Archive for the 'Wallets' Category

How Andy Roddick carries his balls

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

Reader Craig Keirstead writes to clue us into a simmering international controversy that’s been roiling the sports and fashion worlds in the last month — since tennis star Andy Roddick used his blog to issue some unprovoked criticism of man bags and the men who wear them.
“I have seen some guys walking around with man [...]

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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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How not to have your wallet stolen

Monday, March 13th, 2006

Man Purse Accessory Week was rudely interrupted last Friday, but we conclude it today with a brilliant accessory idea for satchel-savvy men who like to bring their big bags into the big city.
New man-purse toters often experience a newfound sense of comfort . . . mostly because they no longer have to sit with a [...]

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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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The dangers of butt rotation

Monday, January 16th, 2006

Step one on the path to a man purse: come to terms with your wallet. It’s bulgy and bulky. If it’s in your back pocket, you’ll want to watch out for lower back problems, pickpockets, and sciatica. If it’s in your front pocket, watch out for . . . well, let’s just say they’ve studied [...]

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