The difference between men's and women's handbags
By Thomas Ervin
The men's and women's handbags began to look more or less the same. Men and women may have kept different items in handbags, men's handbags generally had pipes and coins, while women's handbags contained lucky charms and jewelry, but the shape and materials were essentially the same . The women made them out of cloth and embroidered them. The shape was quite simple and was generally intended to be attached to the belt or wrist.
The change really came about when men's clothing began to be made with attached pockets. Suddenly, men no longer needed bags, since all the essentials could be kept in their pockets. Their pants and coats could contain everything they needed.
Women's handbags really took off in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They evolved from practical handbags to fashion items to display.
However, it was not until the 1970s that men's handbags became fashionable. The reason for this is that men didn't really need bags before, since they could carry their personal belongings. It is with the development of technology that men actually started looking at bags.
Once upon a time, men were able to keep their work documents at work, but with the development of technology, not only were papers needed, but also phones, laptops, etc.
The most popular men's bags tend to be backpacks and messenger bags. These are designed to carry a large number of items without being too bulky and without putting too much pressure on the shoulders and back of the person carrying them.
On the other hand, women's handbags tend to be more fashion conscious and less practical. Today, most women's handbags will have a laptop, but functionality isn't always the first concern.
The positive result of men starting to wear handbags is that well-known companies make them for both men and women, and while there are still differences, handbags have become a fashion statement for both. Men's bags have retained their practicality while also looking good. Women's handbags have retained their appearance while regaining practicality. Both now come with separate compartments to use for keys, personal items, laptops, etc. Even the best-known manufacturers, like Christian Dior, will make damestassenfor men and women. There's even a whole new market available now: unisex bags. Everyone can wear them while being practical and fashionable at the same time. The bags appear to have circled to the right from where they started.