With the US Open, one of the more fashionable sporting events of the year, starting Monday, our minds wandered to Woody Allen’s Match Point, one of the more fashionable tennis-related movies ever made. And with that, our minds further wandered to how we could get your off-court game as solid as Jonathan Rhys Meyers’s in the movie.
Utter the term “murse” anywhere and it’s instantly recognizable: the portmanteau of “man” and “purse” describing a compact bag or satchel meant for hauling things around town. It’s become patient zero of emasculating menswear—now we have “meggings” and “mewelry” to name a few of the more egregious.
But how did we, as a society, get here?
It’s a good question. One worth exploring. And as menswear anthropologists, in our quest to understand the inextricable link between manhood and baggage choice, we present to you:
At the *Tudors* premiere the other night, he sported an ensemble that had an almost Rockabilly look to it: a midnight blue dress suit with satin piping on the lapels—custom-tailored by John Galliano—and a superskinny leather tie by Camilla Staerk.