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Behold the balaclava: Why a 19th-century army accessory has taken over social media
Scroll through Instagram, TikTok or Pinterest this winter and you’ll see thousands of youthful faces framed inside what looks like an overgrown knitted sock. The balaclava, sometimes called a ski mask, has become an unusual sartorial staple — and a late entry in the race to claim 2021’s hottest fashion trend.
Typically made from wool,