MURSE trend traced back to Cary High School graduate
GRIN # 136
In 1988, Cary High School student Jeff Dix unknowingly launches the “man-purse” trend after holding his date’s purse and realizing “Hey, this feels kind of nice.”
The leather clutch went well with the young man’s pink shirt and he found it a useful place to store his valuables. Unfortunately, his date was not amused. After a brief struggle, she removed his chap stick, money and condoms (which would never be used) and reclaimed her purse for the homecoming event.
Twenty-two years later, the “man-purse” lives on.