September 14, 2003 4:23 PM   Subscribe

Peruse Purses
posted by srboisvert (9 comments total)
Dammit...why can't it be OK for us guys to finally carry purses? Girls get to carry all kinds of stuff, and we're limited to whatever we can stuff into our wallet and pocket.

Not fair, I tell ya.
posted by davidmsc at 5:18 PM on September 14, 2003

One of my guy friends (the one that has the best luck with the ladies, actually) carries a psuedo-purse. It's about the same size but it's an army satchel which makes it cool. So I guess if I just bought a huge leopard print purse and covered it over with burlap i'd be in the money!
posted by Happydaz at 5:43 PM on September 14, 2003

Guys + bags = sexy. Especially those cute messenger bags, with the strap slung so it crosses over their chest. Reminds me of the paper boy, or something. Cute!
posted by iconomy at 6:02 PM on September 14, 2003

"why can't it be OK for us guys to finally carry purses?"

Use a camera bag. Plenty of space, lots of cool pockets, adjustable compartments, built for rugged use. No one gives it a second look and you get to have all your stuff with you.
posted by y6y6y6 at 8:54 PM on September 14, 2003

Those purses obviously do not belong to real women as they do not have nearly enough junk in them. The owners of the purses must have had prior warning and emptied 90% of the contents out first.

iconomy, you should be ashamed of yourself, lusting after the paper boy ;-)
posted by dg at 10:59 PM on September 14, 2003

I second the motion that the camera bag works well as a "guy purse," but the de facto male equivalent to the purse is, of course, the briefcase.
posted by kindall at 11:30 PM on September 14, 2003

Women have to carry handbags as most of our clothes don't have any pockets - I suppose designers think it spoils the line or something!
I agree with dg - no real woman has a bag that tidy. Where's the three month's worth of old till receipts and credit card slips? Where's the stuff for everyday emergencies - sticking plasters, nail file, antiseptic cream, can opener, folding corkscrew, etc? Where's the mini-pack of tarot cards - what, doesn't everyone carry one of those?!
posted by tabbycat at 1:21 AM on September 15, 2003

i was surprised at how few had pens. but maybe you don't need pens when you have designer makeup? huh.
posted by ifjuly at 4:29 AM on September 15, 2003

I frequently have my hair up with a pencil, thus rendering pen-in-purse unecessary.
posted by Karmakaze at 8:54 AM on September 15, 2003

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