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Guys carrying a tote bag, ok or not?

post #1 of 75
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i recently purchased a black leather Dunhill ADV8 tote bag. Does it look gay for a guy to carry this bag?

http://www.dunhill.com/en-es/catalog...s/adv8/l3g260a

I am 6ft tall, 200 pounds rugby guy. I am not gay. I am married with a baby. I always wanted to buy a tote as i really like the design. I carry the bag on the weekends with the strap thrown over my shoulders. I am afraid to just carry the bag in my hands as i am worried it would look like a handbag. I am afraid to carry the bag to the office as i am worried how my colleagues will take to it. What do you guys think?
post #2 of 75
Who cares?

As long as your boyfriend likes it, go for it girlfriend!
post #3 of 75
If you wear or carry anything with the fear that you'll be perceived as gay in your head, you won't necessarily look gay, but I think you'll look uncomfortable and insecure.
post #4 of 75
you will definitely look gay. you should probably find some real gheys on the way home and bash their heads in to make yourself feel less ghey
post #5 of 75
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Originally Posted by FlaneurNYC View Post
If you wear or carry anything with the fear that you'll be perceived as gay in your head, you won't necessarily look gay, but I think you'll look uncomfortable and insecure.

Agreed....but who really cares in the end....if you like it and are comfortable in it then go for it
post #6 of 75
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Originally Posted by Baby Pink View Post
Does it look gay for a guy to carry this bag?
I am not gay.
I am afraid to just carry the bag in my hands as i am worried it would look like a handbag.
I am afraid to carry the bag to the office as i am worried how my colleagues will take to it.

seems like you're bit on edge, huh? i would say that carrying a designer tote bag just for looks is a bit "ghey" (as is using "ghey" instead of gay). i also think carrying a bag without context for why you would carry it is a bit "ghey".

maybe you should either get a nice bag for your your office stuff or a nice a bag for your baby stuff for the weekends. that way if someone gives you a bit of stick you can say, "fuck off i need it to carry my shit!"
post #7 of 75
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i use it to carry my wallet, blackberry, car keys etc. And when i go out, it comes in useful as i can just throw whatever stuff i buy into the tote. Plus, like i said, i just like the design of tote bags.
post #8 of 75
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Originally Posted by Baby Pink View Post
i recently purchased a black leather Dunhill ADV8 tote bag. Does it look gay for a guy to carry this bag?

http://www.dunhill.com/en-es/catalog...s/adv8/l3g260a

I am 6ft tall, 200 pounds rugby guy. I am not gay. I am married with a baby. I always wanted to buy a tote as i really like the design. I carry the bag on the weekends with the strap thrown over my shoulders. I am afraid to just carry the bag in my hands as i am worried it would look like a handbag. I am afraid to carry the bag to the office as i am worried how my colleagues will take to it. What do you guys think?

Seeing how your screen name is "Baby Pink," why are you having insecurity about carrying around a man purse?
post #9 of 75
Thread Starter 
or is it a cultural thing? because in italy and japan, it's not uncommon for guys to carry totes.
post #10 of 75
Thread Starter 
the baby pink is because i like the colour, especially for dress shirts
post #11 of 75
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Originally Posted by Baby Pink View Post
or is it a cultural thing? because in italy and japan, it's not uncommon for guys to carry totes.

It's not uncommon in NYC, either.
post #12 of 75
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Originally Posted by Baby Pink View Post
i use it to carry my wallet, blackberry, car keys etc. And when i go out, it comes in useful as i can just throw whatever stuff i buy into the tote. Plus, like i said, i just like the design of tote bags.

Your colleagues are probably idiots anyways. But since your screenname is BabyPink, I think you probably look gay with or without the bag. Sorry.

I'm just kidding.
post #13 of 75
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Originally Posted by Baby Pink View Post
i use it to carry my wallet, blackberry, car keys etc. And when i go out, it comes in useful as i can just throw whatever stuff i buy into the tote. Plus, like i said, i just like the design of tote bags.

i thought that was what all the pockets were for in a jacket. if you must carry something how about something a little less conspicuous and less branded than a full on designer bag...?
post #14 of 75
Thread Starter 
i am surprised by the comments on this forum. i would have thought members here would be more open minded and would have evolved with time. i guess it will take more time for it to be widely acceptable for guys to carry totes without attracting attention or comments.
post #15 of 75
I would thinks it's ok, it's almost looks like a gym bag just more expensive and sophisticated.
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