Chequered Flag Stradale Holdall

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stradale holdall strapOur New 2021 Goodwood Revival launch – CHEQUERED FLAG Stradale (Italian for “road-going”) Holdall is the third Design to join our BRG Heritage Collection.

The CHEQUERED FLAG design inspiration is a joint celebration with our National Racing Colours – British Racing Green allowing us the pleasure to continue celebrating the VICTORIES OF OUR FAMOUS GREEN CARS since 1902.

NAPIER won the 1902 Gordon Bennett Cup – Paris to Vienna race on the 28th June, the winning driver:  Selwyn Francis Edge,  Director of the Napier Car Company shared Great Britain’s first international race triumph and the first to wear the green – British Racing Green

Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar and Lotus to name just a few have dominated Formula 1, 24 Hours of Le Mans, and sportscar races globally,  winning multiple World Championship titles clothed in BRITISH RACING GREEN representing British Motor Racing and British automotive manufactures.  This year we look forward to seeing Aston Martin Formula One Team back on the grid.

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Our luggage is designed to carry enough items for your perfect weekend away or at the racing circuit.

Cotton Canvas
The beauty of our Cotton Canvas material is that it’s very durable, we have crafted the front, base and back of the Holdall as an all one-piece construction for strength – performance material.

Our unique angled Chequered Flag is sealed with a protection making it waterproof, the feel and look of the material is designed to resemble the texture of natural grain leather

Leather
We pride ourselves in crafting our GTO Holdalls using the same British Racing Green highest quality ‘Bridge of Weir’ Scottish leather that Aston Martin, Bentley & McLaren choose as their luxury automotive hide.

Lining
Finished in a very sporty Green Italian man-made cotton durable material.

Optional:  Striking bespoke unique printed linings are a recognisable and in-demand feature of every Jordan Bespoke holdall – please call or email to discuss the various options we can offer.

BRG Heritage Collection STRADALEThe HANDLES & SHOULDER STRAPS
We use racing black original automotive seat belt webbing for the Handles and adjustable detachable Shoulder Strap.

Each item is hand made to order in Italy to perfection with passion – attention to detail is always reflected

  • We offer Personalisation making your article Unique and Memorable with hot stamping/blind embossing of your company logo, initials, chassis or registration number.
  • Race Teams and Drivers, we can match your brand, colour scheme/livery with the option of highlighting your sponsors logos/graphics.   Call or email to discuss.

BRITISH DESIGN to be used as Grand Touring Luggage, Kit Bag or Weekend Holdall, travel in style

TRAVEL IN STYLE – ENJOY THE JOURNEY – EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES…Our passion, crafted for life 

Pebble Beach 70th Anniversary Cognac Heritage Holdall

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gto holdall pebble tan strapWe are delighted and very proud to be appointed as the Official 70th Anniversary Partner for the PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE for Luxury Leather Goods.  The Pebble Beach Concours is the flagship of Pebble Beach Automotive Week. Begun in 1950 and now considered to be the world’s premier celebration of the automobile, this is a can’t-miss event for every car enthusiast. Check out the Ultimate winner on Sunday 15th August

I was honoured to be appointed back in 2010 for the 60th Anniversary as the Official Partner for Leather Goods – what an unforgettable time/event spent in Carmel and was really looking forward to attending this year to celebrate the 70th Anniversary, meeting up with friends in the World of Automotive & Motorsport – my Love & Passion, unfortunately we are unable to travel to the United States because of Covid.

The Detail – GTO style Heritage Holdall

Bespoke Printed Lining:     Featuring Tim Layzell  ‘Official Lining Art’ Celebrating Past Concours Winners – it’s great to be working again with my local friend Tim, Bristol Artist.  Tim is the Official Poster artist for Pebble Beach Concours and has been for over 10 years, this year’s show he’s painted 4 stunning posters – check out his amazing work  http://www.timlayzell.com/

British Recycled Leather:   This is the first GTO style Heritage Holdall to be crafted with Recycled British ELeather – HAND MADE IN ITALY for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 70th Anniversary – August 2021

gto holdall pebble tan innerSimon Jordan – Creative Director is always looking to improve, develop and most importantly offer clients technical choice, Motorsport is a continuing evolution – pinnacle of engineering,  Jordan Bespoke share the same ethos.

