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Old 03-27-2017, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Tote bags or Jack Bauer macho messenger bags?
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Old 03-27-2017, 03:06 PM
 
Location: alabama.
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it`s fine as long as they have the granny bun hair doos and dont wear socks ...
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Old 03-27-2017, 03:39 PM
 
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My husband never carried anything, except his wallet and keys in his pocket, until he owned his own business. Then he went out and got a messenger bag to take to work. Something like that is obviously a necessity for a man who has to carry things like papers and a laptop back and forth. My dad used a briefcase, but he was also the type who wore a suit and tie every day. My husband owns an auto shop and a briefcase would be a bit stuffy. Anyway, I don't see any problem with men using a tote bag or whatever works for them. Who cares?
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Old 03-27-2017, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Encino, CA
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What's wrong with guys carrying tote bags? What's your opinion about guys carrying tote bags? I find it very functional and very fashionable,..............
There is nothing "wrong" with guys who want to walk around with purses or "purse like" things hanging over their shoulders. If you have a tablet/laptop, it seems to be an easy way to carry it around. But I DO have a problem with it being "fashionable". I mean, if you want to sashay around with one on your shoulder more power to you, but I'll never do it. Do it for a purpose, NOT for fashion. Its when its done as a fashion statement is where it starts to appear........you know.........Elton John like.
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Old 03-27-2017, 04:01 PM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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I use shoulder bags when I go bike riding...and I use my bike as transportation, so usually have some sort of bag. At my age, I could care less if it looks "odd"...
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Old 03-27-2017, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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When I first met my daughter's first serious boyfriend, I had to give him a serious shakedown. Including "son, do you now, or have you ever carried a murse?

Answer: "No sir, I carry a satchel. A murse is far too small for my weapons"


OK- you passed.
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Old 03-27-2017, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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It is definitely a European thing, and still very much exists over here. My husband has a bag he wears for work that has his papers, laptop, etc. it's also his travel bag. He doesn't take places outside of work. As a woman, I can say it did get old having your husband always say "can you put this in your purse?"
Definitely commonplace outside of Europe. Messenger-type satchel bags are great for transforming laptops, work documents, etc. And no more feminine than a briefcase. Any commuter transit is going to be full of guys with messenger bags.
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Old 03-27-2017, 04:41 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Way back when (late '60s) I carried a Samsonite briefcase. For a year or so before I retired in 2008 and while I was walking four miles, round-trip to get to and from work I carried a day pack and decidedly not a designer one. A $40 one worked just fine. As for these other things....well....a purse by any other name...!
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Old 03-27-2017, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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There's nothing wrong with a guy carrying a tote bag, it's functional and looks good at the same time.
Correct.

But it upsets some people's notions of gender roles, and such people get really bent out of shape if others don't adhere to the gender roles they idealize.
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Old 03-27-2017, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Correct.

But it upsets some people's notions of gender roles, and such people get really bent out of shape if others don't adhere to the gender roles they idealize.
You know I've never seen a guy carrying a tote bag; I've seen loads of guys carrying messenger bags though.

Generally a tote bag is not carried over the shoulder.
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