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Dopp Kits for All!

Written by Tom Handley Posted on February 20, 2013

 

Where did the Dopp Kit get it’s name you ask? The Dopp Kit name comes from an early 20th century leather craftsman Charles Doppelt, from Chicago,  who created this style of toiletry case in 1919.  Millions of them were issued to American G.I.’s during World War II, after Doppelt landed a contract with the U.S. Army. When soldiers returned stateside, the ‘Dopps’ became a must-have item. But today, they are varied in size, form and style. Here are three:

L.L. Bean

Called the “Carryall Toiletry Kit”, this durable nylon zip-closure bag has a wide opening at the top for easy to see inside and access to all of its contents without that time consuming rummaging around.  With spill proof pouches and mesh pockets featuring zip-closures, function is key.

Jack Spade

Named the “Swedish M90 Dipped Travel Kit”, it is made of extra-tough CorduraTM. Cordura is known for it’s use in high-end textiles for motorcycle jackets and pants due to its high abrasion resistance and durability.  It is then printed with a distinctive Swedish Army splinter camouflage pattern.  With its fully waterproof lining and contrast, reinforced bottom, this die-cast hardware is custom to Jack Spade.

Bottega Veneta

The Ebano Intrecciato VN Toiletry Case is double-sided intrecciato (braided) VN (Veau Naturel) leather that gives added luxury to this supple toiletry case. It is also very roomy with inside zipper pockets.The name Bottega Veneta means “Venetian atelier” and the company was begun to produce artisanal leather goods. The company’s artisans developed leather-weaving techniques which remain a signature of the brand.

 

One thought on “Dopp Kits for All!

  • Ian Bell

    February 20, 2013 – 10:02 am

    Love my Jack Spade dopp kit, although I am not sure where it’s made. Jack Spade always tries to hide the label….hah

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