Soap on a Rope Is a Real Thing

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

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.