Yay or nay on this man purse *pic*

taygalchi

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I was coming out of the gym and noticed this good-looking guy giving his girlfriend a peck BUT more important than his looks or his kisses - he was wearing a Gucci messenger bag.

I thought it looked great on him but then I stopped myself and wondered if I just thought that because I'm a purse addict. What do you think? I guess I was just surprised that a straight guy could pull off monogram canvas. Would you buy a bag like this for your SO?

Here's the guy and the way he was carrying his bag (sorry for the quality, it was a "covert camera operation"):


Here's a version of the bag he was carrying, except the top was a brown leather flap, not monogram:



Yay or Nay?
 

Liberté

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It looks ok. Casual. There's nothing outstanding, just quite ordinary by the way he looks with it IMO. Shouldn't this be in the gucci forum?
 

HauteMama

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I think it looks great. Most brands have a small version of a messenger style that they classify as a man's bag (I was just looking at one from Burberry). A lot of men carry a camera bag, which is just as small (only not as slim), so I don't find this unusual or odd at all.
 

ZoeyZoo

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LOL but we are all purse addicts here~!

I think the bag is nice - but I think its too small on him - but that's just me.
That's what i was thinking. It looks too small on a guy. A larger messenger bag would have looked better.

Kuddos to the guy for being brave enough to use a man bag for something other than a laptop. :tup:
 

taygalchi

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I think it looks great. Most brands have a small version of a messenger style that they classify as a man's bag (I was just looking at one from Burberry). A lot of men carry a camera bag, which is just as small (only not as slim), so I don't find this unusual or odd at all.
Wow, we're the only two "yay" votes so far! Maybe I was having a moment of "any guy who wears a purse I would wear automatically gets an A!"

I really thought it looked good and effortlessly cool. I loved that it wasn't your typically big messenger bag.

I'm sticking to my guns on this one! It looks good!
(But then again, my husband says I always try to dress him a bit too flamboyantly. I like men who aren't afraid to step outside of the neutral zone.)
 
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Lol, I don't know... there is something hot in general about a guy who will carry that. I love guys with style!
 

maedchen

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I say nay. Somehow guys with bags smaller than a messenger bag just screams tourist to me - even if they're obviously not (like in your case)! :smile:
 

fabae

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It's not big enough for him to be carrying books or a laptop; it looks like it can only handle what most men just put in their pockets, which makes me wonder....I think it's a nay.