Large Travel Bag with Ample Space
Essential for Shoes, Clothing and Much More
Handmade from Waxed Canvas
Convenient for Organized Travel
Durable with Double Stitched Seams & Brooklyn-Based YKK Zipper
Length: 14 Inches
Height: 7.5 Inches
Width: 7 Inches
Materials: Waxed Canvas, Durable YKK Zipper
Over time and with use, the leather will assume a unique patina. If desired, condition with mineral oil or beeswax leather conditioner. Clean canvas part with a damp cloth.
This canvas all purpose kit with rustic accents is meant to be passed on to future generations.
This stylishly classic Dopp Kit doubles up as a Travel Bag with its ample space and heavy duty waxed canvas material. Perfect for those short weekends away, it's got substantial room to house everything you’d need to stay looking good on the road for when you're traveling fast and traveling light. Packs away neatly when you gotta get out of Dodge, and it never goes out of style. This is a perfect companion for your toiletries and then some.
Waxed canvas is an ancient material, one of the oldest, in fact, and is still in use nowadays. It really is exemplary of a material that is tried, tested and true over time. Originating in Scotland in the 1850's waxed canvas was created for and by seafarers and mariners, by rubbing linseed oil into the cloth. This resulted in an incredibly durable fabric that repelled water, a popular choice for the sails and clothing of the sailors who ruled the waves. Being lightweight and durable, waxed canvas became the clothing of choice for the British Navy, Army and Air force during the Second World War, an attribute no other military possessed at that time.
Fast forward to today, and the wax is no longer rubbed onto the canvas. Instead the canvas is made with the oil embedded into the fibers, which allows the material to grow old with style and grace. The use of the fabric is now world wide, and is becoming more fashionable rather than sporty, all the while retaining its rugged personality.
Our canvas comes from the highly respected supplier Lonas Segovia, the oldest canvas maker in Guatemala. The seams are sewn using bonded nylon thread with a burned and melted finish offering no loose ends during your travel.
The heavy-duty zipper is made by Japanese-founded and Brooklyn-based YKK, a zipper and hardware manufacturer widely respected in the worlds of fashion and accessories. The bottom features a heavier, double-layer overlay with double-stitched seams offering long lasting support. Seams are sewn using bonded nylon thread with a burned and melted finish offering no loose ends during your travel.
The term 'Dopp Kit' is derived from its inventor, Charles Doppelt, a leather artisan who immigrated to the United States in the early 20th century. The toiletry bag became relevant after Doppelt's kits were issued to millions of American military recruits during the Second World War. After the war, these roomy grooming cases continued to find favor among soldiers and civilian men and women alike.