Can you still be a man with a… man bag?

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This summer, it’s not just you girls who’ll be performing the ritual of adding your names to waiting lists for the season’s It-bags.

Yes, the era of the It man bag is upon us, ushered in by Jude Law (who has been spotted, not for the first time perhaps, carrying an Alfie); Brad Pitt (Storksak Jamie); Jose Mourinho (Louis Vuitton satchel); and David Beckham (Louis Vuitton clutch).

Once, men bought shoes and bags for longevity and practicality. We loved classics – reassuringly expensive, hard-wearing, aesthetically conservative – such as Church’s shoes and Pickett briefcases. Smart, but not flashy.

I’ve carried the same blue canvas courier bag for the past three years. It’s not interesting to look at but it’s functional: it holds my papers, pens, magazines, a novel and keys.

UK Daily Mail

[Thanks Leslie!]

Print it in Moleskine MSK format
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3 Responses to Can you still be a man with a… man bag?

  1. jgodsey says:

    yeah but not in that getup….

  2. Ri Orlando says:

    It’ about time!

  3. Jerry says:

    I blame the reading glasses – suddenly I no longer had enough pocket room for glasses, pen and moleskine notebook. From that point the manbag became indispensible. It’s not a name brand – just a nicely designed small square pouch with a shoulder strap that carries everything I need :-)

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