I was in Copley Place yesterday to run some errands (make a return, and drool over the clothing at J.Crew), I hate walking to Copley, because if you walk on the street, it seems like it takes forever to get there. However, if you walk through Prudential Center, it is a faster walk, but sometimes you can feel like cattle if you get behind a group of mosey-ers. I am a brisk walker, and do not enjoy having to slow my pace for strangers sauntering in front of me.
As I crossed the bridge connecting Copley Place and the Prudential Center, I ended up walking behind two men. Normally these guys wouldn’t even be blips on my radar, but the addition of a bold accessory caught my attention.
I am friends with many gay men, and I understand the style of metros, but NEVER have I seen any of my friends carry a purse. Especially an outdated and ugly one. The purse is a few years old, and even when it was out I remember thinking how hideous it was. The black leather with the rainbow Louis Vuitton print reminds me of something I would have found appealing when I was five. And for 500 dollars or so, it could have been mine.
I definitely chose to pass on that “of-the-moment” trend. I’m not saying all Louis Vuitton bags are hideous, that would be a faux pas. But the rainbow print on white or black leather from a few years ago, was definitely a mistake.
I think the most amusing part of this picture though, is not the bag itself, but what the guy was wearing and HOW he was clutching the bag. It was almost too feminine. Men should be free to carry bags if they want, but I’d stick to a sleek shoulder bag, and not something that makes as loud a statement as this guy’s purse.
Anyway, I had a good laugh, snapped a few pictures on my camera phone to send to friends and went about my business of lusting over clothing.