Do we know when the Man Purse was invented?

Posted by The Man Purse Club on

Men has worn bags since they needed to carry things along.
However, it is know that in the 14th to 17th century, before pockets was a common thing, men was wearing small bags held up by belts called a girdle pouch.  These were usually hung around the waste or a leg.  
Later the when the pockets came around, the girdle pouches was less needed, but was instead used as a form of "perfume" to overcome BO. The bags was called "swete bagges" and was filled with nice smelling things.
More history to follow...


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