Manbag for a network engineer

by Trefor Davies on Monday, 17 February, 2014

Ever wanted a manbag? Something cool you can sling over your arm when you’re on your way to the data centre? Something that will attract the attention of your fellow engineers?

adrian_gpo_smallLook no further. Here for your delight and delectation is an original GPO engineer’s kitbag.

Original real leather with handy compartments for tools and spare relays/connectors the GPO manbag of 2014 is suitable for carrying a laptop together with your jimjams for that overnight stay in the Docklands Travelodge.

This superb retro man accessory is modelled by BT’s biggest fan, Adrian Kennard of AAISP. Click on the image to see the lad looking super cool.

Want one? Ask Adrian. They are probably like rocking horse poo but I’m sure Adrian will let you have a go at holding his. He’s just that kind of guy.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

mlawactually February 18, 2014 at 12:38 pm

What does a GPO engineer need to carry with him?

Actually, don’t answer that – given that they’ve all lady friends near every telephone exchange. That’s what they’re really doing when they call in to HQ saying they’re “on a job”. ;-)

In the old days, telecoms engineers wouldn’t need to take jim-jams with them. They snipped wire with their teeth and slept in their overalls.

Pete Lamb February 18, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Hi Tref – I’ve got one of those languishing in my loft – didn’t realise they were so rare! eBay here I come….unless you want to make me an offer?
Pete

Trefor Davies February 18, 2014 at 7:03 pm

I don’t know if they are rare – there was an element of poetic license there :) Actually they are very common – I’ll give you a fiver for it :)

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