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View Poll Results: If you are male, do you carry a bag most of the week ?
No bag 4 21.05%
Sports satchel 1 5.26%
small rucksack 6 31.58%
manbag (analgeous to womans handbag) 1 5.26%
laptop case 7 36.84%
briefcase 0 0%
Migros/Coop carrier bag 0 0%
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Old 29.09.2006, 13:50
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Dave (and CS Zurich) have you ever read American Pyscho?
what a lovely book that is - I can see what you are getting at
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Old 29.09.2006, 14:08
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Yes, Nicky, that's correct. Wrist attachments... ooh, no.

Well-trimmed shoulder bags, not too slim, not too chunky: De Rigeur
Jeez, not only do Germans have a word for everything, which is somones footnote, they also hijack some english ones.

Along with Nightclub, man-bag seems to have translated badly over the channel.

Where on earth are these bags? They sound a bit like ones I put my football boots in. A man-bag which I believe can be referenced back to a Friends episode, is a long strap number that u can wear over the shoulder, or across. Linke a women's hand bag.

I voted for this definition, not the wrist one. And thank you uncle max, i can sit back and know...I am de rigour .

Though I do not get the psycho link, I dont read vient or scary books, like the shining, or little women...(how little....like scary little? :Joey)

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Old 29.09.2006, 15:03
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I'm not gonna say the book isn't scary or psycho but in the midst of the madness and disturbing violence is a lost young man trying to find his place and just trying to fit in. The pressures of conformation in such a limited social sphere as 1980s Wall Street drive him to commit more heinous acts (the staple gun is fairly bland compared to some of the coat hanger/ gerbil scenes) in order to find some visceral experience and feel alive in world of valium and cocaine fueled empty vessels.

The lads harping on about brand name manbags and waxing etc brought it to mind as I only read it recently (and yes i know its the biggest cliche going but its really much better than the film).

I really hope this post doesn't get me annointed forum pyscho
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Old 29.09.2006, 15:16
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What about "Cargo pants" Millions of pockets and compartments....no stigma, and you cant put them down somewhere and forget them...well not without a struggle!!!
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Flick through a few magazines. You will find the obsession with consumerism rife. I read GQ which used to be spiffing, but has been infiltrated by brickies from Ben Sherman.

Take a look at any of the women's magazine Cosmo,Vogue even Tatler and the hype and the pressure to spend money on "whats-in" is very real.

The men have their lads magazines Loaded,FHM their gadget magazines and worst of all, the car magazines.

A lot of them even now have pages with two columns with "Whats-In" and "Whats-Not" in them. Incidentally I read that "metrosexual" is definitely "Whats-Not" in a recent magazine, so it must be true... .

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Old 29.09.2006, 15:21
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that book has to be the hardest book I have ever read but because everyone told me not to read it typically I did and plodded on - agree film is pants in comparison

anyway sorry off topic

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The lads harping on about brand name manbags and waxing etc brought it to mind as I only read it recently (and yes i know its the biggest cliche going but its really much better than the film).

I really hope this post doesn't get me annointed forum pyscho
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Thats sooooo '90s you'll be suggesting embroidered jeans or boho gypsy skirts with stilettos next. Seriously though they are very good especially for holidays when you have the cool cotton and multiple pockets for all the tickets, passport and stuff. They don't quite have the "smart casual" look necessary for work (outside the army) and don't look right with shoes.


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What about "Cargo pants" Millions of pockets and compartments....no stigma, and you cant put them down somewhere and forget them...well not without a struggle!!!
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Old 29.09.2006, 15:26
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Thats sooooo '90s you'll be suggesting embroidered jeans or boho gypsy skirts with stilettos next. Seriously though they are very good especially for holidays when you have the cool cotton and multiple pockets for all the tickets, passport and stuff. They don't quite have the "smart casual" look necessary for work (outside the army) and don't look right with shoes.


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Steady now, Im getting misty eyed and nostalgic...cargos are making a comeback again, check out the Urban Tech range from Next...Oh you can't...can you?
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Old 29.09.2006, 15:27
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Thats sooooo '90s you'll be suggesting embroidered jeans or boho gypsy skirts with stilettos next.

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Yeah, sorry Kryz. Whenever i see cargo pants i just think "bloody students".

Get yourself a nice pair of cords
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Old 29.09.2006, 15:29
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Get a nice pair of cords, a suede wasitcoat over a t-shirt and some Kickers, and really hark back to the Come-On-Eileen eighties !

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Yeah, sorry Kryz. Whenever i see cargo pants i just think "bloody students".

Get yourself a nice pair of cords
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Yeah, sorry Kryz. Whenever i see cargo pants i just think "bloody students".

Get yourself a nice pair of cords
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To give you an idea of who the target market is, check out the name of the new Hidesign range.
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http://www.hidesign.co.uk/casual/group_02/index3.htm
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Re: Men and Bags

Nicky try reading The Castle by Kafka if you want a tough read or Moby Dick (its actually a bit like American Pyscho but while Ellis harps on about Hughie Lewis and the news and Gucci cufflinks Melville goes on at length about the process of turning whales into candles and the necessary apparatus).

Dave I'm aware of the content of those magazines (thats why I don't read them ) I was just discussing the book in particular.

Oh and cords are great.
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I'm just back from prague since three days so I am indeed Kafka-ed out.

Reading the chills of Edgar Allen Poe at the moment but thats for another thread.

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[quote=Hans Moleman]Nicky try reading The Castle by Kafka if you want a tough read quote]
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Old 29.09.2006, 16:02
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I've noticed a lot of the blokes i work with swapping wallets for metal clips to keep the pocket-bulge to a minimum. It looks quite flash i reckon, but i can't help thinking it's going too far.

Cheers, Metrosexual Dan.
I quite like the look of " pocket- bulge" but hey don't want to go off topic!
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But surely ur disappointed if its just a PDA n keys right?

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Old 29.09.2006, 19:55
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Woah. Cargo pants? Stop. A Mans Bag, rather than a manbag, suits most occassions. If we're going to have a discussion on when it's appropriate to not use your Mans bag and adopt 'Leeshure' wear, I'm outta here, Ya Metros...
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I am the proud owner of one of these now. Since I am mostly training-it into the office, it works for me. Takes a sixpack of beer and hopefully my laptop too.

I'm so proud...
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Lob, what's its name?

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