I've heard that Nick Wooster is somewhere in the ball park of 5'5". My question is, if that statement is true, how does he manage his proportions so well? Teach me, bro.
You must have some inside information because legend has it that Nick is a giant, and that he can crush a man’s skull with one hand.
All kidding aside, yes, Nick is somewhere in the ballpark of 5’5”. Sure, it helps that most photographs of Nick floating around the interwebz are taken by professional photographers. But if you’ve ever seen him in person, it’s obvious that he plays the game more like a small forward than a point guard. How? For starters, Nick’s wardrobe is impeccably tailored—it’s no secret that well fitting clothes will stretch a man’s silhouette.
Second, dude has great posture. Regardless of your height, gentlemen should not slouch. A man standing upright at 5’5” is on equal footing as a 5’8” hunchback. Not to mention Nick’s affinity for wedged vibram, stacked heels and other vertical assistance can give him an extra three-or-so inches as well.
Finally, I do not believe that I have ever seen Nick in gingham, buffalo check, tartan or any other pattern that creates a stark, tangible break at the waist. Vertical stripes, monochromatic schemes and other craftily assembled kits stretch Nick’s torso and give off the appearance of a much taller man.
All in all, if you take the above and multiply it by Nick’s ridiculous sense of style and stature in the menswear community, you get Spud Webb in pogo shoes in a one-on-one game to 21 against Stephen Hawking on an eight-foot rim—shit’s just not fair.