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Jay-Z, Usher, Kanye West Lead the ‘Man Purse’ Revolution; Is A Man Gay For Carrying One?

Jay-Z, Usher, Kanye West Lead the ‘Man Purse’ Revolution; Is A Man Gay For Carrying One?

Accessories can be worn as a unisex item … from bracelets, to necklaces, to scarves. Let’s take bags for example. Women are often seen carrying a handbag, and men may be seen carrying a “man bag.”  Which prompts the question, “What exactly is a ‘man bag’ ?”

Dictionary.com says it is:

“A handbag or purse carried by a male, often in the style of a messenger bag or backpack; also called a man purse.  Example: Metrosexuals indulge in man bags.”

This trend has been brewing in Hollywood amongst stylish male celebrities such as Kanye West, Usher, and Jay-Z, all spotted sporting over-the-shoulder “murses” (man purse), hobos and satchels instead of the once classic briefcase.

Whatever the definition may be, the rise of the man purse is kicking the briefcase goodbye. Which begs the question, “Have these trendsetters launched a new trend, or has the “murse” always been overlooked and underrated?” We included three man bag styles below that are perfectly OK for your man to carry.

Would you consider a man gay for carrying a man bag? Let’s talk about it … Talking Pretty has decided to take a public poll about the man purse and the contents inside.

1. John Varvatos Textured Leather Duffle, $1,600, johnvarvatos.com 2. MCM "Eternity Man" Messenger Bag 3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Trimmed Backpack, $348, Saks Fifth Avenue

 

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