Occupation: Pediatrician (Resident at UCSF)
It was such a beautiful day, that first day of man purse hunting. The Haight was full of interesting and unusual men and the sun was shining. I saw Amit across the street, actually leaning against a post in an iconic fashion. My first impulse was to just photograph him in his natural lounging state, but being the overly formal person that I am, I was too shy to snap his photo before introducing myself.
What initially drew me to Amit was his turquoise sunglasses. They definitely make a statement. That statment might be something like - "I am out to have fun!" or "I love to play!" I didn't even notice his bag which, being an army surplus bag was effectively camoflauged by his khaki shorts. I ignored propriety and fully stared at Amit, even, craning my neck around and moving to get a better view of his side. As soon as I saw a couple of mini buttons peeking out from his hip, I knew I was in luck and had successfully hunted down another interesting man purse carrying man.
Regretfully, as soon as I made my way across the street and caught Amit's attention, he straightened up from the picturesque leaning position he had held. However, as I was now face to face with Amit, I was now even more pleased to see that in addition to his utilitarian army surplus messenger bag, he also carried some kind of folded flannel bundle. I hoped that I was actually spotting the ever-elusive man clutch, or 'Grip' as they are sometimes called. But Amit clarified that it was actually a cleverly designed picnic blanket, which folds up elegantly in an easy-to-carry manner.
Here are the details on Amit and his man purse: