What's in your handbag (or manbag)?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Lau, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. Lau Guest

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    Inspired by this thread, and the discussions therein, what do you always carry with you everywhere?

    And what do you carry as "optional extras"?

    1st pic - what I carry everywhere: diary, book, sketchbook, water, wallet, railcard, keys, phone, lipbalm, Smints, pencil case, iPod cable, iPod, and the Canon PowerShot S60 I used to take the photo. :)

    2nd pic, have been known to carry on occasion - any number of odd cameras (here shown a Holga and an old Polaroid, SprayMount (not for highs, though sometimes an occupational hazard) tape, metal ruler, stack of unnecesarily heavy textbooks (dissertation - ugh) PowerBook (<3) long cable, because my college is a bit power socket unfriendly, magazines.

    Over to y'all....
     

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  2. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

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    If you think I'm letting you see inside my handbag, you're having a laugh. Anyway, I think yours has been bowdlerized.
     
  3. Lau thread starter Guest

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    Fair enough.

    Not the case, sorry. I refrained from including: today's bus ticket, a tissue, a receipt and a bit of paper telling my temping instructions for today. And they aren't what I carry every day.
    :)
     
  4. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

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    Actually, I must confess I haven't got one.
    :( :eek: :rolleyes:

    Did have a really groovy tasselled collection circa 1971, though....
     
  5. CompUser thread starter Guest

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    I have a north face recon backpack.

    It contains:
    Books
    Lots of Binders
    Pens and Pencils
    Ti 84 Silver Edition
    Keys
    Cell Phone
    iPod Nano (sometimes)

    [​IMG]
    (No I do not have a hemet in it)
     
  6. Lau thread starter Guest

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    Skunk, come on! Every self respecting man has a ....man purse.

    Possibly. ;)
     
  7. dcv macrumors G3

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    The absolute "don't leave home without them" essentials:
    Purse, keys, mobile phone, Oystercard, lip balm

    "Usually but not always" items:
    iPod (leave it at home if i'm going out on the piss)
    A pen and a scrap of paper

    "Sometimes" items:
    Work security pass (i usually work from home)
    Small mirror compact thing and a couple of make-up items

    "Weather dependent" items (these are also a factor in which handbag i choose as they don't fit in my nano-sized bags):
    Umbrella
    Sunglasses
     
  8. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

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    That man has absolutely no self-respect.
     
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i have a messenger bag that goes almost everywhere with me...

    in it i always have a notepad and paper, my cell phone, my iPod Mini, whatever book i am currently reading, my work cell phone, pens, wallet/money, keys, the normal essentials.

    edit: forgot to say that i always have excedrin migraine, or at least tylenol with me as well.
     
  10. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    h'ok. I am notorious for carrying too much crap.
    here goes:
    Wallet
    graphing calculator
    normal calculator
    cell phone
    water
    batteries
    pumpkin seeds
    sunflower seeds
    sometimes a sammich
    iPod shuffle
    digicam
    year-old receipts
    a few superballs (for the nephew)
    business cards (none are mine; when I get a business card from someone, I just throw it in my purse and it floats around in there for a while)
    aspirin
    tyenol
    vitamins
    throat lozenges
    sometimes a normal iPod
    little "notes-to-self" journal
    pens, pencils, highlighter
    contact lens case
    contact solution
    Aveda Lip Saver (OMG. THIS STUFF IS AWESOME. THE $8/TUBE IS TOTALLY JUSTIFIED IF YOU TRY IT. I SWEAR.)
    keys
    like $5 in change that is in the bottom of my purse.
    some light reading (usually a printed and folded up Greenspan Speech.)

    and this is not in a large bag.
    Medium sized. Somehow, I still have room in it... Hmmm..

    I carry too much stuff. Imagine what'll happen when I'm crazy, old, and rich (in that order)
     
  11. amin macrumors 6502a

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    My brother has a Jack Spade man purse. I give him a hard time about it quite frequently.

    I carry around this bag most of the time:
    [​IMG]

    The items that I carry around with or without that bag are the following:
    1) Pocket PC
    2) 2-way pager (need it for work)
    3) Cell phone
    4) Color iPod
    I'm really looking forward to the day when I can find a convergence device to truly replace the above four devices.
    5) Fountain pen (love them)
    6) Keys
    7) Wallet
     
  12. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    What do I carry in my "hand bag"?

