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    Soap on a Rope Is a Real Thing

    Keep yourself—and your shower—clean. And never drop the soap again.

    by Michael Valencia August 17, 2014

    Contrary to popular belief, soap on a rope was not born out of prison necessity. Its real history is far more SFW: it was created by the English Leather Company in the late '40s to keep its soap dry, preventing it from turning into a soggy pile of mush.

    It's also making a big comeback with high-end versions by Aramis ($15) and Geo F. Trumper ($20), and Miansai Seymour Butts Soap on a Rope (pictured, $20), made by designer Michael Saiger.

    Keep yourself—and your shower—clean. And never drop the soap again.

    Tags: grooming, products, shower
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