J.Crew x New Balance 998 “Inferno”

American retailer J.Crew teams up with New Balance to rework the sneaker brand’s iconic 998 silhouette. Presented in an arresting “Inferno” colorway, the sneaker features a bright red suede upper set off by deep purple accents atop their signature “Absorbz” rubber sole. The sneakers are constructed at New Balance’s factory in Skowhegan, Maine and will be available beginning January 29 at select J.Crew locations and online.

Take a closer look at the J.Crew x New Balance 998 “Inferno” over at Selectism.

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On the Road to Ouarzazate, Morocco

121813Dries0113WebMy main reason for going to Morocco last December was to get lost in the small markets and shoot the style of everyday people, much like what I did in Bali last July.  This gentleman was one of my favorite finds. Three-quarter sleeve jacket (vintage?), blue/yellow pattern sweater with matching bag, all working over track pants. Sorry, but this is more Dries van Noten than the real Dries van Noten.


I would’ve loved to stay in that market another day to see if this gentleman chooses his outfit this carefully everyday or if this was just a happy accident.


P.S. I still can’t get over how cool that jacket is.  Do you think he shortened the sleeves himself, or it’s a holdover from the short-sleeve leisure suits of the 1970′s?

New Trojan Ads Are More Family Time Than Sexy Time

Trojan brings a sweeter storyline to condom advertising.

If you want to advertise safe sex, perhaps you shouldn’t make your viewers squirm on their couches or hurry to shut off the TV before little Jonny or grandma walk into the room. Trojan has finally figured this out and produced a series of new ads that are so…nice, they could easily air on prime time TV. And they reportedly will.

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SoundCloud Launches New Visual Player for Embedded Links

Berlin-based music sharing website SoundCloud has just launched a new visual player for embedded links, allowing users to view artist artwork in a more visual display while listening from other websites. SoundCloud’s iconic waveform also gets an update, while key artists have been employed to promote the change including Schoolboy Q with a sneak peak of the new track “Gangsta” from his upcoming album OXYMORON. Comedian podcasters Jake and Amir explain the new feature, alongside new tracks from The 1975 and Steve Aoki. The visual player can be customized in size and with colored buttons, and includes a continuous listening feature which instantly plays related tracks. The new waveform design will also be carried across to all other formats of the site, along with new extra features for the Pro Unlimited version. Peep the new visual player below while listening to the highlighted tracks.

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