Skip to comments.With all the stuff a guy needs to carry, has the man purse's time arrived?
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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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?
I’m thinking of that picture of Obama throwing out the first pitch in which he’s got a purse on his elbow.
I know you’re going to rush out and buy one, Marty.
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.
Wish I could carry zip lock bags:
Great for buffets, breakfast meetings, loading up on condiments at the restaurant, etc.
You can get a holster for the cell phone at Walmart or a phone store.
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.
That looks very high school boyish.
I’ve got a full sized pickup truck. “man” purses for for train riders.
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.
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.
Bras? My friend Sara came up with these:
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