Portland General Store Limited Edition Dopp Kits


On the one hand, these Limited Edition Dopp Kits from Portland General Store are great gifts. Five of the co.’s best selling all-natural grooming products (in TSA carry-on compliant sizes) packed in a burly duck canvas / bridle leather bag – clearly a homerun. On the other hand, however, they’re not. Why? Because they’re basically too good to give away. I mean, I honestly don’t think I could not keep one for myself. And that’s not because I’m a bad person, it’s because the kits are just that good.

For price and purchase info, visit Portland General Store.

  • Andy

    I have a funny story to tell about PGS stuff.

    So I’ve read about them here a couple times, on StyleForum, etc., and thought I’d check out their colognes, since I was thinking of ditching your regular department store brands. I fired up Google, and found a local Toronto store that sold their goods.

    I had heard of the sample pack, and thought that would be a good way to go, so I run over to the store and to my delight I see a row of tiny little bottles. The proprietor was helpful, and I sampled a few of them on my skin, and they smelt good.

    “I have a winner here!” I though to myself.

    I said out loud, “Great, I’ll take the sample pack!”

    He replied, “I’m sorry, we don’t have the sample pack.”

    So then I was really confused. I looked at the tiny little bottle again, turned it over, and saw a tag for $75. These tiny little bottles weren’t samples, they were the actual regulation sized colognes! I nearly dropped dead on the spot.

    Do people actually pay $75 for that ridiculously small amount of cologne? Apparently the sample packs are those tiny, tiny little tubes.

    So I thought fuck that.

    End of story.

  • Andy

    Those are the samples, yes.

    These are the actual colognes:
    http://www.portlandgeneralstore.com/products/maine-cologne

    When I saw the size of the colognes (all 7 were lined up), they were so tiny I assumed they were the samples. So I told the guy I’ll take the samples, and he said they didn’t have any.

    That’s why I looked at the bottom of the bottle, and saw these tiny little bottles were $75 each. Ridiculous.