Archive for the 'Bag Contents' Category

The man purse that wasn’t there

Friday, April 7th, 2006

Looking for a way to carry your stuff without becoming known as the man who carries the man purse? All this week at the Satchel Pages we’ve been featuring hidden man purses. And so far, we’ve seen how you can hide a man purse by stuffing one under your jacket, under your arm, on your [...]

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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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That amorphous thingy holder for your man purse

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

Here’s our quick, uninformed take on the glamorous, fast-paced world of man-purse-accessory design:

High pressure

High fashion

High speed
Highly specific

Hi, Mom!

Sorry, we’re still new at this. But it seems to us that most accessories that make it easier to use your gizmo, and that you therefore carry in your “tote” with it, succeed or fail by how brilliantly [...]

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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-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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How to unload that guilt you’re lugging around

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

So you’ve tasted the forbidden pleasure of carrying a laptop bag without a laptop inside. But the weight of these occasional indiscretions is beginning to bear heavily on your conscience. What if someone discovers your secret?
There’s no need to panic. You need to transfer that uncertainty you’re feeling onto other people. Make them wonder, and [...]

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The shameful secret behind that lonely laptop

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Perhaps the most insidious of entrees into the world of man purses is through the laptop bag. The great bonus of having a laptop case is that you can carry around so much extra stuff with you whenever you have to bring your computer: cables and computer accessories, sure, but also your cell phone, iPod, [...]

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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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