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What Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba Can’t Live Without

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If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush. We asked Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba — whose career-spanning compilation album The Best Ones of the Best Ones comes out today — about the multi-tool, motorcycle helmet, and underwear he can’t live without.

I do have a favorite dental floss, it’s called Cocofloss Delicious Mint. It helps you feel good about flossing because it says “relax and floss,” and everybody needs to be reminded to relax and floss. I have a pretty good hunch that I found this in a dressing room one day, unopened, and decided that was going to be something I tried since I was out of floss. Then I converted. Now, I am an exclusive devotee to this particular brand of oral health care.

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It’s great for flights. If you don’t bring a hoodie, you can pull it over your head and it can become a hoodie. Pull it further, and it can be an eye mask. Pull it all the way over your mouth, and it can be a balaclava. There’s some part of me that feels like you’ve got to keep your neck warm if you’re a singer. I don’t think there’s any scientific fact to that, but this helps, even if it’s psychosomatic.

The Stance socks are great for adventure sports. I skateboard a lot, and they’re made really, really well. They last forever, and they’re moisture-wicking. You can wash them really easily in a sink, so if you’re somebody like me that travels light, you can make three pairs last a week, because you just keep washing them in the sink. I think they come with like the antimicrobial stuff or whatever — the workout material that makes it not gross.

These are similar in the material, where they can be washed in the sink and they dry like overnight, which is great for travelers. To be candid here, they’re called Saxx because there’s a little sack where you have extra space, I guess? And so things are situated in a more pleasant way than when I wear other brands on the market. Yeah, I didn’t know exactly how to say what I’m trying to say, but I think I got it. Imagine summertime on the road in, say, Texas — that little bit of separation helps a lot.