Men had money clips or small billfolds. Some had pockets filled with change and the always present folding knife. Before the day of wrist watches, a pocket watch was carried in the little pocket nothing else will fit in these days. Business cases or brief cases were an acceptable form of bag for a man to carry for business reasons. Only for business reasons. Yes, men traveled much lighter than the females.
|The Jack Bag for when you might need to blow up something.|
Times have changed. Gadgets seem to rule all our lives in this century. Cell phones, androids, tablets, laptops, detachable keyboards, headphones, MP3 players, iTouch, iPad .. you get the idea. Us women have it easy, just buy a bigger purse. Maybe convert to a backpack. Just one more thing to stick in the bag. One more thing to dig past to get to the secret compartments for the personal items. Or the last stick of gum. Down.In.The. Bottom.Somewhere. No big deal. No criticism, no jokes, no sideways glances.
|It's a satchel not a purse.|
Enter the messenger bag. The perfect solution but for one thing, most guys are not a messenger. Most guys are not riding a bike carrying time sensitive papers to Wall Street. Guys are going into the local Auto Zone to purchase a new battery. Auto Zone personnel look suspiciously on men carrying purses. A messenger bag in redneck country looks like a purse. A man with a purse, a murse or man purse, will get comments and snickers from both men and women.
My sweet hubby was conned by me a few years ago to quite carrying the Land's End canvas brief case. It held everything and then some of the stuff he wanted to carry. Then he spent
f o r e v e rhunting for the particular section that contained any of the aforementioned items.
|One yummy looking pouch.|
Until then, do not judge the poor guy whose wife has forced him to use a purse. It is not his fault she became tired of helping him find the stuff in the oversized brief case. It is not his fault he wants all his toys near at hand at all times. It is not his fault society looks with ridicule on a male person that has discovered the usefulness of a bag full of crap instead of pockets full of crap.
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