Chrome Industries’ New Denim Apparel

A three-piece collection entirely made in the USA and utilizing extremely strong Dyneema fiber

Though largely known for their heavy duty, guaranteed-for-life messenger bags, Chrome Industries has been gently dipping a toe into urbanwear for the past two years. Wanting to break out of the cycling mold the right way, the SF-based brand launches their first-ever denim apparel collection with considered thought. The three new offerings, which include 5-pocket jeans, a work shirt and a chore coat, utilize Dyneema—an …

Yalta 2.0 Rolltop Backpack

Celebrating two decades of making purposeful bags this year, Chrome hasn’t lost its touch. The Yalta 2.0, an updated version of one of their most minimalist rolltop designs, is for those who prefer function over flashy. It carries a startling amount without turning bulky, and your gear stays dry inside a military-grade truck-tarpaulin bucket liner. Carrying is comfortable thanks to an EVA foam back panel, …

Milan Design Week 2015: Mixed Metals

From chairs to tape dispensers to lamps, the best in metallics at this year's event

by Jill Singer In recent years at Milan Design Week, it’s almost become a game to guess which metallic might be deemed in vogue that particular season. The pendulum has swung from brass to copper and back again many times, occasionally alighting on a more rarefied metal, like rose gold. But this year, designers and manufacturers seemed to throw up their hands at the idea …