Dapper, I can be dapper.

While trying to better myself and become more of a man’s man in the manliest way possible. I found instructions on making the perfect Dopp kit. If you don’t know what a dopp kit is, ask your grandpa. If he’s not immediately available just know that a dopp kit is a toiletry travel-bag. It’s one of those things all men who travel should have. Since the wife’s bugging me to take a vacation it looks like I might be one of those men.


After you have your bag, it’s time to fill it up with the stuff you need to keep you well groomed while traveling. Most of things we suggest are common sense, others you might not have thought of, but will be happy to have on hand during your adventures.

    Travel bottle of shampoo
Bar of your favorite soap
Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss
Shaving supplies: razor, brush, and cream
Nail clippers
Lip Balm
Band Aids
Safety Pins
Aspirin or Tylenol
Lint Roller
$20 bill
Extra pair of contact lenses

Since this is an Art of Manliness article of course they want you to carry “Shaving Supplies” I just scrape my scraggly whiskers off with a smooth river rock. How’s that for manly? I thought I was doing pretty well in my preparation until I came across the $20 bill. I laughed aloud and wept on the inside not having two $10s to rub together. Maybe a vacation is out of the question.