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    Tactical/uniform pants for shorties

    I need some advice. I'm almost 5'3" and pants sized for normal height people tend to do things like cover my ribs, cut off my digestion, double as a bra, and other unacceptable behavior. I need a brand of (preferably) tactical style pants that will hit below my belly button. I have not been able to find a local supplier for said pants, and in fact most don't carry ANYTHING in women's sizes, much less for short women. Any advice?
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    I know the Tru-Spec brand are available in short/regular/long styles. They are available from a variety of on-line resources like: TRU-SPEC Federal BDU Trousers

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    I'm pretty sure vertyx or however it's spelled, carries them as well.


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    Learn sewing and then hem them
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    Learn sewing and then hem them
    Hemming isn't the problem although having reinforced knees that actually hit me at the knee would be an intriguging and novel idea. The bigger problem is the position on the waist on my torso. Most uniform pant waists literally come up over my lower ribcage when standing and sitting down isn't a joy either. Pushing the waistband down where it needs to ride just causes the pants to bag off my ass. The waist is high enough that when I sit down my belt literally interferes with my bra. It looks like I'm going to have to track down some local 5.11 retailers because as most women can tell you, buying pants online is a roll of the dice as to fit.

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    I've seen 5.11 pants on people I never thought would be able to find uniform pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Hemming isn't the problem although having reinforced knees that actually hit me at the knee would be an intriguging and novel idea. The bigger problem is the position on the waist on my torso. Most uniform pant waists literally come up over my lower ribcage when standing and sitting down isn't a joy either. Pushing the waistband down where it needs to ride just causes the pants to bag off my ass. The waist is high enough that when I sit down my belt literally interferes with my bra. It looks like I'm going to have to track down some local 5.11 retailers because as most women can tell you, buying pants online is a roll of the dice as to fit.
    is it weird that i got a little turned on by this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tapout View Post
    is it weird that i got a little turned on by this?
    Probably but if it weren't for that reaction I'd never have gotten a date. For some reason I scare guys.

    For the record, Lew and I are the exact same height. If I were to sit on his shoulders I might be able to look Keith in the eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Probably but if it weren't for that reaction I'd never have gotten a date. For some reason I scare guys.

    For the record, Lew and I are the exact same height. If I were to sit on his shoulders I might be able to look Keith in the eye.
    You would have to stand on Lew's shoulders to be anywhere near eye level with O/R's resident Yeti.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    You would have to stand on Lew's shoulders to be anywhere near eye level with O/R's resident Yeti.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    You would have to stand on Lew's shoulders to be anywhere near eye level with O/R's resident Yeti.

    I would proudly serve as his throw down cop.
    I have found that 5.11 pants fit rather well except for the length. (obviously) Try one size larger than you normally wear and adjust with a belt as necessary. Just a thought.
    If that doesn't work a tailored pant may be what you need. If you are longer in the leg and shorter in the torso then a waistband alteration may be in order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post

    I would proudly serve as his throw down cop.
    I have found that 5.11 pants fit rather well except for the length. (obviously) Try one size larger than you normally wear and adjust with a belt as necessary. Just a thought.
    If that doesn't work a tailored pant may be what you need. If you are longer in the leg and shorter in the torso then a waistband alteration may be in order.
    I am definitely NOT longer in the leg. Kittens often have longer legs than I have. I am basically just short all over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    You would have to stand on Lew's shoulders to be anywhere near eye level with O/R's resident Yeti.
    Again with the names! I was just looking at the pictures and noticed a distinct lack of height in those of you from Louisiana. What, do you have a maximum height requirement of 5'8"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    Again with the names! I was just looking at the pictures and noticed a distinct lack of height in those of you from Louisiana. What, do you have a maximum height requirement of 5'8"?
    Karem Abdul Jabbar would look small compared to you Paul Bunyan breath.

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