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post #91 of 129
I'm 6'2" It's a pretty good height and I can't say that I would change it.
post #92 of 129
At 5' 7" I think I'm on the shorter side of the forums male members...

Jon.
post #93 of 129
88 feet
post #94 of 129
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Originally Posted by kever
Well, i'm 6'6", but i'm the short one in my family..
my brother is 7'1"... try finding any decent clothes at that height!
Sounds like a family I went to high school with. The oldest brother (who I didn't know at all) was, I believe, around 6'6" or 6'7" and a college volleyball player. The next was about 6'9" and a very good hoops player at Cal. The next was 7', played college ball at Stanford, and had a brief stint in the NBA. The youngest - who I coached in baseball when he was 13 - was, if anything, below average in height when I knew him, but I've always assumed he had a major growth spurt just waiting to happen. It was funny to see his older brother come to the games and unfold themselves on the bleachers.
I'm between 6' and 6'1", about 185 lbs in my gym clothes.
post #95 of 129
I am five foot seven. All my life, I've wished to be six feet tall. Now, I no longer care. I'm just glad I'm not a midget. I will say this, though: I'm surprised by how many men on the short side, made it big, in the movies. I wonder if it was easier perhaps, to set these men up, for shots? Paul Newman, was five foot seven. Robert Redford is not tall, from what I've read. Al Pacino is short. A number of others, as well. Steve McQueen, was no six footer, that's for sure.
post #96 of 129
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Originally Posted by Ivan Kipling
I am five foot seven. All my life, I've wished to be six feet tall. Now, I no longer care. I'm just glad I'm not a midget. I will say this, though: I'm surprised by how many men on the short side, made it big, in the movies. I wonder if it was easier perhaps, to set these men up, for shots? Paul Newman, was five foot seven. Robert Redford is not tall, from what I've read. Al Pacino is short. A number of others, as well. Steve McQueen, was no six footer, that's for sure.

I would imagine that they need all shapes and sizes for the movies.
post #97 of 129
Oh, I'm sure . . . interesting though, that some of these men were paired with women taller than they were: Ali MacGraw was taller than Steve McQueen, I'm fairly sure. They starred together, in THE GETAWAY. Tom Cruise is shorter than Nicole Kidman. Al Pacino is shorter than Diane Keaton, I would bet. Then there was Alan Ladd: legend has it that Mr. Ladd stood on boxes, during takes.

post #98 of 129
Ali MacGraw is also taller than Robert Evans. Jon.
post #99 of 129
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
Ali MacGraw is also taller than Robert Evans.

Jon.
And Gary Coleman.
post #100 of 129
And me.
post #101 of 129
I don't know if there is any such thing as a perfect height. It all depends on weight/ build and geneology.

For my experience, I was 4'9" until I was 17, definitely the shortest kid in class. Then within a year or less (I don't even remember what it was like - it was that quick), I grew to 5'7". As you can imagine I was extatic and didn't really measure myself until years after. I must have grown very slowly after that because I don't remember my pants growing shorter, but definitely grew beyond age 21.

I am now 5'9", of course short by what is on this thread by I don't really have a problem with it. I think 5'9" - 5'10" is OK. Yes with dating girls too. I am of the opinion, by experience, that its not the height by itself, it is also how you carry yourself, behave and act with a girl that "gets" you the girls. And let's not forget, average height of a woman is 5'5" - 5'6" so even at my height I would have no problems with 3" heels - ask women for their candid opinion and they will tell you that anything above this is really uncomfortable.

Something I think is true, didn't read any science books on this, but for guys (on average) you can assume that you will be at or above your fathers height. I think this is more true for heights below 6' than it is for above 6', where the variance is a little larger. But really is there a big difference between 6'3" and say 6' or 6'1"? In the grand scheme of things, there is more you have to think about than 2" in height difference, especially at or above 6'.
post #102 of 129
Being a few inches above the norm in height can make a major difference. In clothing options, for example.

Heritability of Adult Body Height

The data seems to suggest that heritability of height is the same for tall men and men of average height. (There's separate evidence that below-average height often is attributable to environment.)
post #103 of 129
5'6
post #104 of 129
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
I'm intrigued by Tokyo's answer. So it is best to be as tall as Shaq or as that guy who plays Mini-me?
The ideal height "” at least as compared to Slim's standard "” would be Shaq's height, with mirror-finish shoes. Best of both worlds.
post #105 of 129
5'11-6'0 152lbs. I'm not actually sure about my height... I always thought I was 6' but my brother is a tiny bit taller than me and he says he's 6'. I'm very happy with my height. I think 6'2" is actually a bit too tall. A lot of french women are rather short and a big height difference for me is a no-no.
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