For the archives. Most makers of things won't show you things that broke, but I will and this one did. The strap goes way back, one of the first I ever made circa 2010, and was subsequently used/loved/terrorized by Lee Ranaldo. The front end tab break was recent.
For the record, HOLMES guarantees against this sort of (unlikely) failure. Repair or replacement as needed.
Lee Ranaldo soundchecking a skinny strap with Sonic Youth in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Short clip of Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) giving a HOLMES strap a workout during a Glacial Trio performance. The fun begins just before the minute mark. Taken from The Knitting Factory / Brooklyn Livestream channel—-full show is archived at: http://livestre.am/13nJf.