Leather Chain Link Strap
- Link length: 1.5 inches when folded
- Link width: 1.75 inches at its widest point
- 40 links included for an end-to-end length between 44 and 50 inches, depending on leather (see Fit Suggestions, below, for more details!)
Leather chain link strap details:
- 100% full-grain leather
- Brass trigger snaps and snap closure
- Interlocking design (no adhesives!)
- Comes in 50 colors – all your KMM & Co. favorites
- Totally adjustable and easy to customize
- Easy to assemble with the instructions on our blog
Make your bag your own with a leather chain link strap! A crossbody strap makes it easy to carry your tote hands-free, but the perfect crossbody strap can be hard to find. You want one that will adjust to your perfect length, mould to your shoulder, and coordinate (or contrast! or match!) with your bag. KMM & Co.'s new leather chain link strap hits all those marks – and then some.
Each strap is made out of individual leather links, which loop through one another to make a strap that's endlessly adjustable and easily customizable. With brass trigger snaps at each end, the strap can be attached to any KMM & Co. bag with grommets or D-rings.
After fit-testing with models of many different heights and body types, we settled on 40 links as the "standard" strap length. But that standard length is just a suggestion: Because it's made of individual leather links that interlock with one another, the strap is easy for you to customize to the precise length you want. You can add or subtract links to find a fit that's perfect for you, your bag, and your preferences.
Psst! Prefer a strap that includes multiple colors? Shop our 10-packs of leather chain links instead! You can combine all your most-loved colors into a single strap, put together a striped or gradient pattern with a couple of favorite, make a super-long or super-short strap, or create anything else you can imagine.
Our "standard" strap includes 40 links. But you may want to add or subtract links to find the length that's perfect for you and customized to your bag. These are only guidelines, but here's what we found out during our extensive fit-testing for this design: If you're of an average height and build – the average American woman is 5'4", for reference – a strap made of 35 links is a great starting point, so you may want to take off a few when your strap arrives. If you're closer to 6 feet tall, you may want to use all 40 links. And if you're closer to 5 feet tall, you'll almost definitely want to take off a few links.
Keep in mind that the length that's perfect for you will be determined not only by your height and body type, but also by preferences like whether you want to wear your bag on one shoulder or crossbody, and whether you prefer your bag to sit at your waist or your hip (or somewhere in between).
As with any style of leather bag strap, small variations are introduced by the characteristics of the particular piece of leather used. The total length of a 40-link strap actually varies slightly depending on the leather you choose, with an end-to-end length between 44 and 50 inches. Straps made of softer leathers – like Kodiak and Cypress – will be the longest, since the leather can fold and flex more readily. Straps made of more structured leathers – like Crazy Horse or Autumn Harvest – will be the shortest, with a bit less play between links.
To add our own twist to a vintage design, we designed a leather link that strikes the perfect balance between angular and rounded, open and solid, wide enough to be comfortable but streamlined enough to coordinate with bags big and small. We also wanted them to be easy to interlock with one another, so that it's simple to assemble a strap yourself.
Our leather chain link straps are made by hand and made to order, like every KMM & Co. accessory. When you order a strap, we cut each of the links from a beautiful piece of full-grain leather – the same heirloom-quality leathers that we use to make our bestselling tote bags and handbags. The links are cut using a die, so that they're perfectly uniform and cut cleanly every single time.
Next, we prepare the hardware and cut the small loop of leather that will form the ends of the strap. If you've opted to assemble your strap yourself, then our job is done! We package up your chain links and hardware, and get your order on its way. If you prefer to have us assemble your chain link strap for you, a member of the KMM & Co. team will interlock each link, one by one. It takes just a few minutes, and is the perfect option if you're DIY-averse (no judgment!) or short on time.
Whether you assemble it yourself or have us do it for you, the leather chain link strap is adjustable and customizable even after it's finished. You can always open the snap closure and take off the trigger snap to add links, subtract links, or take it all apart and start over.
Every KMM & Co. accessory is made by hand and made to order. A crossbody strap can take up to a week to ship. All orders over $50 ship free within the continental United States. We can ship to other locations, too! Just let us know what you have in mind!
If you aren't happy with your order, you can return it for free within 30 days of receipt. However, we can't accept returns of items that are customized for you, such as tags embossed with your initials or items custom-ordered in a color not available on our website. Check out our shipping and returns policy for more details.
Please reach out to email@example.com if you have any questions before ordering – we'd love to help you find the perfect strap for your bag!