Archive for the 'Messenger Bags' Category

How to get a handle on your own messenger bag

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

Just click on the box next to the “grab strap” option when you order it at the Timbuk2 website. The handle will cost you $10 extra.
Want a center divider? You can order one of those, too.
We like Timbuk2’s Custom Messenger Bag Builder. It’s easy to use, it provides a range of choices for building a [...]

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Man-bag innovations: The Shling

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

How’s that heavy laptop bag treating you? Does it ever make you feel like you’re lugging a bag full of golf clubs over your shoulder?

If that’s the case, you and your aching neck may be interested in the latest innovation in man-purse technology: The OGIO Shling.
OGIO, a company that makes bags for a wide variety [...]

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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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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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News Flash: Origami man-purse breakthroughs revealed!

Friday, March 10th, 2006

We interrupt Man Purse Accessory Week here at the Satchel Pages to bring you confirmation of suspicions we expressed last week, in the midst of all the “What is this thing called Origami?” hype. After having a good look at the curious new device featured in the Origami video thousands of people were speculating about, [...]

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Frame by frame: the Microsoft Origami Project Man Purse video

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

Since last weekend the web has been abuzz about a new Microsoft technology called “Origami.” First, there’s the mysterious website at (a domain registered to Microsoft, notes Robert Scoble) which coyly asks viewers:
do you know what i can do?
or where I can go?
or how i can change your life?
you will.
learn more on 3.2.06
And now, [...]

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We’ve got Ken’s man purse right here . . . maybe

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

Another partial match for Ken’s man purse: The Transit Messenger bag by Solis.
If you imagine for a moment that the doll’s sorta-floppy satchel might not be leather or even a cheap leather lookalike, there’s not too many reasons it couldn’t be this. Well, yeah, except for that unknown scribbly design thingy on the long flap [...]

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Can’t match Ken’s man-purse style

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

We figured the Ken-doll wannabes in our audience might be eager to learn exactly what man-purse model Barbie’s once and future boytoy was sporting in last week’s makeover extravaganza. And we’d love to identify it for you — if we could find it.
Careful scrutiny of the photographic evidence reveals a slightly floppy, leatherish, tall bag [...]

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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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