I took a job over a year ago as a personal assistant to a fashion conscious, metro-sexual celebrity. I knew I would need something to carry his things (and mine) as we moved around the City/Country/Globe. I studied my options.
As a man, there are a few basic options: Backpack, Briefcase, Duffle bag, and the newest option the MURSE. Backpacks are for kids and adventures. Briefcase are for wall street and the set of Mad Men. Duffle bags are for the gym. Murses are … for grown-ups who don’t carry briefcase? … stylish men looking to accessorize? … Celebrity assistants? … All of the above? Given my options, I realized a murse was my favorite as a 30 year old man needing to carry some type of carry-all.
Since my contemplation of the perfect male bag, I have left my position as a celebrity assistant and taken to jetting around the globe finding the very best murses. I may have left the celebrity, but I couldn’t let go of my murse.
Defining what is a murse is tough. I think many people have negative connotations of the word “murse”. This blog will help to destroy the negatitive connotations associated with the murse, but I won’t help define it. There are a lot of grey areas. Is a duffle a murse? Is a satchel a murse? Is a messenger bag a murse? Is a leather backpack a murse?
In general, you must agree that murses have a bad rep. Maybe because male nurses are also called murses and they have a bad rap as being effeminate. Maybe it has nothing to do with male nurses but murses are seen as effeminate. I am not not judging anyone by their murse.
My blog will consist of streetstyle shots, found pictures of bags of note, and maybe even a feature “Whats in your murse, Player?”
Shouts to @kings0l0m0n for coining “Murse Game”