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Are short men also called petite?


Just curious.
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Re: Are short men also called petite?

Not to their face! Smiley Wink

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Re: Are short men also called petite?


@June2 wrote:

Just curious.

They are called "Napoleon"!

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Re: Are short men also called petite?

Just wondered if there was another way of saying SHORT for men as they do in woman's fashion with petite.
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Re: Are short men also called petite?

Nope!  When it comes to clothing sizing they are just called short. Like in 34 short.

 

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Re: Are short men also called petite?

Maybe they could come up with SOMETHING......
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Re: Are short men also called petite?

Vertically challenged? My DF is 5'8" and he thinks he's 5'9"! Shhhh...
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Re: Are short men also called petite?

This question made me LOL!  No, they are called short.

 

This is a strange thing to say, but I'll say it anyway.  I am attracted to short men.  Isn't that crazy?  I'm 5'6" and DH is 5'7".  Not super short, but not tall at all.

 

I don't know for sure why, but even if they are shorter than me, I can find them attractive.  I loved my paternal grandpa. He was pretty much the only grandparent I was close to.  He was really short and a LOT shorter than my grandma that died when I was very young. 

 

Could that be the reason?  I don't know.  I also don't think I would tell people that know me my "secret".  LOL

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Re: Are short men also called petite?

I've never known men's pants or trousers to be sold in anything other than exact number  lengths or unhemmed to be tailored.

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Re: Are short men also called petite?

 

when they met my mother stood in the street and  made my father stand on the curb to kiss her becuase he was so short

 

we are all taller than he was : 5'4"   aww Dad. he wasn't tall but he had a big heart <3