Archive for February, 2006

How to burn off those extra man-purse pounds

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Mark Ginocchio, columnist for the Stamford Advocate, finds his man purse has gained weight since the holidays:
Each day to work I carry a “messenger bag” which is really just a euphenism [sic] for man bag or better yet, man purse. As I take the Metro-North train to Stamford every morning, I sling my leather black [...]

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Man-purse Ken: threat or menace?

Friday, February 10th, 2006

This week’s big man-purse news, of course, is the reintroduction of Mattel’s Ken doll — tan, rested, and ready after a two-year break from Barbie, his longtime girlfriend. The new Ken has two outfits: One is a beach getup that will be available in stores soon. But the other, featured more prominently in the rush [...]

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The man purse that’s part of you

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

An alternate strategy for being able to bring things you want with you into a sporting event, dance club, airplane, museum — really, any place that won’t let you waltz in toting an extra bag of booty — is a purse so form-fitting that it appears to be a part of your outfit.
Yes, it’s a [...]

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The best place to buy a man purse in New York City

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

. . . is the Longchamp Paris store on Madison Avenue, says New York magazine:
Like nylon socks with loafers, the man purse has long been an object of ridicule and derision, sported mostly by Eurotrashy guys who still blow-dry their hair. But in the past couple of years, it’s become much more widely accepted . [...]

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Getting your man purse into the game

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Most men are going to want a gadget bag that looks more like a bag than a purse.
As we’ve pointed out, though, there are instances where you’d do better carrying something that looks like it’s part of your outfit. Something small and discreet, that looks like you really really need to have it with you [...]

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Man-bag check

Monday, February 6th, 2006

Clearly, a man carrying a purse encounters obstacles a woman with a purse does not:
For the second time in the last six months or so, I have been forced to check my bag. The first time, I was at a Yankees game and they told me I couldn’t bring my bag into the stadium. I [...]

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Tom Bihn reviewer ID

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Tom Bihn bags: Iraq ready and media savvy. But what do they look like, really? And how well do they perform those all-important . . . pursing functions we demand in a man bag? Let’s start with the ID bag, a midsized messenger bag designed to accommodate a laptop-containing sleeve, called “The Brain Cell” (sold [...]

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Man and bag in Baghdad

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Yesterday we implied that those homeless vets in Seattle who received $16,000 in proceeds from the sale of Tom Bihn’s “famous label” T-shirts might have been less comfortable with the whole idea if that money had come directly from sales of the company’s man purses. But that was before we saw these pictures of [...]

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Why our president doesn’t like man purses

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

We realize the Satchel Pages come to this story a little late in the game, but we thought that last night’s State of the Union speech made today as good a day as any to revisit the famous Tom Bihn “We are sorry that our president is an idiot” labels.
Why? Because what’s been [...]

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