We all know the story of Paul Smith's bicycle fall, when he was 17, and that this incident led him to abandon the dream of professional cycling to focus on fashion. However the passion for two wheels always accompanied him, not being surprising that Paul Smith collaborates again with Mercian Cycles to develop a limited edition bicycle. Leaving aside the colours (like the 2006 edition), the model entirely in black was produced by hand in the Mercian workshop in Derby and combines the long experience of the english brand (founded in 1946) with the unmistakable style of Paul Smith. In addition to the lightweight steel frame, painted in matt black, the fixed-gear presents an appealing set of accessories such as a Arione leather saddle by Fizik, Mavic Ellipse wheels and Campagnolo crankset. The Paul Smith 531 bicycle is sold exclusively at Mr Porter.