I guess I need some Choo education. I've seen posts about putting cans of soup and beans in new bags and letting them hang...why? The bottom widths are wide...is the idea to have the bottoms collapse so the bags will lie close to the body? Is the leather stiff or squishy? I find the patents stiff and plastic looking, at least the few I've seen IRL. The only other material I've only seen IRL is suede.