I've been carrying some kind of messenger or DJ bag for years now - it may have been back when Details Magazine was still cool (and not in the closet and used to do those awesome parties on the roof of club Mars R.I.P.) that they mentioned that carrying a backpack is really immature, so I looked for an alternative. OK I was young, I was impressionable, but I still think that a back-pack is a bad look to show up with at a meeting. The problem was I never wanted to carry a brief-case. It made no sense in New York to carry something that left one of your hands unavailable. New York, as gentrified as it is, is a tough town. You want full use of all 10 digits at all times. Also, I just never saw the point of a hard case - looking at it now I'm thinking a 50's vintage Mad Men looking jammy would be kind of cool but still we're not drivers here in New York, cabs can actually make you later than the subway, and as I said, you are at risk no matter how safe you think you are of getting your shit jacked and the Rev ain't no VIC! If I can't strap the fucker to me it's just one more thing to worry about.
So here's the deal - it's NOT A FUCKING PURSE, MURSE or MAN-BAG! It is an urban tool. A necessary piece of my business arsenal! If a messenger can carry one and still come off tough so can I. If a DJ can put vinyl in it and not look fey, I can put a damn sales presentation in mine without having to hear it! So all you haters can stuff that in your fanny packs and smoke it! If it's good enough for John Mayer (below - dating Jennifer Aniston thank you) it's good enough for the Rev.
This post has been brought to you by the conversation I heard on the L train where hipster girlfriend told her pussy-whipped boyfriend she thinks his (VERY STYLISH. MANLY AND NOT EFFEMINATE AT ALL) Kenneth Cole messenger bag made him "...look like a faggot..." Fuck you, you ignorant skank.
Next episode - The truth about MANDALS! A(Mayhaps the Rev Protesteth Too Much)Men