A few nights ago I realized that I should probably get a mask to wear when I go grocery shopping, so I looked online for something I could buy, but everything I found was either too expensive, sold out, or had a long wait time. The recent Ivy Style post about Kamakura’s oxford-cloth masks made me realize that I might be able to make my own from an old OCBD I don’t wear anymore.
I have never sewn before, nor do I own a sewing machine, so I did some research and found a YouTube video that provided some simple instructions on how to hand-sew a mask. After an hour and a half of careful sewing, I had one less shirt, some shoes without laces, and a brand-new oxford-cloth mask.
Its plain white color was a little boring, so I decided to add a Brooks Brothers label to the corner to add some ostentatious charm. I’m not sure how effective it will be, but it should look good whether I’m wearing tweed or seersucker. — JACK LEE