Thursday, 14 August 2014

Put some zoom in your groom

STARTING the day properly with a quality shower and shave is the only way to go, now S.L.M. has of course covered the best way to shave using a badger hair brush with Baxter in the first edition, but carrying your grooming implements in style is an essential part of the whole process.

The only real question of these perfect carriers is whether to call them Travel or Dopp kits.

Filson offer a nice entrant with its 7021 Travel Kit bag that comes in navy, tan or Otter green.

The water repellent fully lined (nylon) with two interior pockets. On the outside the kit comes with a one-way brass zipper with leather pull, two exterior pockets, Bridle leather trim and a leather loop handle and it’s very nice.

Now that’s the Travel Kit, here comes the Dopp Kit fans starting with Want Les Essentials De La Vie with its Kenyatta kit.
The terrific bags have a pull up wipeable interior, as opposed to the water repellent of the Filson’s.

The Want bags come with finer finishes such as magnetic side closures to the interior pocket and tailored slots for ‘standard toiletries’ there are lots of nice touches to these bags such as the two tone YKK zipper, leather trim on the bottom of the bag and band across the top with tassel zip pulls.

Of course they also feature a leather name tag on one side.
The Want bags come in checker, black and beige finishes.

If it’s a bit off the wall colours you are after the Herschel Chapter’s are the one for you.
Smaller in size than the others mentioned, the Chapter has a hooked carry handle comes with a poly fabric lining, leather zip to fasten and pull, which is waterproof. With the Rust Polka Dot being a bright and fun finish.
There is also an external pocket with zipper fastening. 

The Hunt also provides a bright smattering of two-tone colour with yellow top and handle, contrasting a green lower with horses hunting print. inside the colour continues with a red and white deck chair stripe. 

They all feature a nice touch: The welcome sign. 

Along with your shaving accoutrements don’t forget your toothpaste, Marvis is a good start, plus you could slip in the mint mouthwash or Eau de Bouche.

Now get packing.