Shoulder bag or Men Purse
Why are women have the benefit of carrying a bag with them?. As a man what am I supposed to carry, where do I put my large smartphone, keys, pen and other stuff? If I was wearing a suit I could stuff everything and the kitchen sink into one of the inner pockets. Right now I am imagining myself wearing one. A three-piece suit. And I am standing in front of thousands of people, going to begin a talk and I take out a crisply folded white paper from an inside pocket in a gentlemanly fashion. Wait… Even imagining this in “hot” Chennai I am sweltering. So that’s not going to work.
About a year back when I visited Singapore I saw this nice shoulder bag by Hush Puppies in Mustafa and I got one. Now I am using it regularly when I am going out. Normally this is what I carry in the bag :
- back zip – my phone and wallet
- front zip – hand sanitizer, spectacle cleaning cloth and car keys
- middle area – a book, few toffees and a water bottle. cinema tickets, cash bills and parking tickets go here too
- inside (safe) zip – my ID cards and Passport (if I am carrying one)
This way my trouser and shirt pockets are empty and I feel light-footed in my walk. For work, I use a similar but bigger size bag that can hold my Surface Pro 1 tablet and other accessories (HDMI cable, Miniport 2 HDMI, Earphone, Charger, USB cable and so on).
The question I get often is what’s it called. Is it a messenger bag or mail satchel or shoulder bag or men purse. I like to call it a men purse.