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everything you wanted to know about straps but were afraid to ask

danae

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So, in the spirit of documentation threads, here is one that I think will prove to be helpful!
Strap lengths of every bbag model! :wlae:
here are the styles I can think of, please add any new ones or ones that escaped my poor mind. I used atelier naff as the source for the ones below.
Also pics of each style being worn with the strap will really help!

  • flat brass first ??
  • first 18.5"
  • shoulder 12.5"
  • mini first 18"
  • mini twiggy 18"
  • twiggy 24.5"
  • box 26.5"
  • city 24.5"
  • part time 29"
  • old flat messenger 50"
  • current flat messenger ??
  • men's day 50"
  • besace ??
  • courrier adjustable 20-24"
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cate22

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Thank you, danae! :smile: This is very helpful info for anyone who is considering getting a style they are not familiar with.
(For example, me, whenever I decide to get out of my city rut!) :P
 

danae

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Erica, thanks for the fbf measurement!

I'll also be good to know which of these styles can be worn messenger style. Although it depend's on each person's frame...
I am 5'7 and can wear my city messenger but it's not really comfortable. When I wear it with a boobie as a strap extension it works out ok though. :tup:
 

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alisonanna

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the handle length would be interesting too, although probably not that different on the different styles. I know people are alway curious whether they can carry the work more comfortably on their shoulder than their city the same way. I also think it's easier to carry a twiggy by the handles, they seem to be farther apart, leaving more room. Just an idea.
 

danae

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Well the handles are a tricky thing to document... But we can try!

The handles change a lot though. They stretch, and as the body of the bags becomes smooshier I find that even though I am not a small person I can wear the city's and twiggy's handles on the shoulder. I don't own a work but I think it's the same.
 

firstclass1

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GREAT :yahoo:!! That's perfect danae - thank you so much for the helpful informations :flowers::tup: ! You're the best :love:
 

danae

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Awww my dears, stylefly and firstclass I've missed you!
Stylefly, where have you been, dude? Not cheating on Bal I hope!!!
And firstclass, we could use those gorgeous pics of yours in this thread! I hope it's not too much of a spin-off from the "wearing your bbags" thread! Just strap pics! haha! Bal s&m... ok someone stop me before I start blabbering nonsense! :shocked::heart:
 

firstclass1

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Awww my dears, stylefly and firstclass I've missed you!
Stylefly, where have you been, dude? Not cheating on Bal I hope!!!
And firstclass, we could use those gorgeous pics of yours in this thread! I hope it's not too much of a spin-off from the "wearing your bbags" thread! Just strap pics! haha! Bal s&m... ok someone stop me before I start blabbering nonsense! :shocked::heart:

Oh sweet danae :wtf: I fear I can't help in this ?! The pictures 'wearing my bbags' only shows the whole bag on me, but not especially the 'straps' :nogood:- and I only have purses (without strap), 1 city and 2 days on my current collection - I'm so sorry :sad:
 

Angela H

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Does anyone know the Besace strap length? I've been thinking about this one. I didn't see the strap length on atelier.naff
 

danae

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Realdeal, thanks for the fabulous pic and valuable info! I never knew about that difference!