What’s a Dopp Kit you say? It’s your batten-down the hatches, simple to the core, overnight bag. Of course, we don’t call the Dopp Kit ” your overnight bag” because first, it’s not manly enough, and second, there aren’t any clothes in it—only essentials.
The Dopp Kit is something no dapper, dignified, or self-respecting, style-setting, sartorial son-of-gun should travel without. Wait a second…did I just go on a rant?
Anyway, back to the good stuff—your Dopp Kit.
- It should be made of nylon or canvas. Don’t waste too much money on leather this and leather that. This thing is going to the ends of the world with you, or at least to a friends house or hotel or something. Nylon ensures durability & easy care. Besides, you shouldn’t be making a statement with your Dopp Kit.
- It should be small enough to stack easily in your bag…
- …but large enough for travel essentials: toothbrush, toothpaste & floss, deodorant, nail-clippers, headache medicine, body wash & shampoo, razor, shaving cream, extra contact lenses/glasses, & lip balm.
- …personalize as you must.
The well-equipped Dopp Kit will see you through thick & thin. Take care of it, and it will take care of you.
*The term “Dopp Kit” refers to its maker, Charles Doppelt. He was a leather-craftsman from Germany who immigrated to the US during the early 20th century.