Vector Notation in optimization problems [closed]

I am typing optimization problems in latex. Half of the variables are vectors. First I used bold to mention vectors, but it looked ugly. Now I am using $\mathbbmss{p}$ but I am not sure if this looks neat

\begin{aligned}
{\mathop{\arg\max}\limits_{\vec{\theta}}}\; && \mathbbmss{p}_k(\theta)\mathbbmss{q}-p_B\mathbbmss{q}_B&\\
&\text{s.t.}&&\mathbbmss{p}_k,\mathbbmss{q},\;\mathbbmss{q}_B\in\mathbb{R^N},\;p_B\in\mathbb{R}
\end{aligned}

closed as not a real question by lockstep, Mensch, Claudio Fiandrino, diabonas, egregMar 27 '13 at 17:22

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• could you turn your snippet into a complete MWE :) – cmhughes Mar 27 '13 at 14:14
• What's your actual question though? – User 17670 Mar 27 '13 at 14:33
• Is there a commonly accepted notation for such formulations? In som e papers I saw that authors use bold, some use \vec{}, I know simple answer is do whatever you want, but I appreciate comments f more experience math people. – sosruko Mar 27 '13 at 15:05
• This is highly subjective but I usually 1) use \vec (so it's easier to change the appearance of vectors should it be necessary) and 2) load isomath and \let\vec\vectorsym, because it usually works out (and arrows are ugly). – You Mar 27 '13 at 15:46