Archive for the 'Buyers' Guides' Category

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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“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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