January 13th, 2011
Tottenham Hotspur: Manbag Musings
Gareth Bale. Metrosexual manbag man. And loving it.
We realise that environmental concerns preclude the use of plastic carrier bags for the transference of grooming product from home to training ground. Indeed, we have fully supported the rise of the manbag over the past few years, especially the ones emblazoned with cute images of pretty babies. They’re awesome.
But from our vantage point in the bushes outside the Spurs training ground the other day, we couldn’t help but wonder whether the craze has gone too far. Virtually every player we glimpsed from our prickly nest was sporting the must have accessory, with varying degrees of self-awareness, we might add.
Once we had convinced the security guards to call off their dogs, the question on our minds (apart from how to get blood out of cotton blend) was whether immediate access to one’s shower gel is actually an attractive trait in a man. Do we advocate this need for ‘instant grooming’ or is a bit of ‘eau de rugged male’ actually a bit of a turn on?
Tell us. They (and we) might learn something about ourselves.