Guys carrying a tote bag, ok or not?

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  1. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I would thinks it's ok, it's almost looks like a gym bag just more expensive and sophisticated.
    Yes, looks like an expensive gym bag. Looks fine to me.
     
  2. Tarmac

    Tarmac 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

    What? You're the one who is afraid to look "gay"
     
  3. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Senior member

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    Just don't carry it like this:

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  4. Gravitas

    Gravitas Senior member

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    Didn't you guys check the link, it comes in a "musculine palette." That makes it totally hetero. I checked UD and they said musculine is a combination of "masculine" and "muscular" (SOOOOO not gay[​IMG] ). But yeah, OP, bag just looks fine. Either way, if you are comfortable wearing it, why not? Do you worry about your "baby pink" shirts making you look gay? For someone who registered in 2005, you haven't lurked very well.
     
  5. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I just want to weigh in to say that I hate the term "tote" in any context, but especially on its own as a noun. And OP, if you think all the responses in this thread were serious (aside from this one) you need to lurk more.
     
  6. rach2jlc

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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
     
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    InsBrokerTX Senior member

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

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

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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.
     
  10. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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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.
     
  11. 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"
     
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    If you have to ask the question, you already know the answer.

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

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