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Old 04.04.2011, 11:52
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

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Or one of these "safari jackets". (Search for "Safari Gilet")



Perhaps they do them with federal logos too.

If all else fails, you can't go wrong with a Freitag bag.


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Don't wear this one in Basel - you'll look like a plain clothes ticket inspector on the trams...
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Old 04.04.2011, 11:54
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Seriously though, DB, carrying a messenger with-strap-across-the-front bag is better than sporting bulging pockets. Not one of those overpriced Freitag bags (they look too eco-fashion-conscious and like they've been ripped off from the tarpaulin of someone's truck, wait, they are) but a simple messenger bag with clean lines in canvas or leather.

(Couldn't find a better example but this will do.)
Now pass that pervy uncle bag to the Salvation Army store.
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Old 04.04.2011, 12:12
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

I'd really like manbags to catch on. I too hate having to carry everything in my trouser pockets in summer (and looking like a great hiefer in winter).

But I'm not willing to be a trend setter. I have to wait until the tipping point has been reached.
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Old 04.04.2011, 12:16
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I'd really like manbags to catch on. I too hate having to carry everything in my trouser pockets in summer (and looking like a great hiefer in winter).

But I'm not willing to be a trend setter. I have to wait until the tipping point has been reached.
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Old 04.04.2011, 12:19
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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?
The manly thing is to have everything dangling from your belt.
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Old 04.04.2011, 12:25
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

Sexy, 'nuff said.
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Old 04.04.2011, 12:36
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I saw this and I thought of DB.

The poncho is an essential part of the getup, keeps the rain off, keeps the Spring chills out, useful for picnics, and works as a sleeping bag when the Missus turfs him out for questioning her (clearly good) taste in mens' accoutrements.

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Old 04.04.2011, 12:41
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I'd go for the manbag. It'll go with the manscara and guy-liner.
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Old 04.04.2011, 12:43
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Actually, DB, maybe Fred Phelps can help you decide?
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Old 04.04.2011, 12:47
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Old 04.04.2011, 13:20
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Surprised you didnt mention mine on Saturday DB
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Old 04.04.2011, 13:23
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Surprised you didnt mention mine on Saturday DB
It was so discreet and masculine I never even noticed it.
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Old 04.04.2011, 13:31
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It was so discreet and masculine I never even noticed it.
Hate to admit it I have x3 all leather messenger bags of varying sizes dependant on the days requirements, usually full of shite from work, asthma meds and various other crap.

One fits a laptop (useful for work) in the other x2 don't (useful for other stuff) I hate my pockets rattling with a ton of junk, but that's me!
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Old 04.04.2011, 13:51
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

Jaysus, that bag is FUG DB! You are married now and you can put all your crap into MN handbag; isn't that why most men get married? Besides, MN has given her opinion, hear her words.

Btw, cell phones work as agenda's now and you can get a Kindle instead of reading on the antiquated papyrus thus lightening the load for Mme MN-B, I've no lightening/minimization solution for your need to carry a dangerous manly weapon other than:

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Btw, cell phones work as agenda's now and you can get a Kindle instead of reading on the antiquated papyrus
Alas, my cell phone is very unreliable and barely useful for making calls, let alone keeping appointments and suchlike, and Kindle don't have the kind of books I read...

I think I'm going to get that SBB satchel that Mirfield posted a picture of earlier. It'll go beautifully with my jacket.
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Old 04.04.2011, 13:57
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Kindle don't have the kind of books I read...
Not that I don't believe you.....but name a book. I'm confident that with a kindle in hand, your murse-needing days could soon be long behind you.
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Old 04.04.2011, 14:08
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Not that I don't believe you.....but name a book. I'm confident that with a kindle in hand, your murse-needing days could soon be long behind you.
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Old 04.04.2011, 14:11
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

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Alas, my cell phone is very unreliable and barely useful for making calls, let alone keeping appointments and suchlike, and Kindle don't have the kind of books I read...
I think I'm going to get that SBB satchel that Mirfield posted a picture of earlier. It'll go beautifully with my jacket.
Register a US address and I am sure you will find some Kindle pleasure.

It's gonna get too warm for that jacket, which should have pockets btw for stuff. Upgrade your phone, your provider would be delighted to help.

BUT, if you must carry a bag, why not one like that cute little blue-overnighter-Pan-Am-ish bag you used to lug around with extra undies in it ()? That looked retro cool; there is a shop in Zurich that sells airline bags just like it.
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that cute little blue-overnighter-Pan-Am-ish bag you used to lug around with extra undies in it ()?
It's OK. I've found out where to buy diarrhoea tablets since then.


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The one up near Kreuzplatz, with all the aeroplane memorabilia?
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Old 04.04.2011, 14:20
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

hehe to someone from the mid west you might as well also put some hankies in your back pocket ..

or why not just add 'very European' to the EF tags...

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