Another frequent lurker signs up!
All my life, I've been dealing with the issue of finding good clothing in short sizes, and as I age, short becomes short and stout. I browse a lot of men's style sites, and this one seems worth joining. I am always looking for sources of quality short men's clothing in eastern New England. A lot of my wardrobe was a good fit for the thin man I once was, and I'm going through a phase of replacing a lot of it, and taking the opportunity to upgrade the quality at the same time.
I have little or no interest in current trends in fashion. I have my own pretty well-developed sense of my own personal style, which suits me quite well, and and tends toward classic styles rather than what's popular lately. I run the gamut from old jeans and a T-shirt to black tie, depending on the situation, and in the dressier situations, I like to look sharp. I don't care much for pedantic "rules" of style ... when someone on one of these forums writes that such-and-such a rule is "not negotiable", I tend to chuckle and move on to a different thread. I follow the dress codes requested by my hosts, as a gentleman should, and when necessary, I abide by dress codes that apply to my work. That can range from jeans and T-shirt to black tie, which is a lot like my life outside of work! But other than the requests of my hosts and requirements of my work, I usually don't care if people think I'm breaking some rule. Well, I guess I consider the views of the lady I'm with, as well, but if I think I'm well dressed and she disagrees, maybe we're not right for each other.