The Travel Clutch

Summer screams tanning -or travel to better define. Whenever exploring a new city, my go-to cary-all is none other than my…drum roll please…pant pockets!! (trendy cargo shorts, anyone?). 
Unlike the ladies, men are simple beings, only needing the phone and wallet to survive a hectic travel itinerary. We like it light and practical.
Strutting those streets with a bag of some sort just seems frightening, especially when the temperature is boiling and the walk is lengthy. 

However some of us like to carry a little extra just incase. You know who you are!

Some travel tissue, breath mints, sunglasses, cologne, you name it. And the cool thing is we’re willing to carry a bag for the sake of preparation. Talk about dedication. Whenever I shop for bags, two things to look for are practicality and versatility.

Alas! A bag that does it! This dopp kit from J.Crew is a hot must-have for the local summer traveler.

The two-way function is uh-mazing. All my recent excursions have been made with this one. Packing-wise, this bad boy carries all my grooming supplies. The inner lining works well with liquid so incase a little bit of product spills, i’ve got nothing to worry about.

When I finally roam the streets, this dopp kit magically transforms into a travel clutch, carrying my current novels (when I eat lunch during solo travels per se), mini cologne bottles, shades and wipes.

The handle-free situation is a little stressful, but I got used to it. If I can do Russian twists for 2 minutes straight…I think I can handle this one fine.

The construction of this Harwick bag is quality at its best: strong stitching, simple silhouette, and durable fabrics used. Like most of their products, the monogram is always a nice touch.

I can tell they had customers in mind when creating this beauty.

Be well-traveled. Be creative!



I'm Ian, the writer behind CharlesTucket (a mix between Charleston & Nantucket, two of my favorite places). My hope is to inspire every man to live a wholesome & whimsical life, one quirk at a time.


"Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love." | 1 Corinthians 16:13-14


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