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post #10156 of 10340
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Originally Posted by mountainman3520 View Post
 

I was tempted to order the new leather dopp kit in CXL#8.

 

But then I looked at the dimensions.  4"x4"x8" = 128 in^3 is a small bag.  My others are more like 5"x5"x10" = 250 in^3, or larger.  That's about half the normal size.  I don't think I could fit my electric shaver or electric toothbrush in their little travel cases.

 

These toiletry travel bags are a fairly standard size.  I wonder what Gustin was thinking making a miniature version?  Less leather to hit a price point?  That seems silly since many people won't notice the dimensions but may return when they receive a smaller than expected bag.

 

Below is a photo of two toiletry bags I use as well as two items that I routinely carry in the bag, along with the typical smaller stuff.

 

The rightmost bag is a synthetic Eagle Creek bag that is 9.5" x 4.5" x 4.5" = 192 in^3.  This bag is the largest that I use and seems bigger than it is due to all the auxiliary features such as the carry loop, top flap, extra pockets and zippers, etc.  Its also fully square and seems to bulge out a lot making it even larger.  I've used this bag for maybe 20 years and its been a good, durable bag but its purely functional with zero aesthetic advantages.  I don't like this bag, I just use it without thinking about it.  I'm trying to do less of that in my life, ie surround myself with only things that I like and enjoy and get rid of all the crap I just use without enjoying.  Hence it is being phased out.

 

In the middle is a Gustin "DOPP KIT - OLIVE WAXED CANVAS" that I received a few months ago.  It measures 9.5" x 4" x 4.5" = 171 in^3.  I've not used this bag yet but need to get into the habit of grabbing it instead of the old Eagle Creek bag.  I like the aesthetics of the Gustin canvas toiletry bag.  The waxed canvas feels nice and substantial. The zipper is bury and tough.  I think it will be a great bag.  It seems much smaller than the Eagle Creek despite the dimensions being only slightly less (0.5" in reduced width).  It doesn't bulge nor does it have all the added fluff.  This bag seems like a good compromise of taking up less space in luggage and feeling less big without actually decreasing internal space in a way that complicates what can be contained.

 

On the left are the cases of a current model Braun electric razor (~7" long) and Braun Oral B electric toothbrush (8.25" long).  These must fit nicely in my toiletry bag or it will be a major fail.  They fit easily and with room to spare in the two bags shown in this photo.

 

Now for the new Gustin "HORWEEN DOPP KIT - CHROMEXCEL #8" with its stated dimensions of 8" x 4" x 4" = 128 in^3.  The width and height are just slightly smaller than the two larger bags.  The big difference is the length reduction.  The stated length of 8" may just barely fit the Oral B case, or maybe it won't fit it nicely and will be difficult to insert/remove and stretch the bag out.  I'm sure it would fit diagonally but then it would use too much space in this small bag.  So I think this is the key question for me: will a standard Oral B toothbrush case fit straight without needing to jam it into the bag and stretch it out.

 

Maybe I'll order one, try it out, and return if it does not.

 

This is such a common toiletry item that it would be silly if Gustin made a toiletry bag that couldn't fit the most widely sold electric toothbrush because it was 0.5" too short.

 

 

 

post #10157 of 10340

any pics of the rainbow neps on any clothing items?

post #10158 of 10340
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Originally Posted by mountainman3520 View Post

Below is a photo of two toiletry bags I use as well as two items that I routinely carry in the bag, along with the typical smaller stuff.

The rightmost bag is a synthetic Eagle Creek bag that is 9.5" x 4.5" x 4.5" = 192 in^3.  This bag is the largest that I use and seems bigger than it is due to all the auxiliary features such as the carry loop, top flap, extra pockets and zippers, etc.  Its also fully square and seems to bulge out a lot making it even larger.  I've used this bag for maybe 20 years and its been a good, durable bag but its purely functional with zero aesthetic advantages.  I don't like this bag, I just use it without thinking about it.  I'm trying to do less of that in my life, ie surround myself with only things that I like and enjoy and get rid of all the crap I just use without enjoying.  Hence it is being phased out.

