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The Urban Graduate [trav.el]

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In every man’s luggage there should be 3 MANDATORY things. First, there should always be a suit or blazer/trousers combination (that’s in case any event pops up). Second, there should always be an EXTRA set of basic undergarments, you know — boxers/boxer briefs, crewneck/A-neck/V-neck t-shirt, and dress hosiery/athletic socks. Finally, there should be (drumroll please….) a DOPP KIT!

A Dopp Kit is to a man what a cosmetics caboodle is to a woman. We’re gonna run down some of the necessary elements of the dopp kit, so get out your pads and pens:

1. The actual Dopp bag

GQ Official Dopp Kit

Go with leather (traditional) or nylon (washable). You want something that’s durable, roomy, and shallow enough to stack inside your luggage.

2. Skin Care Products

Men's Grooming Products by Gentleman's Tonic

Travel appropriate shower gel, shampoo, facial cleansers, shaving cream, aftershave, and lotion.

3. Oral and Bodily Hygiene Products

Esquire's Top Oral Hygiene Picks

Travel appropriate toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, and of course — the toothbrush. For the body, deodorant and cologne of choice.

4. Hardware

Straight-Edge Razor by Hollow Ground

Razor (straightedge is ideal, but disposable or electric works too), finger/toe nail clipper, comb/brush, and nosehair trimmer (seriously).

5. X – Factors

Travel Kit by 3Sixteen x Dickson Hairshop

These are the answers to those “in case of….” scenarios. Book of matches, bandaids, aspirin or cold medication, condoms, lint roller, spare contact lenses, earplugs.

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Written by great8productions

February 23, 2009 at 3:12 pm

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  1. […] 3 comments This is a follow-up to the previous post about the DOPP Kit. Every traveling man needs the proper toiletries [of course] but these items make up Louis […]


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