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These 100-percent silk, handmade automotive-inspired face masks are also pocket squares

The Outlierman is offering a variety of face masks in automotive-inspired prints.

Photo courtesy of The Outlierman

Artisans in Como, Italy are busy handcrafting automotive-inspired face masks for clientele of The Outlierman.

Each non-medical face covering is made of several layers of 100 percent silk out and features some of the company's most popular designs including the Gentleman Driver, World Beater and Vintage Race. Each mask has been incorporated with a one-time use medical filter. Additional filters are available via third-party sites unaffiliated with the company.

The Outlierman silk face mask The face masks are made of 100 percent silk.Photo courtesy of The Outlierman

When face masks are no longer the vogue thing to do, the fasciae mask transforms into a pocket square for style longevity.

Andrea Mazzuca, founder of The Outlierman, said: "Following our successful reopening last week, I'm delighted to be able to launch our first new product for several months, after lots of demand and enquiries from our customers.

"I'm very happy that we are able to fulfil our customers' needs with a non-medical face covering that allows them to still embrace the spirit of being a gentleman driver, whilst using a comfortable product that also encapsulates some of our most notable designs."

Each face mask has stretchy ear loops and an adjustable wire nose fitting. They are washable and reusable. Washing instructions include cleansing the mask in hot water with detergent or dry cleaning. Owners are advised not to iron the product.

The face masks join an extensive lineup of accessories offered by The Outlierman including driving gloves, ties, bow ties, pocket squares, braces, scarves, and foulard. The company also sells a number of bag styles: weekender, trolley, duffle, and backpack. There are also document and travel cases.

The Outlierman silk face mask When you're done using them as a face mask, they can be changed over to a packet square.Photo courtesy of The Outlierman

The Outlierman sells the masks in a set of three for €75.

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The 2022 Bentley Bentayga S combines dark exterior accents with new dynamic capability.

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Following a mid-generation facelift, Bentley is upping the ante once again on its popular Bentayga SUV. This time, the change comes in the form of a new model - Bentayga S - that is designed to be the sportiest offering in the crossover's lineup. This is the first time an "S" version of the Bentayga has been offered.

Its sport-tuned abilities come courtesy of standard Bentley Dynamic Ride, an anti-roll technology that plays with the model's 15 percent increase in damping in Sport mode to deliver a more engaging drive mode. The automaker has retuned the brakes for the car. It now lightly brakes the inside rear wheel at corner entry to sharpen the front axle turn-in.

The model continues to have four drive modes (Snow and Wet Grass, Dirt and Gravel, Mud and Trail, and Sand) and continues to be able to ford up to 500 mm of water.

2022 Bentley Bentayga S

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The Bentayga S rides on standard 22-inch wheels in the buyer's choice of one of three finishes while a larger-than-traditional spoiler takes up room out back. Black exterior accents give the Bentley a unique look while a newly designed, free-flowing sports exhaust provides a robust sound out the rear of the car. Gloss black side sills and front and rear lower bumpers work with dark tinted head and taillight lenses, black door mirrors, and black split-oval tailpipes complete the look.

Powering the auto is a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that gets 542 brake horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque. The power plant moves the car from zero to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds with the accelerator at the floor and it has a top speed of 180 mph.

Bentyaga S's cabin has new seats, unique stitching, a fresh color split, and Alcantara upholstery. "S" badging can be found on the passenger fascia, instrument panel graphics, and illuminated treadplates.

Buyers can get the car in a four-, five- or seven-seat configuration. The seats are fluted with stitching contrasting and complementing the hide color.

In front of the driver is a fully digital instrument cluster that was designed to be reminiscent of high-end chronographs. Drivers can customize the look of the display.

Pricing for the model has yet to be released, but is expected to be a premium on the current Bentayga starting MSRP of around $166,000.

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Eugenia Post Modern poses with a Ducati Scrambler in a publicity photo for the musical series.

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A new, six-episode web series brings together the sounds of Italian musicians and the stories of their lives. It's all part of a marketing campaign for the new Ducati Scrambler, a motorcycle that the manufacturer bills as having a "non-conformist nature", the very same thing that many musicians are accused of.

Scrambler Ducati Live features six live sessions and interviews with emerging musicians in Italy. The project is carried out in collaboration with Fonoprint, the historic recording studio in Bologna which has hosted and contributed to the greatest hits of artists such as Zucchero, Vasco Rossi, Francesco Guccini, and Andrea Bocelli.

Ducati Scrambler Series Sunday Morning records their live session as part of the Ducati series.Photo courtesy of Ducati

The bands featured in the series represent a variety of musical genres from rock and blues to folk and post-punk. The bands each sing in English. The list of featured talent includes Jennifer Gentle, Giungla, Bee Bee Sea, Black Snake Moan, and Sunday Morning.

The first episode of the web series is available on Scramblerducati.com, on the YouTube page and on the Scrambler Ducati social channels. It features Eugenia Post Meridiem who, in the setting of the recording and production facilities of Fonoprint's Studio A and the Scrambler Ducati Food Factory restaurant, talk about themselves in music and words.

Ducati isn't the only company incorporating music into the promotional rollout for its products. Singer Chris Stapleton recently covered a vintage song by legendary R&B singer Al Green for a new Ram Trucks campaign. DJ MK created a Spotify playlist as part of a multifaceted initiative surrounding the refreshed 2021 Jaguar F-Pace. Ford tapped DJ D-Nice for an F-150 commercial while Hyundai teamed up with singer/songwriter Ren Harvieu to create new music that celebrates the possibility of a zero emissions future.

Other automakers are getting straight into the headphones and speaker game. Bugatti and Tidal have co-created a new type of speaker system for high-end clients while Lamborghini and Master & Dynamic have launched a series of head- and earphones.

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