So this is my first post I'll introduce myself quick. I'm 23 and in my senior year of my Bachelors of Manufacturing Engineering, going to school at Penn College which is located in Williamsport, PA. I am also learning Affiliate Marketing on the side and that has taken me to San Diego, Las Vegas, NYC and many more places to come! So the issue is a few months ago I got tired of being another guy always in jeans and a t-shirt at clubs, bars, public places, etc. Don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with the basic jeans and a t-shirt. The problem is this town isn't classy at all and therefore the usual go-to for everyone is a dirty plaid button up and muddy boots; its a country working class sort of town. Whenever I go places for conferences, vacation, etc; basically anywhere outside of Pennsylvania I fit in. It's when I'm back here I'm the one that sticks out. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind sticking out, its sorta the point I'm trying to make that I'm not another guy, I have some class even for a 23 year old college student. So how do I get friends to back off the criticism? I'm also not dressing up to my usual par, I am talking nights that I wear black leather loafers, dark jeans, and a button up; I am the dressed up one. I think the worst part of it is people often saying I look gay, please understand I have absolutely nothing against the gay community its just not an angle I want to come across as for trying to meet and talk to girls. So how do I better handle the criticism of dressing up in a dressed down town? Thanks!!