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Old 03-27-2017, 06:09 PM
 
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A tote bag is carried over the shoulders.
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Old 03-27-2017, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I think we need some clarification on what's being considered a "tote bag." To me, this comes to mind:


http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aamm...0/10842037.jpg
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Old 03-27-2017, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Encino, CA
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I think we need some clarification on what's being considered a "tote bag." To me, this comes to mind:


http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aamm...0/10842037.jpg
And to me, THIS comes to mind:

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Old 03-27-2017, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Encino, CA
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This also comes to mind if its an over the shoulder bag:

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Old 03-27-2017, 11:39 PM
 
Location: WA
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That guy has been eating a lot of raw carrots.
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Old 03-27-2017, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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I own all sorts of bags for carrying things, depending upon my need. I have backpacks, including an indestructible Tumi, briefcases in leather, matching Zero Halliburton briefcase and computer case, a messenger bag or two, a couple of duffel bags, and tote bags.

However, I have tote bags that are made and sold for men, including Ralph Lauren and LL Bean with zip tops. They are perfect for the farmer's market, grocery store, etc. where I am not going to ruin a briefcase or messenger bag by stuffing various things into it, when a practical canvas tote bag will work. Even Carhartt sells unisex tote bags, though they do call one of the bags geared toward men a "tool bag," but it's a tote bag with a flat bottom that could be used for tools, yet I've seen guys carrying them other places than where they would carry a bag of tools. I don't wear my tote bags on my shoulder, though, just carry them in hand like a shopping bag. And, I've never gotten a comment or a look, though I was asked where I got a particular bag that I own by a couple of people. They are very practical, be it for the beach, grocery store (no ripping plastic or paper bags or those horrible re-usable bags that you cannot put in the washer), farmer's market, antique fairs, carrying snacks for children on outings, etc. It's nothing like a purse.
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Old 03-28-2017, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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It's silly....backpacks are okay but other "carry-alls" aren't? A lot of guys also have crossover bags, messenger bags, etc. Would you rather see a guy with overstuffed pockets or a nice bag to carry their stuff in? I don't think many guys like bags that require carrying because they seem to always want to have both hands free - that's more practical for women too.
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Old 03-28-2017, 06:32 AM
 
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And to me, THIS comes to mind:
That's a satchel, not a tote.
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Old 03-28-2017, 06:33 AM
 
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Personally, I'll take a tote, messenger, murse, whatever over sloppy looking cargos with bulging heavy pockets.
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Old 03-28-2017, 06:48 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I use to carry around messenger bags, and yet I still receive comments from certain guys saying sarcastic comments like "nice purse". I then moved to tote bags and find them to suit me best. I'm far from being gay and I have nothing against gays, although I still see no relationship between being gay to what a guy wears. I wish more people in America would open up and have a better sense of fashion and treat others who wish to be different with respect. America is so far behind the rest of the world. Fashion doesn't make one gay.

True but I don't picture a gay man wearing carpenter jeans and a flannel shirt. Most gay men I know (and I know quite a few) are very into fashion and would never dress like a slob although, here in Florida, I'm not seeing the trendiness quite as much as I did on Long Island.
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