Mask No. 12: Chairman of the Board
MAKE: All of our masks are made with 3 layers of protection: the outside, the lining, and the second lining, a soft fabric that goes closest to your face and can hold a filter inside. We tested a number of different fabrics and then settled on a polyester blend because of its wicking properties (ie repels waters) as the coronavirus disease can remain in the air over 3 hours, attached to invisible water droplets.
Cotton will not work well as it absorbs moisture and could injury you as you may breathe in the virus. We use these masks with the filter for jogging, so you can wear it all day long whether you are a first responder or are in a situation where multiple people are present, such as a retail location.
EASY CARE: You can easily throw these into your wash and air dry them (you can machine dry them on delicate). As we change our masks daily, we wash it at the end of the day in a bowl with three dabs of handwashing soap (You can use different types of soaps but they become harder to remove and may leave residue). We then let them sit for 10 minutes as the soap dissolves the viral wall; just add enough hot water to cover the mask. Then, simply rinse it and air dry it. If you don't have enough masks, simply use a hairdryer to finish the drying process. We recommend you wash it daily to remove viruses it trapped and to use the filter for maximum protection, as this is your life.
DESIGN STORY: This design is a wonderful adaptation from our No. 1 best-selling tie, Successo, or Success. Our brilliant artist in San Diego, Matt Forderer was able to work with us in creating an adaptation of the Italian design that would work on a mask. In this case, he created a look of elegance, but with lines of understated simplicity.
We also have a feeling of 'speed' with this design; it seems to flow both rapidly and effortlessly. Again, as with Matt's other designs, it is one you can wear to a black-tie event or with the highest of diplomats. One of our favorite masks, it was also a very difficult one to name. This one evoked a feeling of education, sophistication, quiet elegance, but indisputable power, hence we named it Chairman of The Board