Archive for the 'Role Models' Category

The $15,000 man purse

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

More details emerge on the fist-filling man bag that movie star Terrence Howard was waving all over the place at the Academy Awards earlier this spring.
Mr. Howard’s black alligator clutch, it turns out, was created by handbag designer Ralph Barbero of Barbero Sicily, and just became available to Oscar-nominee wannabes at a San Francisco boutique [...]

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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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Sean Combs: The size of your man purse matters

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

Rap and fashion authority Sean Combs (aka Puff Daddy; P. Diddy; Sean John; Jennifer Lopez’s ex; his mother’s son) dishes out advice about elevator scents, home lighting, and body hair in a recent issue of Details magazine. But we know what you’ve all been waiting for from the hip-hop mogul: his guidance on men’s carrying [...]

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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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How a man purse can free the artist within

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Reason Number 23 To Carry a Man Purse: to unleash the bounds of your creativity. Longtime advertising director and habitual sketch artist Tommy Kane complains in his new blog about the artistic confines of a pocket-sized sketchbook.
Mr. Kane says he draws in many different types of books (some of which you can peruse on his [...]

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Hustle & Flow, clutch & go

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

A scene from the Oscars, earlier this month: Terrence Howard, nominated for best actor for his role as a singing pimp in Hustle & Flow, uses his red-carpet moments at the Academy Awards to show off his taste in man bags.
An alligator clutch in one hand; the other ready, it appears, to receive the Oscar [...]

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Clear the runways — man purses set for takeoff

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Do not fret, Michael Remis. Designers all around the world are working hard for you and your cargo pants: Paving the way for man-purse safety in high school, but also in the workplace and on the runways.
Behold but two snippets from the fall collections of John Varvatos (left) and John Bartlett (right), two designers on [...]

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The search for Ken’s man purse continues

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Today we have one more seemingly futile attempt to capture the ineffable qualities of the man purse toted by the new surgically and sartorially enhanced Ken doll. Barbie’s ex is back, and he’s wielding a . . . purse. But which one?
Might it be the Anders Tote, by Medium? There’s a good chance stylist Phillip [...]

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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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