Like many other Americans, I am willing to adopt whatever measures I can to stop the spread of COVID-19, and that includes wearing a face mask in public for the foreseeable future. Just so long as said mask is not black and not made from synthetic materials.
Fortunately, Kamakura Shirts has announced that they are accepting pre-orders for Japan-made, 100% cotton masks, a move that will no doubt save the lives of thousands of Ivy style-purists who wouldn’t be caught dead wearing something shiny and polyester. The esteemed Japanese shirt maker is currently offering masks made from fabrics including blue oxford, blue uni stripe broadcloth, blue gingham broadcloth and navy gingham broadcloth. Each are being sold as a 3-pack for $35, with an expected shipping date of early to late June.
As of press time, we could not confirm whether or not these OCFMs (oxford cloth face masks) include the option of a rear button or a locker loop. — ERIC TWARDZIK