At the start of 2020, America was destined on a path to great success. But within a matter of weeks our great nation was threatened by a pandemic. In short, COVID-19 devastated the economy as it rapidly spread throughout the world.
By June 2020, the fragile economy was slowly moving toward recovery, the health and welfare risks were far from over. The top-priority this fall season is personal protective equipment (PPE). In response to the highly contagious disease, forward-thinking brands soon developed hybrid facial masks to safeguard people. For example, masks now promote everyday protection while still being stylish and comfortable, provides tighter fits for a sleek look and maximum coverage and even one made with no straps around the ears, allowing the user to grab and pull the mask into place when needed and easy to lift up and hide it back in the brim!
Take a look here at the new fall/winter 2020 line-up that look mad stylish but have the power to protect!
är är Facemasks incorporate the most advanced technologies available to provide everyday protection while still being stylish and comfortable. The mask features a three-layer, replaceable nanofilter for maximum breathability, as well as the revolutionary ViralOff® treatment for its self-cleaning function. The “Eco Acqua Zero” technology helps repel water while bringing any moisture from inside the mask to the top, where it eventually evaporates. All of this allows for extended wear, even among the most active men, with minimal maintenance. Price in USD. $29.90
ALICE BLACK—Facemasks can be depersonalising, ugly and uncomfortable, yet we are faced with them as our new normal. ALICE BLACK unisex ‘Don’t Kiss Me’ embroidered facemask aims to fulfil an essential need with creativity, irreverence and style. The muse for the design is Claude Cahun, a rebellious spirit and seminal figure in 20th century art who regarded the mask as the ultimate vehicle for transcendence. Sustainably crafted in England in cool and breathable cotton & linen, each mask has been formed and sculpted as a little work of art in its own right. They come in 3 sizes and have been designed to last and tread lightly upon the environment. They can be washed and reused again and again – until the day we don’t have to wear them anymore. Price in USD. $22.00
ARI JOGIEL —-ARI JOGIEL’s Voyager mask is made of three layers for optimal protection and comfort, including an organic cotton layer, filter and antimicrobial finish. With two adjustable straps that go over the head, The Voyager provides a tighter fit for a sleek look and maximum coverage. Available in Lightning Blue and Jet Black, this style is perfect for every man, whether on the go or back in the office. Ten percent of every purchase goes to The Conscious Kid Foundation to help fight racism in schools. Price in USD. $24
Hedley & Bennett:
Hedley & Bennett—The Wake Up & Fight Mask is a super comfortable, breathable, and now fully adjustable mask for everyone. Hedley & Bennett developed these non-medical masks with Dr. Robert Cho, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at a local children’s hospital. It is designed so that you can insert a disposable filter within the fabric for an added layer of protection. With every mask purchased, a mask is donated to a frontline worker. Price in USD. $22 per mask
Hide-a-Mask-Hide-a-Mask is a perfect for men since masks are the new must-haves. Hide-a-mask is a normal baseball hat but with a mask hidden inside the brim, so you will always have a face mask at your fingertips. Hide-a-mask is comfortable since there are no straps around the ears, it’s easy to grab and pull the mask into place when needed and easy to lift up and hide it back in the brim. With COVID-19 infections surging and more states/local governments/businesses mandating masks, many are trying to find the best solution to always have a mask at their fingertips. Finally, there’s a stylish/convenient/comfortable innovation for those who are forgetful or reluctant, but have no problem wearing a baseball hat. Price in USD. $24.95
The Sheertex masks are made with the brand’s revolutionary knit comprised of the same polymers found in ballistic materials. The Sheertex knit is lighter weight and stronger than any other knit on the market today making the mask naturally cooling, antimicrobial, and hydrophobic. By giving it a natural, curved form, Sheertex masks ensure that it’ll stay put while giving the wearer enough space to breathe. This mask is reusable, adjustable, and is made with a built-in filter pouch. The company emphasized the importance of particle filtration in the masks while most brands are not testing them at all; Sheertex masks performed at 83.95% in particle filtration making them highly efficacious. Grounded in its sustainability values, the brand aims to help eliminate overall waste as wearers can wash and reuse them versus wearing single-use masks. 3. Price in USD: $30
SLEEFS– Gray Scraped Camo Face Mask With Nose Shape. Our masks come in different shapes and designs so that men can always find the perfect fit for their face as well as a design they will surely like. $15.00
Someone Somewhere– This mask is great for active men who are outdoors and want reflective clothing that isn’t a bright neon color. The EasyMask has an interior pocket to add a third filter making it easier to breathe and adding more protection. It wraps around the back of your head to avoid putting pressure behind your ears. It easily rolls up to fit in a small space such as a backpack or pocket. $19 USD
SoterTex— SoterTex Copper+ is one of the pioneers in the world of reusable masks achieving the same standard of US medical mask ASTM F2100-19 Level 2, and proven to filter over 98% of the harmful airborne particles down to 0.1micron in size. The technology of infusing ionized copper on its outer fabric provides additional antibacterial function of eliminating 99% of bacteria. With an ergonomic design and engineered structure, it offers the wearer ample room to breathe and “Never Collapse on You” comfort, while the mouldable nose bridge tap and adjustable ear loops ensure an excellent fit. The classic design suits every occasion for everyday use, from walking your dog to attending a board meeting. It is also easy to wash and is reusable up to 60 times with all functional properties maintained. Copper+ is a perfect mask for men, providing a sustainable solution of protection, versatility, style, and ease of use. USD$19.99.
Tata Harper-These co-designed, 100% silk masks are ultra-soft and breathable, making it ideally suited for those with sensitive or blemish-prone complexions. The silk material is not only cooling and naturally hypoallergenic, but also has natural moisturizing properties to help retain your skin’s moisture (as opposed to highly absorbent cotton), and causes less friction and irritation. The 2-pack limited-edition face masks come in a Champagne and Olive shade, making them both fashionable and functional. They are hand-washable and feature an expandable strap for a comfortable fit. $68
TrueContour –The TrueContour TC1 Mask is a cutting-edge, every-day face mask that is made fully-custom to your face, making it more comfortable, more effective, transparent, and better for the planet than other masks. Using any iPhone X or newer, you can take a 3D scan of your face in under a minute. Your mask is then made uniquely for your face using your scan. Price in USD. $95.00
West Point Home:
WestPoint Home—The Single Black Martex Health Triple-Layer Adult Face Mask with SILVERbac™ Antimicrobial Technology from WestPoint Home has a 100% polypropylene inner layer, as well as Comfort Loop elastic that can be knotted easily for a snug fit. The SILVERbac™ antimicrobial technology powered by silver-infused fibers inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria. This mask is washable and reusable. A perfect mask for a trip to the grocery store, pharmacy, essential errands, or public transportation; the plain black option makes for a mask that is sleek and can match with any outfit choice. It is manufactured in the WestPoint Home factory where cleanliness and quality assurance are top priority. Price in USD. $9.99
The xMask Mesh 3.0 is unlike any competitor’s brand, constructed with a whole new level of protection, these valve masks are equipped with 2-way filters, protecting both the air being breathed in and out. The xMask Mesh is a washable, and reusable face mask made from antimicrobial materials and engineered for breathability. Equipped with a set of filtered non-return valves to ensure that you’re breathing safe, filtered air while protecting those around you. Featuring a clean timeless design, an adjustable head strap and malleable nose strip for the best fit and protection available. The xMask is tested with results showing 95% filtering efficiency against particles down to 0.3μm in size. Plus, for every mask bought one is donated, to a hospital in need. To date xMask has donated over 50,000 masks to hospitals across the USA. Price in USD. $49.00