Men wearing women’s bags : trend or revolution ?

Men wearing women’s bags : trend or revolution ?

As the Men Fashion Week Month is booming, we decided to focus on a recent phenomenon that comes from streetstyle and is more and more popular among the runways. Men carrying women’s bags can be a little bit surprising knowing that men’s bags exist and come in numerus shapes, materials and colors. But if you pay a closer attention, you realize that this choice is totally well thought out !

TheBirkinBoy

@TheBirkinBoy

Women’s bags please to men because they are designed in a different way as men’s bags are. Most of the time men’s bags are design only to be practical and are monochrome : the palette of colors and materials is quite poor compared to the women’s. As a result it can create a frustration for men who want to experience a joyful and unique purse, a purse that matches their personality.

However men don’t carry women purses because they can’t find what they are looking for among the men’s range. They carry women bags because they want to. The symbolic message behind this act is nothing but a voice of freedom, frivolity and even sensuality. Men see in a women purse something it is more difficult to have with the “men labeled bags” : a confidential and intimate relationship.

Marc Jacobs and his Birkin Bag

Marc Jacobs and his Birkin Bag

This choice to carry women’s bags is clearly a revolution. For decades, women have already taken some pieces from the men’s wardrobe thanks to the genius of great designers such as Yves Saint Laurent. More than ever, people want to erase the gender boundaries and are wishing for a gender neutral fashion. That is why men feel free to wear women’s bags and it is even extending to women’s clothes.

We have been trying at roserose. to please as much as we can our men customers by providing them a large range of colors and also some designs that can be considered as feminine. We want to allow men to have the same right as women of carrying the bag of their choice with the colors and materials wished. In order to do so, we are currently working on a project of personalization that would give you the opportunity to create your own bag (from one of our model). You would be able to select the leather, to select the color and some other details to create your own unique bag.

Jonathan Van Ness at The EMMYS

Jonathan Van Ness at The EMMYS

Last but not least, the most important thing in fashion is to dress for yourself, not for the others. If a man feels comfortable and himself in a dress nobody is going to blame him for that. The gender boundaries today are tending to blur, and each person has the right to follow its own fashion path, the one that feels right for her. Fashion is a way to express yourself, your uniqueness, to show the world who you really are.