That's exactly what it's like, I didn't even thinkg of that until you said it! I love some of the Dooney bags, and the Courtenay straps don't bother me much, though I do wish the loops did stay flatter. Coach could have modified the buckle part to make it work better.I'm in the minority here, but I think the strap is very similar to a strap Dooney does from time to time. My Nile medium hobo had this type of strap and I loved it! Coach was not as successful at getting the leather to lay flat, but I'll give them points for trying. The strap looks better on the shoulder than it does when you set the bag down--that's when the loops show up.
I like tat it allowed for adjusting, and I'm glad to hear it does break in. It's on my short list for tomorrow, but I also need to test drive the Romy.
I don't think those loops are adjustable...at least they aren't on the "new" Willis. I don't really think they add anything, esp since they are non functioning...(at least, I think so)
My smaller strap is adjustable. There are 3 holes on each side and I don't think it makes much difference but it is indeed adjustable! and the loops DO bothe me! But not enough to not love her to death! Still my fave! but they are obnoxious that they will not lay flatLooks like it, and you can unbuckle them, but the loops are sewn shut. Seems a shame, but that smaller strap is not adjustable. At least it isn't on the pilot bag I got.
I have been carrying my Courtenay for almost a month now, and the loops are getting flatter, I think as they soften up they will be just fine. Mine are adjustable, I moved them to the last hole.My smaller strap is adjustable. There are 3 holes on each side and I don't think it makes much difference but it is indeed adjustable! and the loops DO bothe me! But not enough to not love her to death! Still my fave! but they are obnoxious that they will not lay flat