Originally Posted by ninja07
well, on the shoulders and across the chest. I slide it more towards my back and like you say, when I need to open it I'd slide it forward to the side. Problem is that messengers don't really have smaller side/front compartments which which could either be unzipped or unfastened to open (if you know one pls enlighten). I guess most would require pulling open a big flap that is fastened by velcro to reach the contents. I did use a large Manhattan Portage messenger for a couple of years though.
Krane's Saleen bag, which is actually designed as a laptop bag, but can be used any which way, opens from the top easily, with a high quality riri zip:http://www.oaknyc.com/men/shop-by-br...ane-saleen-bag
It comes in a number of colors. In addition to Oak, Roden Gray carries them for sure (since the owner reps the brand), and so will Context and Farinelli's. I believe that he is also making some all leather versions, which might be more suitable for the office, but the waxed cotton won't scratch as easily.