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Judi Dench is Looking Pretty Good

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Also, Six Other Women: Nine just gets better and better. [Style.com]

The Augmented Interview: Eighteen surprisingly intense quotes from Robert Downey Jr., courtesy of Esquire’s latest hi-tech issue. [Esquire]

Moc Trial: After declaring war on the half-zip sweater, the new kids of style blogging shine a light on Arrow Moccasins. [Put This On]

I Have Not Yet Begun to Twee: A discourse on airports, sketchily rendered in colored pencil. [The Awl]

Lara Stone is a Woman with Ulterior Motives

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Also Known as a Femme Fatale: Someone runs a garters-and-tights editorial spread every few months…and we have no problem with that. [Fashion Copious]

All Together Now: Popular music’s greatest hits, scrambled, courtesy of the fine folks at Eclectic Method. [Boing Boing]

Panda Panda Panda: How cute is too cute, asks an article topped by a picture of a panda. [Vanity Fair]

Hooray Success: Alain de Botton ponders the true meaning of success. His conclusion: Most of it is having an awesome name. [TED]

The Canadian List

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Lobster aside, Prince Edward Island’s main exports seem to be cold fronts and grandmotherly affection, so it’s only natural they make a hell of a cardigan.

Brooklyn outlet C’H’C’M’ just restocked their knitwear section with a few hats, scarves, and this cardigan from PEI’s Northern Watters. The color scheme is pretty twee, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, and the wool is thick enough to inspire all sorts of warm, fuzzy feelings.

Your move, Nantucket.

It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

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Pastel can be effective, if used sparingly, and it’s worth having a few lighter items in your closet. But we wouldn’t start with baby blue pants. In fact, we’d stay away from these entirely.

Corduroy is pretty twee to begin with, and coloring it like a baby blanket pushes it past McSweeneys into manchild territory. We’ve got nothing against Mr. Rogers—in fact, we regard him as the unspoken pioneer of the cardigan—but even the most unimpeachably masculine among us would have trouble pulling this off.

Everyone ages out of looks, but the cutoff for this is probably somewhere around puberty.