As the proud owner of several of Tom's bags (I haven't made a signature, but I have an old Buzz, an old Smart Alec, a large Cafe bag, and a bunch of pouches), I am ashamed to say that I haven't checked back here in a while . . . and what to my wondering eyes shold appear but a redesigned Smart Alec!
I've been in the market for a new gym bag and the new Smart Alec looks just perfect. But just one question about the external bungie cord -- could it reasonably hold a pair of running shoes? Could the eyelets hold a heavier-duty cord for that purpose? I've never been able to find a gym bag that reasonably accommodates all the stuff I drag back and forth (as a pre-work gym-goer, I need to carry a fairly prodigious toiletry kit. I can stuff a lot into my current Smart Alec, but external storage would be a boon. The zippered inside pocket and water bottle holders are great updates too!
Keep up the great work . . . I'm also eyeing the new knitting bag to support my most-recently-acquired habit :).