We are very excited to offer British ELeather the pioneer of sustainable, engineered leather.

Their revolutionary process transforms unused leather into advanced, high-performance materials while achieving a significantly lower environmental footprint. ELeather recycles thousands of tonnes of leather, otherwise destined for landfill, creating materials that have a 60% lower carbon footprint and use over 55% less water.

  • 40% lighter than traditional Leather Hides = it’s all about carrying unnecessary weight !!    Colin Chapman – theory,  Lotus Cars Founder.

ELeather materials are lightweight and extremely durable, as well as being perfect for designers to create long lasting and high-quality bespoke products.

Born in the UK, ELeather has grown to supply high-performance, recycled leather to multiple industries ranging from transport to footwear, across more than 50 countries. It’s leather, evolved.

Pebble Beach 70th Heritage Holdall crafted in:

  • British Recycled ELeather,  Colour:  Cognac
  • Red Stitching
  • Red Automotive Genuine Seat Webbing for Handles & Adjustable Detachable Shoulder Strap
  • Bespoke Printed Lining – Celebrating 70th Anniversary Pebble Beach Previous Winners – Painting by Bristol Artist
  • Large internal zipped pocket.
  • Personalised Hot Stamped Initials – Complimentary

Striking bespoke linings are a recognisable feature of every Jordan Bespoke bag

Our luggage is designed to carry enough items for your perfect weekend away, we pride ourselves in manufacturing our Leather Goods crafted using the highest quality materials and parts, making this a truly unique & memorable piece of luggage – guaranteed for life

Each item is hand made to order in Italy to perfection with passion – attention to detail is always reflected

BRITISH DESIGN to be used as Grand Touring Luggage, Kit Bag or Weekend Holdall.

TRAVEL IN STYLE – ENJOY THE JOURNEY – EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES…Our passion, crafted for life  

Pebble Beach 70th Anniversary Conker Brown Heritage Holdall

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gto holdall pebble brown strapWe are delighted and very proud to be appointed as the Official 70th Anniversary Partner for the PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE for Luxury Leather Goods.  The Pebble Beach Concours is the flagship of Pebble Beach Automotive Week. Begun in 1950 and now considered to be the world’s premier celebration of the automobile, this is a can’t-miss event for every car enthusiast. Check out the Ultimate winner on Sunday 15th August

I was honoured to be appointed back in 2010 for the 60th Anniversary as the Official Partner for Leather Goods – what an unforgettable time/event spent in Carmel and was really looking forward to attending this year to celebrate the 70th Anniversary, meeting up with friends in the World of Automotive & Motorsport – my Love & Passion, unfortunately we are unable to travel to the United States because of Covid.

The Detail – Heritage Holdall

Bespoke Printed Lining:     Featuring Tim Layzell  ‘Official Lining Art’ Celebrating Past Concours Winners – it’s great to be working again with my local friend Tim, Bristol Artist.  Tim is the Official Poster artist for Pebble Beach Concours and has been for over 10 years, this year’s show he’s painted 4 stunning posters – check out his amazing work  http://www.timlayzell.com/

British Recycled Leather:   This is the first GTO style Heritage Holdall to be crafted with Recycled British ELeather – HAND MADE IN ITALY for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 70th Anniversary – August 2021

gto holdall pebble brown innerSimon Jordan – Creative Director is always looking to improve, develop and most importantly offer clients technical choice, Motorsport is a continuing evolution – pinnacle of engineering,  Jordan Bespoke share the same ethos.

We are very excited to offer British ELeather the pioneer of sustainable, engineered leather.

Their revolutionary process transforms unused leather into advanced, high-performance materials while achieving a significantly lower environmental footprint. ELeather recycles thousands of tonnes of leather, otherwise destined for landfill, creating materials that have a 60% lower carbon footprint and use over 55% less water.

