Many will remember the subtle and rather uninitiated commentary on men’s purses on popular television series Friends where Joey carries a purse recommended by his fashionista friend Rachel and Seinfeld where Jerry carries a ‘’European carryall’’ instead of a bulky wallet like his goofy friend George. These 80s and 90s commentaries, however, have taken a new turn today featuring funky prints, stark monochrome, graphics, and other accessories to reflect the personalities of their holders. From preppy folios that say “I’m an intellectual!” to Virgil Abloh-approved nylon zip-locks, there’s a renewed trend in town for every guy and it’s ‘murses’.
Big name designers from Prada and Dior to Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga are making important fashion statements with their varied selections of men’s purses and pouches. Celebrated male fashionistas are flaunting them with finesse while transcending outdated gender norms in fashion. Check out this new trend ‘murses’ and how to pull it off this season.
For the sophisticated romantic guy.
THB 33, 300. www.dior.com.
For the adventurous, travel-loving guy.
For the modern city guy.
THB 15,800. www.balenciaga.com/th/
For the dark horse brooding guy.
THB 15, 900. www.ysl.com.
For the classy and oh-so-sightly bougie guy.
THB 42,500. www.bottegaveneta.com.
For the fun and daring guy.
THB 24, 730. www.off—white.com/en/TH.
For the mischievous, charmingly dangerous guy.
For the playful, funny guy.
THB 13, 600. www.th.mcmworldwide.com/en_TH.
Bao Bao Issey Miyake
For the cultured, artsy guy.
THB 10, 900. www.baobaoisseymiyake.com.