Hey, I am a puzzled 20 yr old looking for some honest advice. I'm a physics major and I started working for the physics department beginning of fall semester as a TA to teach labs. I wanted to stand out a little so the students I teach wouldn't confuse me as another student so I decided to dress a little older. It began with a v-neck sweater and a dress shirt underneath and it slowly (under SF-er's influence) evolved into blazers (or sport coat), dress pants, ties; the whole lot. It's not hard to say that I really started to like dressing a little nicer, however, I never really liked standing out and I hate the attention it gets, so it was a slow and steady process for me to get used to the different looks I get. Recently, my gf (who also attends the college) tells me that there are a couple people that are making fun of me behind my back. She's defending me but she admits she does get a little embarrassed, which I totally understand. Now I'm really uncomfortable dressing the way I like, and she suggested just dressing a little more casual. Should I start dressing a little more my age or should I just ignore the people that are making fun of me? Thanks in advance! -Bruce P.S. - I probably forgot to mention this but a lot of the things I wear are thrift finds or inherited from my grandpa or dad - of course they were all tailored (my mom is a tailor) so everything I wear is pretty reasonably priced. Instead of buying iPhones or video games, I spend my money on clothes. - I mention this because my gf says a lot of them think I'm some sort of richbitch flaunting my money. I'm actually quite poor lol. Again thanks in advance, I could really use the help.