These suitcases from luxury luggage manufacturers Globe Trotters are rather regal. If only we knew what was housed within these handsome holdalls. I’m thinking perhaps some Savvy Row waistcoats, a Harris Tweed long jacket, last months edition of Monocle, and a Swiss army knife. But not one of those shit ones with the toothpick you had when you were a kid. I mean a proper one complete with ballpoint pen and wire cutters and everything.
Globe Trotters have been making exceptional premium luggage since 1897, and this 21” Expedition case in Green leather is an exact replica of the original Edmund Hilary ascended to first base camp with during his conquest of Mt Everest in 1953. I reckon I’d struggle to lug myself up to 18,000 ft in freezing temperatures and thin air, let alone having this rectangular heathen in toe.
Still, it’s some proper gear. And with proper gear comes a proper price. These cases will set you back in the region of a grand, and taking into considering my last luggage purchase was a 20 quid trolley case Wilko’s, that’s a fair hike. Although with their leather panelling, reinforced corners and wood turned carry handles I dare say these posh portmanteau’s would last a darn sight longer.