When Lil Wayne appeared courtside at Game 3 of the WNBA finals last week, we saw it: there, hanging from his belt, was a small Louis Vuitton pouch, no larger than his palm.
Brazilian soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has a favorite Gucci clutch that he carries under one arm.
Snoop Dogg pairs his Louis Vuitton with a shower cap—and Jude Law has been photographed with a yellow leopard-print mini-audiere
“Man-bags have definitely become more popular, and men carrying luxury bags has become more socially acceptable,” says Meaghan Mahoney Dusil, of The Purse Blog.
“As so many things in men’s fashion, it starts off with the gays, and then 10 years later, straight men are doing the same thing,” says Tom Fitzgerald of the fashion blog Tom & Lorenzo.
“Terms are confusing and it’s best to throw them out the window,” says Will Welch, a senior editor at GQ. But Bryan Boy, the Filipino fashion blogger famous for his collection of women’s purses, described the fundamental difference in an email: “A man-bag is something very utilitarian where function is prioritized over form. A murse is the opposite; a bag where form is prioritized over function. Most men who carry murses tend to have a sense of fashion awareness.”
CALL IT WHAT YOU WISH, MY MAN JUST BETTER NOT BE CARRYING THE SAME BAG AS MINE!!!! 😦