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Fashion trip by bicycle

2017-09-08 15:53:33

I can bet almost everyone experienced, or is experiencing or will experience cycling during your life time. My love for bicycle sourced from my childhood when my father first took off my training wheels and I crashed into a deep ditch.

 


 Twenty years passed, but my passion on bicycle grows day by day due to the increased pollution, traffic congestion as well as gained weight. In recent years Hermes, Chanel and Gucci successively came up with the new accessory, bicycle. No matter whether the bicycles are used for conveyance or leisure sports, they show the fashionability.


Hermes Bicycle

Hermes collaborated with Dutch bicycle manufacturer Batavus and adorned an Old Dutch with meticulously stitched leather accents on saddle, handle bar grips, as well as the frame’s two main down tubes. The 3-speed bicycle maintains its old original black finish. The calfskin leather used in this bicycle is the high point. Personally, I would prefer function over luxury when purchasing a $3,500 bike. However, it would be a net alternative for the lucky guys with the sufficient financial resources.

Chanel Bicycle

In Chanel’s spring/summer 2017 fashion collection, Chanel came up with its newest covetable accessory: an ergonomically designed, eight-speed bicycle to celebrate the heritage of the house and Coco Chanel’s love of cycling which documented in the book L'Allure de Chanel: "I dominated fashion for a quarter of a century. Why? Because I knew how to express the times. I invented sport suits for me. Not because other women were playing sports, but because I was playing them. In 1914, there weren't any dresses to play sport in. When women went to watch sport, they looked like the women watching medieval tournaments in those conical hats. They had very low waistlines, and were constrained at the hips, the legs, everywhere… By inventing the jersey, I liberated the body, I got rid of the waistline, and I created a new silhouette." The Chanel bike is impressed with very fine craftsmanship, such as the quilted leather handles, seat made by the legendary Brooks Brothers, pant guard, even the bike pump is covered in Chanel’s signature quilted leather. Behind the seat are two quilted flap bags and a jewelry roll.

Gucci Bicycle

Now I introduce you to the Gucci Cruiser Bicycle, a bike whose price range fits in between the Hermes and Chanel bikes. The bronze metal frame is the ideal complement to the chocolate brown Guccissima leather seat, handlebars, seat pack, and pannier. On the pannier is the white signature logo and Gucci text. It's remarkably restrained, and an elegant and eco-friendly way to get around. The bicycle features bold red double GG leather details. Frida comments: “Not only does red evoke “Happiness” and “Celebration” - two emotions that couldn’t be more appropriate to describe the excitement in the world of sports - but it also happens to be a very fashionable color for 2017! 

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