Posted May 19, 2006
Vintage guitar straps are a huge trend right now, but use them long enough and they crumble to dust. Instead, you might want to check out the ones from Built by Wendy, a hip clothing line better known for their skinny jeans than their musical accessories. Still, there’s something beyond sweet about their handmade straps, which come in nylon, ultra suede, and tweed (pictured). Besides the trademark cardinal label that comes on everything from the store, Wendy and her team can customize your strap with photos of your friends, your favorite music icon, or even your crush. And if your band ever breaks up, just order another one and make the pair into suspenders. (That’s so rock and roll.)
$40-$50 at Built by Wendy, 7 Centre Market Pl., near Broome St., 212-925-6538; and 46 N. 6th St., near Kent Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718-384-2882; builtbywendy.com.