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Everything You Need To Know About the Kilim Dopp Kit

Everything You Need To Know About the Kilim Dopp Kit

August is here. With only month left of summer vacation to Nantucket (come see our new store!), beach, lake, Europe, or wherever you travel this time of the year, it's a great time to talk about one of our favorite--and earliest--products: the Dopp Kit. 
Our Kilim Dopp Kit has been a staple of our brand since the beginning. Fun fact: our first product was a necktie. Our second, third & fourth products are, in order, the men's loafer, the weekender, and the Dopp kit.
Why the kilim Dopp kit? Read on to learn some of the history of the Dopp kit, understand its significance to Res Ipsa, and gain some insights why it's time to upgrade your toiletry for the upcoming weekend getaways.

Res Ipsa Kilim Dopp Kit

A Brief History
The Dopp kit is sometimes known as the toilet bag, shaving bag, and travel kit. In the early 1900's, Charles Doppelt and his nephew designed the original leather Dopp Kit. The name 'Dopp' was derived from Doppelt's last name. Although they were said to be issued as standard equipment for US soldiers in the military during WWI, Dopp Kits were popularized by soldiers during WWII. The Dopp brand name was sold to Samsonite in the early 1970s. In 1979, Buxton purchased the Dopp brand and continued to create the leather Dopp Kit. (The "Dopp Kit" trademark was canceled in 2003.)

Charles Doppelt & Co.
 

In 2013, Res Ipsa entered the 'Dopp Kit' fray when we introduced the Kilim Dopp Kit as one of our originally three luxury kilim travel goods. Why a Kilim Dopp Kit? First, it is a unisex product. Second, the market was wide open for a colorful, useful kilim Dopp kit. Odini and Josh observed that most guys--if they use anything at all beyond a clear Ziploc bag--use a crusty, petrified Dopp kit that deserves to remain hidden in another bag. Third, traveling in style extents to your toiletries. There is something to be said for lifting a beautiful Dopp kit out of your bag and setting it on the bathroom counter when you arrive at your destination. Fourth, it is the perfect gift. People rarely splurge on themselves for a luxurious Dopp kit. What do you get the person who has everything? A one-of-a-kind kilim Dopp kit, that's what.   

Res Ipsa Kilim Dopp Kit

Kilim Dopp Kit Tips
We think it's time to upgrade your Dopp Kit to something better than the free one that came with a bottle of cologne you wore in college. Our Kilim Dopp Kit elevates your travel experience. We know that because it has upgraded ours for years.

Whether you are a frequent or occasional traveler, we have a recommendation that will streamline your travel preparations. We recommend that you buy two of all your toiletries so you can keep a fully-stocked Dopp Kit. All you have to do is pick it up and drop it in your bag to hit the road on a moment's notice without having to worry about whether you have everything you need.

Product Specifications
Res Ipsa's Kilim Dopp Kit is trimmed in leather, with a YKK metal zipper and two interior pockets. Its dimensions are 10 x 6 x 4. Every Kilim Dopp Kit is a one-of-a-kind design. 

Res Ipsa Kilim Dopp Kit 

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Sources and Interesting links:
About Us - Buxton
History of the Dopp Kit
How to Pack a Dopp Kit