Design

Berluti Makes the Most Gorgeous New Bike We've Ever Seen

There are bicycles, and then there are bicycles. And the two-wheeled work of metal, leather, and wood that will arrive in Berluti stores next month belongs squarely in the second category.

Berluti partnered with the French bike brand Cycles Victoire to create this wonder, which will be available via special order from its stores in Paris, New York, London, and Tokyo this May (price upon request). So, you know, mark your calendar now.

For its part, the clothing brand created a bag fitted for the bike frame, plus foot straps and a special version of its Alessandro lace-up shoes that are crafted from a very supple leather, allowing the rider's feet to bend as they push the pedals—thus creating the most stylish bike shoe ever.

Lots of other fashion houses have made bikes in the past, many of which came to the market in 2011, when Ralph Lauren partnered with the English bicycle maker Pashley to create a bike for its now-defunct Rugby imprint, and Missoni produced a bike for its massive collaboration with Target.

But the highly considered design and beautifully executed construction of the Berluti bike is exceptionalt—and that, boys and girls, is the power of craftsmanship.

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—Details associate online style editor Justin Fenner.

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Images courtesy of Berluti.
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