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Old 04.04.2011, 19:58
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

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... that carrying two handbags would be a bloody nuisance?
Do you really think so?

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

There are only two solutions:

When/if you wear a suit: cartable-look, must be medium-small and leather, black or brown depending on your style. Google "cartable en cuir", it's French but it's the only way to solve that problem. Use common sense, please, I know you have lots of it, because not all results will fit.

When/if you do not wear a suit: messenger/Freitag bags in the relevant size, but do not let it hang too low on your back. Colour please no silver, that's passé. Beware: even with a Sacko (kind of jacket but no suit), that works fine, as long as you have casual wear look. Google messenger bag in English for this one. Same remark about common sense.

I know I am being fashion fascist, but at the end of the day, it was what the question was about and I do not force anybody to take my word for fashion truth of the season. I just do it, you act as you wish.

EDIT: On a brown base, I would go for these ones:
http://www.gearculture.com/wp-conten...senger-bag.jpg
http://www.frenchqualityproducts.com...ir-antoine.jpg

Of course, top of the top is genuine vintage Longchamps from the 70ies, but that would be for advanced level urban male.


EDIT 2: Thinking of it, you always have the Swiss army bag line, there are many different shapes and sizes.
http://www.swissmountain-hand-bags.c...y-special.html
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Old 04.04.2011, 20:20
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

It is fare from cute to see the long term prints of a wallet on someone's pants bottom..
Or even worse - sticking as much as possible in the front ones, trying to have more "volume" there.. yugh....
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Old 04.04.2011, 21:25
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..... and yet they still insist and continue to keep their "lives" in a single bag.
Now what does that tell you ...?
....that I am the perfect woman who doesn't carry a bag? Or when she does has only 3 essentials items: Wallet, phone, water?

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Old 08.04.2011, 19:24
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

Here is just the bag for you. It comes complete with a solar panel to charge your phone. Only $800. It is even available in a nice SBB style Orange.

http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/i...uctId=11112978

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Old 12.04.2011, 00:02
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

I just spotted that you could have a problem with any of these bags if you were to fly with Swiss. You would have to conceal the bag in your luggage.

You would be allowed to carry but not one of the ones you may be choosing.
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

So monsieur Dougal's Breakfast, what kind of bag did you get yourself in the end?
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Old 12.04.2011, 09:17
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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.
And I thought the disagreement would be about your above quote and the generalisation that lies behind it.
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So monsieur Dougal's Breakfast, what kind of bag did you get yourself in the end?
None.

I'm walking about with overstuffed pockets at the moment.
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Old 12.04.2011, 10:31
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

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It really is the only way.

This metrosexualism isn't for the likes of us.
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Old 12.04.2011, 10:39
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

DB - it´s a posh Haversack. You remember those working chappies in the West Midlands going to work on a bike with their bacon sarnie and cheese cob firmly esconced in their working bag.
Wouldn´t be seen dead with such a bag. Get bigger pockets.
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Old 12.04.2011, 10:47
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

Nooo. It's a pain in the butt to do laundry and have to take out all the crazy things in there, plus it pulls the pants down, all the change, cell (a nono to have a cell near your groins, anyways), wallet, etc.

I thought about this yesterday, saw a man with neat little netbook bag with a shoulder strap, I think you can get one for 30-50 fr, does not look bad at all and I often have books in there, mags, whatever, if I leave my netbook home. It's tiny, practical and light.

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Old 12.04.2011, 10:59
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

There is only one shoulder bag suitable for a gentleman;

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Old 12.04.2011, 11:04
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

Might I suggest a stealth approach to this one. I suggest using this bag which I think was in an earlier post :-


My logic is that any self respecting OH, on seeing the bag being used to carry your personal paraphanalia around, will immediately place all said items in her bag, leaving you clutter free. Then all you have to do is to recover said offensive bag from the street rubbish bin, in which it was contemptuously thrown, being eco and all, and youre set for the next outing.
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Old 12.04.2011, 11:14
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

I always think that men carrying carrier bags look decidedly dodgy. I don't mean the obviously new bags full of groceries, but those that have clearly been used many, many times and are always a bit crumpled, ripped and, well, dodgy
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

Go for it! It is perfectly acceptable - my husband has a very similar CK version!
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Old 12.04.2011, 11:22
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I always think that men carrying carrier bags look decidedly dodgy. I don't mean the obviously new bags full of groceries, but those that have clearly been used many, many times and are always a bit crumpled, ripped and, well, dodgy
My point exactly. DB should attain mission achieved in very short order
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Old 12.04.2011, 11:29
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I always think that men carrying carrier bags look decidedly dodgy. I don't mean the obviously new bags full of groceries, but those that have clearly been used many, many times and are always a bit crumpled, ripped and, well, dodgy
Not a fan then?





I do agree with you though. They sort of go with beige anoraks, NHS glasses, notepads and school gates.
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Old 12.04.2011, 11:41
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I do agree with you though. They sort of go with beige anoraks, NHS glasses, notepads and school gates.
Exactly!!!

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