Originally Posted by academe
I just don't agree with you on feminization. I am also personally a little wary of critics who use "feminization" as a perjorative to negatively describe looks or styles they dislike, but may be I'm reading too much into your post...I would agree that over the shoulder messengers probably shouldn't be worn with suits, but are probably fine as part of a casual wardrobe.
Whenever I've carried a bag like that I've felt less than dignified, and I've thought the same when looking at other people. Granted, a very masculine male is not going to look too feminine.
I see no reason why observing that an item of clothing or accessory makes the wearer take on a feminine quality is something to be wary of.