This week on dysfunctional fashion items, we bring you ASOS chain mail face mask.
Instead of being an ordinary mark that protects you against all those germs in the air and pollution, this silver mask is more of a sartorial statement.
The retailer debuted the quirky item on Twitter saying: Festival season/flu season/dealing with close-talkers, meet your fave new year-round piece.
Were not sure how much of a year-round fave its going to be considering it has holes in it which kind of defeats the point of a protective mask.
And followers on social media pretty much said the same thing (but harsher obviously, cause its Twitter).
Fire the designer cried one person while another said it was ridiculous.
Another felt it was a bit pointless: This will categorically not prevent the transmission of influenza.
But at least youll look trendy on the streets?
Over on its website, ASOS describes it as having a silver-tone finish, draped front with stretch elastic straps.
If you do feel like stunting in this mask, be sure to check the weather first as the retailer states you should avoid contact with liquids.
So, probably not very suitable for British rainy weather then.
If youre still keen, the glitzy mask will set you back £12.
People online werent feeling it though, saying: They make actual medical-grade masks for sickness prevention… this is weird, and: Its got holes in it, and besides that looks completely ridiculous.
But the look did win over one person who wrote: Bad but I love it.
No matter how stylish you think it is, dont forget to use tissues, wash your hands, use sanitiser to protect against the flu.