Thursday, March 12, 2009

Man bag

After seeing Jack Baur in 24 I have thought how useful it would be to have a man bag. Not that I would carry a gun, a few hand grenades and enough electronic equipment to hack into the Bank of England, but it would hold all the paraphernalia that goes with the modern man. My pockets are bulging with wallet, mobile phone, full-sized man's handkerchief, coins, pens, sweets, PDA, pen drive, iPod and notes to remind me of things. All these could fit into one handy bag - man bag, NOT handbag. Yesterday I heard a man talking on the radio about the range of bags for men produced by his company, Blokesbags so I had a look. Some of them seemed fit for purpose. However, I don't think I'll get myself one; I have seen my wife, and every other woman I know, trying to find things in their handbags!

By the way, do any of you men own a man bag or have any interesting things in your pockets??


Cosmo said...

I quite often use a small backpack to carry things, particularly if I'm on my bike. It probably only contains a notebook and diary and not much else.

One of the things I like about winter is that I can wear my coat with big pockets which I can stuff full of pens, books, mints, keys, mp3 player, a small bible, and a growing collection of receipts.

Anonymous said...


Go on go on go on - I always thought you would suit a handbag! If you need some rubbish to put in your bag ask Ali to give you some of hers!!

Pluto said...

I shudder to think what Ali has in her handbag. May be she'll ditch all the stuff when she comes back from Houston with new handbagS :)