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BREAKING NEWS: Men are wearing purses!

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

ABC’s Nightline news program scooped the fashion world last night by airing a short segment that reveals a shocking fact: Certain men, it seems, have been carrying bags that look “suspiciously like purses.”
Correspondent John Berman demonstrates the resourcefulness of a crack reporter by stepping a few paces outside ABC’s New York studios to interview some [...]

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How Andy Roddick carries his balls

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

Reader Craig Keirstead writes to clue us into a simmering international controversy that’s been roiling the sports and fashion worlds in the last month — since tennis star Andy Roddick used his blog to issue some unprovoked criticism of man bags and the men who wear them.
“I have seen some guys walking around with man [...]

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The further adventures of Jack Bauer, backpack designer

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Over at Digg, user detour99 points to a page of Oakley computer cases and labels it “If Jack Bauer made laptop bags . . .” He adds:
These rock-hard laptop bags from Oakley would appear more at home dropped into a war-zone rather than carried on the bus. They do however score a high amount of [...]

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A messenger bag in a backpack

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

We’ve heard from man-purse enthusiasts employing the bag-in-a-bag strategy. But here’s a bag that appears to do all the fancy inserting for you: The Chrome Messenger Backpack.

It’s like a bag within a bag. The independently suspended weatherproof liner freely floats within the outer shell eliminating seams exposed to the outside elements. Your cargo is safe [...]

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Backpacks for laptops: Going half-commando

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

We know what you’re thinking: The commando option is a bit rough, isn’t it? Who doesn’t have time to unplug a few cords from his laptop before shutting down?
The great divide, then, is this: How carefully do you wind your cords?
There are plenty of cord-management options for earbuds. You can find CAT5 or Ethernet cables [...]

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Backpacks for laptops: The commando option

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

Here’s a quick quiz. When it’s time to pack up your laptop for a short trip — say, to go home from a cafe, or to take it to work, are you more likely to:
A. Shut down the machine, carefully unplug the power supply and any attached peripherals, then fold and tie all cords, inserting [...]

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Answers to your questions about Jack Bauer’s man purse

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Speaking of 24, over at Yahoo! Answers a reader named Miss D writes in with a query:
If Jack Bauer is so badass, why does he carry a murse?

Twenty would-be wise guys try to explain. Including Dave, who lays it out:
That’s where he carries all his whoopass. Sometimes he has so much of it, it spills [...]

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Google’s guide to renaming your man purse

Monday, May 15th, 2006

A new tool from Google makes it easier than ever for nervous male carriers of handbags to decide what they can safely call their man purse. The tool is called Google Trends, and it allows you to compare the popularity of various search terms over the last few years.
How is this useful to the pursed [...]

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Specialized bags for record holders

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

We spend most of our energy at this site exploring bags and satchels that serve a broad cross section of the male population. But men hesitant to jump on the man-purse bandwagon should be aware of the myriad specialty man bags that have provided for the extremely particular needs of male workers conducting important, technical, [...]

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Escaping physical danger with your man purse

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

Writing in response to Lore Sjöberg’s column in Wired News, Andrew Bradley — a self-described satchel-wearer of a few years — offers an original technique for defending his man-purse-hood:
Fine, the damn thing looks like a purse. What can I do? Men have used purses since they were invented. Long before women were trusted with valuables. [...]

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