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Here is the free philosophy of the who’s who of the tech world

Mathure Paul


Posted 03.10.21, 07:56 AM

Keep it simple has been the mantra of Silicon Valley nerds from its beginnings through the dotcom boom and now into the age of big tech. Of course, all credit goes to Steve Jobs for creating this look and he reportedly told his biographer Walter Isaacson that he had “hundreds” of black turtlenecks. Right now, Allbirds is attracting the interest of San Francisco nerds, including Ashton Kutcher, who over the years has become more of a tech investor than an actor. Making a pair of Allbirds special is its minimalist look with no logo, no flashy color, and it goes well with the technicians’ monochrome wardrobe. We take a look at some of the iconic sneakers and running shoes that have had their place in the wardrobes of the giants of Silicon Valley.

Steve Jobs

The year 2007 changed the history of technology when Steve Jobs appeared on the scene with the iPhone, which shaped the way we work with apps and the way we consume media. But some eyes were on his feet, which felt good like a bug in a New Balance 991. People expected him to wear the 992, which appeared the year before to coincide with the company’s centenary. shoes and clothing. Jobs likely had the new pair in his wardrobe and he didn’t start wearing the iconic New Balance 992 until later in 2007. The appeal of the 992 lies in its versatility of widths and sizes – 78 in total. , much higher than the industry standard of 30. In case you want to channel that Jobs look, get an Issey Miyake turtleneck with 501 Levi’s blue jeans as well.

Tim cook

Current Apple CEO Tim Cook does not maintain the consistency of outfit like his predecessor but he generally opts for a Nike where he also sits on the board. That it doesn’t need to maintain a “style code” says a lot about the company, which continues to do things differently each year. Cook was seen wearing a white tie at the Met Gala over a t-shirt and jeans at Apple store openings. Very little is known about his personal life, one being that he likes to exercise and always likes to talk about the Apple Watch, and rightly so. He reportedly woke up at 3:45 a.m. to answer emails before a 5 a.m. workout and is riding his bike in his free time while usually standing with a pair of Nike’s.

Mark Zuckerberg

He personifies the tech bro dressing right now. After launching Facebook in the early 2000s, what the world saw was a variation of gray hoodies and t-shirts, which quickly became the industry ‘norm’. But keep him nimble on his feet – after all, he has to put a lot of effort into shunning the media for the company’s relationship with privacy policies! – are Nike models. He was seen wearing the iconic Flyknit Lunar 3 running shoes in gray wolf and also the Nike Free RN 2017 sneakers.

Sundar pichai

Taking care of Google and its parent company Alphabet, the IIT Kharagpur graduate is armed with Lanvin sneakers and a laid-back style. Parisian fashion label Lanvin is easily recognized by its iconic toe cap, and it has become one of the most sought-after brands among San Francisco sneakerheads. Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom also loves Lanvin to the point that he once told the Wall Street Journal, “I’m a fan of Lanvin sneakers… It’s hard to find a day that I don’t wear them.

Daniel Ek

One of the most influential men in the music industry, the Spotify co-founder loves his combination of rock band t-shirts paired with a blazer, jeans and everything Nike-related, like the Airforce 1. , which has been a staple of pop culture. .

Jack Dorsey

The Twitter man seems obsessed with everything Rick Owens – shorts, sneakers and leather jackets. In 2012, Dorsey tweeted, “So impressed with Rick Owens. Simple, dark, cool. Incredibly unique. While running Twitter in his early days, he was seen with square-toed loafers and then polished pointy toes. But once he got into his beard, his fashion sense improved dramatically.

Elon musk

His love for Nike is known, but the man is also a question of exclusivity. When he launched his Model Y in 2019, his red and black Nike Air Jordan 1 sneakers personalized with a Tesla logo emblazoned on the top of the toe box were also in the news. The shoes were made exclusively for Musk by Los Angeles-based shoe maker DeMarco Custom Sneakers, run by a father-son duo. To make sure the sneakers speak, he kept his Date 2019 wardrobe simple – a crisp black blazer and black jeans.

Jeff Bezos

The Amazon founder isn’t attached to any particular brand, but he does seem to have a place for Converse ‘Jack Purcell’ Classics and he’s also been seen wearing Brooks sneakers in the Addiction 13 road racing silhouette. doesn’t mean Jeff Bezos likes to keep it simple all the time. He’s a big fan of Italian designer Brunello Cucinelli’s relaxed fit, like many others in Silicon Valley. Bezos also visited Cucinelli’s head office in Umbria, Italy.


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