In the middle is a Gustin "DOPP KIT - OLIVE WAXED CANVAS" that I received a few months ago.  It measures 9.5" x 4" x 4.5" = 171 in^3.  I've not used this bag yet but need to get into the habit of grabbing it instead of the old Eagle Creek bag.  I like the aesthetics of the Gustin canvas toiletry bag.  The waxed canvas feels nice and substantial. The zipper is bury and tough.  I think it will be a great bag.  It seems much smaller than the Eagle Creek despite the dimensions being only slightly less (0.5" in reduced width).  It doesn't bulge nor does it have all the added fluff.  This bag seems like a good compromise of taking up less space in luggage and feeling less big without actually decreasing internal space in a way that complicates what can be contained.

On the left are the cases of a current model Braun electric razor (~7" long) and Braun Oral B electric toothbrush (8.25" long).  These must fit nicely in my toiletry bag or it will be a major fail.  They fit easily and with room to spare in the two bags shown in this photo.

Now for the new Gustin "HORWEEN DOPP KIT - CHROMEXCEL #8" with its stated dimensions of 8" x 4" x 4" = 128 in^3.  The width and height are just slightly smaller than the two larger bags.  The big difference is the length reduction.  The stated length of 8" may just barely fit the Oral B case, or maybe it won't fit it nicely and will be difficult to insert/remove and stretch the bag out.  I'm sure it would fit diagonally but then it would use too much space in this small bag.  So I think this is the key question for me: will a standard Oral B toothbrush case fit straight without needing to jam it into the bag and stretch it out.

Maybe I'll order one, try it out, and return if it does not.

This is such a common toiletry item that it would be silly if Gustin made a toiletry bag that couldn't fit the most widely sold electric toothbrush because it was 0.5" too short.
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Funny that you followed up today as I was also taking some pictures.

I took a picture of my usual carry for toiletries. My regular bag is a free gift with Clinique purchase from like 10 years ago. My loose measurements indicate it is 3 (W) x 7 (L) x 4 (H), so even smaller than the Gustin specs. I don't carry any liquids in it instead I carry my liquids in my clear TSA sized liquids bags in case I need to take it out for security, but most of the time I get pre-check when I fly domestically. The Gustin dopp should be a nice upgrade.



Other pictures

Oil-Washed T-Shirt - Pine - Fit Pic - Size Medium - 150Lbs 5'5"


Pigment Dyed V-Neck - Denim - Fit Pic - Size Medium - 150Lbs 5'5"


Royal Blue Poplin Polka Dot


Pigment-Dyed V-Neck - (Navy, Cyan), Oil-Washed T-Shirt (Pine), Pigment-Dyed V-Neck (Denim)


#2 Organic Indigo Selvedge Chambray

post #10159 of 10340

I recently received the "HAND DYED HEAVYWEIGHT LIGHT INDIGO T-SHIRT".  Photo attached.

 

There's a problem with this order.  The item description says its made of "FABRIC    100% Organic Cotton, Canada, 7.0oz".

 

But the tag as shown below says its a synthetic blend of 50% poly, 38% cotton, 12% rayon.

 

I don't use t-shirts made of synthetic blends so I would never have bought this shirt if the composition was correctly listed.

 

It's possible that Gustin sent me the wrong shirt?  It doesn't feel very heavy weight.  If anyone else received this item, please take a look and confirm if yours is 100% cotton or a blend like mine.  If its different, please post a photo.

 

I'll be returning this item.

 

 

post #10160 of 10340

Need a little input here guys. Which color is the most appropriate for mainly casual use (e.g night out with dark denim) and the easiest to mix? Currently on the army green but I know navy Harrington is a true classic.

 

post #10161 of 10340

^ Navy is more versatile, imo

post #10162 of 10340

Streaky *gasp* Downtown Brown #117 and Japan Indigo Melange today.

