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The briefcase is dead. Long live the man purse!

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

The newly revamped Wall Street Journal helps its aging readers get with it.
Searching unsuccessfully for a briefcase for her husband, hapless New York reader G.N. seeks counsel from Journal fashion reporter Teri Agins:
I had a really hard time trying to find anything, let alone something that I liked. Are briefcases ‘out of style’ now, especially [...]

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Laptop cases for power-hungry men

Sunday, January 7th, 2007

Sick and tired of friends and co-workers who always seem to get a large charge when they see you lugging around your man purse?
Well, here’s a bag that carries a charge you can put to use — juicing your laptop while it’s packed inside.
Every company wants its own line of manbags, it seems. Maybe it’s [...]

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How to put a pocket on your backpack

Monday, December 18th, 2006

While we’re talking about products from Built NY, we thought we’d bring your attention to an odd little product of theirs called the Electric Pocket.
What’s odd about it? Well, for starters it’s shaped like a hot-water bottle, but it’s meant for items you distinctly won’t want to get wet — or hot. Plus it has [...]

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A beer-drinker’s man bag

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

Now here’s a bag even the most man-purse-fearing guy should be able to appreciate. We’ll make it real simple:
Got a beer? Wanna hold it in something to keep it cold?
Well, here you go: Built NY’s 12-Ounce Bottle Tote. (Yeah, it’ll carry a can too.) A wetsuit for your malt or non-malt beverage — in green, [...]

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Neil Strauss’s man purse of seduction

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

We’ve all heard the excuses men give when they try to explain why they’ve broken down and started carrying a purse:

“I can’t carry all these gadgets in my pockets.”

“Wallets give me back problems.”

“Jack Bauer wears one.”

and of course

“It’s not a purse. It’s European!”

But have you heard this one?

“I use it to pick up women.”

What’s this? [...]

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People magazine’s parade of celebrity man purses

Monday, December 4th, 2006

Ever wonder which celebrities are wearing which man purses? Ever wonder what random internet poll-clickers think of them?

AOL’s Entertainment News (“from People magazine”) is happy to help, by featuring a virtual man-purse fashion show: five photos of male celebrities and their bags. And readers get to vote: are the man bags hot or not?
Trotted out [...]

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A man purse for on-the-street computing

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

A laptop means computing freedom, right? Or so say all those airport billboards and bank brochure stock photos. You know, the ones showing some shiny-toothed lady paying bills at the beach.
We all know it doesn’t really work like that. Laptops are great because you can park anywhere to use them — provided you’ve got power [...]

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If it’s not a Man-n-Bag, you’re a pursey!

Sunday, August 6th, 2006

What is it with those “Man-n-Bag” folks?

What is Man-n-Bag? Well, it’s a company that sells man bags. And they seem like fine products, from the looks of them. The company’s Axible is a small black nylon shoulder bag meant for gadgets. It has some nice features, including a bright interior lining, a magnetic snap closure, [...]

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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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The doctor is out

Monday, June 26th, 2006

Here’s a stylish bag for men inspired by the medical bags doctors used to carry back in the days of housecalls. At $650, though, the Medico Bag from Qara appears to draw equal inspiration from more recent medical trends, like the skyrocketing costs of health care.

The Medico Bag comes in rich brown “Vintage Vitelo” or [...]

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