Our own kicksarefortwids sent me a PM the other day asking about the straps on my new Choo Choo black hobo/tote. The carrying handles had this little extra bit of leather that was curling up when the handles would lay down next to the bag. Kicks had seen this bag in NM and also saw the curly pieces. I thought it was just a design flaw (which it is, frankly) and it happened because the leather was so soft. It was annoying me to no end, too. You can see the piece curling up on the left side of this pic: I didn't think much could be done about it since I thought the buckles on the handles were decorative. Because Kicks asked about it, I started messing with the buckles and found out they ARE adjustable, so I let them out. It took care of the curly pieces because the ends can be tucked in AND (major woot here): letting the handles out that extra bit was just enough length to get the handles over my shoulder. Yes, I have no life, but this rocks my world. I don't mind using the long shoulder strap, but so many times I want my bag up under my arm. WOOT FOR KICKSAREFORTWIDS!