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Using Insole (ethical dilemma)

mick mick

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Hello Guys,

I am 5'7" and this is definitely short for men. so I am thinking about using insole which can give me some lift. But at the same time I feel like I am faking about my height.

So I am not able to decide if I should go for that or not. Please help.

Thanks.
 

entrero

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be real man, go for height augmentation surgery.
 

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Ethical? You mean like sending a topless picture to your Craig's list babe? Just tell her the truth. Problem solved.
 

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Originally Posted by entrero
be real man, go for height augmentation surgery.

I googled for that , it costs from 10K to 80K. Not possible.
 

mick mick

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Originally Posted by Nicola
Ethical? You mean like sending a topless picture to your Craig's list babe? Just tell her the truth. Problem solved.
Did you mean , I can use insole it but I should wait untill I get into relationship before telling her about it? PS :- I do not send topless pictures to get a girl. :p (Sorry I am not very good at English.)
 

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in all seriousness... besides
there's this: (notice the shoes, very carefully): gives him like 2+ inches
ie something like a cuban heel looks cool but is actually helpful too... you guys got any other real advice?
 

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As a guy who is 5' 6" all I can say is to own it and not fake it.

Make sure you are lean, trim and ever so slightly athletic, kinda like a professional cyclist. You need to remove any attention to width in the mid section. Close fits with good waist suppression (more than SF approved) helps if you have broad shoulders.

And make sure your shoes are fairly pointy/sharp with a good visible heel (1.5 " or so) like G&G in shape/style. This is the similar aim with women and high heel shoes. You will not be wearing high heels but you get the idea. There is a reaon why you will find more pointy italian shoes and why nothern european prefer more rounded shoes.

You need to concentrate on elegance in anything you wear-this rules out sack suits, drape suits, round or bulky lasted shoes. From a distance without a close frame of reference I can look tall and upclose although not tall there is proper balance and proportion.
 

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The question we have to ask ourselves is whether mickmick is 5' 7" to begin with. If most men overestimate their height, shouldn't we assume that he's actually even shorter at around 5'5"?

Good posture will go a long way.
 

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I'd love to be 5'7" instead of 6' and I'm serious. Look on the bright side, when you're in your 50's you will still look like your 30's and can still bang chicks in their 20's. Smaller guys live longer than taller guys. Either way, your future is bright.
 

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Originally Posted by nelly
The question we have to ask ourselves is whether mickmick is 5' 7" to begin with. If most men overestimate their height, shouldn't we assume that he's actually even shorter at around 5'5"?.
Tape Measure does not lie.
Originally Posted by nelly
Good posture will go a long way.
I have tried all those height increase exercises and that gave me hardly quarter inch. I am 25+ so they are not as effective as it is for young people. Thank you for your reply.
 

mick mick

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Originally Posted by Xenon
As a guy who is 5' 6" all I can say is to own it and not fake it.

Make sure you are lean, trim and ever so slightly athletic, kinda like a professional cyclist. You need to remove any attention to width in the mid section. Close fits with good waist suppression (more than SF approved) helps if you have broad shoulders.

And make sure your shoes are fairly pointy/sharp with a good visible heel (1.5 " or so) like G&G in shape/style. This is the similar aim with women and high heel shoes. You will not be wearing high heels but you get the idea. There is a reaon why you will find more pointy italian shoes and why nothern european prefer more rounded shoes.

You need to concentrate on elegance in anything you wear-this rules out sack suits, drape suits, round or bulky lasted shoes. From a distance without a close frame of reference I can look tall and upclose although not tall there is proper balance and proportion.


Thank you for your reply. I got your point. Actually I am gym savvy guy so bit muscular (so does not fall under lean category). but clothing does make difference.

Thanks again.
 

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Become a billionaire, they look taller.
Make friends with short people.


Or simply live your life and forget about your height. Being overly concious of your height will tell. Anyway nobody of any consequence gives a flying fuck how tall you are and if they do then fuckem.
 

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Originally Posted by Fang66
Become a billionaire, they look taller.

Very true! - You can even attract tall women



Bernie Ecclestone with his ex-wife Slavica

Ecclestone was married to Slavica Ecclestone (nÃ
e Slavica Radić) for almost 25 years.
She is a 6'2" (1.88 m) former Armani model who is 28 years his junior, and 11.5 inches (29 cm) taller than her husband.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Ecclestone
 

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