30 December 2012

The Strap-On

Never underestimate the power of a sexual innuendo post title which just so happens to be appropriate for the following content. I like my bags to come with shoulder straps, which explains my aversion to tote bags whose handles are too small to wear over the shoulders; but let us bring outerwear into the equation. The subtle difference between strapping a bag over or under your jacket can alter your look more so than you think. Personally, my temperature tends to fluctuate faster than the stock market, so I often need to remove or put on a jacket to readjust my unstable body climate, which early on nudged me to wear my jackets over the strap simply for convenience. So let's start with what I call the "over-strap". It's simple, basic, and doesn't necessarily even need a term to describe the style of which it is being used, but for post-sake, let's keep it.
Then we come to the "under-strap" which as I said is a personal favorite, providing the option of removing your coat without first taking off your bag. Plus it drastically minimizes the chance of creating more hassle when in removing the strap gets wrangled up with earphone wires.

Last but certainly and most likely not least, option number three aka. "under-strap + drape cape", that's seen worn often during fashion weeks, and made especially popular by fashion editors such as Taylor Tomasi Hill and Kate Lanphear who loathe putting their arms in sleeves but love coats.
blazer PUSH BUTTON, top MARKUS LUPFER, bag CHANEL, trousers UNIQLO, brogues PRADA, watch MICHAEL KORS, bracelets SALVATORE FERRAGAMO & ASOS, ring MAWI

84 comments:

  1. Smitten by your arm candy. Hard candy indeed. And the stock market in this times is cosmic. Leaving stardust. Buh, I am so lucky to not having a bipolar body temperature. But as a fur lover this must be perfect for you to coordinate your temperature? At least it has always worked out perfectly for me.
    Love love love the under strap allegory.

    ox, Julia

    http://THEURBANPROMENEUR.blogspot.com

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    1. You're right Julia, wearing/removing fur coats truly works better in balancing my temperature out. I should probably go get a physical someday to see what the problem is though, but for now, under-strap!

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  2. Love your posts and your style.
    I prefer the under-strap option.

    Kisses.
    CLA
    Follow us on two sisters ... one attitude

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  3. Thanks for your comment :)! I love your bag.

    Much Love, Virginie

    http://vivinvogue.blogspot.com

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  4. Muito giro , Adoro o sapato é lindo :)


    Beijinhos

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  5. Love the Mawi ring and always the Prada brogues!

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  6. I'm not a fan of the under strap because when the coat is done up I look like I have a weird growth but I LOVE the under- drape look. very chic . I have to try this!
    x

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    1. Indeed, you strike up a very good point! I should add a footnote on that look where the downside is that you can't swing your bag to the sides even when the coat is not done up, the only option is the front.

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  7. You're amazing and i love your bag!

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  8. Love them shoes!
    xoxo
    www.lesismoreblog.com

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  9. Your post titles are just crazy can not think NOT about the two meanings!! LOL!
    Love, Melly
    http://morgane-le-fay.blogspot.de/

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  10. I do certainly have the same problem with corporal temperature (I can't even stand that much denim all over my legs), It's good to don't feel alone in this matter. Option number two is my favorite and also the safest option against bag thiefs!!

    HTTP://THEREDCOATODYSSEY.BLOGSPOT.COM

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    1. Oh yeah! I didn't even think about that, the under-strap option prevents theft, you're observant Juliette, bravo!

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  11. Hi! I'm your new fan and a new reader of your blog! You are very very cool, awesome, your blog - it is an inexhaustible source of inspiration!
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    Happy New Year!
    Here's wishing you more happiness 
    Than all my words can tell, 
    Not just alone for New Years Eve 
    But for all the year as well.
    Diana

    double-ganger.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thanks for the tree, now I can say I've had both a real and digital one this year. Pine x2.

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  12. Love your jacket so much!

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  13. amazing t-shirt and bag:)
    Happy New Year's Eve<3 and new year;)

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  14. You have a great sense of humour :) Thanks for your comment on my blog, I am following you now if you want to follow me back?