  • 40% lighter than traditional Leather Hides = it’s all about carrying unnecessary weight !!    Colin Chapman – theory,  Lotus Cars Founder.

ELeather materials are lightweight and extremely durable, as well as being perfect for designers to create long lasting and high-quality bespoke products.

Born in the UK, ELeather has grown to supply high-performance, recycled leather to multiple industries ranging from transport to footwear, across more than 50 countries.  It’s leather, evolved.

Pebble Beach 70th Heritage Holdall crafted in:

  • British Recycled ELeather,  Colour:  Conker Brown
  • Brown Stitching
  • Red Automotive Genuine Seat Webbing for Handles & Adjustable Detachable Shoulder Strap
  • Bespoke Printed Lining – Celebrating 70th Anniversary Pebble Beach Previous Winners – Painting by Bristol Artist
  • Large internal zipped pocket.

Striking bespoke linings are a recognisable feature of every Jordan Bespoke bag

Our luggage is designed to carry enough items for your perfect weekend away, we pride ourselves in manufacturing our Leather Goods crafted using the highest quality materials and parts, making this a truly unique & memorable piece of luggage – guaranteed for life

Each item is hand made to order in Italy to perfection with passion – attention to detail is always reflected

BRITISH DESIGN to be used as Grand Touring Luggage, Kit Bag or Weekend Holdall.

TRAVEL IN STYLE – ENJOY THE JOURNEY – EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES…Our passion, crafted for life  

Note: This Conker Brown – Pebble Beach Heritage Holdall is exclusive to Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance a Cognac edition is available here.

Classic Team Lotus type 88 – Heritage Motorsport Holdall

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We are proud to present the Team Lotus type 88 Heritage Holdall, the third addition to the ‘Heritage Motorsport Collection’. This stylish holdall was designed by Jordan in collaboration with Clive Chapman, Managing Director of Classic Team Lotus, and son of Colin Chapman, and is the latest creation in a 13-year official partnership between the two brands.

This latest Jordan Bespoke bag takes inspiration from Colin Chapman’s TEAM LOTUS type 88

CLT Type 88 9The First Carbon Composite Monocoque F1 car to head to the track’

The result is a holdall which celebrates this famous Formula One racing car, its technical advanced engineering excellence, captures the spirit of the late 80s and celebrating the iconic historic motor racing era.

When we talk about attention to Details, Passion and Technical thought for the work we do, this latest item certainly covers these aspects that we are very proud of:

  • Printed Cotton Canvas: the outer panels – identical replica of the Carbon/Kevlar fibres of the type 88 monocoque measured to the exact dimensions of the original weave.
  • Printed Badge:  type 88 replica numbers badge printed onto Cotton Canvas end panels.
  • Bespoke Printed Lining: type 88 general arrangement original drawing as printed lining

Classic Team Lotus has commissioned a Special Edition of 88 holdalls.

Each holdall features:

  • Team Lotus Design & Registration plate, stamped with its unique ‘chassis’ number.
  • Copy of the hand-written Testing/Practise Log written by the Race Engineer of Elio de Angelis as he made history with the car’s first ever run on the 25thFebruary 1981, South circuit at Circuit Paul Ricard
  • Print of Colin Chapman in the cockpit of the car, giving a proud thumbs up for his latest creation
  • Segment of the original 1981 Carbon/Kevlar material from the Classic Team Lotus archive

Owners can take pride in their appreciation of the revolutionary Lotus type 88 and the pioneering spirit of Team Lotus.

Specially selected Black Scottish Bridge of Weir leather perfectly matched to The John Players Special Team Lotus colour scheme, the flawless nature of the hides reflecting the quality buyers have come to expect from Jordan Bespoke.                                                     

Our passion, crafted for life  

As with all Simon Jordan creations, client-led bespoke options are available. In recognition of the time when car numbers changed from race to race, customers can choose to have their holdall customised with a number of their choice. An owner may choose a significant number to them, such as a birthday, or perhaps to depict the number displayed on their own racing car.

