The Best Bet
A perfect bike can give even a novice cyclist an advantage. So if you really want to zip through The Gates in style, Serotta is the manufacturer to turn to. It handcrafts fewer than 3,000 bicycles annually, and just one can take 30 hours to build—it’s customized to your specifications after a three-hour “fitting” that includes an interview and body-motion analysis ($3,000 to $15,000; four-to-six-week delivery time; call 845-928-3060 for an appointment).
Made of soft Italian and Swiss cottons and finished with thick mother-of-pearl buttons, the shirts in Saks Fifth Avenue’s revamped men’s line look and feel much more expensive than they are ($150 to $198; 212-753-4000).
Skate pros know that oversize wheels mean a faster, more stable ride. K2’s new big-wheel skates are low to the ground, with a light aluminum frame—and the Radical 100, shown here, also has a heat-molded boot ($349; k2skates.com for stores).
Wolfgang Sirch and Christoph Bitzer’s wheelbarrow is a modern, life-size take on an old-fashioned kids’ toy—they do strollers and pushcarts, too ($240 at kid o; 212-366-5436).
Gap bills it as a “toweling dress,” but this wrap-style sleeveless terry-cloth number functions perfectly as a robe for the gym or at home—it even has adjustable straps ($34.50 at Gap Body stores; see gap.com for locations).
Lambertson Truex’s stylish Wimbledon-green tennis bag fits most racquets and has so many pockets inside, even those who’ve never lifted a racquet might be tempted ($595 at Bergdorf Goodman).
Photographs by Jennifer Karady.