After searching for the last few weeks, seeking advice, asking questions and reading so many posts on messengers.... I finally decided on the Bottega Veneta Woven Messenger. It arrived today. The leather is so soft. Style is great - nice unisex design. Can easily be dressed up or dressed down. Not too girlie, but a nice stylish look. What's fab, it's such a great size - not too big and not too small. I was worried what the clips/metal of the hooks would look like - but they look nice not as the pic shows... so all worked out well. Here is a pic from previous posts of others of the style I purchased! i would definitely recommend the style to others.