By Ben Bowers
on 11.7.08

The Strap is Back

Sometimes you just aren’t toting enough stuff to warrant a bag. But that doesn’t mean carrying books, notebooks, pens..etc by hand is any more practical. Of course, you could go out and buy a small leather portfolio, but what you do with it once you’re done schlepping creates another dilemma.

That’s part of the reason why I think this book strap is damn cool. Call me retro, but this is personally the ideal solution for transporting work related materials to and from my apartment. Especially since once the moving is done, the strap easily rolls up to fit in my pocket for the round trip back. Plus even if you’re one of those who desperately clings to their messenger bag, the strap still keeps your materials organized and securely packaged while inside.

Available in 5 different colors, sporting this accessory is sure to draw attention to you during your next walk. Unfortunately you’ll have a hard time finding it.

The only mention of it for sale online is from allbeams.com for $145 and you’ll have to speak Japanese to really navigate the site. That’s a little steep in my opinion for what you get, but unique products often aren’t the most reasonably priced goods out there.

Internet rumor has it also that shops such as Barney’s are starting to carry it in store stateside, just don’t expect it to be any cheaper there. But if you see one and think it’s your style, snag it because you might not see it again.

Via A Continous Lean

Also See: Dad Gear Messenger Bag | Jcrew Cotton Linen Artisans Duffel Bag

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