dapperdude, could you post any pictures of the suit? I'm almost the same build as you (40 chest 32 waist 5 ft 5) and haven't found a suitable suit and I don't really know what it would look like if I was seeing it on the rack.. I'm using a black Nautica suit with minor alterations but the mid-section is too large. The Banana Republic shirts that fit me chest wise are far too large mid-wise. I'm interested in seeing the porportions
where you live also affects how mallable your hair is
I normally live in Vancouver (I'm asian) and at home my hair is stiff and hard
but when I was studying in London, England, the water there was heavier (my cousins said it had more minerals) and I didn't have to use gel or anything to style my hair after washing.
I'm going to 2nd Dry-Fit
I tend to wear dry-fit T-shirts or dry-fit sleeveless by nike or adidas. The nike ones tend to be hug the body more and the adidas tend to be looser.
Shorts - almost always - length ranges from knee level to 1.5 inches below the knee, I wouldn't want it any shorter or any longer.
No jewellery or headbands for me.
I've never considered getting one and didn't know it was so common place until I moved into the workforce. Tattoos aren't my thing. I wouldn't hate someone for it or shy away from someone but if I wanted to marry a girl, tattoos are something I'd consider as a negative.
It's not that they're for losers or gangstas or what not but it's not something I'd want to get into personally, and marrying a girl would be getting intimately involved with her on a personal level.