    I like the under and drape cape look, very stylish. The last photo is my favourite, you pull poses like me :) lol

    Janine xx
    BakeGlueandTrend

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  15. hey nathan, a warm happy new year to you, in love with the shirt, it's just so chic and pop art in the same time, loving the strap on, one thing I love about the way you dress is that sometimes you rock the over-the-edge, futuristic, classy outfits, but in the same time, you can rock only skinny jeans and a blazer, you are such an icon
    check out my latest post "Masquerade Ball:The Untold Stories of The Artistic Womb"
    THE PHOTOGRAPHIC SENSE-http://reinhardtkenneth.blogspot.com

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    1. You're always so kind with your words, it means a lot Reinhardt, thanks. I'm glad you get me ;) xx

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    2. I read your thought replying Mile on wearing the female collections, if I hadn't read the brands, I'd totally see it as almost like-a new, androgynous menswear line, seriously, I mean the outfit can be off the female collection but the shiz turns out masculine enough, but still highly feminine, you are brilliant. anyways check out my latest portfolio on my blog, would totally mean a lot!:)

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    3. Woah, thanks again R, I humbly accept your compliments. But yes, most if not pretty much all my clothing are from the women's department, even the denim jeans in this post, and even the blazer! Actually EVERYTHING you've seen here is women's (except for my boxers).

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  16. wonderful look. really like it.
    happy new year 2013.
    maren anita

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

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  17. i think the 'under-strap' look is very chic and you don't attract the robbers while walking on the street (in countries like malaysia) as the bag/bag strap is hidden!

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    1. Haha, that's exactly what one of my readers commented before, it's actually practical! This is where fashion meets function.

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  18. the first one is my favourite! Nice ways to wear the bag :D cool blog <3

    http://fantasyfashioned.blogspot.de/

    - happy new year ♥

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    1. I'm glad someone chose the first one, it's nice to have different preferences, classic's your way ;)

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  19. thank you for comment! I like your bag!


    www.adelajdainsp.blogspot.com

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  20. Very nice! I love the bag and your accessories!

    xoxo

    nialangleyspeaks.blogspot.com
    www.facebook.com/NiaLangley1

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  21. You look so stunning! Real provoker!)
    Happy New Year!!!
    kisses and hugs)

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  22. I started laughing as soon as I saw the title haha. Nothing better than an interesting title to captivate people's attention!

    Loving your take on the shoulder bag. I like the straps too, much more practical than tiny little strings!

    P.S. - I'm becoming a health freak, obssessing over my portions and the quality of my food haha I need to be superb when I go to London!

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    1. Yes! I'm so glad it got yours haha. Straps over strings any day for me too hun.

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  23. Cool ring!! I love it os much! :)

    www.seesimona.blogspot.com

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  24. Nice bag and great post!
    Gorgeous!
    Kisses and Happy Holidays!

    http://fashionbyelena.blogspot.com.es/

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  25. Great look! You are so witty!

    Here's to 2013!

    Happy New Year

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  26. Happy New Year! Hope you have a wonderful 2013!

    http://ladynoree.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. Happy New year!
    I just found your blog and I absolutely love it so much! I followed you, hope you can follow me back :) Big kiss from Portugal

    http://walk-with-confidence.blogspot.pt/

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  28. Hi Nathan !!
    Nice post, I prefer the "under-strap" and by the way looove your arm party !!
    I also wanted to say thanks for your sweet comment on my blog !

    Love <3

    www.thestilettoholic.com

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    1. Glad you like the arm party, like I always say: Keep Calm and Stack On

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  29. Hi, never thought of other ways to strap on my bags. these are good. thanks for sharing them. Fun shots too. Happy New Year!

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  30. hahah love the last photo. I like the drape idea... but my arms would get so cold!
    xx mili

    callmemaeby.blogspot.com/

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    1. Me too, which is why I'd only do that indoors in the winter, or outdoors during spring, never in the snow...

