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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.

If Geoff Rynex is honest, he still doesn't really understand what Bitcoin is.

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