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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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Honda notified dealers of upcoming supply cuts.

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Honda, like all major automakers today, is truly a global operation. Though it produces plenty of vehicles here in the United States, many of the components it relies on for manufacturing come from elsewhere in the world. That means Honda, like the other auto giants, needs its global supply chain operating smoothly in order to prevent disruption. Unfortunately for Honda dealers and potential customers, disruption is what's about to happen. The automaker recently sent a letter to its dealers, forecasting reduced vehicle supply in the coming weeks.


2021 Honda Ridgeline No. 19 - Honda Photo courtesy of American Honda Motor Co., Inc


The dealer letter, posted to the Civic XI forum and fan site, was dated August 25 and confirmed by a dealer upset with the development, according to Automotive News. In the letter, Honda cites the ongoing pandemic and microchip shortages as major factors impacting its production efforts. Total shipments to dealers could be cut by up to 40 percent, but not all models will be affected to the same degree.

The letter noted that supplies of the Pilot and Passport SUVs will hold steady, and shared that production of the Civic hatchback is on schedule. However, the situation is fluid and could change at any time, so there's a chance that timelines could speed up or slack off as necessary.


2022 Honda Pilot Some models will see more cuts than others.Photo courtesy of American Honda Motor Co., Inc


Honda is just the latest in a long line of automakers struggling to keep pace with demand in the face of several converging global crises. In an effort to keep vehicles rolling out of factories, General Motors has implemented selective feature cuts in some of its new vehicles, such as the removal of engine start/stop tech from some trucks and SUVs. Earlier this month, Ford Motor Company told Mustang Mach-E buyers to expect delays of at least six weeks as it grapples with the chip shortage, and will temporarily reduce production capacity at a few of its plants.

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The Navigator gets several updates for 2022, including new styling and tech.

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The Lincoln Navigator was one of the first ultra-luxury SUVs when it launched over two decades ago, which helped kickstart the big-vehicle craze that still rages on today. Lincoln has continued improving the Navigator over the years to the point that it's now a rolling showcase of the latest and most impressive tech, staggering luxury features, and actual utility vehicle functionality. The vehicle was last fully overhauled in 2018, but the 2022 model picks up revised style, even more premium features, and new themes for the range-topping Navigator Black Label model.


2022 Lincoln Navigator Black Label is Lincoln's top trim offering, and is available in several of its vehicles. Lincoln


Lincoln introduced two new themes as part of the Navigator's Black Label offering for 2022. The Central Park theme features dark walnut open-pore wood trim, luxury leather in an exclusive Urban Green color, and an available Black Label-exclusive Manhattan Green Metallic paint color. The Invitation theme brings open-pore Khaya wood, Venetian luxury black leather, special interior lighting elements, and brandy-colored stitching. Both themes feature laser etching and other intricate detail work inside the vheicle.


2022 Lincoln Navigator The Navigator Black Label is offered with two new themes: Central Park and Invitation.Lincoln


Black Label launched in 2014 and is Lincoln's top-end end model offering. It's available in the Nautilus, Aviator, and Navigator, and brings several vehicle features and auxiliary services to Lincoln owners. Black Label vehicle features and services include:

  • Concierge access: The Lincoln concierge can schedule service or cleaning, answer vehicle questions, and help schedule dinners or other experiences. Black Label owners also get a complimentary dinner for two, which can be scheduled through the concierge.
  • Special airport and rental car services: Lincoln partnered with Avis to provide guaranteed rental car access, an exclusive and dedicated phone line for Black Label owners, and free rentals at select airports. Owners also get a membership to CLEAR, which offers expedited airport security passage and other perks.
  • Extended complimentary maintenance plan: Black Label owners receive four years of free maintenance. If the owner lives within 50 miles of a dealer, they will pick up and deliver the vehicle so that the owner does not need to leave home. Free car washes and annual detailing are also part of the deal.

We don't have pricing details for the 2022 Navigator yet, but we expect its price tag to be similar to that of the 2021 Black Label model, which started at around $100,000 after destination. Lincoln says that it will release more information closer to the Navigator's expected on-sale date early in 2022.


2022 Lincoln Navigator Black Label models feature a staggering level of attention to detail.Lincoln

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