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    Sporran shapes?

    I’m looking to purchase a sporran that works for daily wear (no tassels, ornamentation, decent capacity), and I ran across a rectangular “hip belt” that I think would fit the bill (I dislike chains, prefer belts). The dimensions are 6.5 x 5 x 3. Have any of you worn or seen this style used? I’m not talking formal, just utility meets style.

    P.S.- I can’t seem to upload a picture- would posting an Etsy listing (to show what I’m referring to) violate the terms of use?

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    People post links to eBay listings all the time, so I don't see why Etsy would be any different...as long as it's not secretly your own listing.

    Also, if you don't like chains, an all-leather (except for the buckle) sporran strap is certainly an option.
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    Last edited by Dollander; 19th September 18 at 07:23 PM. Reason: Accidentally hit "quote" instead of "edit" on my previous post.
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    Ok, here goes...

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/5925545..._home_active_2

    Again, lose the bling and tassel-like strap length- would this work as/look like a sporran?

    As for the listing- you’d know it was mine by the presence of squeezed out glue and duct tape holding it together (poorly)!

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    To me, it looks like it would work just fine.
    I have a memory of Robin Williams wearing a kilt for a show, with a rectangular sporran - I think it was snakeskin!? I’ll have to find it on YouTube again...
    Aside from whatever shaping is done for the ‘hip bag’ qualification, and how useful that closure is.
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    That is one intense pouch! I don't think that would fit the definition of a sporran, but like you said, a hip pouch. It also reminds me of a men's satchel. I suppose you could rock it with a utility kilt type, not so sure with a tartan kilt.

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    There are many shapes of slight variation which say to the world at large "sporran". I don't really think that's one of them or convertible to become one. Most people would just be a bit confused by it.
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    Why not Google "Rob Roy sporran" to find a wide variety of larger capacity, more casually ornamented sporrans? Just a quick search showed me a few options for as little as about $50.

    The Etsy listing you showed is much more "Ren Faire" than "highland dress" -- but the Rob Roy sporran is a very, very popular highland games/Scottish festival option.
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    I Googled “Rob Roy sporran,” and there are many designs close to what I’m looking for, but not exactly. This seller is making a more “sporran shaped” sporran for me, and I hope it’s the last one I buy!

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