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Finding a cool side-bag ("European Bag")

chipopo

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Hi,

I've been using side bags for a long time. I'm currently looking for a new one that looks cool.
I kind of like this TUMI one:



or the Freitag one:




I would be glad to hear about other cheaper suggestion (These are around 150 Euros).

Thanks,

Chipopo
 

CoryB

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If you really like the Freitag bags you can find them on Yoox for about $170USD; still quite steep for a canvas bag, but at least not $300.
 

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frietag is cooler than the tumi. I would look for an older prada leather bag or a new Nava one...as I've mentioned before.
 

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So the Freitag is worn around your waist, like a reverse fanny pack?
 

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The Freitag bag has 3 carrying options (See www.freitag.ch): 1) Carried by hand (Not very masculine...) 2) Over the shoulder (This is how I would wear it) 3) Around the waist (They call it understated mode). I will have a look at the Fritz model next week and decide based on how they actually look (still 150 Euros for such a small bag is really a lot). Chipopo P.S. Thanks nomovement I've checked out the Nava Ego Saddle bag and it looks great. I'll try to locate one...
 

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i made the mistake of buying a manbag from H &M. i used it only to carry my mp3player/docking device/cd player face to and from my car. After a week I came to a realization that, no..its not a manbag, its not a "european bag". Its a fucking purse. Yes. A purse, just like a woman would carry. Unless you are a flaming homosexual i highly suggest you do what the rest of us men do, stuff your pockets full of all your shit and live with it. i use this instead now timberland cinch sac http://www.nextag.com/Roll-Top-Cinch...31/prices-html
 

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I have a waxed canvas bag I like that was dirt cheap, from J Crew, but that's definitely a different aesthetic than I think Chipopo's looking for. I think Manhattan Portage or Reload bags would be the standard suggestions for nylon/tech-ier looking bags at a lower pricepoint than freitag. Both make messenger bags, mostly, but also make smaller bags. Check superfuture, too, a lot of the posters there carry more obscure, designed bags, btu they won't be cheaper than freitag or tumi.

Unless you are a flaming homosexual i highly suggest you do what the rest of us men do, stuff your pockets full of all your shit and live with it.
That's a little ridiculous. I use one of those cinch bags for gym stuff, but I would rather carry a purse than one of those for everyday use.
 

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Originally Posted by shoreman1782
I have a waxed canvas bag I like that was dirt cheap, from J Crew, but that's definitely a different aesthetic than I think Chipopo's looking for. I think Manhattan Portage or Reload bags would be the standard suggestions for nylon/tech-ier looking bags at a lower pricepoint than freitag. Both make messenger bags, mostly, but also make smaller bags. Check superfuture, too, a lot of the posters there carry more obscure, designed bags, btu they won't be cheaper than freitag or tumi.


That's a little ridiculous. I use one of those cinch bags for gym stuff, but I would rather carry a purse than one of those for everyday use.



Well here in minneapolis gay guys carry the purses, and the little thugs carry the cinch bags. Im neither but id rather carry the cinch bag. I have 2 of them, 1 for the gym and 1 for everyday use. To each their own but im just sayin what i see. If u wanna walk around with a purse all day go ahead.

Its ones thing to be fashionably dressed, but being fashionably dressed AND carrying one of these things around, well it is a little gay. If your ok with that then cool but dont say i didnt warn ya.
 

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Originally Posted by Smooth Genes
i made the mistake of buying a manbag from H &M. i used it only to carry my mp3player/docking device/cd player face to and from my car.

After a week I came to a realization that, no..its not a manbag, its not a "european bag". Its a fucking purse. Yes. A purse, just like a woman would carry. Unless you are a flaming homosexual i highly suggest you do what the rest of us men do, stuff your pockets full of all your shit and live with it.


Not too tactful, but I agree with this guy.
 

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smooth genes is a hater. If you wanna carry a purse, go ahead and carry a purse. Don't worry about people making fun of you in the interweb for that. ther'lol be more people in real life that have something smart to say. those are usually the same people that are going to ask you why you have so much shit in your pockets or why would you carry that big old backpack if all you got is a phone and an mp3 player...forget about those people. But remember, you are still carrying a purse. so be manly about it.
 

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man, do what you want to do. If you wanna carry a manbag, go ahead and carry the damn manbag. If you're so afraid that someone is going to pop out of the woodworks and point at you and go "OH MY GOD LOOK AT HIS BAG ITS JUST LIKE A PURSE... A WOMANS PURSE BWAHAHAHA", which will reduce you to tears, then maybe you should just get a pair of abercrombie jeans and sandals and just go with the status quo.

People have been carrying messengers and manbags for eons, its called having the confidence to back it up. Everybodys into slim jeans now, yet a mere 2 years ago the majority of this board would have been like ha ha! girls pants!
 

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smooth genes isn't really headed in the right direction. if you're worried about what others thing it might be safe to say your limiting yourself a bit too much to be stylish, and probably lean a lot more toward fashionable, or as i'd like to call it, clone-y
 

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btw, that cinch sack is a bigger problem than a purse-something about those cinches just screams "if I lose this $10 bag then I'll have no choice other than to break out all those banana republic and armani exchange shopping bags that I've been saving all these years."
 

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The cinch bag reminds me of something only a homeless would carry. Better to look gay or destitute?
 

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Lol whatevers clever i guess.


Just make sure your wearing your matching heels.
 

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