I have started packing for Antigua... which is always quite the mission, but especially this time as I am going for 6 months anddd making an extra attempt not to overpack. Currently, I am packing up huge yellow L.L. Bean duffels from my summer camp era, but when I do make the jump and purchase nice luggage - it is going to be from Globe-Trotter.
Here is a bit of history: Globe-Trotter was founded in Saxony, Germany in 1897 by an Englishman called David Nelkin (who moved to London in 1901). Sir Edmund Hilary found Globe-Trotter suit cases ideal to take to first base during his conquest of Everest in 1951. The brand is also favored by Queen Elizabeth and Winston Churchill.
"Synonymous with great British design, Globe-Trotter is the very definition of Hand Made Luggage. It offers a uniquely strong yet lightweight functionality with a stark. instantly recognizable aesthetic. Since 1897, the brand philosophy has been a simple one - never to compromise the integrity of the craftmanship. It is this value that has made Globe-Trotter one of the most loved and sought after suit cases with generations past and present."
Oh - and you check out the Globe-Trotter for J.Crew collection. And... they monogram.
"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost." J.R.R. Tolkien