Archive for the 'Straps' Category

The briefcase is dead. Long live the man purse!

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

The newly revamped Wall Street Journal helps its aging readers get with it.
Searching unsuccessfully for a briefcase for her husband, hapless New York reader G.N. seeks counsel from Journal fashion reporter Teri Agins:
I had a really hard time trying to find anything, let alone something that I liked. Are briefcases ‘out of style’ now, especially [...]

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How to put a pocket on your backpack

Monday, December 18th, 2006

While we’re talking about products from Built NY, we thought we’d bring your attention to an odd little product of theirs called the Electric Pocket.
What’s odd about it? Well, for starters it’s shaped like a hot-water bottle, but it’s meant for items you distinctly won’t want to get wet — or hot. Plus it has [...]

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What to call your man purse so it doesn’t seem out of the ordinary

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Our last post on Google Trends and its implications for man-bag carriers everywhere left out a few terms that people might use to refer to a man’s handbag. So today we’ll set out to see if we can find a better answer to a simple question:
If you want to make it sound as innocuous and [...]

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A special request: Your opinions on straps

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

For an upcoming post, we’d like to hear from readers who have opinions on bag straps — for camera bags, messenger bags, carry-on bags, briefcases . . . any kind of device carried by strapping men.
Do you have a favorite shoulder strap, handle, or grip that you use — or would like to use? Is [...]

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Man-bag innovations: The Shling

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

How’s that heavy laptop bag treating you? Does it ever make you feel like you’re lugging a bag full of golf clubs over your shoulder?

If that’s the case, you and your aching neck may be interested in the latest innovation in man-purse technology: The OGIO Shling.
OGIO, a company that makes bags for a wide variety [...]

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