Aug 10, 2009

New Trend: Men Clutch???

A guy I knew used to carry around a large Louis Vuitton pochette under his arm; we all used to make fun of him because he was carrying a "man" purse. In Asia and Europe I saw men carrying similar pochettes. Anyhoo, men clutch seems to be a thing this coming fall and into spring of 2010. I am okay with a guy sporting a messenger bag because they need to carry things too but I am not sure about men carrying a men clutch. I adore clutches but I won't adore guys who carry clutches. left Bottega Veneta, right Etro (images via style.com) --- Bottega Veneta makes exotic clutch-like bag for men costing $4000+.
left Gucci via style.com
right Salvatore Ferragamo via Ferragamo

I don't think BF will sport this trend at all. What do you think of this men clutch trend for guys?

34 comments:

  1. sooooo WIERD! This reminds me of that Friends episode with Joey and his man purse. haha definitely not a fan!

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  2. im not a fan either. its entertaining to look at the photos though!! haha
    xxx

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  3. This trend was so popular among the Japanese trendy men in the 90s...Guess it's baaaack~
    Great week SG!

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  4. I have to say that I am not a fan at all of this trend! I feel bad for the models in the photos...haha!

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  5. hate it.

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  6. I'm def. not a fan of the "man purse" trend. In Hong Kong guys like to carry big totes.

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  7. LOL, thankfully I KNOW my hubs won't be sporting one of these in hand! I'll hold his wallet if needs be, thank you.
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  8. It just doesn't seem very manly to me...I agree about the messenger bags though. My boyfriend always has his laptop bag with him which he doubles as a messenger bag. He stores all his notebooks and pens and books in there with the computer...but he would never use a clutch. It's too silly for him. Haha.

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  9. oh my. my bf carry's a murse but i dont think he would EVER sport this.. thats just... ahh... no. no non onono i wouldn't let him. ahha!

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  10. Not a fan of the man purse. I will not be getting one for my He-weasel.

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  11. MrB will definitely not be carrying a clutch.

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  12. I don' t like the idea..

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  13. All three of my guys..there is no way they will do this.

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  14. HAHAH! i know my bf won't do it, no matter what. ever. ahhahaha.

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  15. No! No! No! I hope this isn't taken the wrong way, but I feel as if I wouldn't respect a guy who is toting about a clutch with him - especially if it's a pretty one. Messenger bags, suitcases, briefcases, or backpacks are the only type of accessory a guy should lug around with him! :)

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  16. Haha that is really weird...no guy I know would do this!

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  17. I'm okay with an oversized leather bag, a messenger bag, or some sort of cross-body bag for guys (I'm sure some of them lug as much stuff as we ladies do and they can't be expected to carry it all in their pockets). But the idea of a man clutch just seems odd to me.

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  18. not liking the manclutch trend for most guys!

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  19. I rather love this idea! So much more chic than a big wallet in the back pocket!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  20. why not?
    I remember my grandfather telling me about that...he used to wear it when he was young ;)

    cool!

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  21. i'd rather a guy wear a messenger bag. please.

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  22. I agree with the person above, messenger bags all the way. The clutch looks kind of odd because it's so small.

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  23. I don't like the man clutch. :( Yep, only messenger bags get my thumbs up.

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  24. If guys want to carry clutches, more power to them! I personally wouldn't be attracted to a guy carrying anything more than a messenger bag but everyone has got their own personal style!

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  25. Lol...hmm...I think it's actually kind of cool. The clutch would have to be very masculine looking though. It would kind of have to look like a laptop case. Not all cute like a woman's clutch.

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  26. Should not really be allowed. Although if it meant I didn't have to carry all of my BF's belongings on a night out that may be a bonus! x

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  27. dont like it :(. I would rather put his stuff on my bag lol

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  28. I would love to see what the hubs would have to say about that. He's not quite fashion forward enough. Ah ha

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  29. I think I read somewhere awhile back that historically it was men who carried purses not women so I suppose why not? Already lots of men carry murses, even my ultra guys's guy bf! Just so long as it doesn't resemble any purses of mine! And does this mean we can ask them to carry our wallets now instead of the other way around?

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  30. so, for all of you who think this is odd you should consider that when a man goes out at night, lets say to a club, he may want his wallet, cigs, keys, etc... a huge man bag such as a tote, messenger bag etc...is too large. why not carry a man clutch?

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  31. Of course a guy should definitely use whatever bags he wants to carry his necessities, regardless of what others think.

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  32. As long as it's not too over-the-top, I say a guy's entitled to using whatever works. I'm a bit dismayed by the knee-jerk "no no no" responses of many women on here; if you feel the functionality found in a smaller bag should only be enjoyed by women, then please put on your corsets and relinquish your right to vote. Get with the times!

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  33. My dad has been using a clutch bag since I can remember. Still does. I had one when in college. Stopped using for a while. But now I'm gonna use one again. It's not just trendy, it's functional.

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