Anyone here carry a murse/man bag?

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    Oct 17, 2007 3:38 AM GMT
    I'm in love with mine. . I was just wondering if I was the only one. I personally own four. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 17, 2007 4:05 AM GMT
    In europe and other parts of the world it's very common.
    My father used one, I don't think people in the US are ready.
  • Lifeisgood

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    Oct 17, 2007 11:19 AM GMT
    Absolutely and not ashamed at all. I've been carrying what I refer to as my "black bag" for as long as I can remember, probably, 15 years or more. It's got all my stuff in it. Over the years, I've perfected the things I must carry with me:

    Bandaids
    Floss/Toothbrush/Toothpaste
    Purell
    Checkbook
    Wallet - I keep money and ATM/Credit card in my pocket
    Passport (you never know)
    Sunglasses
    Regular glasses (night driving)
    Cell phone
    Small manicure set (for that pesky, unexpected hang nail)
    Bills I must pay very soon
    Pen/Pencil
    Extra Tshirt

    Some call it my trick bag. While it does fulfill those needs, it's more for the last minute over night at friends or an unexpected last minute trip to Canada (I live in Maine).
  • iHavok

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    Oct 17, 2007 3:06 PM GMT
    I refuse to use either term, however as a hold over from my pre-car days I still take a backpack with me most places. It's just a normal gray and orange nike backpack, which also is used as a gym bag most days.
    I'm also equipped similarly to notarealjock.
    First aid kit
    pocket knife
    pen
    pencil
    flashlight
    sweater
    ipod & charger
    cell phone and charger
    head phones (LOVE MY NIKE headphones! Perfect for a sweaty guy like me.)
    my running shoes and shorts today
    a protein bar
    a couple packets of emergenc
    gum
    chapstick

    Pretty much anything I'd need/want if i were stuck away from the house for a day.
  • Warren

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    Oct 17, 2007 3:13 PM GMT
    I have a messenger bag that I suppose would count. It doesn't have that much, just my lecture notes for class that day, tyelonol, purel, pens and carmex. I throw my keys in it too.
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    Oct 17, 2007 3:14 PM GMT
    I carry the book bag my mom gave me when i went into college... and a dance bag... and a gym bag...

    But no man-purse.
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    Oct 17, 2007 3:19 PM GMT
    I dont even carry a wallet....just wrap a rubber band around my cards.
  • iHavok

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    Oct 17, 2007 3:24 PM GMT
    caslon's a real man! lol
    I'm jealous of his portability!
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    Oct 17, 2007 3:52 PM GMT
    My New Year's resolution is to get rid of mine.

    It's always heavy with crap I never use.
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    Oct 17, 2007 3:53 PM GMT
    I guess that it varies over time.

    When I lived in town, I used to carry a belt pouch (known locally as a "fag bag.) When I commuted by bicycle, I kept everything in a detachable handlebar bag. In recent years, I've tended to just wear cargo shorts/pants all the time. It's just that on those occasions when I really need to load them up, it becomes obvious that my ass is too small to hang it all on.
    But stuff in general has been getting smaller, so it's getting easier.

    The obvious solution: The Bat Utility Belt!
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    Oct 17, 2007 5:19 PM GMT
    Psshhh Real men don't even need the rubberband. OR the money. I use my fists for EVERYTHING.
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    Oct 17, 2007 5:35 PM GMT
    I don't carry a bag with me except when i go to work. I can't go an hour without eating something, so I have a back pack with two or three sandwhiches, 3 protein bars, an apple, a banana, clementimes, potato salad and water lol. Everyone at work refers to it as my man purse, but it's just a backpack.
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    Oct 17, 2007 6:34 PM GMT
    All men have man bags... they're lots of fun to play with!
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    Oct 17, 2007 7:22 PM GMT
    I never use a man-purse. I use a backpack. It carries stuff like iPod, book, bus schedule, laptop and charger, gum, pens, sometimes something herbal ;-), etc.

    That being said, whenever I dig around in my backpack I usually comment: "I can never find anything in this purse!" Haha.
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    Oct 17, 2007 8:20 PM GMT
    My man bag is busted!
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Oct 17, 2007 8:51 PM GMT
    I have a man bag (its not a purse its a bag)icon_smile.gif I got it at half price (Diesel). I use it now and then. It's handy.
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    Oct 17, 2007 9:02 PM GMT
    I have a Louis vuitton mans bag, and I have had it for years. Men have to carry stuff around to, that's y they make them. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 17, 2007 9:27 PM GMT
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    Oct 17, 2007 9:39 PM GMT
    When I lived in Toronto, some eight years ago, all the gay boys seemed to carry a manbag... but back then my friends and I called it a snatch.

    Now, kids, before you go about being all sassy with your man-purses and ├╝berkewl wraparound shades, remember the official UrbanDictionary definition for snatch:

    The second most horrific-sounding nickname for the human female's genitals (after cunt). So much so that it can only be properly applied when descibing genitals that are presumed or understood to be filthy or disgusting.
    Ex. "Yo Jeff, I lost my arm in your Grandma's snatch last night!"


    Back then, even our girlfriends started calling their purse "a snatch" and, come to think of it, they didn't mind being called faghags, either. Ah, the days of living la vida loca!

    Today I usually just carry the same old rucksack crammed with the usual 'indispensibles' but for smarter occasions I have a sleek and slim leather satchel that was meant to be my everyday bag.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Oct 17, 2007 9:51 PM GMT
    Aero,

    Your making that up icon_question.gif Right icon_question.gif
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Oct 17, 2007 9:53 PM GMT
    OMG your not icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 17, 2007 10:01 PM GMT
    well i don't personally have one but i would definitely see purpose in carrying one. Us men need to hold stuff most women just want it to match there out fit. So it's utility v accesory.
    Wait i did have a leather one that looks like that one from the boondocks but it was stolen with a lot of important shit like college books and my (old cell phone my baby) tear. icon_sad.gif
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    Oct 17, 2007 10:06 PM GMT
    I call it a satchel or a script. I've had a couple but my favorite is the leather one I made myself. Nothing says style like one-of-a-kind.

    Mine holds my laptop, iPod, Camera, tripod, whatever book I'm currently reading, notebook, gum, and all associated cables.
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    Oct 17, 2007 10:11 PM GMT

    I do believe we derived the term snatch from satchel. Sounds probable, but then again, that period was especially murky. ;)
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    Oct 17, 2007 10:17 PM GMT
    nope - he's not. it's quite common here (still crude, but common) Funny though how certain words are completely innocuous in one region, yet, the opposite somewhere else. For example, "fanny." Here it just refers to a tush, yet, when we went hiking w/ a friend from Australia , another friend (female)was telling him to mind his step at a certain area because it was where she had fallen, "flat on her fanny," previously - to which he requested we not use that word. And my sister's ex-boyfriend - also Australian, would go around calling the cat by saying, "here pussy, pussy, pussy," which to US just sounded wrong. He thought it was perfectly fine. So, whatever.