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The Great Man Bag Debate

Right.  I recently found myself being mercilessly teased for my overflowing pockets.  Generally I keep a pack of smokes, a wallet, my iPhone, a lighter, keys, mints and various other supplies in my pockets at all times and I suck up the frustration of being over-packed in the hopes that I can cling to my waning threads of masculinity in this metrosexual world.  Why do I do this?  The Flying Spaghetti Monster alone knows.  I broke down in shopping mode the other day after losing my 500th pack of cigarettes and bought a -gasp- man bag.  Why I have never done this before I have no clue – I haven’t lost anything in a week and the stress of an overflowing pocket is gone (I think it lowered my cholesterol too).  So a word of advice to all men – get a bag,  women have been doing it for years and not only to look pretty, it’s functional, looks better than white trash pockets and curbs that ever annoying cigarette pack loss.

Some tips:

Wide straps look more masculine.

Wear the bag at your waste and not under your arm or near your middle.

Bight colours are not cool – stick to browns, greys and blacks.

Zips > Buttons:  Less chance of losing things and harder for pick-pockets.

Spend some cash if you can spare it – a cheap bag can look school-boyish.