Archive for January, 2006

Beauty and the weak — of stomach

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

This week’s man-purse poster boy is apparently concerned about his street cred.
“I consider myself more a nerd than a geek,” Josh Herman tells the Detroit Free Press. His distinction is interesting, but does little to explain the man purse he wears in his publicity photo from the WB’s “Beauty and the Geek,” in which Herman [...]

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The dangers of butt rotation

Monday, January 16th, 2006

Step one on the path to a man purse: come to terms with your wallet. It’s bulgy and bulky. If it’s in your back pocket, you’ll want to watch out for lower back problems, pickpockets, and sciatica. If it’s in your front pocket, watch out for . . . well, let’s just say they’ve studied [...]

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“Someone please help me come up with a name for this thing”

Sunday, January 15th, 2006

Joe Ganley — blogger, Ph.D., software engineer, and coiner of the term “liquid routing” — has compiled a buyer’s guide to “man-bags.”
But before he gets to the gallery of options, Joe makes a few choice comments:
Someone please help me come up with a name for this thing so my wife will stop calling it a [...]

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A blowtorch is handy in a clutch

Saturday, January 14th, 2006

How nice it is to find someone who’s . . . uh, man enough to spill the contents of his man purse for all to see. Riaz Missaghi, of Mounds View, Minnesota, explains the frustrations that led him to his handy-bag lifestyle, then documents in considerable detail everything that fits inside, including sunglasses, Leatherman, [...]

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Zippers and grommets and buckles, oh my!

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Let’s start, then, with this Ben Sherman “City Messenger Bag.” What kind of message does it deliver? Prominent zippers, gratuitous grommets and buckles, and silvery glow-in-the-headlights tags give this sack a tough posture — tough, that is, for a confection of sewn nylon. Hesitant about carrying a purse? Fashion-coded aggressiveness may make it safe.
Inside are [...]

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Why the purse, man?

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

It starts with a wallet. And that fits fine, though it makes you sit funny. Next comes the cell phone. There’s a clip you can put on your belt, but that’s a fashion statement you maybe shy from. Then those little pills you carry around with you. And the keys. And the change. And isn’t [...]

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