Saturday, June 13, 2009

my stuff

Tote bags have been all the talk lately over on the leading men's wear blogs. Too girly? Not really all that practical? Everyone has their own take, but I think they're pretty useful. I can't really walk around with a backpack anymore-it just doesn't feel right. A messenger bag is useful, but sometimes the shape isn't always the best for carrying everything. A tote really can. I picked this up at my local army surplus store. It's actually a reproduction of a vintage pilot's helmet bag. Made of heavy duty canvas and metal zippers, this is a tough bag that I can pretty much fit anything into.



I like the external pockets on the one side. Large enough to fit a newspaper or a bottle of water without having to unzip the whole bag. So what do you guys think? Too girly for guys? Too big? More army surplus finds to come...

7 comments:

Shini said...

love the shape of this, not at all girly really, much better than a Jansport backpack right? the fact that it's army surplus, (and an ex helmet bag!??) makes it even better.

hungriestghost said...

way girly. if you think that crashing into some hostile jungle with enemy combantants closing in on your position is 'girly'.

Lauren said...

I don't think it's girly, what with the color and edges and sparse-ness of it. In fact, I think ti's awesome.But I'm a girl, so who knows. I think it would be cool if you could sling it over one shoulder, semi-messenger style though, because I would get annoyed having to hold something that big in my hand all the time.

AsianCajuns said...

I think guys can definitely carry a tote like that. I love all this stuff you get from the army surplus store. I knew where our local one was in D.C., but haven't found one in the ATL just yet. A question for you: would this be too manly for a girl?

yulanda said...

Not too girly at all. All over guys need to get over their bag complex. (That or maybe I'm just sick of carrying stuff for my guy friends.)

yulanda said...

er, first over = other

Shaun @ TWGA said...

I dig the bag. I always thought the tote was the manliest of all the bags (excluding backpacks). This one being both functional and manly.

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