How To Carry A Purse When You're A Man
Need to know how to carry a purse when you're a man? Carrying a purse, satchel or messenger bag as a man can be a difficult task. Or, more accurately, avoiding the good-natured ridicule from your friends can be a difficult task. There are plenty of bags out there to choose from, all easily obtained. Men’s purses—dubbed the “murse” in many circles—are a delicate balance of functionality and masculine style, but this is a balance which can be achieved! Once you have decided to carry a purse, the steps below can help to prepare you in the implementation of your new accessory.
To carry a purse when you’re a man, you will need:
- A purse, satchel or messenger bag—a murse, if you will
- The guts to be seen in public with a murse
- A thick skin to withstand ridicule from your friends for having a murse
- Decide which features you want in your purse. Plenty of pockets, room for a laptop or other electronics, and external compartments are all features of many lines of murses, or “male purses.”
- Research potential purses which meet your criteria. Countless online vendors offer reviews from previous purchasers or product ratings which can help keep you from being disappointed with your new murse.
- Allocate time in the store, or after the arrival of your online purchase, to test your new murse. Confirm that the murse can hold everything you envisioned to ensure you are satisfied. Verify that the strap can hold the appropriate amount of weight, because nothing is more frustrating than walking out of the store with your new murse only to have the strap break off in the parking lot.
- Check with your girlfriend, wife or other female companion to ensure that she would not carry the same purse. If your female companion or partner immediately thinks your new murse was purchased for her, you might want to consider a more masculine alternative.
- Enjoy your new murse. Assuming everything checks-out, it’s time to implement your new “man’s purse.” Remember that both Indiana Jones and Jack Bauer carry a murse!