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Maybe the men in your life aren’t the most fashionable, or maybe they’re totally up-to-date on every trend. Either way, a stylish gift never hurts. Let’s be honest, getting men a tie or a pair of socks (even if they’re brightly colored and covered in tacos) is a bit of a cliché. Enter the murse. Yes, you read that right. A man purse, or murse, is totally back in style. Before you balk at the idea of gifting one, just remember that the fanny pack is back in, and there’s a high likelihood you’ve at least thought about rocking one of those.
If you or your friends can confidently pull off a fanny pack or even one of those chest-front belt bag things, why can’t men rock a murse? After all, they have phones, wallets, maybe even some ChapSticks, and no one wants to walk around with a pocket full of, well, everything.
The men you know might not want to wear a fanny pack, but that doesn’t mean that a stylish murse isn’t the perfect gift. These five man purses are great, stylish options.
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Athletic shoulder bag
If he plays an outdoor sport or loves a jog outside, a Nike athletic bag might be a great option for him. While this bag features the fanny pack-esque design that’s popular right now, the bigger size makes it look, well, a bit less like a fanny pack. Plus, it’s the perfect size to fit a wallet, water bottle, phone and a few other simple items he could need on the go.
If he is always on the go, why not a classic tote? Just like a woman’s tote bag, this one can do anything. Need it to hold a laptop? It can do that. Want to shove a change of clothes in it and use it as an overnight bag? It can do that, too. Basically, a classic tote can be whatever you need it to be.
Sleek crossbody bag
What about something small? Since fanny packs might not be what you want him to wear, this crossbody bag is a chic alternative.
It’s not a tote and it’s not a backpack, but it is the perfect man purse. If you want to give him a murse that he won’t reject, this metro vertical tote bag from Moleskine is it. No matter how he chooses to use it, it’s functional and stylish.
Like a tote, a satchel is a classic bag. This one from ASOS is a bit more oversized than typical styles, but he can carry it over the shoulder like a traditional bag or hold it by the shorter handles like a briefcase. If he doesn’t want something as formal as a briefcase, this satchel is perfect and a bit more modern.