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The Dior line for instance –- thinned down and mini sized messenger type bags that aren’t messenger bags but men’s handbags.
And that's whole crux of matter.
Men will start to carry man's handbag -- for want of a better name -- just so long as it doesn't destroy their perceived likeness to John Wayne or Terminator.
But if it has any likeness to a true handbag as touted by millions of women then they’ll run a mile -- fast! It’s that word, you see. Strikes fear into even biggest man.
It just sounds girly. It’s a word all men associate with their mom. Nothing wrong with that, you say! I agree –- but although most men love and respect their moms –- they don’t want to dress like her. That includes ‘handbag’.
Then you'll have diehards who wouldn't touch a handbag for their wife, let alone themselves. These men, I suspect, would rather see NASCAR racing made into a non contact sport and NFL forced to impose a non violent tackling rule before they ever handled a real, live handbag!
Mark you -- I bet these are same men who, as soon as they get car parked on a family trip out anywhere, turn to their wife and say "Gee honey, can I put my keys in your handbag??"
“And my cell phone?”
“Will my wallet fit in as well, do you think?”
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