I’m sure many people will deny it but the second you put a musette bag over your head you are wearing a handbag and have become a metrosexual. Of course there is nothing wrong with being metro just look at David Beckham, he has been known to wear a skirt and he’s still got a super hot chick hanging off his arm, well not super hot, actually scrap that example; just look at Prince, that dude wears high heels and still taps all the poon he wants.
Unlike those guys us guys get to be metro by wearing a handbag under the guise of a “classic cycling accessory”. The musette, like the cycling cap, is something that is absolutely functional and does its job flawlessly. For anyone that is completely lost at this point a musette is a very plain square-ish bag with a long strap that is stuffed with food and drinks, professional cyclists grab them whilst on the move during races and fling them over their head. They sit pretty nicely on the small of your back and don’t actually move around all that much. This post has been brought on by the release of Spinwell Project #3 and my desperate need for white bread…
Spinwell ‘The Musette’
This is a really good looking bag which is hand made in the UK and limited to 25. As you can see from the picture it is beautifully finished with nice little touches like the elasticated button loops and logo tag at the bottom. At £20 it’s not particularly cheap but it’s pretty much the best musette out there and is something you’ll want to keep forever rather than just throw out next time you move house. More info here.
Banjo Bros ‘Pocket Messenger Bag’
I got this a few months ago from Urban Hunter and have only used it a couple of times but that’s exactly what it’s for. It’s made from nylon and has a basic snap button fastening at the top, the real feature of this though is that it rolls up super small and fits in your pocket. I keep mine in work and only use it when I have some bits to pick up on the way home, just today I used it to carry a loaf of Braces and a can of pop for my tea. It’s cheap and cheerful and good for emergencies.
Sooooo, there we go, two musette bags, one to be proud of and one that just does the job. I demand that you leave here and buy at least one of them because the sooner we all drop the macho act and embrace our feminine side the sooner we will achieve world peace, yup.