The Urban Graduate [trav.el]
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
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
Travel appropriate shower gel, shampoo, facial cleansers, shaving cream, aftershave, and lotion.
3. Oral and Bodily Hygiene Products
Travel appropriate toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, and of course — the toothbrush. For the body, deodorant and cologne of choice.
Razor (straightedge is ideal, but disposable or electric works too), finger/toe nail clipper, comb/brush, and nosehair trimmer (seriously).
5. X – Factors
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.