. My weight has always been what surprises people. Even when I peaked in the low 250s, people assumed I was around 220 (guess I carried it well). And my 2 teenaged sons have just passed me in height but, as both are thin, they actually look taller than they are.
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Old 01-26-09, 01:04 PM
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At 5'10, hence a non tall person (i class 6ft as tall) and being portly i think I look shorter than I am. Maybe the long torso proportion has something to do with it too.
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I'm 5' 10.5" tall. People typically think I'm over 6 feet, since I am about 4" broader across the shoulders than most guys my height and am very deep-chested as well. On top of that I'm long limbed, with a +4 ape index.
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Old 01-26-09, 03:48 PM
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5'7". I think I win the thread!
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5'11" Athena and about 220 or so. I suspect the weight is moving into my legs. Which is a good thing.
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Old 01-26-09, 09:26 PM
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5'4" on my to work. Shorter by the end of the day.
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I'm 6'1...nothing compared to my 6'5" 15yr old cousin. And he plays tennis, not basketball.


If I am at my dad's Xmas get-together I am THE tallest person period...somehow the short gene skipped me. It rocks.

Now at my mom's family's Xmas get-together I am about average if not short. I have at least 6 or so 6'4" giants. But my mom is one of nine kids, and most of her siblings have a large family.
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6' 2" 205lbs. People usually think I'm taller and lighter. Especially when I weighed 245, I'd tell people my weight and they generally reacted with shock and disbelief.
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Old 01-27-09, 10:08 AM
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5'11" and 236ish. People do not think I weigh as much as I do, as it is mostly in my legs, but I would guess that I basically look like my height, given the overall lack of comments. I am the shortest male in my immediate family, with tallest at ~6'5". I am 2nd heaviest though.
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Yeah, I get the same. I'm 5 11 3/4" barefoot. I'm 225lbs in gymwear with mp3 player and hand towel.

When people say I look taller I just joke and say: "I talk big".

I work out and have good posture.
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