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Started by Dubris on Jan 11, 2021 3:42:12 PM
Your favourite face mask

In these pandemic times, many of us have become far more familiar with face masks than we ever were before, and masks have become more varied.

Which is your favourite? At the moment, mine is a dark red paisley pattern mask.

Ginmonkey - 11 Jan 2021 15:46:35 (#1 of 43)

Mine is a deep purple Liberty print with pinkish pansies. It is from a collection of Liberty ones, they are made from tana lawn cotton and are a generous fit from under my chin to the bridge of my nose.

AdonisBlue - 11 Jan 2021 16:01:18 (#2 of 43)

All the cloth ones are too tight and suffocate me. I can only wear the pale blue medical paper ones and even those steam up my specs. Driving in them is very dangerous. Hope they aren't going to be made compulsory.

Dubris - 11 Jan 2021 16:07:17 (#3 of 43)

I've just resigned myself to mostly steamed-up glasses for the duration. And I couldn't drive wearing a mask, but then it's only ever me on my own in the car or occasionally my mother (who I'm in a support bubble with) so the issue doesn't arise.

FrankieTeardrop - 11 Jan 2021 16:08:16 (#4 of 43)

Mine is dark purple with what I thought were paisley patterns; on closer inspection the patterns are Chinese

AdonisBlue - 11 Jan 2021 16:09:40 (#5 of 43)

I'm just wondering whether if they make it compulsory to wear masks at all times outdoors will this stretch to cars? If so the deaths through accidents will be higher than covid.

Dubris - 11 Jan 2021 16:15:02 (#6 of 43)

I can't see why it would be necessary for private vehicles. Taxis and buses are potentially different.

helbel - 11 Jan 2021 16:22:10 (#7 of 43)

I only have one proper face mask, it’s a Liberty tana lawn fabric with elastic that goes around the head rather than the ears.

I’ve had to repair a hole where the nose wire was creeping out twice, but it’s stood up well to being washed once a week or more.

AdonisBlue - 11 Jan 2021 16:22:53 (#8 of 43)

I can't see why it's necessary for people walking outdoors, alone to wear a mask but that's what's proposed.

As things worsen the PR machine is doing everything in its power to keep the finger of blame pointing at the naughty, non compliant public and away from the incompetent politicians.

Dubris - 11 Jan 2021 16:28:20 (#9 of 43)

Perhaps I was naive but I had in mind that this would be a thread about the different patterns and colours people were wearing, not the pros and cons of when they were wearing them. It is a Haven thread, after all - not UK News.

How can I be that frivolous? With remarkable ease.

wickeltisch - 11 Jan 2021 16:28:39 (#10 of 43)

Oh, I thought this would be a thread about cosmetic face masks that are supposed to make your skin look better.

As to the corona masks: I have no favourite as I can't see myself in them. They all steam up my glasses so even if there's a mirror I can't see much.

And for drivers in Germany in private cars mask wearing is forbidden for the sake of being recognisable when a speed camera has caught you. It's different for taxi drivers.

mingmong - 11 Jan 2021 16:29:03 (#11 of 43)

A black fabric thing that is starting to smell like one of Gwyneth Paltrow's 'special' candles

AdonisBlue - 11 Jan 2021 16:29:20 (#12 of 43)

Oh sorry, well I said upthread. Blue, paper, medical masks as that's all that work with my massive head and nose.

JennyRad - 11 Jan 2021 16:29:57 (#13 of 43)

I can't see why it's necessary for people walking outdoors, alone to wear a mask but that's what's proposed.

Presumably because it's simple to make a rule "wear a mask when outdoors" whereas it's hard to make a rule "wear a mask when in a busy place outdoors", and people - including you - are keen on nice simple rules.

All of my masks were made by my mother, with elastic fitted (to my head) by me, and in some cases with nose-wires added by me as well. My favourite is in a Christmassy fabric and the inner layer is 100% cotton, which is more comfortable than the polycotton inner layer of the others. So I will probably ask her to make up a couple more with 100% cotton inners, but the same polycotton navy-with-tiny-white-flowers outer.

browserbutton - 11 Jan 2021 16:30:21 (#14 of 43)

like one of Gwyneth Paltrow's 'special' candles

Heh. They do get a bit niffy. How often should you wash them?

AdonisBlue - 11 Jan 2021 16:31:54 (#15 of 43)

Mine are fully recycled, bleach, carbon and microplastic free organic honey free trade masks ofc.

JennyRad - 11 Jan 2021 16:32:11 (#16 of 43)

Heh. They do get a bit niffy. How often should you wash them?

Technically, after every wear. If I've worn one for less than an hour, though, I hang it up and leave it alone for a few days and wear it another time or two.

Do bear in mind that if it's functioning as intended, it may be contaminated with Covid-19.

AdonisBlue - 11 Jan 2021 16:32:49 (#17 of 43)

They are great at revealing when you have smelly breath.

Macpaddy - 11 Jan 2021 16:33:23 (#18 of 43)

I can't see why it's necessary for people walking outdoors, alone to wear a mask but that's what's proposed.

Do we know everything that THEY know?

phantlers - 11 Jan 2021 16:33:24 (#19 of 43)

Earlier in the pandemic I was impressed with the entrepreneurism of Brazilians who were very quick on the uptake of the fabric mask cottage industry. There were very soon all manner of patterns (mostly football club oriented) on sale at very many street corners.

Almost one year on and I am back in work in a sector that is by now reliant on sales of ppe including a very wide range of face masks, some rather expensive.

Dubris - 11 Jan 2021 16:36:49 (#20 of 43)

#13 - Should one wear a Christmassy face mask after Twelfth Night?

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