Archive for March, 2006

March on man purses

Friday, March 31st, 2006

March was a busy month at the Satchel Pages. Here’s a quick review of the highlights of our exciting man-purse coverage — since last the calendar turned:

Microsoft introduces a product sure to advance man-purse technology: the Ultra-Mobile PC, code named “Origami.”

For man-purse accessory week, we highlight the latest headphone untanglers, free-form gizmo diapers, laptop sleeves, [...]

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Bags full of weapons

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Men got along fine for quite some time without carrying purses. Why the need now?
The obvious, short answer is gizmos. The number of iPods, cell phones, and handheld computers has increased exponentially, whereas the number of pockets has stayed pretty much the same (cargo pants, of course, being the valiant exception).
But is there any more [...]

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Man-purse comix

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

To continue making the case that the connection between drawing talent and carrying some sort of man bag is not so incidental, we feature today the graphic work of Shawn Granton, a self-described “‘freelance artist’ (aka penniless bohemian that occasionally draws)” who lives and bikes in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Granton has created a four-page comic [...]

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How a man purse can free the artist within

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Reason Number 23 To Carry a Man Purse: to unleash the bounds of your creativity. Longtime advertising director and habitual sketch artist Tommy Kane complains in his new blog about the artistic confines of a pocket-sized sketchbook.
Mr. Kane says he draws in many different types of books (some of which you can peruse on his [...]

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The man purses that aren’t really man purses — Part 3

Monday, March 27th, 2006

At last we come to the third and final chapter of our web-based attempted partial reenactment of actual man-purse shopping exploits originally performed by a real-life journalist: Justin Schneider of the Jackson, Michigan, Citizen Patriot. Assigned to that rough-and-tumble proving ground for young reporters everywhere — the man-purse beat — Mr. Schneider purports to have [...]

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The man purses that aren’t really man purses — Part 2

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

Our retracing of Justin Schneider’s non-pursey man-bag shopping expedition continues (you can read part one here):
The Buckle at Westwood Mall carries one bag, made by Bed Stu ($45), in brown canvas with the “distressed” look that has become popular of late. With a weathered look and frayed edges, the bag belongs in the hands of [...]

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The man purses that aren’t really man purses — Part 1

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Earlier this week we faulted Jackson Citizen Patriot writer Justin Schneider for being a man-purse-denial enabler. Because one of the subjects of his story didn’t want to be told he was wearing a man purse, it seemed, the writer crafted the entire article around that self-deception. He wrote a feature article about man purses, we [...]

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About that bag you carry

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

We hate to be the ones who have to break this to you. But someone’s got to do it.
It’s about that, uh . . . bag you always have with you. Yeah, that one.
It’s a man purse.

Yeah, we know, you call it something else. It’s a bookbag, or a courier bag, or an attache, or [...]

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Man-purse denial

Monday, March 20th, 2006

What? This? A purse? No, silly, it’s not a purse. It’s a . . . a messenger bag. A shoulder bag. A “European carryall.” I’m a man. Please don’t call it a purse.
There’s a fine but important line between man-purse humor and man-purse denial. Man-purse humor is . . . well, funny. Man-purse denial is [...]

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How to keep thieves away from your man purse

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

A wallet on a cable may be a good way to ensure your cash stash doesn’t go wandering off in the sticky fingers of some urban villain, but what about that bag you carry around? What’s a good way to keep it safe from snatchers?

May we suggest replacing it with the Double Sahara Hip Bag, [...]

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