A subtle design feature of the Classic Team Lotus type 88 Heritage Holdall is the monogram embossed on the zip pulls, luggage tag and matching key ring. The ACBC monogram was created by Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman who chose to incorporate his personal monogram within the original Lotus logo.

CLT Type 88 7Simon Jordan Founder of Jordan Bespoke, said “Working with Classic Team Lotus and the Chapman family to create this Classic Team Lotus type 88  bag was a genuine honour and privilege. Together we have created a luxurious holdall which respects the contribution Colin Chapman made to motorsport with the type 88, and the unrivalled talent of its drivers. Despite its obvious motorsport connections, the holdall offers a stylish bespoke piece of luggage to anyone who has an eye for detail and a passion for quality and design.”

Clive Chapman, Managing Director of Classic Team Lotus, said “Classic Team Lotus tries its best to celebrate the history of Team Lotus.  I am privileged to work together with an outstanding team of mechanics to preserve the famous cars that established the Lotus legend.  Classic Team Lotus is delighted to have joined forces with Jordan Bespoke to realise this practical and desirable holdall in the highest quality which captures the Team Lotus identity in such striking style.  I am confident it will prove to be an emblem of Team Lotus history which will appeal to proud Lotus enthusiasts worldwide.”

The Black & Gold weave was especially appropriate for the type 88 when, after the demise of Essex Petroleum, it was re-liveried in the iconic Black & Gold colours of sponsor John Player Special, in place of the original livery of blue, red and silver.

Classic Team Lotus has commissioned a Special Edition of 88 Heritage Holdalls

Classic Team Lotus is fiercely proud of Team Lotus having constructed the first Carbon composite automotive monocoque.  And the first to prove the concept, on track.  And the first to enter an F1 race, thereby revolutionising F1, once more.  The Team Lotus type 88 realised all of these firsts.

The Carbon/Kevlar fibres of the type 88 monocoque created a distinctive pattern, known affectionately as ‘Team Lotus tartan’.

This bespoke item of luggage HAND MADE IN ITALY recreates the distinctive criss-cross Carbon/Kevlar weave and features the highest quality materials and craftsmanship.

Lotus 88 and the British GP

The Lotus type 88 was a controversial design; not because of its composite monocoque but rather its even more radical twin-chassis concept.  The Lotus 88 was entered for the first three Grand Prix of the 1981 season, but did not make it beyond practice, due to scrutineers and organisers coming under pressure from the FIA.

Colin Chapman hatched a plan to enter the car for the 1981 British GP as a ‘B’ specification of the type 88, reasoning that the home Grand Prix for Team Lotus and Nigel Mansell, organised by the Royal Automobile Club, would be the environment in which his famous powers of persuasion would be most likely to succeed.

Team Lotus presented three type 88Bs for scrutineering and when they were passed it seemed like things were going to plan.  Then the FIA weighed in and threatened both Team Lotus and the RAC with extreme sanctions if the Lotus 88 was allowed to participate.  To Colin Chapman’s fury the battle was lost.

As the Team Lotus mechanics braced themselves for an ‘all-nighter’ to convert one of the 88s into type 87 specification, Colin Chapman insisted that the three 88s be lined up in the pit lane for a poignant last photo.

BRITISH DESIGN to be used as Grand Touring Luggage, Kit Bag or Weekend Holdall, travel in style.  

Jaguar E-type 60th Anniversary Bag E60 Heritage Holdall

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Jaguar E-type 60th Anniversary Bag E60 Heritage Holdall

E60 Heritage Holdall – The inspiration behind the creation by Simon Jordan

I have a genuine love & engineering passion for cars, British brands in particular. TVR was my first car at the age of 17; a few years later I set up a company restoring and servicing Lotus, MGB and TVR sports cars, winning at Concours level. In 1994 I moved to London and was very excited to be offered a job selling Jaguar for Henlys Limited in North London.

