I think probably the most silly thing about me and style is that I think about what I will wear before just about anything else. Â So when I get asked to give a speech or go to an important meeting, I don't think "What am I going to say?" or "Who is going to be there?", I think "Hmmm, I wonder if the new green suit would be too much?". I have a lot of sympathy with the shoulder-bag strap problem that started this thread - strap on one shoulder kills the suit and is a sad look. Â I usually only carry a shoulder bag when dressed down. Â One solution is to wear the strap diagonally across the body - not elegant but preserves the line of a jacket somewhat better. Also better if you need to walk some distance. I think about bags a fair bit, being something of a bag-tragic. The tragedy is that although I keep buying new bags, the only one that really works for me is the one I have had for probably seven years. Â So I have a pile of useless bags. Â THE bag is leather, in an unusual burgundy colour, briefcase style, open topped (although it can be zippered shut) with a handle that can be stowed, in which case it can be carried portfolio style, and a strap that can be pressed into service when you want to go hands-free (like when getting food at a conference buffet).