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Old 07-16-2009, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Philly
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I have 2 coach soft leather briefcases I use for work. I used to do the backpack or computer bag at my former employer, but since I'm in a more image focused place, where relationships matter, and you're wearing suits for 9 months out of the year, the briefcase looks better and more professional.

It's been called a murse, a man purse, and all of the other names by friends and those close to me. I laugh, and keep moving. I do carry the thing on my shoulder, because I usually have my coffee in one hand and need a free hand to open doors and such.

But some of the bags men choose to carry are very feminine looking. I can appreciate some change in what is acceptable, but there is a line that can be crossed when something is obviously not masculine, but feminine.
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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I have 2 coach soft leather briefcases I use for work. I used to do the backpack or computer bag at my former employer, but since I'm in a more image focused place, where relationships matter, and you're wearing suits for 9 months out of the year, the briefcase looks better and more professional.

It's been called a murse, a man purse, and all of the other names by friends and those close to me. I laugh, and keep moving. I do carry the thing on my shoulder, because I usually have my coffee in one hand and need a free hand to open doors and such.

But some of the bags men choose to carry are very feminine looking. I can appreciate some change in what is acceptable, but there is a line that can be crossed when something is obviously not masculine, but feminine.
Good post
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: OKC
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It doesn't make me a genius. It just makes me realize that you don't think about the REASONS men or anyone else might need to carry a bag. Instead you're just throwing around "omg gay!" It's not a "trend" it's a "necessity" for some people.
The only men I have seen with these man purses are the old dorky type or the gay type. And trying to remember the last time I saw a gay dude, yet alone one with a purse, it might have been on tv and not in Oklahoma.

Most of us drive over 20 miles to work. The only real walking here is to the vehicle--please take this exaggeration as my means of making my point that man purses are not needed here.
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Colossus that Nevada bag is nice, appears well made.


Trust me, it's a wonderful feeling to have empty pockets in the pants. I used to do pockets but grew disillusioned over time.

There was a time in my mid twenties I used to put my comb in the right socks and the cell phone in the left. It used to ring and I always pulled it out of the leg, it started a trend.
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:44 PM
 
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In Japan every man carried a bag of some sort. I saw lots of men totting bags that are classified as "purses" and would be commonly be used by women in America.

I got this in Italy...

in the men stores they carry bags for men

It is a necessity when you live in the city. You don't have a car to put your sh*t in.
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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BTW...if a dude runs out of "pocket room" it's his own fault....overalls have a lot more pockets on them and don't look gay.
AU contraire, I've always felt that overallls looked pretty gay.
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I have 2 coach soft leather briefcases I use for work. I used to do the backpack or computer bag at my former employer, but since I'm in a more image focused place, where relationships matter, and you're wearing suits for 9 months out of the year, the briefcase looks better and more professional.

It's been called a murse, a man purse, and all of the other names by friends and those close to me. I laugh, and keep moving. I do carry the thing on my shoulder, because I usually have my coffee in one hand and need a free hand to open doors and such.

But some of the bags men choose to carry are very feminine looking. I can appreciate some change in what is acceptable, but there is a line that can be crossed when something is obviously not masculine, but feminine.
Me, I could carry my cooler bag--which is keeping my drinks cold--in my hand, but I like having my hands free. You never know when you'll have to use them.

All these people that say no one walks. I walk five days a week to and from work. Takes anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. If it rains, I'm going to have to bring a change of clothes, because I'll be soaked by the time I get there--but I always show up at least half an hour early, so plenty of time to change.
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Philly
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Me, I could carry my cooler bag--which is keeping my drinks cold--in my hand, but I like having my hands free. You never know when you'll have to use them.

All these people that say no one walks. I walk five days a week to and from work. Takes anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. If it rains, I'm going to have to bring a change of clothes, because I'll be soaked by the time I get there--but I always show up at least half an hour early, so plenty of time to change.
That's quite a walk- what kind of work do you do- and what kind of attire do you wear?
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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AU contraire, I've always felt that overallls looked pretty gay.
Maybe you should just march right into your nearest bar full of union construction workers and just let THEM in on your thoughts...you know,open it up for discussion and see what they think

Pay your insurance up first tho'
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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Me, I could carry my cooler bag--which is keeping my drinks cold--in my hand, but I like having my hands free. You never know when you'll have to use them.

All these people that say no one walks. I walk five days a week to and from work. Takes anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. If it rains, I'm going to have to bring a change of clothes, because I'll be soaked by the time I get there--but I always show up at least half an hour early, so plenty of time to change.
Get a better job if you can't afford a car buddy
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