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+44 207 529 5950
Complimentary shipping on all orders

THE GLOBE-TROTTER INITIALLING 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 owners initials, hand painted often by skilled sign writers of the time, as a simple yet effective method of recognising ones luggage in the unlikely event they should become lost or confused with similar items belonging to someone else. Thus the concept of travel personalisation was born.

Globe-Trotter suitcases remain virtually unchanged since 1897 in terms of design and manufacture. With the exception of a greater range of colours and special linings, the customer now has the option of customising their Globe-Trotter case with his or her initials.

A choice of typefaces, sizes and colours 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.

SELECTION 1.
FONT

SELECTION 2.
COLOUR

SELECTION 3.
SIZE

Sample font – Baskerville Old Face

SELECTION 4.
POSITION

Sample image – Safari 26″ Trolley Case – Ivory/Natural
Sample font – Baskerville Old Face, Medium (110pt)

SELECTION 4.
POSITION

Sample image – Safari 20″ Trolley Case – Ivory/Natural
Sample font – Baskerville Old Face, small (80pt)

SELECTION 4.
POSITION

N.B. This option is only available in Small and Medium size, up to 3 characters

Sample image – Safari 20″ Trolley Case – Ivory/Natural
Sample font – Baskerville Old Face, small (80pt)

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