Teranishi Handcrafted (formerly Truman) Dopp Kit
by Connor Keller
One of my favorite leather handcrafters, Teranishi Handcrafted (formerly Truman Handcrafted), recently released a dopp kit to get excited about. A dopp kit, or bath bag, is one of those things that everybody needs, but people often don’t pay much attention to. If you think about it though, it’s a pretty important piece in a man’s arsenal. You’ll be taking it with you every time you travel, it holds things you really don’t want spilling out, and your choice of dopp kit does say a bit about your attention to detail. This is slightly embarrassing for me, because my dopp kit is currently a plastic bag. In the interest of practicing what I preach, I’ve been putting in some serious consideration to the Teranishi Handcrafted offering. While the $150 price tag may, at first glance, seem prohibitive this is a piece you’ll be carting around with you for the rest of your traveling days, and one you’ll be able to hand down to your kids eventually. The construction of the kit, and the choice of quality Chromexcel leather ensures this kit is going to be around for a long time to come. It is easily roomy enough for your favorite razor, toothbrush, shaving cream, toothpaste, shampoos, hair product, soaps and the like, and the nature of the Chromexcel leather (hot-stuffed with oils and waxes that get infused into the leather, then finished with a bath of neatsfoot oil) makes it truly water and leakage resistant. Plus they’re made by hand in the USA by Teppei Teranishi and his team, and he’s a artisan well worth supporting. They’re available here.