Anyway, we were discussing the evolution of the handbag. Back when I was a kid, Real Men™, didn't carry hand bags. The only things a real man ever needed to have on his person was a dirty wad of cash, a swiss army pocket knife and maybe a hip flask of bourbon. If you couldn't fit all of that in your pockets, then your pants were too tight, sissy boy. Bags, or as we liked to call them, purses, were for women.
( History of purses and backpacks as seen by Mav. And it will mention Steph so her picture here isn't totally gratuitous. Really it will.Collapse )
So here's the question. Men and women both. Do you carry a bag? How big? One or two straps? What do you carry in it? Do you change the bag per occasion. Do you consider it masculine or feminine to do so? Do you take it with you everywhere? Do you consider it part of accessorizing? Any other thoughts?
Note: Mav's history lesson ignores the fanny pack. We all had them, we all acknowledge it was a mistake. Let us never speak of them again. You know, unless you're gay. And even then, all the cool gay people are still going to beat you up.