Berluti, the LVMH owned luxury shoe brand, has partnered with French bicycle-makers Cycles Victoire to create the ultimate ride for the modern urban gentleman, a unique tribute to the historical connections between the House and the world of sports.
Berluti and Victoire Cycles
A small manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand (France), Cycles Victoire is an incarnation of the French bicycle-making savoir-faire. Uniting high technologies and exceptional craftsmanship, Cycles Victoire bicycles are produced and entirely assembled by hand in France. The perfect rides for the most demanding of clients.
Collaboration was inspired by the esthetics of the “porters”, bicycle used by delivery-men at the beginning of the last century. The equipment includes made-to-measure baggage. To complete the look, Berluti offers a special collection which includes a frame pouch, basket with straps and footrests (or pedal straps).
The French men’s shoe and leather good company has also unveiled a sports edition of its iconic Alessandro shoe, coming in two shades of Vitello Amazon leather, to elegantly fit the ride.
Leather front basket:
The leather frame pouch:
Gilles Berthoud saddle leather seat:
The specially designed Vitello Amazon leather shoes are made to fit the bicycle and match with the elegant leather pedal straps:
The leather pedal straps are available in different colors, to match your shoes, of course:
The frame is in fillet-brazed steel and have a black varnish finish. The fork and the luggage-rack were custom made by us too. The other parts are in alloy, like the Victoire S-42 stem. At least, the bike received a handcrafted wheelset made with Victoire HFT hubs, Made in France from solid alloy round, laced on Ghisallo wooden rims.
Ghisallo wooden rims:
Some of the forks:
In May, the happy encounter between Berluti and sports will be available on special order through Victoire Cycles and at the brand boutiques in Paris, New York, London and Tokyo, which will honor the collaboration with bike-themed window displays like the ones shown below.
The bicycle is now available. Price on request. For more information, please contact Victoire Cycles by mail at [email protected], or by phone (+33) 9 51 12 64 71