Style wise, obviously, and context would be awesome. I guess when I first joined styleforum, I just moved to a new high school in California, not knowing a single person. The school I used to go to had uniforms, so I only had to worry about what I wore twice a day. Before that I exclusively wore basketball shorts regardless of the weather, and I swore against wearing jeans. The only long pants I had were a pair of Dickies in khaki, and those double as my 'dress trouser.' Granted I was only 15 at the time and didn't know much about style. I didn't do much my first few months at my new high school, didn't really get noticed, couldn't really stand out. Part of it was because I dressed like an absolute chump... I wore a pair of Levis 569 and t-shirts from Pac-Sun, and the other part was that I just didn't have that much confidence in myself outside my comfort zone. Around this same time, a basketball forum that I used to post at had a small thread on jeans in their Misc/Off Topic forum, and one guy talked about raw denim. Did a little bit of searching, found some info on styleforum and the rest was history. Went to Uniqlo in Hong Kong that winter break, spent around $2-300 dollars, and I did not like a piece of turd. Some kids that were part of the 'hypebeast' crowd started to notice, and that was my first entry into a group of friends in a new environment. Since then, I've gone through two girlfriends, bunch of great and not so great memories, done the most heavy drinking and smoking of my life, gotten tons of compliments from girls for being one of the more well-dressed, but not flashy guys in school. Not to sound too conceited but near the end of my high school, I was one of the more popular, well-rounded kids. Worked hard, played hard, memorable to all the teachers, after being pretty much a nobody. A lot of that had to do with clothing, because it was how I could express myself. I reached points where I was confident enough to know that I could dress like a complete chump to school today and still command respect and project that confidence as I would if I dressed the way I normally did. I could come to school in a loose t-shirt, basketball short, and flip flops, and everyone would still know that I'm one of the best-dressed guys in school. Clothing has always been important to me because it is a way of expressing and projecting myself. My whole time in high school, and these two years in college, I look at WAWYT, and MC Casual, and aspire to the day where I could comfortably wear trousers, dress shirts, suits/blazers and high end shoes without being ridiculed as trying too hard, or fetching "why are you so dressed up" questions. Alright too tired to continue writing this I don't even know what I'm writing at this point... I'll probably finish it later. But the point is where were you in personal style and as a person when you first joined SF, and how have you changed since?