Looks good Gerry. I don't think it looks like a manbag, more like a fancy / classy laptop bag? I can understand where PoP is coming from.. also probably depends on what you are using it for. I really like this Epaulet one (mainly for the newspaper holder) but its even softer than the La Portegna in your photo http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/accessories/Bags Lotuff and Frank Clegg also have similar styles in the same price range with sharper (more manly??) lines.