If you only had five bags: A capsule collection

September 8th 2021

  Five bags might seem like a lot – certainly compared to shirts or ties, as featured previously in this series . But given you’ll need some kind of suitcase, plus a day bag, and probably a backpack for cycling, walking or s...

If you only had five bags: A capsule collection

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To be honest Jonathan, I rarely wear a backpack - I don't want it on top of any delicate fabrics, like tailoring. I use them mostly for cycling and I don't really have that issue...

BagsSeptember 8th 2021

The PS tote bag now available – exclusively...

August 31st 2015

UPDATE: Thanks for sales so far. A handful are left, and sales will close September 9th Our one-piece leather tote bag, made by Globe-Trotter in Hertfordshire, England, is now available to order. This run will be limited to 20 pieces. Dimensions...

The PS tote bag now available – exclusively...

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No, sorry... Wish we could make it again....

BagsAugust 31st 2015

Teaser: Our new tote bag

July 28th 2015

A little preview of our next collaboration here: a beautiful tan tote bag, made in the Globe-Trotter factory in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire. The veg-tanned bag is made, unusually, from a single piece of leather wrapped around the bottom. Most con...

Teaser: Our new tote bag

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Keys, wallet, phone, newspaper, pen and notebook, laptop/iPad, scarf...?...

July 28th 2015

Permanent Style 2015 launch at Globe-Trotter

June 30th 2015

A few Instagram shots from our party at Globe-Trotter last week, where we presented our Permanent Style 2015 book to readers and many of the brands included. The party was held on the lovely first floor of the Globe-Trotter shop, which opened on A...

Permanent Style 2015 launch at Globe-Trotter

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That's great to hear, thanks Adam...

June 30th 2015

Permanent Style launch party – London!

June 9th 2015

We are holding a launch party for our Permanent Style 2015 book in London – and it would be great to have as many of you there as possible. The event will take place on Thursday June 25 on the first floor of the Globe-Trotter shop on Al...

Permanent Style launch party – London!

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I'm gutted that this is two days after my operation and therefore I won't be able to make it. Enjoy and see you at the next one....

June 9th 2015

Globe-Trotter leather bags

May 2nd 2014

I was a little sceptical when I heard that Globe-Trotter was expanding into leather goods. It made business sense – lovely as the suitcases are, they are never going to be more than an occasional purchase, and the leather would fill out the ran...

Globe-Trotter leather bags

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Bag prices please...

BagsMay 2nd 2014

The evolution of Globe-Trotter

April 21st 2014

One of the most interesting things about visiting Globe-Trotter recently was learning how the company has evolved. Like most British brands, although old, its history is a chequered one – which is all the more reason to celebrate its current st...

The evolution of Globe-Trotter

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Stainless steel. I don't find it looks too showy, personally, and batters up nice...

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How a Globe-Trotter suitcase is made

April 14th 2014

A Globe-Trotter suitcase is unique in the world because of the baseboard used to form its body. Made of 14 sheets of paper and glue, it is compressed under pressure into a vulcanised material that is lightweight yet extremely sturdy. It is a process ...

How a Globe-Trotter suitcase is made

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I bought my 3 globetrotters about 45 years ago when I started as a merchant navy officer. They are as strong and durable today as the first day I bought them. I have just had to replace a leather handle on one but only b...

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JM Weston, Elia Caliendo and Globe-Trotter

June 22nd 2012

Some hopefully enlightening and entertaining posts on The Rake, including the French chestnut tanneries of JM Weston (above), the cute patch pockets of Elia Caliendo (below) and the making of a Globe-Trotter suitcase.

JM Weston, Elia Caliendo and Globe-Trotter

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Four traditional sole leather tanneries...

June 22nd 2012

The Merchant Fox

November 10th 2011

Douglas Cordeaux took over the running of weavers Fox Brothers in 2009, along with his friend and Dragon’s Den resident Deborah Meaden. When he moved down to Somerset, despite high expectations, he was blown away by the manufacturing handwork a...

The Merchant Fox

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Update to the curious: Fox woolen flannel 370G/13oz fabric (1.5 meters for a pair of trousers) is 268 British pounds/310 Euros/328 US dollars including shipping....

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How great things age: Globe-Trotter 2

June 7th 2010

Usually it’s pretty hard waiting for your favourite things to come back from being repaired. But unlike the Edward Greens I reported on last in this series, my Globe-Trotter suitcase hasn’t really been missed. There were two weekends away...

How great things age: Globe-Trotter 2

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Hi Kristoffer, Thank you, I had missed the question being about carry-on. That would certainly work better, although I still think the GT would have issues, at least for me personally. If you wanted essentially a mini-su...

BagsJune 7th 2010

How great things age: Globe-Trotter luggage

April 23rd 2010

One of the great attractions of buying classic, handmade items is how they age; true investment pieces that last not just more than one season, but more than one generation. However, few articles are written about aging. Understandably, most are writ...

How great things age: Globe-Trotter luggage

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I must say, reading your review and then the chronological series of comments... it does seem the new cases (or perhaps it’s just the new airline handlers) are getting worse. I purchased 3 cases in 2013 and ended up wi...

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