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20.02.09 by Buffalo Bill

“Call it whatever you want – man-bag, satchel, messenger bag or my favourite online descriptor, the “multi-purpose, soft-sided carrying case” – but there is little doubt this item has not only replaced your father’s briefcase, but has also become the de-facto symbol of metrosexual men everywhere. And not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I still take issue with the bag itself. Unless you are one of a dwindling number of downtown bike messengers, I simply question its utility in day-to-day life.”

Oh dear, is he talking about me? From an article in Peace Arch News.

Mission Workshop Messenger bags launch party Thursday 12th August
Austrian fakengers
'Rare' 2nd hand Zo bag sells for $511
ECMC organisation DQs non-fakenger
Zindex up
Friday 13th March - St. Patrick's Day Massacrecat
Fixie backlash revisited?
North American Cycle Courier Champs
The Zindex
Messenger heroes, number 5: Erik Zo

  1. If you wear one of those bags for long enough you get functional scoliosis.

    — Zack Speedfast    20 February 2009, 10:41    #
  2. Metrosexuality is a dying concept peculiar to the mid-noughties, at that time snuck though to coincide with the dubious rise of the fakenger. Masculinity is on the rise. So watch out girls!!

    — Manenger    20 February 2009, 10:44    #
  3. One man’s manbag is another man’s nutsack.

    — overdrive    20 February 2009, 12:27    #
  4. One man’s meat is another man’s forearm.

    — lee    20 February 2009, 18:24    #
  5. I’ve been wearing a courier bag so long I can’t ride my bike (indeed hardly walk) without one, it feels all lopsided and off balance ;-)

    — Gertie    20 February 2009, 20:02    #
  6. ^quasimodo?

    — T-Man    25 February 2009, 10:27    #
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