oooo - bag twins! I haven't tried my ipad in that bag yet...
ETA - and md is super hot in that outfit!
You have the Gemma too? Cool! I was under the impression it wasn't a popular style, but I love it. The brassy finish on rings that make up the strap has worn off on mine, has yours done that? Mine is very well-loved though. It's a great plane bag Bc its height holds magazines and books well.
Used my Steel Sloane Satchel yesterday for a(torrentially)rainy multi-tasking day. I'd actually thought I'd try to find a nice home for this lovely, but given all the upheaval at HH lately I'm not sure I want to part with ANYthing; not even the few I only love for their looks! As far as Sloane goes, I'd acquired her this winter & had major problems with strap-slippage over winter coats. That's not a problem with shirtsleeves though, so I'm able to actually 'be easy' & appreciate the bag's functionality as it was meant to be. The security of the zipper top + convenience of all those outside pockets work really well for & meet my needs nicely. I'm considering trying to modify it for crossbody use by(maybe, somehow??)putting D-rings on the sides(maybe wrapping under/around/through the 'flap' part of the side pockets which would render them unusable)to attach a strap to. Which would not be a matching strap since I don't think metallic steel-blue leather is very easy to find anymore. Not sure if it's structurally/aesthetically/OR financially feasible but worth investigating
I used to have the Steel Sloane and it's a really useful bag! Love the slip pocket on front and the lining is TDF. Could you use the existing strap o rings (like an RM MAB)? I'd look for a cool vintage guitar or camera strap on Etsy... A black backing with blues and grays (one of those old woven ones) would look good with the steel.
I had a steel sloane for a hot minute. It was a MIL hand me down. I actually really loved this style and wish they would have made this style in more leathers. I would love to buy a black pebbled version of this. The steel part didn't work for me.
You could removed the shoulder starps and add chain to length the strap for a crossbody. It should be pretty easy but you would have to find the matching hardware. Try etsy, they sell alot of stuff like that. Good luck! I love the style but my blue one fell apart and when I had it repaired, it didn't fix the problem, they just patched it. #fail