Celebrating one of the most beautiful cars in the world

Before my interview I carried out research as I’m fascinated by the history of car dealership groups and who’s behind them – I made sure that I mentioned in my interview one of the biggest reasons for wanting this job was that I thought it would be cool in the future to say I was honoured to have worked for the very first Jaguar Distributor H.G. Henly & Company London, to be appointed by Sir William Lyons – 21st January 1928, later to become Henlys Limited & then Henlys PLC

Jaguar Launch the XK120 in 1948 – A Motorsport Success

Selling Jaguar cars for Henlys in London was special; it was exciting being surrounded by luxury and sports cars daily. They have an incredible heritage of roads’ cars but I was more interested in the racing sports car history and what they’ve achieved. 1948 saw the launch of the XK120, creating an instant buzz within the car industry globally. Jaguar now had a very special car, with a new powerful 6 – cylinder engine, flowing lines and sculptured beautiful aluminium bodywork.

XK120 was in huge demand from its launch; it captured the hearts of the Americans and orders came flooding in so now Jaguar had to ramp up production.

In 1949 Jaguar started to compete in motorsport with XK120 and scored results immediately. With the robust, reliable, powerful configured engine, this was the perfect start for their competition success, leading onto the more aerodynamic XK120C (C for Competition) then becoming the C-Type, giving Jaguar their first Le Mans victory in 1951.

In June 1952, Stirling Moss won the Reims race because of the engineering advantage of Dunlop Disc brakes. This model then evolved into the XK140 and finally XK150, with the C-type firmly involved in global motorsport. With this great success, the road was clear for the next evolution – the D-type – with a hat trick of Le Mans’ wins in 1955, 1956 & 1957. All the competition success, aerospace design and low drag coefficient allowed the Jaguar race cars to run at higher speeds, completely balanced, achieving faster lap times than more powerful cars, such as Ferrari & Aston Martin at double the price: win-win.

Jaguar E-type in 1961 – Geneva Motor Show

At the 1961, Geneva Motor Show Jaguar unveiled ‘One of the most beautiful cars in the world’ as Enzo Ferrari put it. It really goes without saying, how could anyone argue that its shape, style, sculptured sleek bodywork, flowing aerodynamic, aeroplane-inspired stance – looks fast standing still – made it the elegant racer for the road, with a recognisable singing exhaust note.

Pure ‘British Automotive Engineering Art’ iconic design that changed the world !!

2011 Jaguar Classic Celebrating 50 years of the Jaguar E-type
I was honoured to receive a call from Tony O’Keeffe at Jaguar Classic commissioning me to design and manufacture x 100 British Racing Green Holdall’s, to be given as gifts to the 50 special clients taking part in the anniversary rally on February 28th 2011. This ran from Jaguar’s Browns Lane site where the car was created and developed, to the Geneva Motor Show, as part of the E-Type’s 50th anniversary celebrations. It was a re-enactment of the 1961 night-time dash will took place as a tribute to the retired engineer Norman Dewis.

2021 – 10 years later Jaguar E-type 60th Anniversary
As I knew 60 years of E-type would be a great celebration, and my passion for our British icon was still very strong, I thought I would call Graham Searle, Director of the Jaguar Enthusiasts‘ Club, who is local to me. I asked Graham, would the Club like to collaborate with my idea of creating a 60th Commemorative Heritage Holdall with a striking bespoke lining, a recognisable and in-demand feature of every Jordan Bespoke holdall. Graham said this was a wonderful idea, so arranged a meeting with his team at the JEC. Andy Webber took the lead on this project. I mentioned to Andy that we really needed some special photos of various E-types over the years and could we speak to some of his members and perhaps we use photos of their cars? I then thought it would be much better to use official Jaguar-licensed photos, making the lining unique, adding to the story, and most importantly creating a memorable, talked-about showpiece. I do hope you like our final montage-bespoke lining – if only Norman Dewis was with us today so I could gift him one of our E60 Heritage Holdalls.

Thank you to the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club and Jaguar Heritage Trust for making this 2021 E60 Heritage Holdall possible; it’s been a real pleasure.

