Last Chance Dept.
Winston Churchill once said, "I am easily satisfied with the very best."
So when I decided to offer a traveler's shaving kit, I knew it had to be something very special.
The British called them “dhobi” after the “wash boys” that they hired by the hundreds in Burma, Madras and the Punjab. They became such a necessity that viceroys, governors-general and trade ministers had them handmade in London before heading off to postings in the far reaches of the British Empire.
More than just a convenient place to keep your razor, bay rum and quinine pills, it was a small reminder of the comforts of home. Something every traveler needs, whether they're off to Rangoon or Rochester.
19th-Century British Dhobi Kit (No. 2752). Hand-made in Italy from soft, durable calf leather. Undo the belt - which doubles as a hanging strap - and the three panels unfold to reveal hand-stitched waterproof lining.
The top pouch has a two-button flap closure and is perfect for prescription bottles and other small items. Slit pocket just below it runs all the way to the bottom of the kit and has its own waterproof lining.
Three other pouches - one wide and two smaller ones - each with snap closures. In the center is a leather strap with two loops, perfect for sinching down your long razor, toothbrush or a comb.
Opened, it's a full 20" - offering more than enough room for all your toiletries. Folded, it's a compact 10 1/2" x 7 1/4".
The perfectly civilized way to start your day - no matter where you find yourself. Made in Italy.
Color: English Chestnut.
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