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Preferred Shoulder strap attachment placement?

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Dun   

Where do you prefer to have the shoulder strap attachment points on a briefcase style bag?

 

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even if it fights the flap? best-leather-messenger-bag-for-men.jpg

 

On the top flap but supported by a dowel or flat metal bar?
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diagonal attachment points, on the rear and one the front?
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or maybe both attachments on the rear?

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Dun   

Just a bump to see if anyone has an opinion, of what they like to make or use on a daily basis.

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fredk   

The only bags I make are variations on the messenger type, from small to medium large.

I've just about settled on having the strap mounted via tabs and brass loops on the upper corners of the rear. A bit like the bag in your penultimate photo; but both on the rear, tabs a bit longer, set in from the corners a bit, maybe 1/5 of the bag width. Sometimes I use hooks or snaps so the strap is removable, sometimes not and the strap is permanently attached

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Dun   
56 minutes ago, fredk said:

The only bags I make are variations on the messenger type, from small to medium large.

I've just about settled on having the strap mounted via tabs and brass loops on the upper corners of the rear. A bit like the bag in your penultimate photo; but both on the rear, tabs a bit longer, set in from the corners a bit, maybe 1/5 of the bag width. Sometimes I use hooks or snaps so the strap is removable, sometimes not and the strap is permanently attached

Thanks! Do you find that connection points like that want to bend the bag around you?

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fredk   

Yes, but thats what I and my [few] customers want. We find it a. more comfortable b. easier to get into the bag without the strap getting in the way c. holds the bag closer to the body when turned around, for greater security

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Dun   
55 minutes ago, fredk said:

Yes, but thats what I and my [few] customers want. We find it a. more comfortable b. easier to get into the bag without the strap getting in the way c. holds the bag closer to the body when turned around, for greater security

Interesting, I like it.

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DrmCa   

I honestly hate strap attached to the top flap, as then I want to open the flap to reach into the satchel, it drops once un-buckled.

Middle of the gusset is my preference. Just 2c.

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