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So, if you are large of foot, say 7 or above...Do you have large hands too?

(69 Posts)
yani Sat 24-Nov-12 09:35:30

Following on from the height / weight thread, and then the height / shoe size thread.

I have size 7 feet, and big hands.

It's something I'm quite conscious about, so never wear 3/4 length sleeves.

If you have man-hands, do you try to disguise them with chunky jewellery?

Do you wear nail varnish?

PuppyMonkey Sat 24-Nov-12 12:20:03

Size 7 is average shoe size in UK.

GobblersSparklyExplodingKnob Sat 24-Nov-12 12:22:21

I have size 7 feet and very long hands but not wide iyswim, I have very thin fingers.

MrsMeow Sat 24-Nov-12 12:54:24

I have size 7 feet and tiny hands. I'm a freak!

debka Sat 24-Nov-12 12:59:25

What's wrong with having big hands anyway?

Embrace your big-handed loveliness, I say.

Ilovecrossfit Sat 24-Nov-12 13:08:42

5ft10 size 7 feet and quite small hands, and loony skinny arms..the rest not so skinny...

As someone already said I do feel like a transvestite too sometimes x

JammySplodger Sat 24-Nov-12 13:09:54

Size 7/8 shoes and large sized marigolds. I've been told I have piano players fingers which I keep in a box under the stairs.

sausagesandwich34 Sat 24-Nov-12 13:13:29

I'm 6ft with size 10 feet and very square hands, not massive but not very ladylike

I don't where nail varnish as I did once and got a bloke coming up to me in a pub asking if I was a tranny hmm

I will wear false nails with a natural look for special occasions, but I don't like drawing attention to my hands or feet

I have discovered that if I wear heels it makes my feet look smaller -odd

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Sat 24-Nov-12 13:26:31

Size 8 or 9 feet, and big hands.

I don't care - I don't think I look particularly manly. I would look like a twat with ladylike hands, especially on the end of these orangutan arms.

auldspinster Sat 24-Nov-12 19:00:29

5ft 8, size 8 feet, small square hands, short stumpy fingers, slimish wrists and long arms. I do wear rings and nail varnish. I do like being surrounded by tall men, not very PC but it's nice to feel petite instead of the usual heifer.

PragmaticWench Sat 24-Nov-12 19:46:08

auldspinster has a point about tall men, they do make you feel more feminine if you're tall! I found my DH on and intentionally searched more for taller men. They also tend to have bigger hands and feet so you don't feel huge.

Dawndonna Sat 24-Nov-12 19:51:04

Size 9 feet and builders hands. I have bigger hands than almost every bloke I know. I'm only 5'4"!

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kaumana Sat 24-Nov-12 19:55:48

Just short of 5'7 size 6 feet and tiny hands, sis taller with size 7 feet and tiny hands.

WholeLottaRosie Sat 24-Nov-12 19:57:03

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Dawndonna Sat 24-Nov-12 20:01:13

Nope, just tried that whole and hands are bigger. What's really worrying is that my toes have been shortened!

Fozzleyplum Sat 24-Nov-12 20:02:06

I have very wide size 8 feet with very long knobbly toes like Nik Naks. My hands are quite large and very long, but fortunately they are an elegant shape with long fingers. I also have "gangly" wrists - they are knobbly and the bottom part of my arm is quite skinny, so I look a bit weird in 3/4 length sleeves.

Although I'm on the slim side of normal (size 10), I suit chunky jewellery, probably because I'm quite tall and raw boned. I look very odd in skinny jeans with shoes rather than boots, as my feet look huge.

Have just read this before posting - realise I sound like a freak!

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PerryCombover Sat 24-Nov-12 20:06:04

I have size 8 ish feet but massive hands
Luckily it is mostly v long fingers but my ex h and I had the same ring size

PerryCombover Sat 24-Nov-12 20:22:01

Also I have never been able to get any bangles or bracelets over my giant fists ffs

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yani Sat 24-Nov-12 21:45:45

Crikey...go away for a few hours, and lots of replies smile

Dh is tall, and like others I do feel feminine and less clunky when out with him.

Jewellery wise, I tend to wear several thinner bracelets or hinged bangles.

My big hands came in handy(!) when I used to be a waitress, carrying several plates of food in one hand. grin

BuntyCollocks Sat 24-Nov-12 21:50:22

I have size 7 feet and ridiculously small hands. I do have large wrists, though. My frame in general is large (size 14, 5'8", large chest - wrist measurement puts me as a 'large frame'), but my hands are positively child-like with fat fingers

MrsMorton Sun 25-Nov-12 14:51:58

I've got size 8 feet (they are lovely though, just big) my hands are huge, the same size as H but I'm 5'5" and he's 6'4". They call me Edwina shovel hands at work. My hands are huge but again, they are well formed, my wrists are tiny though. I often can't get shirts on without undoing the cuffs but my fingers are long and slim.

LittleFriendSusan Mon 26-Nov-12 12:41:23

5ft5, size 6.5-7 shoes here and massive hands. Broad rather than particularly long - my hands are much wider than DP's. I also have large knuckles with very defined rolls of skin. I always think my hands are a bit ape-like. Don't I sound delightful? grin

I avoid rings as feel they draw attention to my hands, and also I find if they fit past my knuckles, they are too loose around the base of my fingers. Jewellery-wise, I can't usually get bangles etc over my hands, but don't mind a chunky watch or cuff, or a bracelet with a clasp. I have yet to find nice leather gloves which are a comfortable fit.

I avoided nail varnish for years, as again thought it would draw unwanted attention to my man-hands, but had a nice French gel-type manicure this summer (shortish nails) and found my hands did actually look slightly more feminine. Also don't mind short dark-coloured nails now either. I have very dry hands too so have been really trying hard recently to get them in better shape.

Frame / weight -wise, I weigh a lot heavier than I look so think I am just big-boned. I also struggle to get hats to fit!

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