The Dopp Kit takes its name after its inventor, Charles Doppelt, a leather craftsman and immigrant to the United States. The toiletry bag gained prevalence after being issued to millions of American military recruits during World War II. After the war, these roomy grooming cases continued to find favor among soldiers and civilian men and women alike.
Over time and with use, the leather will take on a unique patina. If desired, condition with neatsfoot oil or a leather conditioner.
Artist and designer Stephen Kenn moved from his native Canada to pursue a career in denim and leather accessories design in Los Angeles. He started his own line when an industry friend let him in on a little known secret: a stockpile of leftover fabrics and textiles from World War II was ferreted away in a downtown warehouse. Awed by this discovery, Stephen visited the warehouse several times, sitting atop a mountain of surplus material and pondering the war heroes that once donned these garments. Eventually, he was inspired to create a line of minimal, comfortable furniture using these recycled fabrics. His product line has now expanded to include bags and accessories, which also pay homage to military aesthetics.
This leather Dopp kit features a wax-sealed interior, which helps the bag retain a sturdy shape without any cardboard or plastic stabilizers and acts as a built-in stain-resistant lining. Belt straps with brass hardware double as handles for easy carrying. Designed and produced entirely in Los Angeles, this zip bag will age beautifully as it's passed down to future generations.
• Heavy-duty zipper from Riri, a renowned zipper and textile manufacturer
• Heavy, five-ounce leather bottom to withstand wear and tear
• Bonded nylon thread seams to ensure lifelong durability
• Made in the USA
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