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    old school bag style closure

    Is it understandable?
    I'd like to use "old school bag style closure" to describe a type of closure used in satchel bags.

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    Re: old school bag style closure

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    There is a slight ambiguity.
    It depends on whether you mean:
    1) an old school style of bag closure. (old school = traditional, old-fashioned)
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    2) an old schoolbag style of closure. (in the style of a schoolbag from past years)

    You could word the appropriate option as I've suggested above.
    "Schoolbag" is sometimes written as one word and in this case it would help with the clarity.
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    Re: old school bag style closure

    Is it better to say "closure" or "clasp"? For that metal objects:
    The Old School Bag by Roots - GeekExtreme

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    Re: old school bag style closure

    Quote Originally Posted by angelene001 View Post
    Is it better to say "closure" or "clasp"? For that metal objects:
    The Old School Bag by Roots - GeekExtreme
    Yes, that's what I'd describe as an "old schoolbag-type closure". I don't think "clasp" adds anything in understanding.

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