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Manbags

Discussion in 'Personal' started by les25paul, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    Here is a question for you.

    Yesterday whilst down the pub I noticed a fellow with a manbag. What does the modern young gentleman carry in a manbag? All I need is my wallet, keys and a mobile phone (and I don't really need that).

    One point, his girlfriend looked "high maintenance" perhaps thats a clue.
     
  2. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    Medicines?
     
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  3. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    It saves that annoying man thing of searching the house for wallet, glasses, keys, inhaler and phone EVERY time you go out...
     
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  4. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Nothing wrong with a manbag.
     
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  5. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    I saw one yesterday. He minced across the road and was not wearing socks either. Who am I to judge, all I did was notice him.
     
  6. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    Most men do not need a handbag because their female partners have handbags. I end up carrying tissues for both of us, hand sanitiser, his reading glasses, all coins, both driving licences, both passports when travelling, train and plane tickets, biros, medication, keys etc.
     
  7. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    I'm wondering what is more infrequent-a man with a bag or a woman without a bag.
    Oh-hang on, I just remembered-I don't actually care whatsoever.
     
  8. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Lead commenter

    If I was a man I would use a manbag. We all need somewhere to put our stuff especially when you need reading glasses.
     
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  9. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Why is it "manbag"?

    Handbag is a gender neutral term...

    Anyway I don't have one. I have pockets.
     
  10. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Bags just mean you carry extra stuff because you can, not because you need to.

    Wallet, phone and car keys that's all I need. Winter is easier as the phone can go in my coat pocket instead of swinging around in my trousers (phnarr).
     
  11. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Cultural appropriation. I am incensed.
     
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  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Ah I have a phone case with little slots for cash and cards so right now I'm very light... no wallet.
     
  13. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    Men's trousers have much bigger / deeper pockets than women's trousers.
    If I put my phone in my pocket and sit down, it just silently slides out. Car keys can escape equally easily.
    That's why I carry a bag.
    Well. One reason why.
     
  14. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Mr PC loves a bag but uses them mostly on holidays. He puts in things like maps, binoculars, printouts of accommodation, passport, wallet, keys, phone, guide books etc.

    When it's just the usual wallet, phone, keys he uses pockets. Unless he decides his pockets are too shallow and then he invades my handbag.

    I've banned him from putting bottles of wine in my handbag as they make it too heavy and it hurts my neck.

    My mother in law once put blue cheese in my handbag without asking or telling me. I was not amused.
     
  15. blue451

    blue451 Senior commenter

    I suppose men are less likely than women to carry make-up, hairbrush, spare tights etc.

    But a book? Bottle of water? Camera?
     
  16. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Use MrsLan's handbag of course.

    :D
     
  17. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    I like the idea of a Manbag and last week in Debenhams I picked one up and took it to the till. I then took it back because I knew that I would look a right Richard wearing one.
     
  18. Dodros

    Dodros Star commenter

    As a male singleton, I find handbag-style "manbags" with a single shoulder strap to be pretentious, a fashion accessory favoured by the sort of business types who put the jackets of their suits on clothes-hangers attached to hooks in their cars while they're driving to sales meetings. When I have to carry, say, a diary, folder, water bottle or packed lunch, I put them in the small backpack I use for shopping. Anything smaller can go into a jacket or trouser pocket.
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2019
  19. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    At least pretentious manbags don't smack you in the face and knock your glasses off when their wearers turn round suddenly on the bus or tube during rush hour! :p
     
  20. Dodros

    Dodros Star commenter

    Personally, I take my backpack off to avert that eventuality when I'm on public transport. Sadly, I agree, others don't always follow suit.
     
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