Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My thought for today---- over-the-shoulder bag

“Is that your bag?” That seems to be the question I get whenever I wear my tote bag going around. Call me crazy but five years ago I let go of the backpack and late last year dumped off my messenger bag, too. Not that they're out of style but I would cringe because the kid next door have the same taste. I commute everyday for work and I get a lot of unexpected looks especially in the MRT. This usually elicits dagger looks from me-Hey! Do I look glitzy with my tote bag? Or do I look very girly? Fussy I know but I think a man with confidence can really pull off a situation like that.
When I visited Tokyo a few years ago, it was not uncommon to see Japanese men (mostly in their 20s and 30s) carrying cool looking tote bags, It was more uncommon to see men not carrying such an accessory. Trendy men in South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan have started carrying similar totes. Here in the Philippines, I suspect that it will make its way through after a couple of years more. Recently, one of my colleagues has followed suit and I expect to see men’s tote lines expanding soon.

‘Taught you anything? For a new dad like me, tote bags are not just cool, they’re great for diapers, too.

1 comment:

eli said...

now i know! hehe nice one