I've been tentatively exploring the idea of jumping on the current style bandwagon – the face mask. It's never been a more mainstream fashion choice. Here are the options I've tried so far, and why I'm having difficulty adjusting to them.
It took me a while to figure out which way around I was supposed to wear it. My best guess was with the loop going over the top of my head and tucked behind my ears, and the loose ends tied together at the back of my head where, due to the size of my head, they are barely long enough to tie a sad sort of bow. I'll admit, it's attractive. However, there's no elastic and it's not form-fitting, so as the open sides kind of bag out, it probably doesn't protect anybody from anything. If you can tell me a better way to tie this around my face, please speak up in the comments. However, I've already tried it flipped around with the loop going around my neck and the loose ends at the top, tied at the back of my head – and it still bags out at the sides, just the same.
Nevertheless, the balaclava inspired me to go looking for another option, like the kind of stretchy nylon balaclava that motorcyclists wear. I went to the one place in town that I reckoned would deal in such things – the fleet store – and sure enough, they had a box of them on a shelf in the motorsports helmet and accessories aisle. The box, however, was empty. In another aisle, connected with I forget what types of products, I did find a similar line of products – elastic tubes in a variety of prints that you can pull over your head and use either as a scarf, a balaclava or a face mask. This, in fact: