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Anello Backpacks (Japanese) for Men

Old Mar 17, 19, 6:03 pm
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Anello Backpacks (Japanese) for Men

Stupid question. These seem like excellent bags and have a great reputation. On my visit to Japan, I noticed only women with them. Are these not considered unisex?
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Old Mar 17, 19, 7:25 pm
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The wide mouth Anello backpack is marketed towards women https://search.rakuten.co.jp/search/mall/anello/ Men usually carry a 2/3-way bag with a long shoulder strap/hanging bag for work or a sling-type bag. The North Face B C Fuse backpack was also really popular among younger men a few years ago https://item.rakuten.co.jp/himarayaod/0000000763401/. It also gets a little murky like this type of satchel bag is unisex in Japan but does not quality as a non-Asian man bag https://item.rakuten.co.jp/auc-superfrog/10004139/

That said, I don't think non-Asians would necessarily notice as they're not aware of the brand positioning?
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Old Mar 18, 19, 1:20 am
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See Anello bags all over Hong Kong but I don't recall seeing a man using one. Hmmm...
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on aesthetics alone they resemble the fjallraven kanken which is hugely popular in europe. those are not marketed or positioned at a specific gender, though theyre probably seen more frequently on women
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Old Mar 21, 19, 3:30 am
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I went ahead and bought one - in burgundy ! A fashion icon in the making: A man with a wide Anello backpack ;-) No stares so far ...
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Originally Posted by Braniff View Post
Stupid question. These seem like excellent bags and have a great reputation. On my visit to Japan, I noticed only women with them. Are these not considered unisex?
Here in Southeast Asia, they are fairly unisex. Lots of guys have them, especially the non-framed styles. Fewer guys tend to carry the framed wide-mouth styles.
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