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One of our favorite style icons is making a surprisingly low key comeback. Frank Serpico popped up in the Times over the weekend and reminded us just how much we like him. His look here seems to be the same shaggy chic he was sporting when he was on the force—the reporter describes him as looking “like some sort of fur trapper”—but it’s not just for show. Dressing like a head and sporting a beard circa 1962 were part of what made him able to break from the squares and do the right thing. In other words, the clothes mattered. If you haven’t seen the movie, do…but first take a minute to admire the man’s panache.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom