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With all the stuff a guy needs to carry, has the man purse's time arrived?
The Denver Post ^ | 8/24/10 | Douglas Brown

Posted on 08/24/2010 7:02:45 AM PDT by MissTed

Stuff has spent the long summer shoved miserably in the pockets of my blue jeans and khakis.

Stuff like my wallet. It presses against my backside when I sit. My keys scratch my thighs with every step. When my reading glasses or sunglasses aren't clattering to the ground, they are hooked through the top of my shirt; if I cross my arms with abandon, I could break the frames. My iPhone tugs me down, and if I'm sitting when it chirps, I panic: How will I fish it out of my pocket in time?

As we approach September, with every hint of chilled air I dream of jackets. Jackets have pockets in the lining for a wallet or cellphone, and side pockets for keys and earbuds and little slips of pockets on the chest that are perfect for glasses.

Jackets have space for all of this stuff that has become part of my daily armor, stuff I didn't used to own, like an iPhone and earbuds and reading glasses.

But maybe I — and you too, dude — should be thinking about more than blazers and sport coats and ski parkas.

Bags. Maybe it's finally time for men to start carrying them. And not just to work. A bag to the coffee shop. To the bar. To the ballgame and the cage-fighting extravaganza and a bag to the monster truck show.

You know, guy bags.

"Just don't call it a 'man purse,' " said Courtney Colavita, fashion editor for Details magazine. "Don't approach it as fashion for guys. Approach it as making your life easier. Even if you wear a blazer in the winter, there is a risk. It could get weighed down. I embrace a bag for guys."

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To: Westbrook

It’s called a briefcase.

Good lord, have these fools have not a brain among them?

A purse for men. Like the fanny-pack...jeeze. Will these homo loving weirdo’s ever leave us alone?


21 posted on 08/24/2010 7:10:19 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Westbrook

I’m thinking of that picture of Obama throwing out the first pitch in which he’s got a purse on his elbow.


22 posted on 08/24/2010 7:10:30 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: martin_fierro; Tijeras_Slim

I know you’re going to rush out and buy one, Marty.


23 posted on 08/24/2010 7:11:22 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: MissTed
The guy wants a “murse” and he wants other guys to carry them too so he doesn't look like a complete homo.

Let me break it down for you, Sally.

iPhone on belt clip. If your wallet is too thick, take some of the crap out of it. If your keys are too much, put them in your back pocket or on your belt loop. As for the lipstick, powder puff, and tampons, leave ‘em at home.

24 posted on 08/24/2010 7:11:50 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
Bingo.
25 posted on 08/24/2010 7:11:54 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (What Would Don Draper Do?)
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To: MissTed
You must watch Flo from Progressive.com on YouTube to understand this issue:

It's a European Shoulder Bag

26 posted on 08/24/2010 7:12:15 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: All

hell no!


27 posted on 08/24/2010 7:13:09 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: MissTed
Men's bags


Gucci


Mark Nason

28 posted on 08/24/2010 7:13:14 AM PDT by deport
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To: Owl_Eagle
Post of the day.
29 posted on 08/24/2010 7:13:41 AM PDT by MissTed (My dogs have more integrity then my President)
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To: MissTed

Wish I could carry zip lock bags:

Great for buffets, breakfast meetings, loading up on condiments at the restaurant, etc.


30 posted on 08/24/2010 7:13:41 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Compact Theory)
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To: MissTed
The keys should be no problem. Hang them and the key fop on a carabiner and clip it to a belt loop.

You can get a holster for the cell phone at Walmart or a phone store.

31 posted on 08/24/2010 7:14:00 AM PDT by Clive
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To: MissTed

32 posted on 08/24/2010 7:14:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MissTed

I feel very strange when I don’t have the wallet, phone and keys in their designated pockets. Even in the winter I don’t move anything to the jacket. If I’m sitting down I will usually take my phone out. Everyone worries about brain cancer from cell phones, I’m pretty concerned about other brain cancer from cell phones.


33 posted on 08/24/2010 7:14:25 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: MissTed

No.


34 posted on 08/24/2010 7:15:52 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Clive
The keys should be no problem. Hang them and the key fop on a carabiner and clip it to a belt loop.

That looks very high school boyish.

35 posted on 08/24/2010 7:15:58 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: MissTed

I’ve got a full sized pickup truck. “man” purses for for train riders.


36 posted on 08/24/2010 7:16:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: MissTed
The only acceptable excuse for carrying a man-purse is for arsenal storage ...

If you're not using it to carry a half-dozen handguns, ammunition, suppressors, etc. -- then you're just a girl with a purse ... i.e. if you're not actually Jack Bauer, you're just Elton John.

SnakeDoc

37 posted on 08/24/2010 7:17:38 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Shut it down" ... 00:00:03 ... 00:00:02 ... 00:00:01 ... 00:00:00.)
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To: MissTed

I wear a small backpack. Haven’t carried a purse in years. Leaves your hands free, and all the ‘stuff’ is readily accessible. (screen name notwithstanding I’m a woman).

If I were a man, I’d consider a ‘messenger bag’ as an alternative to a backpack. But backpacks are the best.


38 posted on 08/24/2010 7:17:42 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Constitution Day; martin_fierro
This problem can be solved by the utility codpiece, as seen in this picture from "Zardoz on the Bayou".


39 posted on 08/24/2010 7:18:01 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: 556x45

Bras? My friend Sara came up with these:

http://www.spanx.com/category/index.jsp?categoryId=3955558


40 posted on 08/24/2010 7:18:18 AM PDT by goseminoles
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