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Can manbags have thin shoulder straps?

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only if the width corresponds with your manbelt and/or manpris.
 

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I think the better, more practical question to ask is - will a thinner strap bear less weight and dig into you if the bag is heavily loaded. It's worth considering.
 

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I mean, it's not just about the width of the strap, but also the overall feel of the bag. Does it look feminine? Then you probably shouldn't use it.
 

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that's obviously the biggest problem about this bag for merkur, so that's what we're trying to help him out with.
 

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I have a very nice Ghurka satchel with a strap that measure only .5" and I don't believe it to be feminine looking by any stretch of the imagination.
That said, for all I know, it's actually a women's bag but I don't think so.

Overall though, I'd concur with Softy on the issue of weight.
A thinner strap when bearing a heavy load will dig into you shoulder much more aggressively than a strap that is 1" or more.
 

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Originally Posted by Uncontrol
remember guys, being perceived as feminine is worse than death

FYI typing the word feminine makes your dick fall off.
 

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Originally Posted by Uncontrol
that's not tr-


Best use of that smiley ever.
 

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i dont carry bags unless im going to school or carrying my dslr
 

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Originally Posted by merkur
OK, so I have been following the official manbags threak and the WAYCT threaks but I am still no clearer on the issue of manbag strap widths. Do you guys have a minimum width with regards to shoulder straps on manbags?


Most of the shoulder straps on manbags that I have seen in manbag threaks are at least 1" in width if not 2". Only reason I ask is that I just picked a nifty manbag (or so I think) but I am a bit hesitant to rock it cos the shoulder strap is only ~0.7"
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Edit: I should clarify that my manbag has only one strap (which is adjustable) and no handles and the strap is more than long enough for the manbag to be worn across the opposite shoulder as a micro-satchel (measuring only 9"x7.4"x4").


Why don't you post pics of "the manbag" on you? I think the Steve Mono bags, all made for the male audience, also have thin straps.

I also agree with Softy (hello!) re weight bearing.
 

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