Would You Wear a Purse? (If You're a Man?)

As I was packing my bag to come to the office today, my roommate stopped me on my way out the door and asked an all too familiar question: "Is that a
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As I was packing my bag to come to the office today, my roommate stopped me on my way out the door and asked an all too familiar question: "Is that a
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As I was packing my bag to come to the office today, my roommate stopped me on my way out the door and asked an all too familiar question: "Is that a woman's bag?" Sure. It's a black leather Marc by Marc tote with a little bit of shine to it. I got it on Bleecker and I've seen it carried everywhere around the city - mostly by women. But is that a bad thing? I see fashionable men carry totes of all sizes all the time, but at what point along the bag spectrum (think of say, a briefcase on one end and a pink Juicy pouchette on the other, with a carryall from American Apparel in the middle) are men supposed to stop? It's funny how I'd carry a Muse, the rigid structure has a masculine appeal to it, though I'd never carry a Stam - even I'd make fun of the kiss lock closure. So I'm wondering, where do all of you stand on this? Can a man embrace the functionality and cuteness of a woman's bag without coming off as totally silly? Better yet: Do bags really have a gender? --KYLE HAYES (almost forgot - image from the Sartorialist!)