The Sensitive, New Age Man

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    Hey, Guys, Grow A Spine
    By Tom Purcell, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
    December 10, 2006

    Ah, yes, the gift-giving season. So what do you get for the contemporary fellow who has everything? The Man Bag.

    The Man Bag is a high-style satchel -- a purse, though its creators hate when you call it that. It has pockets for the modern man's wallet, keys, sunglasses, iPod, cell phone, body spray, hair goop, diary and whatever other junk he totes around these days.

    Why was the Man Bag created? As it goes, three fellows -- Brian, Peter and Thai -- "were tired of being ribbed for carrying their gadgets around in handbags. The torment reached a boiling point one night when Thai was called a 'pursey' at a party."

    That rude fellow was lucky Thai didn't yet have a sturdy Man Bag to swing at him.

    In any event, the three soon created the Man Bag (they call theirs the MAN-n-BAG). The concept took off. ABC's "Nightline" refers to it as the latest trend in men's fashion. A GQ magazine style editor the entrepreneurs spoke with explained why:

    for full article:
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    You can call it a man-bag, you can call it a soft carrying case, call it whatever you want, there's no way in hell I'm ever carrying a purse.
     
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    Body spray?
     
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    Prolly that spray on latex condom ! :laugh:
     
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    In that case, perhaps a Man-bag is in order. :laugh:


    I suppose they could also call it a Murse.
     
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    If you ever see me carrying a bag you can assume that I'll be out of town for at least 2 weeks.
     
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    Hey, I don't even carry a pocketbook. My husband better not!
     
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    my man would rather cut his other brain off than carry a purse.

    If there's a situation where he needs to carry daily essentials he either uses a backpack or a laptop bag.
     
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    I dont see the need. Everything in technology is getting smaller, anyway. On the average day of school, I can carry my cell phone, wallet, pencil, eraser,mp3 player, usually a few folded up papers, few pieces of hard candy, and maybe a pack of gum in my pocket without even noticing a difference.

    Now on days where I need my makeup, I'll carry my purse (joke).

    Of course, with all that stuff in my pockets I've gotten some wide-eyed looks from a few ladies.
     
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    What, no pocket knife and hanky?
     

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