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The Definitive MANBAG Thread Part I: 2009-2014

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by rach2jlc, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    it's a man's tote if a man carries it.

    however I do think that the smaller the bag is, the less appealing it looks on a man
     


  2. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    ^Exactly. Handle length or whatever makes no difference... a briefcase has VERY short handles and a relatively small size, for example, but we don't consider it a woman's bag.

    As others mentioned, it is mostly about perception and what we pass on as a culture about clothing "rules." Beyond that, size, styling, color, materials, etc. also play some part. Nevertheless, in Japan (for example) where there are a lot fewer "rules" and proscriptions and "pink is for girls, blue is for boys," a lot of really creative young people gender-bend the bags and really make them work.

    It mostly comes down to personal styles, preferences, and knowing what you like best and what works best for your body size.

    As well, like perfumes, mostly bags are targeted at specific genders for marketing and advertising. This is true of some brands of clothes, too. For example, Gaultier for years has had almost completely unisex collections that have "Gaultier Homme" or "Gaultier Femme" tags stitched onto the back IN THE STORE, not in the factor.
     


  3. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Par example, I would not advise this:

    [​IMG]
     


  4. DLester

    DLester Senior member

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    ^^^ Well that is one ghey looking fella carrying a sassy bag!
     


  5. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    Par example, I would not advise this:

    [​IMG]


    define: swagger
     


  6. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    ^^^that's not a chick?

    ah nm, another ULH
     


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    Desi Senior member

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    Par example, I would not advise this:

    [​IMG]

    That shit is tough. As a "one of the girls" concept.
     


  8. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    ^Isn't that Bryanboy? Anyway, I've seen him before... he's a fairly famous fashion/purse blogger sort. EDIT: Sorry, jut realized; that's GoSurface. It was the frilly shirt that confused me. [​IMG] (j/k)
     


  9. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    ^Isn't that Bryanboy? Anyway, I've seen him before... he's a fairly famous fashion/purse blogger sort.

    EDIT: Sorry, jut realized; that's GoSurface. It was the frilly shirt that confused me. [​IMG] (j/k)


    saw this before you clarified you were joking lol
     


  10. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    saw this before you clarified you were joking lol
    Haha, yeah, I figured I'd clarify in case people didn't know. It really look nothing like GS (except for the purse.) I'm pretty sure it's Bryanboy. http://www.bryanboy.com/
     


  11. DLester

    DLester Senior member

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    Haha, yeah, I figured I'd clarify in case people didn't know. It really look nothing like GS (except for the purse.)

    I'm pretty sure it's Bryanboy.
    http://www.bryanboy.com/


    So I had to go to his website. I was surprised to see that we have the same taste in wallets. He wants the Margiela discoball wallet, which I have coveted for some time.
     


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    xchen Senior member

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    Bryanboy is an e-celeb as well on another forum I lurk on. Epic.

    I've been jonesing for a Saddleback Leather bag lately, likely going to make my cop this summer. Possibly the medium or large satchel in light tobacco brown, or perhaps one of the similar styles.
     


  13. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    The Bryanboy at least is thin; I sometimes see fat ULHs with bad complexions carrying fake Hermes Birkins or some Gucci logoed purse.
     


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  15. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    I need this bag: http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/...23201&ev19=1:2 I eagerly await sale season [​IMG]
    Sales for sure. It's nice, but simple calf with fabric lining for $2190 seems kinda crazy. Just looking, I'd have guessed that as a $1195-1300 bag.
     


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