Anytime you’re away from the office for a week or so, there’s a tendency to let your off-duty stubble grow into a full-scale beard—and judging by this recent snap, that’s just what Robert Pattinson did.

The result is worth a look, if only because it does most everything we want a beard to do. He looks older, has a bit more Victorian dignity (at least above the neck) and enjoyed an extra layer of protection against the English winter.

Our only complaint is that it’s a bit on the Galifianakis side, but that’s nothing a trimmer can’t fix.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom