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A sash designed to hold personal items; a "handbag for men"
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The concept of a "man-bag" has been toyed with in the media. This is a carry bag, inoffensive to masculine sensibilities, that allows men to carry their personal items (cellphone, keys, wallet, comb, iPod...etc). Many guys simply put stuff in their girlfriend's handbag.

This is an idea that I have been seriously playing around with for a couple of months. A sash (bandolier) might be a good compromise between form and function - something that is about 4-5 inches wide, sitting diagonally flat from one shoulder to the opposing waist. A number of discreet compartments provide convenient access to cellphone, wallet, pen, etc... and maybe even a slot at the back for an umbrella, which could be "drawn", samurai sword-style. Styles could range from black leather for the executive, to camouflage motif for the rugged individualist and "yoof" markets.

Adze, Apr 29 2005

alternatively http://images.googl...fficial&sa=N&tab=wi
sporran being the gaelic for "purse" [calum, Apr 29 2005]

Attache case http://www.aarmr.or...s/store_attache.jpg
Had one throughout college. A friend carries a small one for his cell phone, wallet, etc. [Worldgineer, Apr 29 2005]

For real men... http://elitetactica...ces.com/pouches.htm
[ldischler, May 03 2005]


       //Googles Baldrics//   

       So they did! I had never heard of them, thinking "Baldric" was just a name. Learn something new every day.   

       It also probably means the idea can't be patented.. :(
Adze, Apr 29 2005

       Prior art. Waaay prior.
bristolz, Apr 29 2005

       //alternatively link// Hmm, not sure there'd be a broad market for sporrans.
Adze, Apr 29 2005

       Bum bag
Ling, Apr 29 2005

       It's not a purse; it's European!
phundug, Apr 29 2005

       Could it have imitation big-ass bullets built in?
RayfordSteele, Apr 29 2005

       I would like a bag for carrying around men. Preferably with a sofa and a TV in it. And a few people to carry it around, too.
moomintroll, Apr 29 2005

       portable hammock.
po, Apr 29 2005

       [Worldgineer] This is a specific design, which hasn't been seen in Seinfeld (or any other show I know of), apart from the vague concept of "man-bag". How is this WTCTTISIWIBNIIWR?
Adze, Apr 30 2005

       The general concept of a bag for men to hold things in is quite widely known to exist, including by you. I'd disagree that it having discrete compartments or having different styles makes this novel. This being said, I'll remove the mfd as perhaps I just don't get it.
Worldgineer, Apr 30 2005

       A fishing vest works well for carrying lots of odds and ends. Just not very fashionable.
TeaTotal, Apr 30 2005

       Built in bags on your clothes... Oh, pockets.
weedy, Apr 30 2005

       Very baked as a physical item. As a social idea though, I like it.
Laimak, Apr 30 2005

       Think I'll stick to my gunbelt.
DrCurry, May 01 2005

       //portable hammock//   

       I think most hammocks are already meant to be portable.
Pericles, May 01 2005

       Hmm, fair point. Maybe something between a hammock and a watdjermacallit, sedan chair. A sedan hammock. With built-in DVD player, of course.
moomintroll, May 01 2005

       A sash? What sort of a girly idea is that? Pockets! That's what blokes use. Or, if pockets aren't big enough then a cool 'Forbidden Planet' plastic carrier bag is allowed. Sash! Pah!
DrBob, May 03 2005

       Absolutely right, [DrBob]! And if you find yourself with too much stuff for your pockets, just change into clothing with more pockets. Wearing a suit to work, plus my rain jacket, I have 14 pockets at my disposal.
hippo, May 03 2005

       //European free- thinking //

You mean 'weirdos' don't you!
DrBob, May 03 2005

       Would it be proper for a gentleman to let a lady hold his manbag on the first date?
doctorremulac3, May 04 2005

       I keep a couple of delicate and precious objects in my manbag. I don't just let any woman hold it.
wagster, May 04 2005

       she'd need gloves.
po, May 04 2005

       I would just like to say to those people who suggested wearing carpenter belts (bum crack as fashion statement?), using the 27 pockets in your trenchcoat, or the pocket of a recently shot marsupial for that matter; you are all philistines. :-)   

       To the rest, thankyou for your useful comments!
Adze, May 04 2005

       Philistines? Ain't they them guys what's always fightin' with them Isralieolites?
doctorremulac3, May 04 2005

       Nah, that's Eye-Rawkies or some such.
david_scothern, May 04 2005

       [po] - why?
wagster, May 04 2005

       Great minds think alike, [Ian]. ;) Thanks for that.
Adze, May 05 2005

       butt pack
Voice, Aug 25 2006

       Nice manbag, Adze! Nice adze, Manbag!   

       What a great nickname. Manbag!
bungston, Aug 25 2006


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