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42 best face coverings for men from beard-friendly masks to designer looks

Here's our pick of fashionable men's face masks for the age of coronavirus

Karen Silas

In the era of coronavirus, face coverings, whether fabric or medical masks, neck gaiters or face shields, are a necessity for social distancing when we’re out and about, and as such have become as much a part of our style, and how we express it, like any other accessory in our wardrobe. That includes men, many of whom have beards or facial hair or bigger builds, so they're  looking for extra-large face coverings or men's face masks specifically designed with guys in mind.

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The men's face mask edit: Monochrome vs prints, beard-friendly, office-ready, neck gaiters & more

Thankfully it seems that these days there is a men's face mask style to fit every personality. In our list of the best men's face coverings, we've made sure to cover the most common needs.

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There are monochrome masks but if you love a bolder fashion print, you can find masks in Versace-style baroque or the bestselling Off-White designer face masks which immediately sold out and are now back in stock. If you are looking for a face covering to wear to the office, we've found the best smart men's face masks in traditional menswear fabrics, including one silk face covering that doubles as a pocket square. There are balaclava-style neck gaiters with filters for men – and we've even tracked down the best extra-large face masks for men with beards!

Is it normal for men to wear face masks?

Absolutely! Face masks are definitely a must for everyone these days. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that wearing non-medical fabric masks, which should be washed in hot water and detergent daily, will help protect others around you and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

While a joint study by Middlesex University and the Mathematical Science Research Institute, Berkeley in May found that men are less inclined to wear face masks in public, the normalisation of wearing masks is making it more commonplace across the board – which is good news for public health.

Signs of face masks becoming the new normal include a National Geographic and Morning Consult survey from October which reported that 74 percent of Americans said they saying they "always" wear a mask when leaving home, up nearly 25% since July. In another US poll by sexual wellness brand Royal, 88 percent of women said they find men who wear face masks 'sexier' than those who don't.

On that note, we've curated our favourite men's face masks, including fabric face coverings with or without filters, and face coverings from brands like Pacamask, whose face masks are made from special Silver Ion antibacterial fabric that promises to kill 99 percent of bacteria.

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Our most popular face masks for men

etsy face masks for men with beards

Many men are looking for special XXL face masks that have enough coverage larger faces, like these popular face masks from five-star Etsy seller Face Masks Chillspace 

XXL Face Masks, various prints, £9.99/$13.44 each, Etsy

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men with long beard face mask

For men with beards, you can find face masks like this one that have a size available for every beard length

Reusable face mask for men with beards, three lengths available, from £7.99/$10.75, Etsy

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silk mens face mask pocket square

Perfect for the guy who has to go to the office, Charles Tyrwhitt's silk men's face mask doubles as a pocket square

2-in-1 Silk Face Mask & Pocket Square, more prints available, £14.95/$29, Charles Tyrwhitt

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neck gaiter with filter for men

Neck gaiters are also a popular face mask option for men, especially with colder weather setting in – and you can even find these types of face coverings with filters for extra protection

Neck gaiter with filter, £11.99/$13.99, Amazon

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So whatever your face mask needs or style, here's a rundown of more of our favourites, including more great face masks for men with beards, office-appropriate face coverings, and neck gaiters for guys.

Monochrome men's face masks

ar face mask covering uk

Double protection: The popular face mask from är is self-cleaning and virus-resistant and also comes with a Nanofilter which blocks up to 99.8% of contaminants

är Big logo Grey without valve + 1 replaceable Nanofilter, €29.90/£26.82, Arfacemask.com

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chambray mens face mask covering

This 100% cotton chambray face-covering provides nose-to-chin coverage, has a filter pocket and both ear loops plus a tie for secure fastening

Double Layer Mask Scarf, £32.78, Nordstrom

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best mens face mask katie may

This triple-layer mask features with elastic head straps rather than ear loops and comes in three neutral colours. You can also get the ladies' version too

Katie May protected AF men's face mask, £19.95, The Tight Spot

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gstar raw mens face mask

The designer denim brand's organic cotton face coverings, which contain a filter and have an antibacterial effect, come in a set of five

G-Star Raw face mask, pack of 5, £45, G-Star.com

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black antibacterial face covering pacamask

A face mask with a five-star rating and made with antibacterial Silver Ion fabric

Face covering in black, more colours available, £17.95, Pacamask

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everlane human masks for men

Simple and stylish – and unisex!