NOTE: The E60 Heritage Holdall will be on display on Sunday 4th July in the Traders’ Hanger at the Summer Jaguar Festival at Bicester Heritage, celebrating 60 years of the iconic Jaguar E-type. Come and say hello!
We are proud that The Jaguar Enthusiast Club has appointed us as the Official Leather Holdall supplier to the largest Jaguar Club in the world – truly passionate about Jaguar cars – an incredibly dedicated motoring club, sharing and supporting our British Heritage Automotive brand’s history – Jaguar Cars since 1935.

Celebrating the iconic history of the Jaguar E-type, we offer the members this beautiful E60 Heritage Holdall, designed and manufactured in collaboration with JEC and working closely with the kind help of the Jaguar Heritage Trust, offering us the licence to use these amazing archive photographs to produce the printed montage for this unique E60 lining. Striking bespoke linings are a recognisable feature of every Jordan Bespoke bag.
The featured leather holdall is finished in Racing Red, crafted in the same highest quality ‘Bridge of Weir’ Scottish leather that Jaguar chooses as its luxury automotive hide. We have a choice of 6 leathers’ colours for you to choose from the option list: Racing Red, Black, Tan, British Racing Green, Dark Blue & Brown, plus the offer of your initials hot-stamped into the leather panel, along with the beautiful E60th Anniversary logo. This is the perfect, unique & memorable holdall to remind you of 60 years of the E-type Jaguar 2021.

Bespoke Personalised Leather and Lining Custom Options

Bespoke Options: We can change the colour of the White Roundel & Number 60 or remove it completely.
Bespoke Lining: Email us your cherished memorable photos and we will create your own personalised lining – totally unique, capturing & remembering those greats times. Contact me today to begin.

1960’s Seat Belt Webbing – Original Handles and Shoulder Straps

Combining original 60’s seat belt webbing for handles and shoulder straps.

Our luggage is designed to carry enough items for your perfect weekend away, combining original 60’s seat belt webbing for handles and shoulder straps
Each item is hand made to order in Italy to perfection with passion – attention to detail is always reflected.

BRITISH DESIGN – HAND MADE IN ITALY to be used as Grand Touring Luggage, Kit Bag or Weekend Holdall.

TRAVEL IN STYLE  |  ENJOY THE JOURNEY  |  EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES

Our passion, crafted for life

Racing Red GTO Twin Briefcase

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gto twin briefcase zipOur Racing Red inspired Twin Briefcase – has been introduced by demand from our clients that have purchased the GTO Racing Red Holdall

The briefcase has been designed based on ‘Class functionality and Style’ providing exceptional versatility and organization. Perfect for carrying 15-inch laptops & larger – check dimensions.

  • Features multiple pockets for accessories, double high quality metal zippers add functionality for files, books, data cables and headphones, padded computer’s compartment, multiple open card slots and pen layer, mobile phone pocket.
  • The front and back of the Briefcase features high quality metal zipped – large pockets for easy access to items on the go.
  • Finished in Black Smooth No-Grain Bridge of Weir Scottish Leather with Racing Red materials and stitching.
  • Combining original 60’s seat belt webbing for handles and shoulder straps.

Makes a perfect match for any car or motorbike enthusiasts that are passionate about ‘Black and Red’ colour combinations….it’s very striking.

Bespoke – Custom – Tailor Made:    Each Item can be Personalised making the article Unique and Memorable with hot stamping/blind embossing of your company logo, initials, chassis or registration number.

Bespoke your webbing, stitching and lining colour: Yellow – Orange – Lime Green – British Racing Green – Grey….your choice.

gto twin briefcase innerDesigned to be used as Grand Touring Business Luggage

  • Zips finished in Palladium with full end to end opening for complete easy access
  • Large width internal and external zipped pocket’s
  • Shoulder strap – detachable, adjustable and with a padded non-slip shoulder pad
  • Leather Luggage Tag with a panel covering owners’ personal details
  • JB Leather Key Fob
  • Cotton Dust Cover
  • HAND MADE IN ITALY

Dimensions

Width: 46cm Height: 30cm Depth: 12.5cm

Accepted as Hand Luggage on most airlines – Larger size GTO Holdalls are available to form part of a Luggage Collection.

