Anonymous asked: "I'm about to start a summer internship where I have to dress fairly nicely and I am having trouble finding a bag. I was thinking a nice messenger bag that's not all that femme. Any suggestions?"
I have a leather messenger bag from Lucky Brand that has the masculinity of Indiana Jones satchel and the comfort of a… well if I wore actual purses this is where I’d put something very comfortable & practical. The leather adds a level of professionalism that can’t be match by canvas messenger bags:
Ashleigh Bingham better known as “Bing, ”creator of I Dream of Dapper, is a dapperwear Tumblr style icon. She contributed to popularizing the long-haired "queer pomp" and is known for her daring pattern mixing, complimentary rich colors, lapel pins, wild thrift finds, variety in neckwear (featured in her "50 Days of Dapper" project), & ability to write about Harry Styles. In the past, Bing has contributed to Autostraddle, and has been featured on DapperQ, S Moda, Hudson, Buzzfeed, and included in the top 10 of a national menswear online competition. With a tendency to mix fashion with satire, Bing aims to explore fashion as a tool for self-expression rather than an industry. By day, Bing works with the Women’s & Gender Studies program at Ball State University where she is also working toward a Doctorate of Education.