As a kid my main form of transportation was a beach cruiser bike. I put some serious miles on the bike before it was stolen, and replaced by another beach cruiser. I always love the simplicity and strength of the cruiser style bikes.
James Perse has come out with a modern throwback to the cruiser with a grown up beach cruiser, the James Perse Cruiser. The bike will set you back about $2,500, sports a hydroform steel frame, hand-aged leather seat and grips, and wide 2-inch rims. Comes in matte black, antique white, dark orange, and khaki green.