It is Not a Purse Photos

It is Not a Purse Photos
I was doing research on my Travel Bag project; I am trying to categorize all the type of Travel Bags and learn all the names. There is a travel bag called a "Messenger Bag." While reading and collecting links to these bags one person wrote,
“It’s not a purse.”

I fell over laughing at the honesty… and his ability for introspection, a rare trait in the modern world.

Panajachel, Lago Atitlan, Guatemala
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
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“It’s not a purse.”

Maybe you call this a “Man Purse.”

The body on the right is a Man, just wanted you to know, I took this photo in Panajachel, Guatemala on Santander Street located on Lago Atitlan.

A photo of a typical or traditional Mayan man dressed in formal clothes, I hear this dress is expensive and one of the reasons few Mayan men wear them.

I would surmise this man is Macho in the Guatemalan culture, and I suspect he considers the local men walking around in Western Clothing as being effeminate.

Does the western man above know he is dressed in an androgynous or effeminate manner, or is he obvious? Does the Mayan man know he is wearing a dress?

Messenger bag - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Messenger bags are hip - US News and World Report
Messenger bags The newest trend in bookbags may be bad news for your back - The Stanford Daily
The Tom Bihn Ego Messenger Bag Review Gear Diary

Guatemala Culture Fashion Gear Traveler Bag

It is Not a Purse Photos


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