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IDK Who Still Needs to Hear It But Bandanas Are Not Face Masks

IDK Who Still Needs to Hear It But Bandanas Are Not Face Masks
Elon Musk wearing a bandana

Who: Elon Musk

Location: West Hollywood.

What he’s wearing: A black tee celebrating the Apollo XI’s 50th anniversary, black jeans, a leather jacket, and a black and white bandana.

Editor’s Notes: Don’t be an idiot. It was only a couple of weeks ago that we saw a mask-less Musk getting up-close with Joe Rogan and Dave Chappelle (shortly before the comedian contracted Covid).  Yet even with all the money and scientific knowledge at his disposal, Musk hasn’t learned to mask-up properly.

Over the last year, the bandana has emerged as the face-covering of choice for celebrities who haven’t quite got the memo (Johnny Depp, Bruce Willis et al). Sure, guidance on masks from authorities has been confusing and sometimes contradictory, with health officials previously urging the public not to buy masks, due to a major shortage in crucial protective gear. But surely if you can colonize Mars you can put on an N95 respirator – especially if you’re going to eat out in a pandemic.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, a bandana is useful, but only if you’ve used the material as a base to make your own tight-fitting mask. Tying one around your face is not going to do a huge amount to protect you or others, and communicates a boomer, “IDGF” attitude to those in your vicinity.

Thankfully, the mask game has come a long way in the last year which means you can protect yourself and others while looking good. PPE gear is now firmly woven into the fabric of everyday life and it’s being produced by the likes of Marine Serre and Off-White™.

Check out some of our favorite protective gear including face masks you can work out in.

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