“Henri by Eric Kim” shoulder strap is hand crafted with care from start to finish. Rather than mass produced, these straps are handmade in small, limited quantity batches in order to preserve a level of excellent craftsmanship and quality. Made from durable, genuine leather, each rugged strap is unique–it will have subtle marks and over time it will bear the traces of your adventures.
The Henri shoulder strap is light, comfortable, and ideal for all camera sizes. The shoulder strap is optimized to be worn cross body, on your shoulder, or for taller photographers, the strap can also be worn around the neck. Compatability: The Henri shoulder strap fits any camera that has side lugs. It does NOT fit DSLR’s nor the Ricoh GR. It fits all Fujifilm cameras (X-Pro series, X100-series, etc), all Micro 4/3rds cameras (Olympus, Panasonic, etc), all Leica cameras (Leica Q, M, film M, etc), and most film cameras.
HENRI: Artistic & Functional Design
Designed, tried, and tested for over three years, the Henri shoulder strap design is both artistic and functional. Every part of the camera strap has been thoroughly thought out. From the soft and supple leather neck/shoulder pad to the adjustable design and length. Handmade from start to finish by leather artisans, each product is unique and artistically crafted.
All of the metal components of the Henri shoulder strap are designed in such a way that they will not scratch up against your camera body.
Adjustable Length & Sizing
The Henri shoulder strap is designed to be worn cross body, on the shoulder, or for taller photographers the strap can be worn around the neck. The total length of the strap measured from one side of the camera to the other can be adjusted from 44 inches to 60 inches in length. Please test these dimensions to fit your needs prior to purchase. If you prefer a shorter length strap to be worn at mid-chest level, pick up the Henri Neck Strap (Classic). Or if you prefer to have the camera always in your hand, pick up the Henri Wrist Strap (Chroma Edition, Classic Edition).
The Henri shoulder strap can be adjusted by sliding up the protective leather cover, and adjusting the length as shown below:
Note: During the first month of use, the leather may temporarily stain light-colored clothing. With use, the strap will soften, fade into a nice patina, and become your own.
How to Install your HENRI
Henri Shoulder Strap on the Streets
For more questions on ordering or sizing please contact Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org
The story behind the Henri Strap
The Henri Shoulder strap, HENRI neck strap, HENRI wrist strap (Classic and Chroma), and ERICKIM strap are both 100% handmade, crafted with care from start to finish. Each Henri strap is hand-made by two of our friends, Lan and Uyen who are a leather craftsmen and artists in Saigon.
Eric and I are their clients and collaborators, and we worked together with them to design the strap. Since they are our friends and collaborators, they have always set the price for the straps to cover their costs and labor. Lan and Uyen source the leather, handmake the straps during the weekdays between music gigs, and ship them to California from Saigon.
Rather than mass produced, these are handmade in small, limited-quantity batches in order to preserve a level of excellent craftsmanship and quality. Each strap is unique.
Once they get to California, Eric and I (and now with the help of our loving and supportive family) work to quality check, finish, and package each strap:
Why buy from HAPTIC aka Cindy & Eric?
Unlike huge, anonymous factories, this is the entire operation: Eric, me, my family, Lan, and Uyen. We are transparent about the labor practices behind the straps because we are proud and love each product we make.
We live in Vietnam currently and are very cognizant of global inequality, especially in labor practices. This is why we price our products the way we do. We want to give a fair and respectful wage to everyone involved. We do not run a wholesale factory, but support honest and beautiful work.
Reviews of the Henri Neck Strap
Fred Prinz, Los Angeles
I love it! What else is there to say about this strap that hasn’t been said?
Here’s why I love it.
It’s plain – no annoying words that shout “LOOK AT ME – I HAVE A …”;
It’s leather – feels good to the touch and doesn’t irritate my skin when I grab on to it;
It’s a good size – I can wear it over one shoulder, ready to lift it up to make a pic. Or I can wear it across my body so I can lift the camera into position for a “live view” shot;
It’s supple – I can wrap the strap around my arm and carry the camera in one hand, knowing the camera will be secure.
I’m very happy with this strap.
And it’s my second one ‘cause I’m still using my first on another camera.