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Old 03.04.2011, 21:15
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I think I'm going to jolly well carry it, just because.

And if the Albanian chaps in the flats opposite rip the proverbial out of me, then I'll just play the eccentric Englishman card.

One can get away with all sorts outside Zurich by playing the eccentric Englishman, you know.
Yep, I did- playing the eccentric Swiss woman () in the UK for many years.. being 'foreign' can be very useful at times.
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Old 03.04.2011, 21:21
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

Men with bags rock!

As long as it's a messenger style bag (not purse style with a zipper on top). What fabric/color is your summer jacket? I'd choose something that goes well together. Don't know how that bag that you posted would look on you but on the pic it seems a bit oldfashioned imo...
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Old 03.04.2011, 21:29
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Men with bags rock!
I totally agree.
Plus, if you get a canvas messenger style bag, it will be way lighter than a leather one (which is nice for summer but a bit of a pain if you get caught in the rain).
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

Actually, it's not a metrosexual bag, they would not be seen dead with one of those. However, the old chaps that wander about on Langstrasse often carry this type of thing. So I declare it a "pervy old man bag".
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Old 03.04.2011, 21:50
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Actually, it's not a metrosexual bag, they would not be seen dead with one of those. However, the old chaps that wander about on Langstrasse often carry this type of thing. So I declare it a "pervy old man bag".
That's settled, then.

Suits me down to a tee!
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Old 03.04.2011, 21:51
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Actually, it's not a metrosexual bag, they would not be seen dead with one of those. However, the old chaps that wander about on Langstrasse often carry this type of thing. So I declare it a "pervy old man bag".
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Old 03.04.2011, 21:52
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I'm pretty sure DB isn't Czech.
Looks more like the type of thing a certain type of tourist wears. You know, the guy in big shorts, trainers / socks and sandals and a baseball cap emblazoned with "Westpoint / FA-18 / some other military thing" followed by a wife with leggings, dyed fluffy hair and heels - not necessarily from the land of the free but aspiring to be regardless.
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Old 04.04.2011, 00:24
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Looks more like the type of thing a certain type of tourist wears. You know, the guy in big shorts, trainers / socks and sandals and a baseball cap emblazoned with "Westpoint / FA-18 / some other military thing" followed by a wife with leggings, dyed fluffy hair and heels - not necessarily from the land of the free but aspiring to be regardless.
Yes. Because people's socks in sandals and leggings and fluffy hair certainly tell us about their freedom aspirations..
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Old 04.04.2011, 00:34
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

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I'm currently having something of a disagreement with my recently civilised half-savage wife from the colonies about this bag
Well, now that you've discussed it with her and she's cast an opinion, I'm afraid the battle's already as good as lost.

Next time, ask the Forum, then buy it.
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Old 04.04.2011, 10:06
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

If your OH tells she does not like it why try to resist. I'm sure if you expressed similar opinion about an accessoire she'd stop wearing it.
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

Think the bag is great. Hope you do use it
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Old 04.04.2011, 10:19
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

Cheap and cheerful:

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Old 04.04.2011, 10:25
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

It's a purse and not many guys could carry it off.

I'd go for something like a small notebook computer sleeve for the stuff you're carrying around. Much more professional and masculine looking.

Or do you really want a shoulder strap??
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Old 04.04.2011, 10:31
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

Men in France have been carrying these things for decades! They're called sacoche.

Oh well, the Swiss Germans still have a lot to learn and to catchup.
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Old 04.04.2011, 10:38
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

Trousers have pockets. Use them.
Real men don't carry shoulder bags. Or bum-bags.
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

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Men in France have been carrying these things for decades! They're called sacoche.
Says it all, really.
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

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That's settled, then.

Suits me down to a tee!
It is a practical solution. I bought my husband a "man purse" because I got fed up of being asked to carry the things he ran out of pockets for.
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Old 04.04.2011, 11:09
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

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I'm currently having something of a disagreement with my recently civilised half-savage wife from the colonies about this bag here.

Being a modern kind of fellow, obliged to carry the necessities of life such as a multi-purpose knife, an appointments diary, a mobile phone and a book, I think it's a perfect little receptacle for all my little oddments and soddments.

My wife, on the other hand, thinks it is a 'purse', and that it makes me look a bit "metrosexual".

What do you think?
Your recently civilised half-savage wife from the colonies is spot on on this one.

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That seems pretty conclusive.

So what am I supposed to do with all my bits and bobs now it's too hot to wear my exceedingly-well-pocketed SBB jacket?


These have plenty of pockets & there are shorts versions of them as well.

Alternatively something large but over the shoulder and accross the back (vs. over the shoulder alone) is acceptable - think messenger bag:



Sheesh DB. The day you come to EF for fashion advice...
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Old 04.04.2011, 11:34
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

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I'm currently having something of a disagreement with my recently civilised half-savage wife from the colonies about this bag here.
MATHNUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I see you have yet to enforce what I've suggested!

DB, I am with kittster. Too pervy old man, and sbb ticket inspector like.

Go with something bigger like what everyone else suggested - a messenger sized one.
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Old 04.04.2011, 11:45
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

No matter what, do not wear that bag in the Midwest when you visit the in-laws!
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