Dudes with Duffel Bags Perplex Me
Someone please explain to me the fashion world’s current obsession with dudes carrying duffel bags.
Seriously, what’s the deal?
I guess duffels are supposed to be manly, as in, here’s me in my rough-and-ready Henley and sh*t-kicker boots, heading off for a weekend camping trip.
Except the photos you see aren’t guys slinging a pack into an SUV for a weekend under the stars. They’re of guys in suits walking down the middle of a four-lane street in New York City. Or men in natty blazers heading to a day at the office.
I get that men need a bag. They can’t carry a purse, and a backpack is too “I’m 17 and just started college.” But a duffel bag?
Duffels are impractical. If you fill them up, they’re too heavy to carry comfortably. Carry them by your side and they pull your one shoulder all to hell and the grip hurts your hand. Carry them slung over your shoulder in a devil-may-care fashion and your elbow gets locked. Men, don’t tell me duffels don’t suck to carry. I know they do.
Where is this man headed dressed like that and carrying a duffel bag like it ain’t no thing?
What the hell does he have stuffed in that bag? Why is he sitting on the edge of that chair looking so pensive?
Holding a bag with three fingers? Perhaps that’s how he got his injury.
Walking in the bike lane holding my duffel bag? Sure, why not. Do it all the time.
Where’d you put that duffel when you were actually riding your bike. Hmmm? (P.S. Riding with headphones is dangerous.)
Ride my bike? Pffft. Real man carry their bikes. And a duffel. While wearing a suit. In the bike lane.
Ummm … I guess hobos are in?
This is how duffels are done, people. Liam Hemsworth at LAX — dude’s actually traveling with his bag.