MissQueenie's desert wear thread got me thinking of something about which I've been curious for some time.
Indiana Jones (and the COW Gearhead) carries a gas mask bag as a bag to stash equipment while adventuring.
That bag on a shoulder strap is just one tissue away from a bag to be carried over the shoulder by men for everyday use.
In 1930's issues of Esquire, a bag over the shoulder is sported by men in many of the illustrations, usually holding a camera or binoculars.
Briefcases these days often come with some kind of shoulder strap.
So: How many men here carry some kind of bag? And do you find the term "Man Purse" or worse, "Murse," as repugnant as I do?
I carry a leather briefcase-style bag to the office every day, sometimes on a shoulder strap. Weekends, I carry a "messenger bag" in olive drab canvas and russet leather from LL Bean. You have to have someplace to stow your gear - digicam, iPod, Nintendo, book, Moleskine, cell phone, snacks, smokes, gum, pens, sunglasses, pistol...
Look at this. I'd carry this without a second thought:
How about this?
What are you carrying, gentlemen?