Is there any point explaining to you why we're wearing face masks? It's all we've been talking about for the past year, really. Whether you've embraced it, simply come to terms with it, or actively dislike wearing a mask every day, you've got no choice in the matter so why not make the most of it? While the face mask was never intended to become a fashion accessory, there's no surprise that it quickly became one, with names like Marine Serre, JW Anderson, and many, many more getting in on the must-have item.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has formally recommended that people wear "cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain," wherever possible.

While there are online tutorials that show you how to make your own face covering, there are thousands of face masks with designs available online that make covering your face in public a pleasure. As our recent report on the Lyst index made clear, face masks are now the hottest item in menswear, whether this is because it's a trend or a necessity is up for debate.

Something to remember is that a face mask is only effective when worn in conjunction with regular hand-washing with soap, observing recommended social distancing practices, and following government guidelines.

So with that in mind, scroll through our list of face masks available online.

IVY PARK x adidas

Reflective Face Covers

Reflective Face Covers

$20

IVY PARK x adidas

Buy at adidas US

Queen Bey says wear a mask.

Champion

Ellipse Reusable Face Mask

Ellipse Reusable Face Mask

$10

Champion

Buy at Urban Outfitters

Undisputed champ.

C.P. Company

Dryarn® Face Mask

Dryarn® Face Mask

$85

C.P. Company

15% off sitewide FW2021

15% off sitewide FW2021

Buy at ssense

For when football stadiums open again.

Marine Serre

Moon Lozenge Daily Wear Mask

Moon Lozenge Daily Wear Mask

$160

Marine Serre

15% off sitewide FW2021

15% off sitewide FW2021

Buy at ssense

Checkerboard charm.

Johnlawrencesullivan

Nylon Face Mask

Nylon Face Mask

$185

Johnlawrencesullivan

15% off sitewide FW2021

15% off sitewide FW2021

Buy at ssense

PPE but make it bondage.

Eastwood Danso

Graphic Mask

Graphic Mask

$115

Eastwood Danso

15% off sitewide FW2021

15% off sitewide FW2021

Buy at ssense

Springtime brightness from Eastwood Danso.

Falke

Set Of Two Striped Face Coverings

Set Of Two Striped Face Coverings

$15

Falke

Buy at Matchesfashion

Lightweight, breathable, and water-repellant. From workouts to the everyday, Falke's 2-pack has you covered, literally.

JW Anderson

Logo Pattern Face Mask

Logo Pattern Face Mask

$50

JW Anderson

Buy at Farfetch

Pandemic style on lock for lockdown.

UNIQLO

Airism Face Mask (Pack of 3)

Airism Face Mask (Pack of 3)

$15

UNIQLO

Buy at uniqlo

Back to basics.

R-PUR x Marine Serre

Reflective Moon Face Mask

TBA

R-PUR x Marine Serre

Buy at R-PUR

What in the dystopian future is this?

Chrome Hearts

Motif Facemask

Motif Facemask

$91

Chrome Hearts

Buy at stockx

Any guesses for who'll make the first lyrical reference to the Chrome Hearts face mask?

Under Armor

Sportsmask

Sportsmask

$30

Under Armour

Buy at eastbay

Workout-ready.

Mister Tee x Build Your Brand

Stay Home Face Mask

Stay Home Face Mask

$12

Mister Tee x Build Your Brand

Buy at HHV

Just a gentle reminder.

Reebok

Face Covers

Face Covers

$30

Reebok

Buy at Reebok

Looks suspiciously like the adidas one...

adidas

Face Mask

Face Mask

$20

adidas

Buy at adidas US

Wallet-friendly and timeless.

Takashi Murakami

Moss Green

Moss Green

$122

Takashi Murakami

Buy at stockx

If you're one of the 177 million that follows Kylie Jenner on Insta, you might have spotted her sporting a Murakami face mask recently. Well, if you've got the money, why not?

Off-White™

Logo Face Mask (FW20)

Logo Face Mask (FW20)

$159

Off-White™

Buy at stockx

Off-White™ masks have a pretty questionable price tag. And we're probably only getting starting.

Sixty-Nine

Cow Print Mask

$6

Sixty-Nine

Buy at Sixty-Nine

Mooooooo-ve over tiger stripes. There's a new king of print in town and it is simply bovine, sorry, sublime.

Vapor 95

Smiley Mask

Smiley Mask

$15

Vapor 95

Buy at vapor95

Perfect for the acid house stan on the go.

Sundae School

S A T I V A Mask 3-Pack

S A T I V A Mask 3-Pack

$29

Sundae School

Buy at Sundae School

Not all masks carry financial burdens, though. Sundae School serves up a sweet trio of re-usable, washable masks. 50 percent of proceeds also go to a foodbank in NYC.

Mister Tee x Build Your Brand

Bandana Face Mask

Bandana Face Mask

$12

Mister Tee x Build Your Brand

Buy at HHV

For all our sakes, let's hope this whole mask-wearing thing doesn't go on too long. And should it not, copping one for under $15 is smart.

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