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    Re: how tall was elvis really?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post

    I say Elvis was 6'0 because Richard Nixon was supposedly 5'11 and if you look real close Elvis is a shade taller than him in the picture.
    Yes, in his heeled boots, Elvis was taller than Nixon.

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    Re: how tall was elvis really?

    Quote Originally Posted by JRtherealJR View Post
    Yes, in his heeled boots, Elvis was taller than Nixon.
    Are we sure Elvis was wearing heel boots that increased his height.

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    Re: how tall was elvis really?

    Most shoes and boots have a heel on them don't they?

    I suppose there is a possibility that Elvis had lifts, but why would he bother if when he wore shoes he was 6ft?

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    Re: how tall was elvis really?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Are we sure Elvis was wearing heel boots that increased his height.
    Wow. How long have you been an Elvis fan?

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    Re: how tall was elvis really?

    I don't think he had to look taller, he was tall enough. He had normal height anyway. Charlie Hodge was much smaller and J.D. Sumner was taller, but I don't think this was a problem between them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cibetty View Post
    I don't think he had to look taller, he was tall enough. He had normal height anyway. Charlie Hodge was much smaller and J.D. Sumner was taller, but I don't think this was a problem between them.
    Betti is right , he was a normally tall man , he was tall enough for a man you can guess it looking at the length of his arm and legs and comparing him with others.

    He was the firstest with the mostest.

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    Re: how tall was elvis really?

    Quote Originally Posted by JRtherealJR View Post
    Wow. How long have you been an Elvis fan?

    Good question JR
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    Re: how tall was elvis really?

    I have always felt this subject was much ado about nothing-we are talking a quarter to a half inch difference...my gosh if I am tired and slouch without knowing it I lose half an inch, if I stand as straight as I possibly can-I gain half an inch (or more)
    Its really not a huge discrepancy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRtherealJR View Post
    Wow. How long have you been an Elvis fan?
    Good god.

    Much longer than you and that is a very sillly comment from you.

    In the pictures i've seen from Elvis meeting Nixon you either don't see their shoes or you can't get a good look at them.

    Elvis may have wore shoes that sometimes increased his height but i wouldn't bet that he was always wearing them.

    How long have you been an Elvis fan???
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    Re: how tall was elvis really?

    i agree with KPM most of us will have our heights listed down with slight differances it can be because of how stand, if the equipment is used and installed correctly etc. It pretty safe to assume that the same thing occurred during Elvis life time.
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    Re: how tall was elvis really?

    Quote Originally Posted by KPM View Post
    I have always felt this subject was much ado about nothing-we are talking a quarter to a half inch difference...my gosh if I am tired and slouch without knowing it I lose half an inch, if I stand as straight as I possibly can-I gain half an inch (or more)
    Its really not a huge discrepancy.
    I agree with ya. Does it really matter if he was 5 11 1/2 or 6 even?

    I'm 6 foot 3 and I'm sure some days I'm 6 2 1/2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Of The Whole World View Post
    I agree with ya. Does it really matter if he was 5 11 1/2 or 6 even?

    I'm 6 foot 3 and I'm sure some days I'm 6 2 1/2.
    I'd put Elvis at around 6' even. You're a dwarf Chris .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Eyes View Post
    I'd put Elvis at around 6' even. You're a dwarf Chris .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Elvis may have wore shoes that sometimes increased his height but i wouldn't bet that he was always wearing them.
    Well you should place that bet- because he always wore them.

    And in the timeframe we are talking about (the Nixon photograph) he definitely wore them everywhere he went. We are talking about boots with at least a 1 1/2 inch heel and which probably also contained an extra 1/2 lift inside as well.

    Even in his house slippers Elvis reportedly had a 1/2 lift in those too. Elvis was quite vain (not a crime) and always wanted to appear taller- even when relaxing at home. So do you really think he would show up for a meeting with the leader of the free world wearing flat shoes (if he even owned a pair in 1970) and have Nixon be taller than him?

    You are wrong in calling them "shoes that sometimes increased his height". They were boots not shoes. And with the high heel, of course they increased his height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Eyes View Post
    I'd put Elvis at around 6' even.
    So would I. This matches up perfectly with the Desert Storm concert where he says he's 6 feet 1 1/2 (which was his height when wearing his customary 1 1/2 inch heels).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRtherealJR View Post
    Well you should place that bet- because he always wore them.

    And in the timeframe we are talking about (the Nixon photograph) he definitely wore them everywhere he went. We are talking about boots with at least a 1 1/2 inch heel and which probably also contained an extra 1/2 lift inside as well.

    Even in his house slippers Elvis reportedly had a 1/2 lift in those too. Elvis was quite vain (not a crime) and always wanted to appear taller- even when relaxing at home. So do you really think he would show up for a meeting with the leader of the free world wearing flat shoes (if he even owned a pair in 1970) and have Nixon be taller than him?

    You are wrong in calling them "shoes that sometimes increased his height". They were boots not shoes. And with the high heel, of course they increased his height.
    How can you really be sure he wore them all the time though.

    You say Elvis even reportedly had slippers and wore them and that increased his height.

    And he wore the boots all the time and that increased his height.

    Do you have pictoral evidence of everyday of Elvis' life documented and have you had these pictures blown up and looked at through microscopes.

    Have you seen these alledged slippers and can you be sure Elvis wore them all the time and every single day.

    I want to believe you but what you are saying seems a little far fetched.

    Even with wearing flat shows i don't think Nixon would be taller than Elvis.

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    Re: how tall was elvis really?

    Quote Originally Posted by JRtherealJR View Post
    Well you should place that bet- because he always wore them.

    And in the timeframe we are talking about (the Nixon photograph) he definitely wore them everywhere he went. We are talking about boots with at least a 1 1/2 inch heel and which probably also contained an extra 1/2 lift inside as well.

    Even in his house slippers Elvis reportedly had a 1/2 lift in those too. Elvis was quite vain (not a crime) and always wanted to appear taller- even when relaxing at home. So do you really think he would show up for a meeting with the leader of the free world wearing flat shoes (if he even owned a pair in 1970) and have Nixon be taller than him?

    You are wrong in calling them "shoes that sometimes increased his height". They were boots not shoes. And with the high heel, of course they increased his height.
    I would hazard a guess and say most men would like to be taller than they actually are. I don't consider 5' 11" or even 6' to be tall for a man. Even the depth of the heel you've pointed out isn't that outrageous when you consider the measurement against the sole of a pair of Timberlands.

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    Re: how tall was elvis really?

    Quote Originally Posted by King Of The Whole World View Post
    I am around my family.
    Same here, even in heels I'm not eye level with them.

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    Re: how tall was elvis really?

    Just putting a comment in here,
    Meeting Nixon I would guess his boots to be a 2" heel or at the very least a 1,1/2" heel

    as you can see here it looks like he is wearing lifts/quite large heels just by how much the flare is off the floor.
    Hope this helps somehow!
    Not that it matters how tall Elvis was to us fans, always interesting to know more about the man.

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    Very intense discussion. If you ask me, my dream is Elvis came to me on a cup of coffee, no matter how tall.
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