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post #46 of 75
The OP reminds me of this dichotomy:
post #47 of 75
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
are you like a gay lumberjack or something?

Gay lumberjacks, gay cowboys..what matters is how the wood is carried.

post #48 of 75
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Originally Posted by Zintintin View Post
I don't get what people are carrying around EVERY day that they need a man purse... we don't need tampons and makeup so wtf?

Hmm I can only answer this question for myself..

When I leave my place for the day without the intention of returning for many hours (either to go to work, or not), I often want to have any or all of the following items with me:

laptop
cigarette case + lighter
newspaper and/or book
mobile phone
ipod + headphones
Altoids mints
keys
wallet and coins
Purell hand sanitizer
sunglasses


Even when omitting the laptop, can you advise how exactly one is supposed to carry all that shit in pockets?

Carry a backpack like a schoolkid? No.
Cargo pants? Hideous. Not an option.

Btw are you living in a redneck area or something?

post #49 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?

It's not about sexual orientation, it is about confidence...if you lack it, you won't pull it off. In other words, if you doubt yourself, don't do it. The bag looks fine.
post #50 of 75
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post
The OP reminds me of this dichotomy:


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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post
Gay lumberjacks, gay cowboys..what matters is how the wood is carried.


This thread delivers.
post #51 of 75
had a nice visual the other week seeing a vintage car go by with a strapped beat up brown leather vintage duffelbag on the boot (trunk).
post #52 of 75
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Originally Posted by Drydis Greis View Post
It's not about sexual orientation, it is about confidence...if you lack it, you won't pull it off. In other words, if you doubt yourself, don't do it. The bag looks fine.
This.
post #53 of 75
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had a nice visual the other week seeing a vintage car go by with a strapped beat up brown leather vintage duffelbag on the boot (trunk).
Nice visual. A terrific look on a classic car.
post #54 of 75
People who wore pink and red trousers all summer find tote bags ghey
post #55 of 75
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Originally Posted by Zintintin View Post
I don't get what people are carrying around EVERY day that they need a man purse... we don't need tampons and makeup so wtf?
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Originally Posted by oshinex View Post
There are too many other options that are more "manly".
Think about it, seriously. What is a tote? It's basically a large-format briefcase with an open top instead of a flap or clasp closure and larger straps/handles, though they don't all have long straps for use as a shoulder bag. I just really don't get the "they aren't manly" thing. You could also find some very poofty briefcases and duffle bags, too. But, in and of itself, there is nothing wrong with a tote. It fits a specific need: briefcases are generally smaller, designed to carry documents. A weekender/duffle, on the other hand, is generally too large, as it is designed as a piece of luggage. A tote splits the difference, making it easy if you carry books, notebooks, a laptop, etc. A 16X14 inch tote with about a six inch drop on the handles is the way to go, IMHO. What is "feminine" about something like this?
post #56 of 75
I have a Filson zippered tote and use it constantly. I've jammed carpenter tools in it to a bunch of fishing junk to the laptop and camera setup. It's a nice generic catchall. There's nothing ghey about it. I live in downtown Redneck City and nobody even pays attention to it other than to comment that it's a cool bag.

It's all about how you conduct yourself, nothing more.
post #57 of 75
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Originally Posted by Hobbs View Post
Who cares?

As long as your boyfriend likes it, go for it girlfriend!

i just sputtered out my drink.
post #58 of 75
Just size up and get a messenger bag and be done with it. Plenty of manliness and it looks like you got shit to do and places to go.
post #59 of 75
I personally would never carry a tote. Seems very feminine to me.

I'm sure a lot of people think this way, so as long as you look the part, go with it.
post #60 of 75
Quite feminine.
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