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Archive for February, 2006

Man purses on patrol

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Last week we noted a Jack Spade men’s diaper bag that — shockingly — did not mask its intended use with military affectations. But it would be wrong to imagine that the Kate Spade spinoff company is composed completely of man-purse pacifists.
Case in point: this bright orange Jack Spade Patrol Case in bridle (no, not [...]

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Clear the runways — man purses set for takeoff

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Do not fret, Michael Remis. Designers all around the world are working hard for you and your cargo pants: Paving the way for man-purse safety in high school, but also in the workplace and on the runways.
Behold but two snippets from the fall collections of John Varvatos (left) and John Bartlett (right), two designers on [...]

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A desperate plea for man purses

Friday, February 24th, 2006

At this very moment, all around the world, untold numbers of young men are aching with desire — for a man purse. If only they could carry one without being thought . . . you know, “sissy.” Or worse, unfashionable.
Don’t believe it? The private writings of Winnipeg teenager Michael Remis provide a small window into [...]

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Baby got Jack

Friday, February 24th, 2006

So what, exactly, is that quality that transforms an ordinary backpack into a Daddy Backpack?
In the case of the Jack Spade Dad Backpack, it’s . . . a changing pad.
A shocking concept, really: a men’s diaper bag designed for non-extreme conditions. No military imagery. No one will suspect you’re packing anti-poop weapons inside (maybe just [...]

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More fun with that diaper-battle metaphor

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Via a post at Daddy Types (“The Weblog for New Dads”), we learn of a diaper-bag alternative for men that continues the whole War on Baby Poop theme Diaper Dude advances so effectively.
It’s not a man purse. It’s not a diaper bag. It’s (military drum roll, please) . . . the Baby Bandolier! Kinda like [...]

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Daddy Warpurse

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Yes, this is a diaper bag for men. Designed to combat post-fatherhood emasculation fears, it’s constructed of camouflage nylon and — if that’s not enough to ward off evil feminizing spirits — embroidered with a dragon emblem. Grrraaarrrrr!
Two-year-old Diaper Dude is leading a direct assault on the conventional image of diaper bags, and by our [...]

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Man purse: one word or two?

Monday, February 20th, 2006

Manpurse? Man-purse? Man purse? Which is it?
We know some of you have been wondering: Why do we insist on spelling “man purse” as two words? Shouldn’t it be manpurse? or man-purse?

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The search for Ken’s man purse continues

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Today we have one more seemingly futile attempt to capture the ineffable qualities of the man purse toted by the new surgically and sartorially enhanced Ken doll. Barbie’s ex is back, and he’s wielding a . . . purse. But which one?
Might it be the Anders Tote, by Medium? There’s a good chance stylist Phillip [...]

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We’ve got Ken’s man purse right here . . . maybe

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

Another partial match for Ken’s man purse: The Transit Messenger bag by Solis.
If you imagine for a moment that the doll’s sorta-floppy satchel might not be leather or even a cheap leather lookalike, there’s not too many reasons it couldn’t be this. Well, yeah, except for that unknown scribbly design thingy on the long flap [...]

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Can’t match Ken’s man-purse style

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

We figured the Ken-doll wannabes in our audience might be eager to learn exactly what man-purse model Barbie’s once and future boytoy was sporting in last week’s makeover extravaganza. And we’d love to identify it for you — if we could find it.
Careful scrutiny of the photographic evidence reveals a slightly floppy, leatherish, tall bag [...]

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