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Pretty Boy: Your Guide to a Well-Stocked Dopp Kit

16 products that every man ought to have

In 2011, Imperial set out to introduce a new generation of gents to the time-honored tradition of using barber products. The L.A.-based company perfected a classic pomade before tackling shaving soaps and lotions. Baxter of California can trace its roots to 1965. Four years ago the company got a reboot, modernized its look, updated its formulas, and opened its first retail outfit, on La Cienega Boulevard. The Motley began as a glorified hobby in a downtown L.A. loft; today it’s the go-to source for the most desirable brands in guy grooming, including hand-blended colognes and travel-size kits. Buckler’s Chapped Skin Remedy continually tops best-seller lists because it can soften the scaliest skin. Evolutionman was created by professional makeup artist and L.A.-based entrepreneur Marco Berardini to prove that makeup isn’t just for women anymore. His hangover beauty treatments have been a hit with weekend warriors of both genders. 

Photograph by Will Deleon

1. Baxter of California safety razor ($60)
2. Buckler’s Chapped Skin Remedy (jar, $22)
3. Baxter of California Oil-Free Moisturizer ($22)
4. Evolutionman Revitalize Eye Gel ($30)
5. Imperial Pre-Shave Oil ($16)
6. Buckler’s Chapped Skin Remedy (tube, $19)
7. Baxter of California shave brush ($90)
8. Imperial Field Notes (free with Field Shave Kit, $60)
9. Imperial Shave Soap ($12)
10. Imperial combs ($2.95 each)
11. The Motley cologne trio ($45)
12. Kenton “Sorenson” Dopp kit ($150)
13. Imperial Bergamot After-Shave ($12)
14. Baxter of California straight razor ($295)
15. The Motley Detoxifying Daily Cleanser (part of Port Products Travel Kit, $32)
16. Baxter of California Herbal Mint Toner ($18)  

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