Skilfully hand-finished with Japanese `Urushi` lacquer, this collection is inspired by the luxury of traveling aboard the Orient Express. Handcrafted in Hertfordshire, the high-gloss finish and contrasting burgundy leather trim, combined with a plush beautiful suede style, means the Orient collection is the epitomy of luxury travel.
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THE GLOBE-TROTTER INITIAL SERVICE
Since the Victorian era, luggage was intended almost exclusively for horse-drawn coach and train travel, frequently sent on ahead by the owner and handled solely by servants and porters. Trunks and portmanteaux were adorned with the owner's initials, hand painted often by skilled sign writers of the time, as a simple yet effective method of recognizing ones luggage in the unlikely event they should become lost or confused with similar items belonging to someone else. Thus the concept of travel personalization was born.
Globe-Trotter suitcases remain virtually unchanged since 1897 in terms of design and manufacture. With the exception of a greater range of colors and special linings, the customer now has the option of customizing their Globe-Trotter case with his or her initials.
A choice of typefaces, sizes, and colors are selected by the customer at our flagship store on Albemarle Street, Mayfair. The order is then placed with our Bespoke team based at our workshops in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. Using traditional craft techniques, the initials are hand painted directly onto the front position (lid) of the Globe-Trotter suitcase to create a traditional yet contemporary, durable effect to last a lifetime of use.