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Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 3:59 pm
by mikehoe
If Hart did it, then it cant be wrong

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(cheap backpack, one you can pick up at a career fair)

Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 4:07 pm
by dontknowwhereimgoin
Lawyerwannabe18 wrote:Every guy ive ever seen with a messenger bag has been under a 150lbs, wearing skinny jeans and an extra small polo.

I just dont think I have the right build to pull if off.



I have also seen chubby vegetarians with too much facial hair sporting them.

Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 4:18 pm
by nax425
style over comfort.

Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 4:20 pm
by bstrunk
This is the one I currently have:
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Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 4:23 pm
by honestabe84
bstrunk wrote:This is the one I currently have:
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LOL It's called the "metro messenger"

Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 4:37 pm
by phx
ToTransferOrNot wrote:
phx wrote:this is asinine. wear whatever you like and feel comfortable with that suits your needs.

there are way more important things to over-think.



Really not true when you're talking about walking in to a firm.


I couldn't agree with you more. My comment was in reference to the original post which I believe was talking about what's best for everyday use on campus.

Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 5:23 pm
by vexion
ToTransferOrNot wrote:Really not true when you're talking about walking in to a firm.

Anyone who walks into a firm with a backpack doesn't deserve the job. But for school, backpack all the way. It's more spacious, more evenly distributes weight, and looks perfectly normal.

Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 7:03 pm
by a.shoshana
ToTransferOrNot wrote:
a.shoshana wrote:
Pisto3 wrote:
Nothing says "Hi, I'm a student with no professional experience" like a backpack.



Nothing says, "I'd rather look metrosexual than 1) comfortably get all my books to school or 2) save myself from back issues" like a messenger bag.


I'm not sure too many people are suggesting that backpacks are off-limits for going to class.

Leave them at home when it comes to work, though.


excuse me? the original post is from a 0L asking what to use for class next year.

Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 8:19 pm
by ToTransferOrNot
The internetz: a magical world where conversations sometimes expand beyond the OP.

Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 11:12 pm
by RickyMack
i'm considering the blogger 2.0

http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/lap ... blogger2.0

though i thought about it and i do wonder how it would hold out in the rain and all this discussion of messenger bags has me considering biking to class.

Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 11:18 pm
by Learning Hand
I like this.
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Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 11:39 pm
by Stanford4Me
I'm going to use my Swiss Army backpack. Love it. I carry too much stuff for a messenger bag.

Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 11:45 pm
by Pearalegal
vexion wrote:
ToTransferOrNot wrote:Really not true when you're talking about walking in to a firm.

Anyone who walks into a firm with a backpack doesn't deserve the job. But for school, backpack all the way. It's more spacious, more evenly distributes weight, and looks perfectly normal.


A lot of young associates carry backpacks. All are making more money than you. Many use them because they need space for both their laptops and their gym clothes.

....no one gives a fuck. Its not like they walk into meetings with their bags. No one walks into any meetings with any type of bags. Firms hire people to carry all the shit you need for you and set it up before you get there.

Trust me, as a paralegal at a V10 firm, I know the pain of being a pack mule.

Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 12:09 am
by AmicusCuriae
Booq messenger or backpack.

http://Www.booqbags.com

Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 12:40 am
by goodolgil
Chrome bags are pretty sweet if you bike.

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Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 12:50 am
by Fark-o-vision
Man purse FTW.

We are talking about the jewel case, no?

Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 12:51 am
by vexion
I didn't mean regarding working at a firm. The topic was about "for law school" and a lot of people had (reasonably or not) shot down the idea of bringing backpacks to interviews or something. What I meant was, anyone who brings a backpack to an interview doesn't deserve the job.

Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 12:59 am
by Pearalegal
What sort of dimensions should you be looking for in a messenger bag?

More specifically, how wide or deep or whatever?

Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 1:00 am
by Fark-o-vision
Deep is relative. As wide as possible.

Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 1:02 am
by Pearalegal
Fark-o-vision wrote:Deep is relative. As wide as possible.


Dirty.

Thanks.

Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 2:18 am
by Fark-o-vision
...I'm sorry...but really, isn't this question so contingent on your own gear that no one can legitimately answer it for you? If you rock a 13.3 inch laptop then this answer will different than if you sport a 15.5 inch one.

Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 2:20 am
by World B. Free
Backpack all the way... mine's going on 11 yrs now... ditch the "murse".

Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 2:23 am
by Fark-o-vision
You're a murse.

Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 2:34 am
by World B. Free
Fark-o-vision wrote:You're a murse.

You win.

Re: Backpack or Man Purse/Satchel

Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 10:31 am
by kalvano
Christ, no wonder people hate lawyers.

I've never seen more nit-picky people. It's a backpack, not a case for nuclear arms. It will carry books from your house to school and back. Get whatever is most comfortable.