A Gentleman's Satchel

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A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by tuttle » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:30 am

I carry a satchel because I like to carry many books with me, but I didn't want a girly purse or anything resembling a metro manpurse. I wanted something manly and Jack Bauer answereth

Behold! The Jack Bauer bag!

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Now I can carry my books and fight terrorists!

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My wife bought it for me a while back and I love it.

One day I wouldn't mind nabbing the ol' Indiana Jones satchel as well... if anyone knows where I could find one at a decent price I'd be one happy fella

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Post by Cleon » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:32 am

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Post by Gabriel » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:36 am

Satchel Paige? Nice.


Even Jack Bauer looks ghey with a purse. ;)
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Post by Jocose » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:37 am

You want a Murse?
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Post by jruegg » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:53 am

I have a Timbuk2 messenger bag. They're cool.

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Post by GabeSyme » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:49 am

I think this one looks pretty good when I'm out and about on campus.

http://duluthpack.com/school-campus/bac ... k-bag.html
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Post by TwoXseveN » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:21 am

Gabriel wrote:Even Jack Bauer looks ghey with a purse. ;)
yeahhhh.
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Post by darthsaturn » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:27 am

hahahahahahahahaha
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Post by isaac » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:40 am

Very nice, tuttle. I wish I could carry one, but my needs go beyond books to a huge, honkin' laptop. So I had to drop that idea and get a big 'ole backpack with room for a computer and 3-4 books + Bible.

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Post by Luther » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:46 pm

My wife gets sik of me buying new "bags", I recently purchased a Maxpedition Sling bag pretty cool but most of the time its a NorthFace bla bla bla back pack. I like bags inside bags and pockets! (for all my lotions) :wavey:
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Post by Luther » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:14 pm

I know they are out of SanFrans Disco but.... these bags a cool, I'm going to get the one for my Samsung Tab.

http://www.sfbags.com/products/cargo/cargo.htm
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Post by Mick » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:25 pm

Check out your local Army/Navy store. They should have all kinds of green canvas bags that were used to store everything from vehicle manuals to tent poles and cots. Aged, with that rugged look, might need a stitch or two, but that just adds character.
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Post by tuttle » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:29 pm

Mick wrote:Check out your local Army/Navy store. They should have all kinds of green canvas bags that were used to store everything from vehicle manuals to tent poles and cots. Aged, with that rugged look, might need a stitch or two, but that just adds character.
I got me a nice big green canvas rucksack from an army store once. It's freakin sweet. I could stuff all of my children inside it with room to spare.
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Post by Hovannes » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:20 pm

Ernest Hemingway would have called them musette bags.

It is sort of like forgetting to zip your fly, in that there is no gentle way of informing a poor schmuck that they're walking around looking like a few frijoles shy of a chalupa and yet, it must be done.

Better idea: don't shower for two weeks, roll around in some dirt and throw a pair of saddle bags over your shoulder.
You'll look like you been through the desert on a horse with no name.

At least thats a catchy tune! :lol:
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Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:28 pm

I have a sort of copy of an old school paratrooper's bag that I use as a messenger bag, it's been through hell, has tea stains down the side and everything... I still love it and use it often!
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Post by Thunktank » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:05 pm

That's a manly book satchel, tuttle. It looks big enough to put books and hide a man purse in it.

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by hogleg » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:42 pm

In the Infantry about 30 years ago, many of us carried map cases. Known by all as the *a* Bag. Now that don't ask, don't tell is no longer the law, I wonder what the map case is called.
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Post by LushMojo » Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:50 am

For my money there's nothing quite as good as a Saddleback bag. Last bag I'll ever buy. They're bulletproof and after they break in they look pretty swell. Here's mine.

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Post by Hovannes » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:30 am

LushMojo wrote:For my money there's nothing quite as good as a Saddleback bag. Last bag I'll ever buy. They're bulletproof and after they break in they look pretty swell. Here's mine.

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Get a horse! :lol:
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Post by A_Morley » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:54 am

I always carry a fairly standard shoulder strap satchel for books, papers, pipes, tobacco, scripts and the like. Like many things I own, it's made of brown corduroy.
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