8 May 2017
This handy-bag has been our biggest Chrome & Black seller so far in 2017, catering for train writers, artists and skaters in the UK. They are now also available to buy in Slick Willies, the oldest skate shop in London who have shown us support since day one. Stay tuned on our Instagram for more shoot pic releases, upcoming clothing drops and the second wave of the C&B Canbag coming real soon!
This shoot was directed, styled and shot by Frankie Noller in Bethnal Green, our local area.
29 March 2017
Yesterday we was with the lovely model Sydney, originally from Ibiza and currently living in Peckham. The focus of the shoot was on the Chrome & Black Canbag which is available to cop here or in our shop down at the Bethnal Green railway arches.
This spring, our Canbags are also available to buy at Slick Willies Skate Shop in Kensington. Slick Willie's have been supplying skate gear since skating was kicking off in the 1970's, making them London's oldest skate store. Their humble beginnings saw them open their shop in the heart of the city, right by Hyde Park, where you can still find them today.
17 March 2017
15 March 2017
1 March 2017
Yesterday we was out shooting with model Auden Woodall in the back streets of Bethnal Green. A young writer from South with a passion to make a difference in the world of tagging. This shoot felt nostalgic like a little time warp back to "Style Wars", a film produced in 1983 which was and still is very influential to us.
This shoot features our heavy duty Four Nozzle Hoody in Black, designed and produced in England, along with the renowned Canbag and reversible bucket hat blue side up. Whilst shooting we chatted a lot about graff and visions for Chrome and Black Apparel. Our brand has a strong history behind it with roots running deep into London's Underground and we feel that we are currently on a stepping stone closer to our fashion breakthrough. From painting London to designing and producing our own garms? Who would have thought it.
We ensure that all of our clothing is of top quality that will last you, whatever the mission. The Canbag is specifically designed to hold 3 standard spray cans and allows you to carry your small essentials in style. In a simple colour-way this bag features a top-zip main compartment with multiple pockets and a back pouch... complete with our soft touch NYC Fat Cap rubber zip pullers.
All of the items worn in this shoot are available in store and online here. Be sure to watch our Instagram page @chromeandblack for further pic releases! Peace out.
10 February 2017
London's Official Staining Ink
This week we have been reviewing our very own ink, Home Brew, made by hand here in the very heart of London. This ink has no specific formula but will stain most surfaces and materials it comes into contact with. We always vary the colour to ensure that no batch will ever be the same as the other.
This Home Brew London Ink is available in all shapes and sizes, the 15mm nib with a long or short barrel, a mop, a drippy squeezer and a 250ml bottle of just ink... it's just down to you to choose. Our most popular seller is the short barrel 15mm pump action marker, probably due to it's small size fitting in any pocket or bag for those quick time tags.
Always shake the pen first for best results and use a separate surface the pump the nib to get the ink running down. The ink has a consistency that flows smoothly onto any surface may it be laying flat or horizontal on a wall. You can re-fill these pens if you're running low or completely dry, giving you a never ending satisfactory result. Overall, the majority of people that use this product give it a 9/10 on colour, practicality, style and flow.
You can cop these pens in store or online here!
The original. As the first spray can worldwide without mixing-balls no other action spray can ever gained a similar status as the MOLOTOW™ BURNER. The unmatched chrome-quality with long-lasting colour brilliance with ultra-high gloss and the ingenious all season setting for complete weather and temperature independence do their part to spread the legendary reputation of the Burner series.
These MOLOTOW™ X CHROME AND BLACK LTD London Edition cans are our most popular seller, famously burning through any other can we sell! This weekend they will be shifting for £4 a can in store only, offer only applies this Saturday and Sunday so don't miss your chance for a shining bargain.
3 February 2017
26 January 2017
Last weekend, Chrome and Black took a trip to Kreuzburg in Berlin, a city of freedom and art. Some of our team members had already visited the city in the past but this was my first time (Frankie).
I came across this building as I noticed the graffiti at the top with some mad unusual, American style symbols and patterns. I later found out that this is a popular way of getting reaches where people get to the top of the building and abseil down on a plank of wood. Similar to what you see in this HELLO FROM BERLIN - Berlin Kids video.
Whilst we explored the city I was sure to put our C&B slaps up, marking our territory around Europe as per! It's a shame we couldn't visit OverKill during our visit to grab some paint and check out the trainer section, but that's definitely on the cards for next time.
The trip overall was a success and has enlightened me towards life and the underground world of Germany. Although I wish I could have stayed longer and explored more areas, Kreuzburg was definitely the one for me... It had a similar feel to London, Shoreditch. I felt that the subcultures where able to rebel towards authority and I noticed that they certainly had a different style and way of going about graff there for sure.