100% human mask, pack of three, £20, Everlane

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shopbop face covering masks stylish

Keep it simple with men's face masks in neutral colours 

Z Supply Face Coverings 4 Pack, £18.36, Shopbop

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sixth-june

Parisian streetwear brand Six June have thrown their trendy hat into the face mask ring with this two-pack

Six June two-pack face coverings, £17, ASOS

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agolde cotton denim face mask for men

A stylish denim mask with canvas lining 

Agolde cotton masks, pack of 2, £29, Revolve

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hello face mask in navy blue

All profits from the HELLO! x Melissa Odabash face mask will be donated to WellChild

HELLO! mask in navy, £14, Melissa Odabash

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Men's face masks for beards

mens face mask ebay

Just £6.60 will get you a new double-layer handmade face mask with a nose wire – a great men's face mask for guys who wear glasses. The face covering is currently available in 15 colours and patterns, from solid hues to Halloween and camouflage prints 

Men's Face Mask, £6.60, eBay

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harris tweed masks for beards

This Etsy seller gives you the option to "Super Size" their tweed masks, which are handmade in Scotland, for a larger face covering and straps

XL Harris Tweed Face Masks Triple Layer with filter, £27.50, Etsy

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beard face mask usa etsy

A filter-compatible full face covering made to order and available in ten colours and patterns 

Beard face mask, various colours, £17.58, Etsy

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navy-etsy

Beard-friendly large masks made in the UK in navy blue and black. 

Navy blue mask, £13.49, Etsy

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big and tall face mask covering extra large

This extra-large face mask comes in themes like Star Wars, Star Trek, Batman and Snoopy

'Big and Tall' face mask £19.97, Etsy

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Men's smart face masks for the office

smart menswear face coverings for the office

These smart men's face masks are made from fabric that's water repellent and anti-microbial 

David Donahue 3-pack of men's face masks, £32.08, Nordstrom

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rowing stripe face mask reusable men

We love menswear vibe of this striped mask in maroon and navy 

Stripe print face mask in 'Rowing', £17.95, Pacamask

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Neck gaiters and snoods for men

neck gaiter with filter mens etsy

This neck gaiter has a filter pocket, comes in a one-layer or warmer two-layer style, and also is available in sizes up to XXL

Navy Neck Gaiter with Filter with Carbon Filter Pocket, from £19.99, Etsy

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mens neck gaiter snood with filter

On eBay you can find neck gaiters with filter pockets, like these ice silk snoods that also feature adjustable nose clips and can come with or without ear loops

Neck gaiter with filter and nose clip, £2.95 each, eBay

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neck gaiter with filter pack

You can also buy neck gaiters in multi-packs to make sure you always have one at the ready 

Neck Gaiter with Filter 4-pack, £10.15, Amazon

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Men's face masks in prints and colours

designer skull face mask

A very cool skull and crossbones print in navy and red 

Skull print face mask, £17.95, Pacamask

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video game theme face mask

For the guy who loves video games

Game controller print face mask, £17.95, Pacamask

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british designer masks

Stylish face masks by top designers Julien Macdonald, RIXO and Liam Hodges

Great British Designer Reusable Face Coverings, £15 for three, Boots

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shopbop lost and wander

There's a face covering for every mood...

Lost + Wander 3 Pack Face Coverings, £22.94, Shopbop

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trees-mask

This blue-and-white mask nods to the legendary wilderness of Harz Mountains National Park with its unique print

Blue patterned mask, £10.14, Redbubble 

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topman face coverings for men

You can get this great value two-pack of adjustable masks for under a tenner from Topman

2 pack black signature print fashion face mask, £9.99, Topman

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charcoal-mask

We love this simple geometric design!

Charcoal hexagons mask, £11.49, Redbubble

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kente face mask etsy

Beautiful West African motifs in 100% cotton

Kente Face mask, £11 each, Etsy

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asos mens mask

ASOS is donating £1 from every sale to Oxfam’s Coronavirus Emergency Response Appeal

ASOS DESIGN 2-pack face covering, £12, ASOS

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crocodile face mask

A quirky animal-themed face mask print

Crocodile Face masks, £11 each, Etsy

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rainbow face mask

A face mask for Pride, celebrating the NHS or just because he loves rainbows

Rainbow Face Mask, £9.58, Etsy

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original_sailing-face-mask

A fun look perfect for summer

Sailing Face Mask, £15.50, Not on the High Street

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nordstrom-masks

The trim gives a quirky finish and the fit is super comfy

4 Pack Adult Men's Contoured Face Masks, £22, Nordstrom

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topman-leopard-print-mask

Leopard print gets a modern update in this three-pack 

3 Pack Black And Leopard Print Fashion Face Mask, £12.99, Topman

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Men's designer face masks 

off white face mask covering back in stock

The sold-out top-selling designer face mask of 2020 is back in stock

Off-White arrows logo face mask, £70, Farfetch

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OFF WHITE DIAG face mask covering

Another popular offering from Off-White designer Virgil Abloh 

Off-White Diag printed face mask, £70, Farfetch

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Hugo Boss mens designer face mask

This mask features elastic bands that wrap around the ears and a metal nose bridge for an individual fit.

Blue face mask, £21, Hugo Boss

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dsquared2 icon face mask covering

Feeling iconic? Tell the world with this 'Icon' face covering by designer label DSquared2

DSQUARED2 'Icon' face mask, £85, Selfridges

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