Monday, June 17, 2013

I'm Getting a Fashion Update. Or Downdate. Or Something.

It wasn't a fanny pack (bum bag for you British folks, and please pardon my language).  I swear to god it wasn't a fanny pack.

But it was a belt with a pocket in it that had just enough room for your ID and maybe one key.  And it was flat!  Flat does not equal fanny pack, okay???  I just didn't want to deal with a purse at a theme park, and the belt was totally hidden beneath my t-shirt.  So just stop maligning my dignity right there.  I am unquestionably dignified at all times.

Needless to say, I took a lot of flak for it.  But then I discovered these:

It's a chatelaine, and women in the 18th century hung them from their belts to carry their necessities.  Pretty, right?  So I took everthing out of my purse, and I'm going to make one for my necessities.

Classy, right?

(True:  Last weekend I saw a dude unashamedly rocking a fanny pack.  But he also was wearing short shorts and work boots with the shoelaces artistically untied, so I don't know if that's a sign the fanny pack is making a comeback or if he was just a hipster prepared for the zombie apocalypse.)


  1. Priceless! When you get your prototype made you must share! :D

  2. I hope there will be version for dudes. Mantelaine? It will have to be made of pretty strong chain though, or maybe 550 cord (the stuff parachutists use), because I have, you know, lots of really heavy, masculine stuff to carry.

  3. I want one! I think it looks super cool.

    After teasing my parents mercilessly about their fanny packs, I ransacked their basement looking for them in grad school when I needed a way to keep treats and rewards easily available while having my hands free.