Rolling bags

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Joe G, Nov 19, 2002.

  1. Joe G

    Joe G Senior member

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    I'm in the midst of a law-school tour right now, and one thing I've noticed at all three schools I've been to so far is that many kids take rolling backpacks to class.

    The most popular ones seem to be by Swiss Army and Kipling, but I don't really like either of them.

    I'm not sure if I need one, because I'm not sure that I'd take my computer to class (I also have a Palm with the fold-out keyboard that would work almost as well), and even if I did, it's lighter than most of the ones that everyone else has. (I recently bought a G4 Powerbook, whereas most of the computers I saw were Dells, Toshibas, Sonies, and Compaqs.)
    But considering the size of 1-L books, it might make sense. Has anyone seen a stylish one?

    Peace,

    JG
     


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    Joe G Senior member

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    I already have a couple backpacks, messenger bags, and briefcases. The rolling bags may not be the epitome of cool, but they definitely beat perpetual lower back pain that can come from carrying a day's worth of law school tomes and a notebook computer over the Metro.... Peace, JG
     


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    Boy, times are a-changin'.  I don't remember anyone bringing a rolling bag to class when I was in law school not too long ago.  (Maybe I've just blocked out that unfortunate time in my life.)  Your law school is likely to have lockers, so I don't think a rolling bag is necessary unless you do a lot of studying at home and don't have a car.

    If you do decide to get a rolling bag, I recommend something cheap and utiilitarian rather than stylish.  First, lawyers and law students are some of the most unstylish members of the general population -- if you can match your shoes to your belt, you're already in the top 50%.  I don't think there's any great value in having a stylish bag.  Second, and more importantly, you're likely to have a few rotten apples in your class and a bag that is too nice (particularly if it contains a laptop) may mysteriously get up and walk out of the library as you retrieve a book.
     


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