Originally Posted by thizzface
the question is not really about whether or not it makes a person look homosexual, but rather the necessity of it for fashion's sake.
U R Totally gay
An open top bag with handles has its uses. Especially for anyone who lives in a city and uses public transportation. On the east coast you will regularly need to carry: laptop, cell phone, keys, wallet, umbrella, sunglasses, etc. It's not practical to carry this stuff in pockets, not in 95% summer humidity.
In fact in terms of practicality, a "tote" is far easier to operate than a briefcase, and about 5 lbs lighter.