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  31. Nice Style ! hope you got a lovely NYE! !


    wanna follow on facebook and twitter ?


    Kisses
    Hannah
    Elegantesque Blog

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  32. Wow. I Love it! You have so so great blog! <3
    Happy New Year!:*

    Would You like to follow each other? :)
    http://linde-lo.blogspot.com/

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  33. I love you reworking that Markus Lupfer tee and the cape option with the blazer is tres chic. I look differntly at male bloggers because, ok, I can learn a lot from how other women dress but from men I just think "well done, I can't get my boy out of his beloved but unfashionable cozzy anyway",...I'm also in my 30s and in my time the boys who dressed up quite stylish were gay: but I think you actually are, right? It's sort of gotten a Pavlov effect but the other way around...not salivating when seeing stylish men but thinking: "hey, let's complain a lot and get shopping"

    Ps: hurray for your cheeky reference to artificial bodyparts...;)

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    1. The good thing about the blog is that I wear clothing mostly from womens' collections, so you can see this as a women's fashion blog. Try visualizing all my outfits on a female model and they'd still work. If a guy reads my blog, he'd perhaps be more daring to try clothing from the women's department, just experiment. xx

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  34. Love your accessoires!

    xx

    WWW.STYLEOFPURITY.COM

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  35. Hi Nathan,

    Looking super cool as always! xx

    Love,
    -Lauren at adorn la femme
    http://adornlafemme.blogspot.com

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  36. Love it, you look amazing! Happy new year!

    http://bamostwanted.blogspot.com.ar/

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  37. thanks for stopping by! great post dear! xo

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  38. awesome! looking great! love the bracelets and watches!

    xoxo Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com/

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  39. Fuck! i really want your closet... :P

    BESOS DESDE MÉXICO!
    http://thefantastico.blogspot.mx/

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  40. hey :) love the watch as well as expressions :) wishing u a gorgeous new year ahead. Thank u for visiting me.
    xx

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  41. That's amazing! I love your style, boy!
    I follow you, You're so inspired to me...

    Love, Serena - The Chic Way

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    1. Thanks Serena, I'm really glad and honored to be. x

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  42. Aaaamazing tee!! you look awesome as always.

    LOVE BO,
    PurePreciousPerfection.blogspot.com

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  43. This is such a fabulous post! love the outfit and the advice

    -Sarah
    www.chicbanner.blogspot.com

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    1. glad you appreciate it, now go get a strap-on hun x

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  44. LOVE THAT SHIRT AND ACCESORIES!!
    happy new year dear!

    http://www.hypethelook.com/

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  45. god I love those accesories and the Prada shoes!!! you've got a nice blog :))
    xoxo
    straplessandpeeptoesmgj.blogspot.com

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  46. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you =)

    http://lepetitplastique.blogspot.com/

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  47. like your bag and arm candy..

    megha
    http://meghafashionista.blogspot.com

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  48. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you =)

    http://lepetitplastique.blogspot.com/

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  49. wow great look !!! i like the bag ! Maybe we follow each other?! Let me know ;) www.yuliekendra.com

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  50. you seem like a cool dude! hihi.
    I love your shirt!! :)) Happy New Year!

    xoxo,
    Rae :3
    http://raellarina.blogspot.com/

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  51. Really great style, I like your bag! :)
    Happy new year!

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  52. Hahaha I love your style of writing, I feel your pain, but I like how you gave us some ways to wear a strap on.
    Keep on blogging! I love reading it!
    xo

    christian

    www.mydutchfashionstyle.com

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  53. wow! you look amazing!

    xx
    mariarubioblog.blogspot.com.es/

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  54. Such a good post! Amazing ideas! Thank you for commenting on my blog :)
    http://gravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

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  55. Your brogues are fantastic, but then again, Prada never fails.

    Sam

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  56. really great look! I want the bag:)
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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  57. Amazing title! Love this!

    www.inspirationlush.com

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