Everyday Carry: Dopp Kit

Dopp Kit Everyday Carry

The Everday Carry today is dedicated to the Dopp kit — a travel essential that began during wartime and become a staple of male lifestyle for generations of men.

So what is a Dopp kit?

Charles Doppelt, a German leather-goods manufacturer, invented the Dopp kit in the early 1900’s. Doppelt was contracted by the US Army during World War II to provide the toiletry pouches for American soldiers serving overseas. Those small pouches, which could be stuffed with razors, shaving cream, combs and everything a man needs for hygienic purposes, became known as Dopps.

Demand for Dopp kits skyrocketed after American soldiers returned home from war.

The modern-day Dopp kit could include any number of EDC items, depending on the length of trip and just how much a guy needs to keep his face game strong, but here’s a rundown of the absolutely essential items to any Dopp kit.

The Essential Dopp Kit

Aerr Dopp Kit [$41]
Cremo Cooling Shave Cream [$6]
150 Piece Travel First Aid Kit [$23]
The Chieftain Safety Razor From Vikings Blade [$36]
Dr. Squatch Natural Cedar Citrus Scented Soap for Men [$45]
Brickell Men’s No Shine Lip Balm for Men [$7.50]
Drinkwel for Hangovers [$17]
Lather & Wood’s Face Mousterizer For Men [$20]


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