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Old 04-18-2013, 01:41 PM
 
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I'm 5-9. I have short legs and a long torso. I noticed most people have proper proportioned legs to torso length. My father also had short legs and a long torso. Another issue for short legged, long torso people is we tend to gain weight in our midsection.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:49 PM
 
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No, it's not a birth defect. LOL You just have a long torso, and you inherited it from your father's side of the family.

I'm long waisted, but my torso and my legs are the same length. Most people have longer legs and a short or average torso.

I love being long waisted. Everyone thinks I'm skinnier than I am. Svelte is a good word to describe me.

Granted, my legs aren't short. Maybe that's why I'm not hung up on having a long torso.

The only problem I have had is buying shirts long enough, but current fashions over the past decade have made that much easier.

We do tend to gain weight in the midsection, but the solution to that is not gaining weight.

Midsection weight has a higher risk of heart problems than other types of weight so it's important to maintain weight.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:13 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Chances are it's a genetic thing but I suppose there is a point where you tip over into a birth defect. I doubt very much that you fit that though as there would be other things going on.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:34 PM
 
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It's genetic, just like some people have long arms or legs.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I know what you mean, I wear 31x30 pants and have a long torso, I wish my legs were 2 inches longer. LOL
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:47 AM
 
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I know what you mean, I wear 31x30 pants and have a long torso, I wish my legs were 2 inches longer. LOL
You must be built like my husband. He's taller than me sitting down. I'm taller than him standing up. But I promise you that it's not noticeable at all (unless you're 6' tall with size 30' length pants). As a matter of fact, I've been married to him for 20 years and only realized he was taller than me sitting down a few years ago. I definitely have long legs even though I'm long waisted.
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Old 01-21-2016, 01:16 PM
 
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(unless you're 6' tall with size 30' length pants).... That's me! Only worse... It sucks. Buying ties that are long enough is impossible. I have to tie my ties so the inside part is like 2 inches long so the front part goes past my belly button. Even then it's noticeable that my tie is too short. I get 30" pants and have to hem them. Actual inseam is 28".... I am 6'1" tall. In cars my head hits the roof. I buy tall shirts, coats and such and that helps. But can't find long ties.

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Old 01-21-2016, 01:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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(unless you're 6' tall with size 30' length pants).... That's me! Only worse... It sucks. Buying ties that are long enough is impossible. I have to tie my ties so the inside part is like 2 inches long so the front part goes past my belly button. Even then it's noticeable that my tie is too short. I get 30" pants and have to hem them. Actual inseam is 28".... I am 6'1" tall. In cars my head hits the roof. I buy tall shirts, coats and such and that helps. But can't find long ties.
You can buy extra long ties. Here's a couple sites that sell them. https://www.thetiebar.com/ties?length=63-inch https://www.bows-n-ties.com/extra-long-ties/

My husband has a long torso and a very thick neck, so we had to solve the tie issue. Sometimes you can get by with a regular length tie and a less complicated knot, but for some knots like the windsor, you really have to find a longer tie to pull it off if you've got a long torso.

You can also get ties altered to add some length to the narrow end of the tie in such a way that it's invisible, but it's easier just to order the right length.
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Old 01-22-2016, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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(unless you're 6' tall with size 30' length pants).... That's me! Only worse... It sucks. Buying ties that are long enough is impossible. I have to tie my ties so the inside part is like 2 inches long so the front part goes past my belly button. Even then it's noticeable that my tie is too short. I get 30" pants and have to hem them. Actual inseam is 28".... I am 6'1" tall. In cars my head hits the roof. I buy tall shirts, coats and such and that helps. But can't find long ties.
you are worse than hubby: In his younger days he was 5'11" about and really needed 29 inch pants and had 38 inch waste and yes, the long torso but had no ass. He was built more like his mom in a man's body though. He has always had trouble finding clothes that fit right. And to the OP who is long gone by now, it certainly isn't a birth defect in anyway.
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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It's definitely a birth defect, Daddy Short Legs Syndrome, haha. I'm curious as to how you determine if you have short or long legs. What's the average for someone 5'8" like me? My inseam is about 29, the same as my dad, but he's 5'11" so I'd think he would have short legs.
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