Why a ‘man bag’
Honestly I have no idea, I originally started this lens as page 2 of The Dad Bag. I thought maybe I could figure something out to make it for guys in general, which I hope has worked. (any suggestions?)
As to what a guy would use a bag for .. I have no idea! Other than Keys & cell phone. There are those that I can understand would have need for something, like those that take train or bus to work so you need to have something but aside from that & the list below I have not a foggy, can any of you men enlighten me on this?
As to Gerard Butler in this picture… The man needs to loosen the should strap a bit! (or well at least in the Right hand pic, it looks higher up to me. I’ve also seen Sam Worthington in a picture with one as well.
If you are interested in any of the suggestions I listed, there will be a link at the end that will take you to a list of them
Fashionable in three ways
I also have a tip for you, like us ladies with our purses if you are small & carrying around a (bulky) messenger bag it looks more like the bag has you for the luggage. If you are tall or ‘big’ and use something smaller it will look equally odd. (along the lines of looking like you have a cosmetic bag.
If you are tall and lean or average height & muscular you can pretty much use whatever. Well just not what Hugh Jackman is using below! (I think he raided his wife’s purses because that CAN’T be a man bag!)
My opinion (not that it matters) on the man’s ‘clutch’ is a don’t unless it’s really masculine looking. (Think along the lines of distressed leather, like an old shaving kit or looks like a pilot’s jacket.
Man bags – Messenger bags
Does your man work or live in a big city or maybe he’s going on a trip? Maybe he uses a briefcase that maybe has a few too many miles on it? (If it’s a family heirloom use it to store important papers & try one of these messenger bags)
Great for artists and anyone who works in a big city esp. if they have to take public transportation.
Honestly if its one of the smaller bags below the messenger ones, What DO you guys put in them besides your cell & mobile?
Bucket Boss Brand 06005 Contractors Briefcase
its a 2 sided bag for business & tools. Made for construction worker types.
Room for Files as well as laptop and a pocket in front for cell phone, pens etc, calculator, tools. Great for travel, Work or anything in between.
Kenneth Cole Reaction Luggage Bag Home Again, Gray, One Size
Fashionable tote for anyone durable 100% cotton canvas. main compartment can hold a variety of necessities for work or play click to see inside bag
Venturer Military Excursion Organizer Bag Rothco 2327, Olive Drab
Choice of colors, 6.5″ x 6″ X 3″ inches
great for travel or just a day out to keep everything together.
Rothco Khaki Paratrooper Shoulder Bag
Made of durable material with loads of room. Going on a day trip.. pack it all in here, over night it’ll work. This will be your favorite go to bag for everything!
Yens® Fantasybag Urban sport sling pack-Grey,SB-6826
The Urban day pack keep everything you need a water bottle, in the mesh pocket, Ipod pocket w/ earbuds port and on the strap a pacet for your cell phone or wallet
What would you guys use a man bag for?
Cell phone / iPod
tablet / laptop (if messenger bag)
electric chargeable razor
comb & Keys
mmm What else can guys carry in their ‘man bag’
How to wear it
The Dos & Don’ts! – Gallery
Day packs & Travel
These are the best kind of Shave/travel bag styles to use as a homemade gift basket plus I’ve seen some guys use it as a ‘man bag’
Ever heard of Kipling? The brand that has that little gorilla keychain on it? Well take it from me, the brand is great! The bags are quality nylon, well stitched and even better a heavy duty zipper. with the amount I have stashed in mine over the years (I’ve had it since the 90’s) I think I can say it still looks like new. If it starts to get a bit grungy.. just throw it in the wash! As for styles for guys.. here is a list of styles I found to recommend for you to check out
KIPLING RIDGE MENS BP2004-205
Kipling Hiker Expandable Backpack
—–these I’m not 100% on the style for you guys—
Vaquetta Leather Shave Kit Brown
Want to keep your stuff at hand close by, just use a shave kit . This is also ideal to leave in the car in case of last minute plans be it after work or after a night out. The items in Home & Travel are the perfect idea for this bag then you neverhave to worry if you forgot to pack somethinor those last mute weekend getaways. it packed in the car or all together in yout bathroom. You can even leave keys, phone/mp3 player etc in the car as they’ll be hidden (just don’t forget to keep the car keeys in your pocket~!
EuroSport Cargo Sling Backpack Black Canvas Bag
Durable for hikes and biking or just daily wear.
EuroSport Urban Style Canvas Cargo Sling Travel Backpack Bag B724 – Choice of Colors!
Keep all your things you need for the day keys, phone, wallet and so on (body spray & deoderant for the hot days)
Hands Free Carry-All
A great idea for urban travel. (especially if you are on a vacation)
Gootium 21105 Men’s Canvas Genuine Leather Cross Body Chest Pack-New Inventory
a nice little sack to keep your pants & back from getting out of whack
Home and Travel
1. Dove Mens Plus Care, Face Regimen Kit
Ladies, we’ve got tons of product for our faces out there & maybe even in your house… How about pampering your guys with somethign for his?
3. Ogio Doppler Kit, Black Travel bag (like for toiletries)
5. AXE Body Travel Kit For Men, 139 – 6 Pieces For Pack Freshen Up bag keep with you for those after work meetings or dates
6. Axe Anarchy Gift Set (6 Pieces) includes Show gel, Shampoo & conditioner, shower ‘tool’ & body spray & deodorant
great for the Gym!
Everest BB019 Hydration Military Army Style Backpack Backpacks Shoulder Sling One Strap Bag Bags
Great multi-use utility pack for Day trips (commuting) Long road trips, over nights (Hydration pack not included see for more details)
why should the family or us ladies always get the gift baskets of food and such?
Get one for the man (or men) in your life! If you don’t like the ones here… I’ll give you some ideas of putting one of your own together..Oh & it doesn’t HAVE to be in a basket!
What can you make the ‘basket’ from…
*a messenger bag, or
*mens brown (real or faux) leather toiletry bag
* or if you have a new baby… I have the PERFECT thing for you!
Items ideas to include …..
* Gift Certificate for dinner at a restaurant
Diaper Dude Diaper Bag, Camouflage
New dad bag. single or not this is a great bag for them when they are taking care of the baby. They can leave a pocket for their odds & ends as well.
Great Arrivals Spa Gift Basket, Just For Men
Masculine spa grooming set
Bath, shaving, manicure, and includes something for his sweet tooth too!