Archive for the 'Military Bags' Category

Man purses on patrol

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Last week we noted a Jack Spade men’s diaper bag that — shockingly — did not mask its intended use with military affectations. But it would be wrong to imagine that the Kate Spade spinoff company is composed completely of man-purse pacifists.
Case in point: this bright orange Jack Spade Patrol Case in bridle (no, not [...]

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More fun with that diaper-battle metaphor

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Via a post at Daddy Types (“The Weblog for New Dads”), we learn of a diaper-bag alternative for men that continues the whole War on Baby Poop theme Diaper Dude advances so effectively.
It’s not a man purse. It’s not a diaper bag. It’s (military drum roll, please) . . . the Baby Bandolier! Kinda like [...]

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Daddy Warpurse

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Yes, this is a diaper bag for men. Designed to combat post-fatherhood emasculation fears, it’s constructed of camouflage nylon and — if that’s not enough to ward off evil feminizing spirits — embroidered with a dragon emblem. Grrraaarrrrr!
Two-year-old Diaper Dude is leading a direct assault on the conventional image of diaper bags, and by our [...]

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Man and bag in Baghdad

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Yesterday we implied that those homeless vets in Seattle who received $16,000 in proceeds from the sale of Tom Bihn’s “famous label” T-shirts might have been less comfortable with the whole idea if that money had come directly from sales of the company’s man purses. But that was before we saw these pictures of [...]

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Chewbacca’s purse hits talk radio

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

We thought we had covered the Chewbacca man-purse controversy rather thoroughly earlier, but we apparently failed to include any chewy insights from a true expert on the subject. That expert would be Glenn Mendler, who refers to himself as the Joseph Campbell chair of Mythology at Lucas College and the author of Chewbacca’s Purse: Androgyny [...]

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Chewbacca’s purse

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

What do Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars have in common? Well, yes, Harrison Ford, but also . . . anyone? anyone?
Both feature . . . yes, a man purse. In Star Wars, though, it’s worn by the wookiee. That thing is a purse, isn’t it? “I know it’s not suspenders, ’cause he’s [...]

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Keeping up with the Jones bags

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

There’s the Indiana Purse Defense, and then there’s the Indiana Purse Obsession: Collectors of MKVII gas-mask bags will want to compare their findings with those of the sartorial archeologists at Indygear. A good tool for wannabes deciding among originals, knockoffs, lookalikes, and reproductions.

Raiders of the lost murse [The Satchel Pages]
Indiana Jones Shoulder Bag [Indygear]
Indiana Jones [...]

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Raiders of the lost murse

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

In man-bag lore, one satchel-bearing figure looms over the rest, providing cultural cover to countless purse-toting fellers. No, we don’t mean Kermit (here he’s just being a copy-frog). We mean Indiana Jones.
“Indiana Jones wore one” is the wail of wounded young man-purse wearers everywhere. If you find yourself toting out the Indiana Purse Defense, though, [...]

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