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Old 03.04.2011, 19:32
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Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

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?
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Old 03.04.2011, 19:36
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Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

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Old 03.04.2011, 19:36
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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?
Samsonite Arne Large Vertical Purse



I can't think of anything more to add. If you are happy carrying a purse, by all means do! Personally, I only carry a purse while waiting for the wife to finish trying on clothes.
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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?
To be honest if my husband asked if he could start carrying a hot pink carpet bag around with him I'd be rejoicing that I don't have to carry all his stuff round in my bag for a change.

Your link DOES have "purse" in the title, though... Fnarrr...
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

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

It's a fricken Man-Bag and I have had two for a few years now. Ahead of the curve as usual... If Indiana Jones can use one then so can I.

Although I am an advocate for equality to a degree, I draw the line at giving the missus an opinion. I suggest you cease any future discussions that would require any "input" from your helper.

Enjoy your Man-bag.
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It's a fricken Man-Bag and I have had two for a few years now. Ahead of the curve as usual... If Indiana Jones can use one then so can I.

Although I am an advocate for equality to a degree, I draw the line at giving the missus an opinion. I suggest you cease any future discussions that would require any "input" from your helper.

Enjoy your Man-bag.
But do you carry a bull whip and 12 inch blade in yours..?
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

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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?
I have one of these:



Listed as "Briefcase computer bag" (it looks much less like a purse with the strap off, so much is in a name...)
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Old 03.04.2011, 19:46
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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?
Since you've gone native, how about an exceedingly-well-pocketed swiss army backpack?

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The gun is purely for decoration, and therefore entirely optional...
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your's better


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

This could be the thing for you. Carry your stuff and no need for your jacket.

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Old 03.04.2011, 19:51
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

It's a man bag, dad has had only those, past 40 years. Commie fashion wasn't really manly, though.

I'd say go for it, since the 80s fashion is totally back, you will be the cool cat in the town. You must, at all time, carry it diagonally, coz it really is a messanger bag, of some sorts. I really wouldn't worry about metro this and that, for metro look, you need more than one slightly fashionable bag, and if I remember well, you don't adhere to metro style in anything.

It is definitely better than Freitag cheese.

Samsonite is a good brand, it is going to last. If you can fit A4 inside, you can have it as a teacher's work bag, as well.
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Old 03.04.2011, 19:55
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

I'm sorry but a purse is something that ladies keep their small change in!!

This is not a purse - it is a man bag - ideal for all your mags, phone , diary and packed lunch.

Nothing wrong with that at all - I think a man with a bag is quite sexy
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If you can fit A4 inside, you can have it as a teacher's work bag, as well.
Well, I've got a pretty good Dakine 'overnight' bag that I use for carrying stuff to work and back. I just need something for when I nip out for the afternoon, and don't want to wear a jacket. Something about the size of the bag to which I gave the link, enough to carry a book, phone, pocket knife, diary and an MP3 Player if I'll ever be able to afford one.

A laptop bag is too big - if I'm carrying something that size, I might as well take the Dakine one, but I want to try and reduce my luggage to something that just slips onto my shoulder and doesn't take up too much room.

Looks like I'm doomed to carry a murse and suffer the micturition-taking of my wife and friends...
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My opinion, I have seen guys with those bags but they were not really errr how do I say this? errr straight guys?
It is a bit too "out there" for my taste...
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The only bag a man should have , is kept in his underpants...
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Old 03.04.2011, 20:05
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Re: Is this bag a bit, well, you know... for a chap to carry?

I had this for 15 years, aged really really well..



It was small, about foot tall, and a few inches, and light. But maybe it is not very....respectable. Just really practical.

I would get one of those leather briefcasey looking things, very manly, if you ask me. And not big, you can get them small. Check out Manor, they have ton of interesting stuff.

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

C'mon DB, you used to live in a Mediterranean country. All the men there who want to look serious and professional have been wearing little handbags hanging off their wrists or on their shoulders for decades... They don't worry about what their wimmen think... Now men from the Northern Isles may differ.
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