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Happiness is a New Roll of Leather

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A Shipment of Buckles in Time for Holiday Preparation


My Morning Tea with Yesterday’s Coaster Set Orders

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Cadet Dopp Kit – For the Organized Gentleman

This morning I got an email from a customer who wanted a dopp kit but was worried about loosing all the small things like clippers and tweezers in the bag.  He wanted a pocket of some sort.  I thought about all the times I have fished around in my toiletry bag searching for the nail file or my favorite shade of lipstick.  I thought about all the times I gave up after sticking myself with the scissors or coming up empty to many times.  He was right, there had to be a better way.

The other day, my partner said to me ”  You know what would be cute,a tiny dopp kit for little people.  That way a little boy could have one just like his dad.” A stereotypical image of a dad, face covered in shaving cream, peering into the mirror with his neck craned and his son copying him. On the  bathroom counter there are two dopp kits, one filled with a razor and a badger haired brush and the other with treasures found at the park and the zoo.

So when my customer asked for a place to store his nail clippers, I thought, why not just make a smaller matching dopp kit.  This one will fit inside the other.

Without further ado, Cicada Leather Company now has the Miniature Dopp Kit for all you small items!

What is a Dopp Kit – The Accessory of the Distinguished Man

Being a distinguished gentleman with as much style (and love from the ladies) as say, Ryan Gosling, does not just happen.  A few accessories are required.  The Art of Manliness includes using a dopp bag to organize your grooming tools.  Sure, you could throw your junk in a nylon zipper pouch or worse yet, into a old grocery bag, but there is no class in that.

Cicada Leather Company’s leather dopp bag is made of the highest quality leather which was tanned in a century old American tannery. The leather was conditioned and made water resistant using environmentally friendly oils and waxes.  The leather darkens with time.  The more you use this dopp bag the more is will gain a deep patina.  The bag only looks better and better!

The buckle is made of solid brass.  The case is hand stitched using time honored methods for increased durability and longevity.  The thread is a strong waxed linen thread.

Our dopp kit is made to withstand the stresses of your travels and one day, your son’s travels!