Blue Claw Co. Duck Island Dopp Kit
Credit: Photograph by Michael Pirrocco

The Dopp Kit is one of those standout inventions that was just slightly ahead of its time. First conceived by Charles Doppelt in 1919, it wasn't until a quarter century later, when his zippered mini bag of toiletries was given to a few million GIs during WWII, that it became a standard item in the male grooming arsenal.

Blue Claw Co's version is a modern take on the tradition, made with a rugged and stylish duck canvas (we carry it in charcoal/smoke and navy), a chunky brass zipper and thick leather carry strap. And as with Doppelt's original a hundred years ago, Blue Claw makes everything by hand in the U.S. [$65;]