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Long Parka on Short guys?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by stylenewbie, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. stylenewbie

    stylenewbie Well-Known Member

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    I just got a killer 100% cotton gabardine waterproof parka with a removable lining. Super dark military green. Love it but I'm worried it might make me look short and stumpy. I'm slim but only 5' 7" and this parka ends about 2-3" above the knee. It's basically a fishtail parka although minus the actual tail.

    So in essence, can short guys wear long parkas?
     
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  2. superego

    superego Well-Known Member

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    it's gonna make you look short and stumpy. parkas shouldn't really fall much beyond the butt. pics would help
     
  3. stylenewbie

    stylenewbie Well-Known Member

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    Don't have a camera with me but this is almost exactly how it fits (I think mine ends maybe an inch higher). But I'm not 6'+ tall. I was under the impression parkas varied in length between covering one's butt and being just above the knee.
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  4. superego

    superego Well-Known Member

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    I'm able to imagine what a 3/4-length parka looks like on a male human...asked for pictures on you to assess your short/stumpy concern.

    in short, you can do whatever you want...long jackets on short guys tend to make them look even shorter though.
     

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