Leather Dopp Kits
A Dopp Kit is, essentially, a men’s travel toiletry bag that is used for storing men’s grooming tools for travel. The Dopp Kit acquired its name from a German leather-goods maker, Charles Doppelt, who was an immigrant to the United States. In 1919 he invented this toiletry case with the help of his nephew. It was introduced as a “toilet bag”, however, over the years, a more appropriate name of “Dopp Kit” became more widely adopted. Our Handmade Leather Dopp Kits are made using high quality vegetable tanned leather that get better with age. One of our Dopp Kits make a great gift for the man who doesn't mind taking some time out to take care of himself.
What is a Leather Dopp Kit?
A Dopp Kit (it was called a "Dobb" kit, or spelled "Dop Kit") is essentially a man’s travel toiletry bag used for storing grooming tools and bathroom products. Our dopp kits are made from genuine leather.
History of the Dopp Kit
The Dopp Kit acquired its name from a German leather-goods maker named Charles Doppelt who immigrated to the United States. He invented his toiletry case, with the help of his nephew, in 1919. It was introduced as a “toilet bag”, however, over the years, a more appropriate name of “Dopp Kit” became more and more widely used (since in American culture, the word "toilet" has more of a dirty connotation to it).
Doppelt manufactured and sold his creation locally before landing a contract with the US Army in the midst of WWII. The US Army purchased the kits to supply to all recruits, landing Doppelt national fame. As soldiers returned home they continued using their cases and, still today, the cases are known and loved for their classic design and numerous functions.
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Filling Your Dopp Kit
Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss, Travel shampoo, Hair gel, Bar of soap, Deodorant, Body Powder, Lotion, Cologne, Medications, Contact Lens Case, Contact Solution, Shaving Cream, Razor, Shaving Brush, Lip Balm, Cotton Swabs, Nail Clippers, Lint Roller