Archive for the 'Recycled Materials' Category

Out Your Backdoor: man-bag-in-purse action, plus a Swedish three-way

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

A reader writes . . .
Like many, I got tired of having so much banging around in various pockets. Tired of stuff falling out when I leaned over. Tired of not having what I needed, of not having things to help me fritter away some time when I got stuck somewhere.
Now, I always have a [...]

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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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The second-littlest man purse

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

Man-bag tour guide Joe Ganley alerts us to Mr. Smith’s Jimi, which might be right for you if you buy into the whole pocket-purse thing but altering mint boxes isn’t your bag. The Jimi is longer and wider than an Altoids tin, but thinner — big enough, say its creators, to store up to five [...]

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The littlest man purse

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

What’s the simplest, cheapest man purse available? An Altoids tin, of course. It’s available in upscale convenience stores everywhere, if you factor in mint value it costs next to nothing, and though it doesn’t hold much, it’s small enough you can keep it in your pocket. Does that make it a wallet? You can call [...]

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Taking it from the streets

Friday, January 20th, 2006

Freitag is German for Friday, which makes this as good a day as any to discuss Willy, Fritz, and Horst — three man purses from Freitag, that Swiss company that makes bags mostly from used truck tarps. Yes, they’re “European,” but what greater street cred could anyone hope for than . . . from the [...]

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