Thanks girls! I tried it on as a messenger. It does look a wee bit awkward but it's doable. I would do it. I mean I've slung the Goyard fidji across the body at one point :) I don't mind looking silly if it means having an extra hand for the kids :)
I recently paid a visit to my local H store and I saw a beautiful new bag called marwari GM very slouchy, in clemence and with different colour handle in swift. SA told me it's brand new for 2009. The dimension is 34 cm x 37 cm x 13 cm. Very great shoulder bag for men (good news for those men dying to carry a shoulder H bag). I fell in love straight away and I took the baby home :)
I think the price point is also very very good (slightly less than Victoria 35CM). I am using this bag straight away replacing my birkin as it becomes such a common bag these days..... (no offense to birkin lovers though).