Hey guys, Choosing your style is a conscious decision, even though you are unconsciously influenced by tons and tons of factors. So, here I am today, at some kind of crossroads in my sartorial life. I am 20 and studying law in QuÃbec City. Even though this is totally off topic, I would have to say that law students at UniversitÃ Laval just don't know how to dress. Mostly cheap jeans with equally cheap t-shirts or, if they want to flash, a Lacoste polo. And if they have to wear a suit, it will be an ill-fitting, too long black suit which no cuff showing, and they will perhaps wear white Nikes with it just to look cool. It is quite ugly. Now, getting back on topic, I am pretty divided. On one hand, I really like streetwear, such as the things posted on this subforums and am generally regarded as a guy who'll go to any party. I could describe that as just sporting better jeans, better t-shirts and such than the other students, without flashing too much. On the other hand, I also like to dress in a classier fashion than the average student; I will oftentimes wear a wool v-neck or crewneck with a shirt underneath, which isn't a popular style at all with guys of my age. I would sometime like to push even further, perhaps by wearing khakis, a french cuffed shirt and a classy v-neck, but it could potentially backlash on my social life in some ways. What I hate about dressing up is that the way you dress will inevitably have an impact on how people perceive you. I don't dress to be perceived in such a way, I dress how I do because I like the aesthetic of it. However, when I am wearing v-necks, shirt and jeans (nothing fancy at all mind you!), I am perceived as some kind of brainiacs and people only come to me in search of explanations for some law-related stuff. While I am doing fairly well in school, though I am don't have a jaw-dropping GPA, I don't like making this kind of impression as people perceive me as a snob. In fact, a lot of person who now talk to me said they didn't to previously, as they thought that I was a snob. When I wear some streetwear, I rather obviously don't come across such problems. Now, this is pretty ridiculous, I know, but the problem is even deeper. I could live with people's perception if I knew what I wanted at all. I am at some point in my life where I don't know if I should cool off on the partying a bit and concentrate more on studying and learning about a lot of things. Basically, I don't know if its the time to get serious yet. I know that you guys can't help me on this one though, it is very personal, but it is ultimately what will affect my dressing the most. So, I would like to know how you guys made the transition from where you were standing to the sartorialists that you now strive to be. I think the thing that can help someone the most deciding what's the best for him is the experiences of others, so I'd like if you'd share yours. And perhaps that a thread describing your choice will help you rediscover your inner sartorialist, as we are at a time of the year where it becomes a bit less important in our lives! Keep on styling guys, meanwhile I'll continue my inner search.