Back in 1999 on one episode of Friends, Rachel talks Joey into carrying a bag that looks like a purse.
After Chandler says, “Wow! You look just like your son Mrs. Tribbiani!”
Joey says, “What? Are you referring to my man’s bag? At first, I thought it just looked good, but it’s practical too. Check it out! It’s got compartments for all your stuff! Your wallet, your keys, and your address book!”
Another great TV show that references the man bag is Seinfeld. Jerry refers to it as a murse, “It’s European.” he says.
Everyone needs a man bag! These classic and hilarious episodes were just the beginning of what would become a new trend.
Men have been carrying bags for centuries and if you think it’s too girly, think again.
There’s nothing feminine about being practical and nothing sexier than being confident.
Imagine keeping your wallet, phone, iPad, sunglasses (with a case of course), all in one place. You no longer have to worry about leaving the house and forgetting something, because it’s all right there in your man bag!
Man Bags Today
Today man bags come in a variety of styles to suit any occasion.
And if you’re like me and want to change things up, I have several messenger-style bags that I switch out depending on the season, situation, or what I’m wearing for the day.
Here are a few of my favorites:
eBags Professional Slim Laptop Backpack – Amazon
Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite Mick GM Messenger Bag – Tradesy (when available)
KomalC Leather Briefcase 15 Inch Retro Buffalo Hunter Leather – Amazon
Check out my post on How to Wear a Suit Like a Boss!