The Word on the Street:
Four in five men now carry a ‘manbag’ – and on average it weighs more than a lady’s handbag. Say what?
Yes gents, there is now no reason why you should feel ashamed for wanting to carry one. Once upon a time, you only carried a bag to the gym, and it was one you could allow for tarnishes, rips, tears and sweaty socks to overwhelm.
The trend has been put down to the need to carry an ever-growing number of electronic gadgets – from smartphones to iPads, Kindles and laptops – as well as keys and wallets. On average, the contents of a manbag are worth $1,108 and weigh 1.5 kilograms. A woman’s handbag weighs in at 1.2 kilograms, and it’s worth, is completely unknown. A mystery!
Sales of manbags have soared by 2,700 per cent since the start of the year, according to department store Debenhams.
Debenhams spokeswoman Lizzie Singleton, said: ‘As gadgets become more accessible, a man’s daily load is increasing, forcing him to cart more around. Gone are the days of just a bunch of keys and a wallet in your pocket.’