You Said: No to Man Bags

September 20th, 2010


downtown-messenger-bag_092010We asked: Would you carry a Man Bag?

You said:  No to Man Bags, with a 53-47 split in votes.

Style tip? The vote was pretty well split on man bags - with a slight majority voting No.  We see the utility of the man bag for men living in metro areas - the need to carry your stuff with you when you’re living in a city begets the need for bags like these.  But for guys living in the suburbs, these man bags are less of a necessity. For a sleeker look, try a smaller bag, like the single buckle messenger pictured.  But for a more rugged look, go for a bag with more hardware - like the double buckle version of the Lacoste messenger.

Next question: Round sunglasses have been growing in popularity under the radar, but they’re coming into their own thanks to their prevalence at New York Fashion Week. But what do you think?  Tell us, would you wear round sunglasses?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: Lacoste Downtown Messenger Bag | $195 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Entry Filed under: Men,Trend,Trend Predictives,Trendscape,Trendscape,What's In and What's Out

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Cee  |  September 20th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I don’t really care for the bag picture above, but I do like man bags with a feminine twist, ie: I have my eyes on the Proenza Schouler PS1 and Marc by Marc Jacobs Saddlery Lou Lou Large Tote.

  • 2. AbraCat  |  September 21st, 2010 at 8:00 am

    I love round sunglasses, especially big ones! They make me feel a bit glamorous when I’m schlepping through the grocery store with my kids arguing behind me.

  • 3. Jim  |  September 21st, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Gotta figure the only people voting No on this either live in the suburbs and drive everywhere, or wear a backpack like a fucking high school student.

    I don’t take fashion advice from suburbanites or 15-year-olds, so I’m going to keep using my messenger bag, thanks.

  • 4. lorrwill  |  September 28th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Jim’s comment made me laugh. Man bags are so common around here (SF bay area) that my thought was “This is a question? Where?”

  • 5. victor martinez  |  March 30th, 2012 at 9:04 am

    i said yes!!!!

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