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« on: May 06, 2005 06:52:45 PM »

a friend of mine was complaining about how he wishes it was socially acceptable for a guy to carry a purse, because there are things he wishes he had the capacity to carry with him, like a camera, phone, and waterbottle. the only problem is, how do you make the bag "manly" enough to avoid odd glances or feeling personally awkward? i'd just like to know if anybody has patterns, tutorials or any other links for a man bag. if i could find one, i'd totally make it, and maybe it could become the social norm! thanks
-marissa
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2005 06:55:02 PM »

What about a messenger bag? One with a strap long enough so that he could wear it w/ the strap across his chest. My bf has one and carries it EVERYWHERE.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2005 06:58:18 PM »

Hi, I'm not sure if you knit, but like uhm. I'm assuming from your nick here you do.. I just came across this one yesterday and I love it. I'd imagine it'd look great in a black or a green too..

http://www.interweave.com/knit/books/files/FolkBagsExcerpt.pdf

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2005 10:07:44 AM »

check out: "the european carry-all"

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=26783.0
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2005 12:21:00 PM »

I like the euro carry-all.  I carry a "satchel" as one of my friends calls it.  It's basically a small messenger bag, that's more tall and skinny than short and wide.  I like mine because it's big enough for a 5x8 notebook, a small camera, and a bottle of water (but not a liter-sized bottle with everything else).

To make it manly, use a dark color and a sturdy fabric.  Canvas or corduroy would be good.  A big plastic buckle (like: http://www.campmor.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?memberId=12500226&productId=9268 or http://www.campmor.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?memberId=12500226&productId=9260) would be good on a webbing strap.  Check your local sporting goods store for webbing.  It should be about 30 cents per foot, or so.
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2005 07:05:42 AM »

Great idea....a bag for guys!

Here is Johnny Depp's bag....
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2005 10:09:47 PM »

How about a nintendo messenger bag?
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=36003.0
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2005 11:22:40 AM »

The airline bags are all the rage. I'll take out my camera one day and take picture of guys in the city here. All wear woven bags similar to this one: http://www.origencrafts.com.ar/llamapurse.htm but in different styles and colors.

or these traditional ones made by local tribes:

http://www.galerianamu.com/art/indigenous-contemporary-art/ngobe_guaymi/ngobe_guaymi/1111A_Ngobe_agave_fibre_woven_bag.php#

and also the regular bookbag slung over one shoulder or messenger bag crossed across the back.

Or the fanny pack slung across the back as well...

In leather or dark colors, and as long as they are sequin and embroidery free, bags can be manly! depends on the attitude Smiley
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