S.T. Dupont is a French luxury goods company founded in 1872 by Simon Tissot-Dupont, the "S.T." who gave the company its name. The company got its start offering leather wallets and brief cases. The "Golden Age of Travel" that began at the end of the 19th century soon developed a market for luxurious suitcases, trunks and travel accessories that could transport the precious cargo of the wealthy in style while enduring journeys that took several weeks or month. S.T. Dupont rose to the occasion, offering some of the era's finest luggaeg and travel cases. This aesthetic was further refined when the founder's sons, André and Lucien, began designing one-of-a-kind travel cases that purportedly cost "as much as a house," in the words of one S.T. Dupont employee.