The connection between music and style has been documented before, but never in a way like this. Jesse Boykins III, a modern R&B artist that looks as good (seriously, how many people do you know that can make white tube socks look that cool?) as he sounds, sat down with Timberland for part of their MarkMakers series to find out exactly what inspires him. You can check out Jesse in his #inmyelement video below.

BlackPods-CM-IF2-2-12

AirPods, Apple’s popular wireless headphones, get a fresh look thanks to BlackPods, a company that paints real Apple AirPods using a proprietary painting and finishing process. Available in matte black, space gray or high-gloss black finish, each pair is hand-finished and tested. Whether you’re sending in yours or ordering new, combining the flexibility of wireless headphones with the sleek and luxurious BlackPods look will make plain old white AirPods seem boring by comparison. Better yet, BlackPods gives you $30 off your order by joining their e-mail list. It’s time to upgrade.