Today I saw a guy with a Longchamp bag (the staple “Le pliage” one, not a men’s one), and that got me thinking about guys and bags.
Bags are very gendered things, with, arguably, the handbag becoming representative of women & their lifestyle, as the thing that carries everything they need from money to make-up. Added to this it is incorporated into the general outfit; the bag is no longer simply about practicality but about the bag itself.
I think bags are often overlooked in the masculine world. Or maybe there’s a fear of appearing too feminine with one? I don’t know, but it’s not often you see a guy with a statement-bag. Most men seem to shy away from this: I mean how often do you see a guy carrying something other than a rucksack or a briefcase?