From the Renaissance to Seinfeld, a History of the Man-Bag

From the Renaissance to Seinfeld, a History of the Man-Bag

supreme bagsSupreme is famous for their Supreme bags and weekender bags. Up until only a few years ago, however, men were mocked for using “man-purses.” But now, it’s totally acceptable thanks to a more tolerant society, some popular culture references, and some truly stylish bags! People actually decide on trustworthiness within a tenth of a second. Back in the day, it would take even less than that for someone to make fun of a male using a weekender bag because it’s a “man-purse.” But if they knew a little more about the history of the man-bag, they might think twice before making their lame joke. Men were using bags all the way back in the Renaissance days. In addition to how they look, these bags are extremely convenient. Rather than stuffing our pockets for centuries, humans, thankfully, were smart enough to grab a bag, hold it in their hand or wrap it around their waist, and store all their essential items inside. Think about how ridiculous you would feel in the 14th century if you had to carry all your spices, herbs, and coins in your hands! The Industrial Revolution made bags an essential part of business. You wouldn’t dare carry all your important work items and gear in your hands as you hopped on the train and went into the manufacturing mill. You would certainly carry a briefcase or bag to keep all your items safe wherever you went in the 1800s. After the Industrial Revolution, as we all know, came the hit television series, Seinfeld. Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer provided us with years of laughs and memories, but none more influential than Jerry screaming to a police officer to help him retrieve his black, leather European carryall with a strap. Thanks to Jerry and the gang, we know now that a man’s bag is not a purse, especially if it’s European. You should never be embarrassed to have or wear anything that you feel comfortable in, especially if it’s something as practical as Supreme bags. When you’re searching online for cool Supreme shirts, check out some quality Supreme bags and take your style to the next level.