In a postmodern world where technology has created an amalgam intellect, where individuals are simultaneously anonymous and celebrity, where the engineered, yet unwritten social contract demands, more than ever before, we react to the spectacle of hyperreality as part of the day to day mechanics of what it means to live your life, to reveal your Authentic Self requires you Anti-Social Engineer the Hypermanipulated Self.
I'll be honest, I've wanted to tie a Neckerchief ever since I was a little boy and saw Clint Eastwood wear one in the Spaghetti Westerns.
Yet I always remained envious of the occasional real cowboy that passed my rural path. I feel the same about the Neckerchief as I do the beret, in that, they are fashion accessories to specific communities, to which either I don't belong.
It's a perfect solution if your goal is to not spread your germs. Fold it once diagonally, tie the diagonal ends behind your neck, with the flat part of the triangle over your nose. Like you're going to rob a train...
Then pull it down off your nose and leave it alone around your neck. A Neckerchief...
Now rock that shit!
In the crazy world where you not only have to worry about protecting yourself and everyone else, you also have to adjust your habits just to live your life, you are now prepared to wear a mask if it's required, or if you want to, or maybe even if it's just going to make one person more comfortable. Like a sign of respect.
Remember, this isn't going to do much to protect you from getting sick. Just other people. It will protect a bit. It's proven better than nothing.
It's just a bonus that we're all going to look cool doing it.