this morning it was pretty cold, nothing dramatic but it made me think how over-looked the balaclava is these days. it is just another case of a handful of bad apples giving responsible balaclava wearers a bad name.

the thing to remember is that it is a piece of clothing and nothing to do with violence or terrifying intimidation. just look at this chap, there's nothing to fear from him.

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that said, if you plan to go carol singing with your friends while all wearing one, can i suggest that you start singing almost immediately as they open the door to help avoid any unnecessary confusion.

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read more about balaclavas here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balaclava_(clothing)