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Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 10:02 am
by bels
It's not acceptable for men to carry tote bags at all francks, sorry. Stick to an ALICE pack (make sure you capitalise it so that everyone knows it's an acronym and not a woman's name) or just put stuff in your pockets (like a man)

Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 12:53 pm
by oucho
Instead of a tote pack just stuff things into your socks or underwear

Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 1:38 pm
by Francks
Weird question indeed. Actually wanted to offer a white tote to my little cousin (boy), was wondering if it was fine or a bit girlish --> considering that at his age this is something than can matter.

I could have kept it for me but I never carry anything.
I don't want to put him in a situation where he "has" to accept something that he actually doesn't feel like using it.

it's this one (got it a while ago, lying somewhere probably covered in dust)
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Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 1:50 pm
by can-
only acceptable color for a man tote is olive drab

Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 2:08 pm
by Francks
hmm missed a lot of messages actually. Come on guys, I clarified my question (smiling)

Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 3:36 pm
by can-
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miu miu bubblewrap tote

Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 5:18 pm
by sagc
my S2W8 tote that I've had for ~2 years now. pretty much ideal - enough space for a few days' clothes, if necessary, but also good for school/work stuff. 3 pockets, heavy weight canvas (18oz).

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Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 9:45 pm
by dakaf_fal
How do you react to someone carrying a Strand tote? I've seen loads of these recently:

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Is this supposed to be some kind of cultural signifier? Or does everyone in my city just wish they lived in New York?

Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 1:32 am
by CheerUpBrokeBoy
lol i live like three blocks from the strand (at least for the next four days)

as far as i know the strand received a ton of support for toughing it out and succeeding as a large independent bookstore in an expensive part of manhattan, surviving big chain bookstores, the internet/kindle etc. so that's definitely part of it

and i think there's a lot of overlap between people who support independent bookstores and people who use totes

Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:01 pm
by jrisk
herman miller tote squad assemble!

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Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:51 pm
by 106-2
Inadvertantly been accumulating totes at speed recently, here are my favourites

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picked this up from an exhibition that was held at the Sainsbury Centre, great for making sure that everyone knows how much of an artbeast you are, bit too big aside from that though.

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Still somewhat surprised this was official glastonbury merch, really looks like some sort of bootleg. Either way, good for making sure that everyone knows that you went to glastonbury and is a nice yellow.

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from ya boy @vgtbls. Pretty great size actually, and glad its lightweight enough to shove into whatever other bag I'm carrying to avoid needing plastic bags. Also, good for making clear that you are a motivational and aspirational person. Would recommend.

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picked this up from my favourite coffee shop today (@artel on insta), decently thick cotton and has the advantage of making clear that you appreciate considered, mininal design.

Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:09 pm
by posh_somme
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Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:33 pm
by weqe
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been using this one occasionally for about a year, the texture is really interesting - it's 100% cotton but feels almost like a linen blend.

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Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:25 pm
by posh_somme
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Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:23 pm
by BIGBEE
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sea to summit packable tote bag

Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:39 pm
by radicalbusiness
has science yet solved the problem of riding a bicycle and using a tote? so far the only conceivable solution i've seen is a basket which can be rather clunky.

Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:21 pm
by BIGBEE
I got a battenwear one which you can wear cross body. usually Ill carry them in my backpack if I'm shopping with my bike but don't think that's the answer you're looking for. If you use your bike like most people use a car I would highly recommend investing in panniers

Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:01 pm
by bels
If you have a city bike you can ride with a tote, it's just slightly annoying because totes are shit.

Get a basket probably, or a packable backpack. Front rack with cargo net works with tote nicely. Or actually rear pannier with cargo rack can work too.

Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:03 pm
by norman
any leads on a heavyweight waxed canvas tote in bright carhartt work jacket yellow?

Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:41 am
by BIGBEE
what does that mean

Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:40 pm
by sen2
norman wrote:any leads on a heavyweight waxed canvas tote in bright carhartt work jacket yellow?


not canvas but it is yellow
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http://egw-store.com/?pid=105098832

Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:08 pm
by mc-lunar
junya denim cargo tote

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helmut lang wallet-tote

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Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:57 pm
by radicalbusiness
in other news I have discovered the answer to the bicycle tote conflict which is... pannier as megatote!! :woop:
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me feat. megatote & blurry arm

Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:28 am
by kremvax
^ i own that hl wallet tote now (they pop up on y!jp a bunch! it was like 27 dollars) lol. included that one cdg zip wallet for a size comparison... i did a little bit to reinforce the handles bc i wanna use it 4 class lol
i kinda wish it was a wallet with like, slots/pockets for real - it just has a coin purse type zipper on the back/non-embossed side - but i think it can be used as a very disorganized pocketless/slotless .. wallet.. thing if u keep the tote folded up and empty
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Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:40 am
by 106-2
Wanted to resurrect this thread to strongly recommend this tote I found on amazon

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Been using it probably every other day on average since December 2017 and there's essentially no signs of wear on any part of it

pros:
- Wide straps so no sore shoulder from carrying too many books/groceries/laptop etc.
- zip (not the sturdiest-feeling, but yet to break for me or my gf who has one, and stops stuff from falling out)
- 100% Cotton for that p a t i n a
- Good ratio of width/height/depth
- pocket on the outside (been thinking about adding a popper or st so that it closes better, but can't really complain)
- £13.65 for two

cons:
-some of you haven't heard of them yet

LINK HERE (I've got the medium size but can't imagine the large would disappoint)

Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 8:46 pm
by evilhag
drkshdw/mainline dust bag 1) vertical rectangle tote > square tote > horizontal rectangle tote 2) Big . 3) never has a tote bag so seamlessly matched all black fit & white/cream as well

Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 3:20 pm
by bels
Has the tote bag been largely supplanted by the sling? I would posit: yes

Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 3:36 pm
by BIGBEE
The battenwear tote bags that are packable and can be worn as a sling are genius. Had two but lost one

Re: tote bags

PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 7:55 pm
by 106-2
bels wrote:Has the tote bag been largely supplanted by the sling? I would posit: yes


shocked and outraged to hear this kind of slander in what should surely be considered a safe-space for the most ephemeral form of bag.

(as a user of both though, I feel like there's a level of intent implied by wearing a sling that's not there with our easy-going friend the tote)

Re: tote bags (Final Season, spoilers on how it all ends)

PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 6:44 am
by bels
Let me be perfectly clear: A tote with a crossbody strap is no longer a tote and should no longer be considered as such, it is none other than a messenger bag with handles. The fall of the tote is nigh.