Englishman David Nelkin founded the company known by some as the "Home of the World's most famous Suit Case" in Germany back in 1897. He brought the business to London by 1901 and started helping some VVIPs look great while abroad. According to the site:
QEII chose Globe-Trotter for her honeymoon luggage; the 18" attaché served as Churchill's Despatch Case during his time as Chancellor of the Exchequer; and the late, great globe trotter Sir Edmond Hilary took this brand of case to base camp on Everest in 1951.
If it's good enough for the likes of them, it's good enough for me. I think I may have to make good on my Anglophiliac urges and treat myself to the 9" mini utility case, which, compared to Goyard and Vuitton prices almost seems like a steal at GBP210 (even with the pathetic, anemic dollar). The top ivory stack comes from the Safari collection, while the red and tan belong to the Centenary, a colorful collection launched in 1997 to commemorate the first 100 years in the business of traveling fabulously.