Other non Gustin goodies (Click to show)
SchottNYC burgundy horsehide Chromexcel Perfecto and Viberg Stichdown Color 8 Shell Cordovan boots

post #10163 of 10340
Quote:
Originally Posted by mountainman3520 View Post
 

I recently received the "HAND DYED HEAVYWEIGHT LIGHT INDIGO T-SHIRT".  Photo attached.

 

There's a problem with this order.  The item description says its made of "FABRIC    100% Organic Cotton, Canada, 7.0oz".

 

But the tag as shown below says its a synthetic blend of 50% poly, 38% cotton, 12% rayon.

 

I don't use t-shirts made of synthetic blends so I would never have bought this shirt if the composition was correctly listed.

 

It's possible that Gustin sent me the wrong shirt?  It doesn't feel very heavy weight.  If anyone else received this item, please take a look and confirm if yours is 100% cotton or a blend like mine.  If its different, please post a photo.

 

I'll be returning this item.

 

 

 

 

Most of my Gustin T's are the tri-blend and not 100% cotton. My only 100% cotton is the oil washed. I do have a few pigment dyed ones in the mail, the description said 100% cotton but we will see when they show up...

 

The tri blends definitely lose their shape a little, but that is good for a guy like me with a belly!

post #10164 of 10340
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Originally Posted by Smitty2k1 View Post


Most of my Gustin T's are the tri-blend and not 100% cotton. My only 100% cotton is the oil washed. I do have a few pigment dyed ones in the mail, the description said 100% cotton but we will see when they show up...

The tri blends definitely lose their shape a little, but that is good for a guy like me with a belly!

The pigment dyed ones I posted above are all 100% cotton and Made in California.
post #10165 of 10340
I actually like the smaller size of the dopp kit. Others I've seen have been way too large for my needs and take up too much space in my bags. Honestly, a ziploc bag is what I use and it works fine for my needs. Would like something nice, but going back and forth as to whether any leather version is just going to take up more space than I'd like.
post #10166 of 10340
Quote:
Originally Posted by mountainman3520 View Post
 

I recently received the "HAND DYED HEAVYWEIGHT LIGHT INDIGO T-SHIRT".  Photo attached.

 

There's a problem with this order.  The item description says its made of "FABRIC    100% Organic Cotton, Canada, 7.0oz".

 

But the tag as shown below says its a synthetic blend of 50% poly, 38% cotton, 12% rayon.

 

I don't use t-shirts made of synthetic blends so I would never have bought this shirt if the composition was correctly listed.

 

It's possible that Gustin sent me the wrong shirt?  It doesn't feel very heavy weight.  If anyone else received this item, please take a look and confirm if yours is 100% cotton or a blend like mine.  If its different, please post a photo.

 

I'll be returning this item.

 

 

Most of my shirts are actually the tri-blends, but that's because I liked the look of them more. There's nothing inherently wrong with them. That said, all of the "heavyweight <whatever> indigo" shirts are 100% cotton or organic cotton. G has not sold anything tri-blend as a "heavyweight" to my knowledge, certainly not something that's indigo. If the description says 100% cotton and they didn't notify you of a change, I'm pretty positive they will honor the return quickly. My bet is that it's simply the wrong shirt. Happens all too often. G will make good on it.

post #10167 of 10340
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post
 

Streaky *gasp* Downtown Brown #117 and Japan Indigo Melange today.

Other non Gustin goodies (Click to show)
SchottNYC burgundy horsehide Chromexcel Perfecto and Viberg Stichdown Color 8 Shell Cordovan boots

 

Which style perfecto is that (#)? Was always worried because the pics on their website seem so boxy

post #10168 of 10340
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

Which style perfecto is that (#)? Was always worried because the pics on their website seem so boxy

P6521

It was the California CHIPS limited edition run of 50 pcs.

post #10169 of 10340

Ah okay, thanks

post #10170 of 10340

Can anyone with any of the tri-blend shirts advise on shrinkage?  I just received a three pack and they are longer and wider than the listed specs and I do not like the fit AT ALL.  If they fit like the listed dimensions they would be close to perfect.  I don't know if I should just return them or if they will shrink enough to fall into spec.

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