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Guys carrying a tote bag, ok or not?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Baby Pink, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. yfyf

    yfyf Well-Known Member

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    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.


    Go for the tote. They're extremely practical, far more so than a messenger bag or a satchel. I don't like the short handled ones though, only the long handled ones you hang off your shoulder. The Filsons seem like a good choice, I use a Porter myself.
     
  2. intent

    intent Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for a tote to carry textbooks. They're big and heavy. Right now I'm using a reusable bag I bought for $1. I'd like to upgrade. Probably have to accommodate 9 inches thick of books. Prefer under $100. Any tips?
     
  3. imatlas

    imatlas Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for a tote to carry textbooks. They're big and heavy. Right now I'm using a reusable bag I bought for $1. I'd like to upgrade. Probably have to accommodate 9 inches thick of books. Prefer under $100. Any tips?

    LL Bean.
     
  4. negusnegas

    negusnegas Well-Known Member

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    does anybody living in new york think there are just too many dudes with totes running around?
     
  5. intent

    intent Well-Known Member

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    LL Bean.
    Thanks, duh (being in Maine)! There're 2 outlets nearby.
     
  6. oshinex

    oshinex Well-Known Member

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    I actually have this bag and use it when I'm in Asia. The difference between a man's tote bag and a woman's is the handle length. If it can go over your shoulder and fit your arm through, it's a women's bag.
     
  7. upnorth

    upnorth Well-Known Member

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    just checking, would a bag like this look gay or otherwise inappropriate for someone over 38 years old? For business casual, since it doesn't look like an entirely manly briefcase.

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  8. intent

    intent Well-Known Member

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    It looks perfectly fine, like a laptop sleeve with a handle.
     
  9. khaki sack

    khaki sack Well-Known Member

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    I sometimes use an old LL Been tote, for when I go to the pool or the beach. I use it to carry all my stuff, such as house keys, sunglasses, book, research papers, thermos full of G&T or margarita mix, etc.

    I would not bring it to the office.
     
  10. JSC437

    JSC437 Well-Known Member

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    Where I work... all of those really wealthy Harvard/Wharton MBA types carry tote bags to work. Kind of like those ones sold at LL Bean... but with the school logo on them.

    I dont think the totes look ghey at all. If anything, they look preppy or WASPy.
     
  11. saraanderson

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    I would think that if you like it enough, then there is no need to think about what others might say. It might turn out to be the next fashion statement for all you know!
     
  12. grace2011

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    I would think that if you like it enough, then there is no need to think about what others might say. It might turn out to be the next fashion statement for all you know!

    That's rather funny.

    A 24oz canvas tote has pretty much been the bag of choice (for a very long time) for people with boats (and I'm not talking about those giant plastic things). I guess if you think the dudes who crew Americas Cup are feminine then you should probably stay away from totes.
     
  13. El Jack

    El Jack Active Member

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    Now now, there's nothing wrong with being gay. Anymore.
     
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