PROVENANCE [ GLOBE-TROTTER ]
Hand made by Globe-Trotter in Hertfordshire, each case is uniquely constructed from vulcanised fibreboard, first discovered in the 1850’s. Handles are produced by the leather team who also form the iconic Globe-Trotter corners over a period of 5-days on antique Victorian presses.
Globe-Trotter luggage has been present at numerous momentous occasions: HM Queen Elizabeth II’s honeymoon in 1947 (Her Majesty continues to use her cases to this day); Sir Edmund Hillary’s ascent to first base camp during his conquest of Everest in 1953; Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s infamous Antarctic expedition in 1912 and Sir Winston Churchill’s Globe-Trotter Dispatch Case whilst he was Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1924.
Fox Brothers has been making fine luxury woollen cloths since 1772. The cloth used here was first developed during the 1800's when Fox became well known for its softly textured ‘West of England' flannels, so admired and desired by Savile Row tailors and gentlemen of style and elegance, such as Sir Winston Churchill, Gregory Peck and Cary Grant.