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Guys carrying a tote bag, ok or not?

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

  1. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, it's fine, though I agree with J that the word "tote" sounds dumb. "Manbag" sounds really dumb, too, as a word. Unfortunately, we only have so many words to use. Anyway,for some suggestions and lots of info, see this thread: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=115841
     
  2. InsBrokerTX

    InsBrokerTX Senior member

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    As long as it matches your shoes princess.
     
  3. oshinex

    oshinex Senior member

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    There are too many other options that are more "manly".
     
  4. Ziss

    Ziss Senior member

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    i am surprised by the comments on this forum. i would have thought members here would be more open minded

    Perhaps you should review your original post again:

    Will this bag make me look gay? Cause I'm not. I'm really really not. Look, I have a wife and kids, I can't possibly be gay, right? I'm really worried this may make me look gay. I'm afraid to even touch the bag - what if my colleagues see right through this facade I've put up? Please tell me I'm not gay.

    I'd like to facepalm the entire thread, but that's just too easy.
     
  5. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Senior member

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    I seriously thought the thread title was "Gays carrying a tote bag, ok or not?" I will have to revise my answer in light of the actual topic.
     
  6. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    when i my wife makes me carry her tote bag when we shop i feel ghey... then again those big stores in soho usually have seating in the middle ... what i like to call "boyfriend and husband seating"
     
  7. Twotone

    Twotone Senior member

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    If you have to ask the question, you already know the answer.

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  8. Mannix

    Mannix Senior member

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    I carry one one. I couldn't care less what other people think of it...
     
  9. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    I carry one one. I couldn't care less what other people think of it...

    are you like a gay lumberjack or something?
     
  10. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    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?


    The Asian contingency on the forum (ones from HK/Australia) ALL carry totes. Ask them if they feel gay.
     
  11. Mannix

    Mannix Senior member

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    are you like a gay lumberjack or something?



    LOL hardly....but that totally made my day.
     
  12. thizzface

    thizzface Senior member

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    when i my wife makes me carry her tote bag when we shop i feel ghey... then again those big stores in soho usually have seating in the middle ... what i like to call "boyfriend and husband seating"

    thats where the whipped guys sit.
     
  13. thizzface

    thizzface Senior member

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    Yes, looks like an expensive gym bag. Looks fine to me.
    the link brings you to a holdall first, i assumed by "tote" he meant the tote bag that a coupla pictures down. but even if you thought it was an "expensive gym bag", wouldnt you think its weird or excessive to walk around with, essentially, a piece of designer carry-on luggage with just a blackberry, a wallet, a some contrived junk just to make it seem full and "necessary". 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. if its not a brief case, or full of stuff you can't carry in your pockets (ie. laptop, sweater, books, groceries, etc.) then there's no point. if you are carrying an empty bag for fashion then you've fallen for a marketing ploy you ghey-asses.
     
  14. Zintintin

    Zintintin Senior member

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    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?
     
  15. thizzface

    thizzface Senior member

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    The Asian contingency on the forum (ones from HK/Australia) ALL carry totes. Ask them if they feel gay.
    i'm not saying that the asian contingent aren't fashion whores, but... as i understood, those bags that PG, etc carry are for a camera or office stuff. the tote seems like it would be only for fashion's sake. on a side note, the "man-purse" is an evolution of the "man-clutch" for alot of men in asia. many places in asia are a "cash society". in china, credit cards are pretty rare. as such, a big timer would need to carry alot of cash. unfortunately in china the largest bill is 100rmb or about $15. so...a big timer would need to bring out 3-5 stacks of worth 10,000rmb each to adequately cover his entertainment expenses. in this case, the changing from the "man-clutch" to the "man-purse" is a step towards masculinity. plus in many cases, the money in the purse is used to pay for KTV so i suppose thats pretty firm in the non-ghey category.
     
  16. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    The Asian contingency on the forum (ones from HK/Australia) ALL carry totes. Ask them if they feel gay.

    Please do not generalize when you don't know the facts.
     
  17. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Do you like fishdicks?
     
  18. Baby Pink

    Baby Pink Well-Known Member

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    just ignore those comments. there will also be rednecks lurking in these forums trying to make a statement about how macho they are
     
  19. Tarmac

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    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.
     
  20. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    just ignore those comments. there will also be rednecks lurking in these forums trying to make a statement about how macho they are

    In all honesty its how you carry yourself, the bag wont effect you unless you look self conscious about it.
     

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