Archive for the 'Stores' 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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Why it’s so bright inside your dark man purse

Monday, May 1st, 2006

So here’s a decent bag for a man to carry: the Personal Organizer Shoulder Bag from REI. It features a handle, two main compartments, plus a zippered front pocket, and it comes in granite-and-black Cordura nylon.
But why is the interior bright orange?
To help you see your keys, black iPod, or passport better when you’re fishing [...]

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The man purses that aren’t really man purses — Part 3

Monday, March 27th, 2006

At last we come to the third and final chapter of our web-based attempted partial reenactment of actual man-purse shopping exploits originally performed by a real-life journalist: Justin Schneider of the Jackson, Michigan, Citizen Patriot. Assigned to that rough-and-tumble proving ground for young reporters everywhere — the man-purse beat — Mr. Schneider purports to have [...]

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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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The best place to buy a man purse in New York City

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

. . . is the Longchamp Paris store on Madison Avenue, says New York magazine:
Like nylon socks with loafers, the man purse has long been an object of ridicule and derision, sported mostly by Eurotrashy guys who still blow-dry their hair. But in the past couple of years, it’s become much more widely accepted . [...]

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