Bespoke Leather Art Folio & Document Holder

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a4 folio tan detailFor the Love of Whisky,  privileged to collaborate with MacLean & Bruce the Scottish leading luxury experts in Whisky, Travel & Scotland.
This first item forms part of the New ‘Whisky Heritage Collection’

a4 folio tan innerThe Folio & Document Holder is finished in Whisky colour, using the same highest quality ‘Bridge of Weir’ Scottish leather that Aston Martin & Bentley choose as their luxury automotive hide, the unique printed lining tells the story of what makes Scottish Whisky so special, with handwritten words from Charles MacLean, world renowned author on the subject of Whisky.

Dimensions: Width 39 x Height 26 x Depth 5 cm

What Lining Art and Leather colours will you choose?

Type 25 Heritage Holdall – Classic Team Lotus – Motorsport

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We are proud to present the first addition to the ‘Heritage Motorsport Collection’ the Lotus Type 25 Heritage Holdall. This stylish holdall was designed by Jordan in close connection with Clive Chapman, Managing Director of Classic Team Lotus, and son of Colin Chapman, and is the latest creation in a 13-year official partnership between the two brands.

This latest Jordan Bespoke bag takes inspiration from Colin Chapman’s Lotus Type 25 racing car, designed by Chapman for the 1962 Formula One season and famously raced by motorsports legend Jim Clark. The result is a holdall which celebrates this famous racing car, captures the spirit of the 60s, honours the memory of Jim Clark and applauds the engineering prowess of Colin Chapman.

clt type 25 holdall strapSpecially selected Scottish Bridge of Weir leather perfectly matches the iconic Team Lotus colour scheme of British Racing Green and yellow, the flawless nature of the hides reflecting the quality buyers have come to expect from Jordan Bespoke.

A plain white roundel echoes the livery of the Classic Team Lotus transporter which has become a recognisable emblem for Team Lotus. The number 8 remembers when motor racing icon Jim Clark crossed the line at Monza 1963. His Lotus Type 25 displayed the number 8, making history as he secured the drivers’ title with 3 championship races remaining.

As with all Simon Jordan creations, client-led bespoke options are available. In recognition of the time when car numbers changed from race to race, customers can choose to have their holdall customised with a number of their choice. An owner may choose a significant number to them, such as a birthday, or perhaps to depict the number displayed on their own racing car.

A subtle design feature of the Team Lotus Type 25 Holdall is the monogram embossed on the zip pulls, luggage tag and matching key ring. The ACBC monogram was created by Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman who chose to incorporate his personal monogram within the original Lotus logo.

A trademark element of every Simon Jordan design is a vivid, extravagant interior lining that adds character and personality to every piece of luggage. The red Italian flock material used for the Lotus Type 25 holdall represents the original colour of the driver’s seat & steering wheel fitted to the Lotus Type 25, contrasting perfectly with the exterior styling.

Jim Clark, one of the greatest drivers in motorsport history, is synonymous with the Lotus Type 25. Clark achieved 33 pole positions and won 25 races from his 72 Grand Prix starts in championship races. He was the master and I, the pupil Sir Jackie Stewart OBE said of Clark. Five times Formula One champion Juan Manuel Fangio once said Jimmy Clark was the greatest racing driver ever, and Ayrton Senna admitted He was my boyhood hero. He was the best of the best.

Simon Jordan Founder of Jordan Bespoke, said “Working with Classic Team Lotus and the Chapman family to create this Lotus Type 25 bag was a genuine honour and privilege. Together we have created a luxurious holdall which respects the contribution Colin Chapman made to motorsport with the Type 25, and the unrivalled talent of its driver, Jim Clark. Despite its obvious motorsport connections, the holdall offers a stylish bespoke piece of luggage to anyone who has an eye for detail and a passion for quality and design.”

