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Thursday, July 29, 2010

A tribute to the fanny pack!


A man bag, a belly bag, a hip pack, a belt back......what do these all have in common?? They are all terms known as the infamous fanny pack! One of the most ingenious creations of all time, the fanny pack was originally designed to wear directly above the buttocks, aka the fanny, reached a peak of popularity in the late 80's early 90's. Trend had it that the pack itself was mostly worn on the front, as it is easier to access and would prevent pick pocketing.

The pack comes in all sizes and models. There is the one pouch fanny pack, the fanny pack with multiple pouches, the fanny pack that holds a water bottle, and there is even a fanny pack to carry your dog in. The pack comes in all colors and designs, making it easy to have a pack to match every outfit! The practicality of the small treasure carrier is mind blowing. It allows you to carry many everyday necessities all while having your hands free. As you are working your garage sale, it allows you to carry change for customers without having to go back to the money box. While hiking down a trail, it allows you to carry all necessary first aid supplies in case of a fall. And if you are a man, it allows you to wear a bag, while still maintaining your masculinity. Or for those pot dealers out there, here's a place for you stash.

Tragically the fanny pack took a plummet in popularity in the late 90's and early 2000's, but an answer to my prayers has come, and it is making a comeback. Many stars have been sporting them as of late including Hulk Hogan, Rihanna, Chuck Norris, and Madonna. They are now not just available in Jansport but Gucci as well, for those that want a high end fanny pack! So here is fashion and practicality-long live the fanny pack!


1 comment:

Emily C said...

I most definitely need to get one of the dog carrying ones! What convenience!!