Formerly worn out of necessity, now a fashion item. Worn so you can carry a lot of sh... stuff and keep your hands free. A must for emo kids. Can be a punk accessory when covered with patches and little pins. Usually worn with the strap across the chest.

A new breed of bag has come out where the strap HAS to go over your chest and the bag part is on your back. Don't buy that. That is too trendy. That is the devil.

Messenger bags are to be at the _side_ to prevent things from being stolen. And so you keep your integrity.