Grading the Teachers

Rating Last Week’s Style Advice

By Geoff Rynex ·
There’s a lot of men’s style advice rattling around the corners of the Internet every week. Some of it ends up gospel for you, some of it you’ve heard a thousand times before, some of it was clearly written to fill a blog quota. Which is why we’re here with Grading the Teachers, your guide to the latest advice from the menswear world.

What to Wear to a GigMr Porter: The Daily
What it is: Rules and clothing recommendations for looking cool at a concert.
When you’ll use it: You are watching or are a band.
Best line: “Depending on how into the music you get, you could lose your footwear in a particularly exuberant crowd surf.”
Rating: 7. A little predictable, but certainly not incorrect.

Pull-Ups vs. Chin-UpsValet
What it is: Not strictly style per se, but definitely a relevant look at the benefits of each of the classic exercises.
When you’ll use it: When your arms and back need toning.
Best line: “While similar, the chin-up more heavily worked the chest and upper arms, while the pull-up focused on your back’s lats and traps.”
Rating: 9. Useful, interesting stuff.

How to Dress for a Job InterviewD’Marge
What it is: A surprisingly thorough and versatile set of instructions for helping you get jobs solely by looking excellent.
When you’ll use it: Right, you know that one.
Best line: “You’ve already survived CV scrutiny and moved on to impress the HR panel—via a conference call—with your industry knowledge and conversational charm.”
Rating: 9. We especially appreciate that they cover what’s appropriate for different industries.

Men’s Summer Style: Where to Invest and Where to SaveStyle Girlfriend
What it is: Kind of an 11-item set of stock tips on what’s worth your dough and what you can go cheap on.
When you’ll use it: Summer.
Best line: “As someone who effectively tossed $200 into the ocean last summer after a barely functional bikini (read: world’s worst tan lines) fell apart after one vacation, I quickly waded into a save and invest mentality when it comes to summer essentials.”
Rating: 7. This kind of thing is important to address ($300 sunglasses that we lost after a week, we hardly knew ye), but, as is SG’s wont sometimes, even the “invest” pieces are a little on the cheap side. Which is great in theory, but—and we lament this—$180 might not get you a loafer of high-enough quality to be considered an investment.

Geoff Rynex is the only person named Geoff Rynex in the history of mankind. He would rather have the best burger than the best steak, likes hearing bartender stories and spends too much money on clothes.

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