Many cities in the United States as well as countries including Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Germany have ordered that face coverings are mandatory while in shops and riding on public transport, with many more countries expected to follow suit.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also 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 several face masks with designs available online that might fast-track the concept of covering your face in public into a regular habit. 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 remains to be seen.
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.
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Just a gentle reminder.
Bonkers to think that BAPE’s camo shark face masks are, like, an “it” item, isn’t it?
Billionaire Boys Club
A surprisingly budget-friendly option by Billionaire Boys Club. Better yet — profits go to University College Hospital London.
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?
Show your allegiance not to gang culture, but stopping germs with this bandana print bad boy from Profound.
“Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy – but mysterious,” famously said Yohji Yamamoto. We’re betting he’s wearing something like this right now.
This one from Off-White™ has a pretty questionable price tag. And we’re probably only getting starting.
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And the same goes here. Resale platforms are now a competitive trading post for face masks, including this coveted collab piece by Nike and Matthew M. Williams.
Mooooooo-ve over tiger stripes. There’s a new king of print in town and it is simply bovine, sorry, sublime.
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DSPTCH say they opted for a bandana style wearing method instead of the normal round the ear design. It’s kinda like a shoulder bag, but for your face.
Perfect for the acid house stan on the go.
Heron Preston goes faux-DIY with some nylon and a bit of bungee strapping. Just don’t tell them how much it set you back.
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.
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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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