Ever since Levi’s dove into the world of cycling with its Commuter line, they’ve attempted to blend the classic Levi cool with a higher level of functionality. So it’s of little surprise that they are now teaming up with Brooks England Ltd. to make a limited edition bicycle saddle.
Brooks is most famous for its leather saddles, but this collaboration will be based off its Cambium line, which utilizes a blended vulcanised rubber compound that is molded and cut with the goal of mimicking the feel of a broken-in leather saddle while providing a more durable, water-resistant, and lighter seat. The top of the saddle is covered with fabric for added comfort and aesthetic.
Levi’s donated used denim, which Brooks repurposed to cover the seat. So instead of the standard black, a rider is treated to their saddle blending right in with their jeans as they ride.
The first 60 saddles will be sold exclusively at Levi’s Commuter Workspaces in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and the UK, while online orders can be made through Brooks’s webstore in October. If you want to donate a pair of used denim for the project, bring it to one of the workspaces and get treated to 20% off both companies’ webstores, along with a chance to win a free saddle.
Is this too much denim for the average denimhead? Check out Brooks’s teaser video to get an idea of what’ll be expected and sound off below.