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Archive for the 'Public Image' Category

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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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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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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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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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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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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Where to buy Jack Bauer’s 24-hour messenger bag

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Looking for the canvas messenger bag carried by Jack Bauer, Kiefer Sutherland’s character on TV’s longest-running week-long show, 24?
According to our visitor logs, so are a lot of other people. We don’t get it. What, exactly, is the virtue of carrying a man purse identical to that of a fictional, independent, go-it-alone secret agent? So [...]

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The diagonal toolbelt

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

Deep in the comments section of Lore Sjöberg’s Wired News column on backpacks, satchels, fanny packs, and other man-purse standins, a reader alerts us that the bandolier of the author’s dreams may already exist.
Mr. Sjöberg, you may recall, touted the manly qualities of bandoliers in his article, and imagined a celebrity-ridden campaign encouraging their widespread [...]

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Great moments in man-purse journalism: Episode 1

Monday, April 17th, 2006

Regular readers of the Satchel Pages are probably aware that we do not shy from media criticism, especially when the work of journalism in question exhibits shoddy reporting or lazy generalizations. But if we’re going to point out flaws when they are apparent, we should also dish out kudos when they are deserved, especially in [...]

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