    Why a hand of course :p

    Idea taken from "Attack of the the Eye Creatures" with MST 3000 commentary
     
  13. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Don't have a hand bag but I do keep a fair amount in my pockets. Ah, the beauty of being a male is that your clothes actually have pockets that can hold stuff.

    Anyway I always carry:

    Cell phone
    Keys
    Retainer case (just got my braces off)
    Wallet, has 2 photo IDs, credit cards, cash and some other random papers

    Depending if I am wearing glasses or contacts and what the weather is I may have a glasses cleaner cloth or sunglasses.
     
  14. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Off-topic.

    I was at several weddings recently and I noticed that the women who danced on the dancefloor with their purse or handbag in tow usually are the ones who don't know the bride or groom very well. It was a strange observation that my wife pointed out to me.

    On topic. I don't own a handbag. But I do own a fanny pack. Last visit to Las Vegas, a fanny pack carrying the wallet and plane tickets, comes in real handy.
     
  15. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Ah, crap. You just reminded me that I should probably wear my retainers some time... I got my braces off 6 years ago, and I haven't worn my retainers since at least freshman year! EEP!
     
  16. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    I have these bags:

    School backpack, and my own pockets (wow, Pockets, SO 1980-70-60-50-whenever! pockets are awesome!)

    Pockets:
    Left:
    iPod, Money/Wallet, keys

    Right: Cell Phone and important notes

    Backpack: top media pocket: iPod
    big pocket - binders, textbooks, and an assignment pad
    small pocket - deodorant, glasses
    end pocket - water
    last, smallest pocket - garbage, like breakfast bar rappers that i eat on the go.
     
  17. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

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    Every morning when I get up and get dressed, I put the following in my pockets. I never leave home without them.

    Change
    Cell phone
    Keys
    Wallet
    Handkerchief

    That's it. In my bag that I have for school and such, I keep two pencils, a pen, a calculator and a rotation of notebooks and text books.

    EDIT: Huzzah! 500th post! Finally!
     
  18. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    Yay, I inspired somebody! And no, I don't have a manbag. Although...that solar one is pretty sweet...and my student loans are in...
     
  19. Nermal Moderator

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    I don't carry a bag of any sort. I just use my pockets, in one of three configurations:

    • Cellphone in left pocket, keys and wallet in right pocket
    • iPod in left pocket, keys, wallet and cellphone in right pocket
    • With one particular pair of jeans, my (full-size) iPod fits in the "nano pocket" :cool:
     
  20. Lau thread starter Guest

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    In Essex, where, sadly, I am from, dancing round your handbag is a highly charged chav attracting mating signal....

    Put me off handbags (and, indeed, Essex) for years. :p
     
  21. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    This thread has got me thinking-- why don't men carry bags?

    not a "MAN PURSE" but a "european carryall" or something like that.

    I think they'd appreciate it.. y'all must have huge dents in your butt from sitting on a wallet all day..

    So, why don't men carry bags? *scratches chin*
     
  22. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Well, I take my Timbuk2 bag everywhere with me, so I guess it's a "manbag" of sorts. Let's go through it, shall we?

    Screwdriver (one of those multi-head ones)
    Metric Hex set
    Pliers
    bike patch kit
    bike pump
    Powerbook + charger
    Palm Zire
    Silver sharpie + pen
    iPod shuffle + headphones

    There's also a lot of random papers that probably don't need to be in there, so I won't count them. There was also an onion in there for about a week just because I kept forgetting it, but I took it out this morning.
     
  23. wdlove macrumors P6

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    My wallet is very thin, so no problem at all Katie. ;)

    I carry a very simple bag given to me for participating in a research study. Carry pens, mints, tissues, and papers that I need.
     
  24. Nanda Devi macrumors regular

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    I always carry a very small purse and it always has the following items in it:

    Gum (Trident original)
    Carmex
    Change purse thingy that holds credit cards, ID and dough, but I rarely have cash on me

    The purse then goes into a backpack I carry to work everday, that always has the following items in it:

    My lunch for that day
    iPod (mini, in sock)
    Whatever book I'm reading

    Car keys usually go in a jacket pocket.

    That's it... I try to keep things as minimal as possible.
    :)
     
  25. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Probably partly because mens clothing tends to have usable pockets when women's don't and partly because women usually carry more, like make-up, tampons, handkerchief, chap-stick, ext.
     

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