Clive Chapman, Managing Director of Classic Team Lotus, said “Classic Team Lotus tries its best to celebrate the history of Team Lotus.  I am privileged to work together with an outstanding team of mechanics to preserve the famous cars that established the Lotus legend.  Classic Team Lotus is delighted to have joined forces with Jordan Bespoke to realise this practical and desirable holdall in the highest quality which captures the Team Lotus identity in such striking style.  I am confident it will prove to be an emblem of Team Lotus history which will appeal to proud Lotus enthusiasts worldwide.”

BRITISH DESIGN to be used as Grand Touring Luggage, Kit Bag or Weekend Holdall, travel in style.

Click here to view the Type 25 Heritage Holdall – Classic Team Lotus – Motorsport

LRD Heritage Collection ‘Leather Art’ Holdall

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The first LRD Heritage Holdall  001/2020 was conceived after a telephone conversation with Simon de Burton, the UK-based journalist and author whose work is published in luxury, automotive and lifestyle magazines around the world.

While discussing an article for an early 2020 issue of Motor Sport magazine about one of my other bespoke leather designs, we spoke of Simon’s lifelong love of cars, and early Land Rovers in particular.

lrd heritage art strapThe conversation  inspired the idea to make a Jordan Bespoke holdall based on the profile of a Land Rover front wing, a familiar shape seen on every classic Land Rover from the Series One of 1948 right up to the last, old-style Defender that left the production line in 2016.

The idea quickly grew, and I suggested several options for what would become the 001/2020 Holdall: We could incorporate the paint colour of Simon’s Marine Blue Land Rover, which our tannery in Tuscany would through-dye the leather, while handles and shoulder straps could be made from dark blue, 1960s-style seat belt webbing, both for practicality and to provide a strong colour contrast.

To introduce a ‘surprise’ element,  I suggested that Simon emailed me some favourite photographs of his two Land Rovers. These were used to produce a montage for the holdall’s bespoke and unique lining, meaning it would always provide a reminder of home while travelling.

To further link the holdall with Simon’s favourite Land Rover, a decidedly ‘patinated’ Series IIA model, I asked him to email me a close-up shot of its distinctive front registration plate showing the number ‘AKM 100B’.

This was scaled down to create an exact replica in black leather with the numbers and letters stitched on using an ‘alloy’ shade embroidery thread, with the result being positioned on the offside front of the bag to replicate the position of the plate on the actual car.

As a finishing touch, Jordan Bespoke hot-stamped Simon’s initials onto a replica of the Land Rover’s front grille panel made from dark blue leather.

The result, says Simon, was way beyond expectations.

“Having written about luxury goods for more than 20 years, I have seen numerous examples of high-end leather luggage – and I can honestly say that the fit, finish, hardware and attention to detail evident on my bespoke Land Rover holdall is second to none. Simon Jordan fully explained the process in advance and supplied a detailed design sheet for sign-off before manufacturing started  , both to ensure the specification was absolutely accurate and to give me the opportunity to make any last-minute changes.

“This bag really is a delight, and its sensible dimensions, supple, top-grade, leather and detachable shoulder strap make it a really practical and versatile piece of luggage.

“The holdall’s exceptional quality means it will fit right in when pitching-up at the swankiest of hotels for a luxury car launch – but it’s also so robust that I’ll use it for everything from camping trips in the Land Rover to airport runs on my motorcycle. In fact, the stitching, zips and hardware are guaranteed for life. According to Simon, it will actually improve with age so I fully expect to pass it on to my children (along with the burden of my Land Rovers).

“One thing’s for sure –  however much anyone else wants Heritage Holdall, no one will be able to claim it’s theirs at the airport carousel.”

Click here to view the LRD Heritage Collection ‘Leather Art’ Holdall

Benjafields Racing Club – Weekend Duffle Bag

It was my honour and pleasure to design and manufacture this first of many Weekend Duffle Bags for the members. Inspiration came from the style and design of the pre-war Bentleys, famous for the beautiful British Racing Green paintwork and leather bonnet straps. Personalised BRC logo printed lining and embroidered outer Club badge with the members initials. Fitted with Palladium metal zips.

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