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Welcome ! I'm Isaiah Johnson this is my personal style/lifestyle blog. My aim is to show you that having a creative and collected style is possible without breaking the bank. Enjoy.
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Menswear

A Collected Spot:


Lee’s Custom Tailoring || Indianapolis, IN

If you’re ever in the area and need some alterations, be sure to stop by Lee’s Custom Tailoring

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It’s time to lace up for fall. Here’s my list of must have shoes for the fall season. Each shoe can fit any occasion, from work to play. 
Chukka Boots:  A usually ankle-high leather boot with two or three pairs of eyelets or a buckle and strap. - Shop L.L.Bean Signature 
Desert Boots: A brand of laced ankle-high boot of soft suede with a crepe sole.- Shop Clarks 
Bucs: Casual oxford shoes made of buckskin,often in white or a neutral color. - Shop G.H. Bass
Sneakers: Sneakers are becoming more and more versatile than ever before. Their not just for sports or the gym anymore. - Shop KithNYC
Saddles: An oxford-style shoe having a saddle of contrasting color or leather. - Shop Florsheim
Wingtips: An often perforated shoe part that covers the toe and extends backward along the sides of the shoe from a point at the center. - Shop ColeHaan
Monkstraps: A strap passing over the instep of a monk shoe and holding the shoe to the foot. - Shop  Mr. Porter 


Del Toro:Jack Purcell Classics Footwear 

It’s time to lace up for fall. Here’s my list of must have shoes for the fall season. Each shoe can fit any occasion, from work to play. 

Chukka Boots:  A usually ankle-high leather boot with two or three pairs of eyelets or a buckle and strap. - Shop L.L.Bean Signature 

Desert Boots: A brand of laced ankle-high boot of soft suede with a crepe sole.- Shop Clarks 

Bucs: Casual oxford shoes made of buckskin,often in white or a neutral color. - Shop G.H. Bass

Sneakers: Sneakers are becoming more and more versatile than ever before. Their not just for sports or the gym anymore. - Shop KithNYC

Saddles: An oxford-style shoe having a saddle of contrasting color or leather. - Shop Florsheim

Wingtips: An often perforated shoe part that covers the toe and extends backward along the sides of the shoe from a point at the center. - Shop ColeHaan

Monkstraps: A strap passing over the instep of a monk shoe and holding the shoe to the foot. - Shop  Mr. Porter 

A Collected Style:


Color Block

While looking for a location to shoot this outfit, I stumbled upon this beautiful yellow building, and thought it would be the perfect background for this look. 

Outfit Details: Killshot 2 Sneakers by Nike for J.Crew $70 || Short Sleeve Popover in Floral Print by Ralph Lauren, Consignment Store - $12 || Brick Red Alpha Khakis by Dockers, TJ Maxx - $20

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A Collected Style:


Summer Madras

I really enjoy wearing madras during the summertime, I love the blend of colors and the challenge of putting an outfit around it. 

Outfit Details:  Factory Driggs Jeans  by J.Crew -$36 || 1969 Heritage Cord Jacket by Gap - $25 (Sale) ||  Ellington Perfed Plain Toe , Courtesy of Johnston & Murphy  || Madras Button Down by Ralph Lauren, Consignment Store - $12 || Polka Dot Tie, Salvation Army - $1 

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A Collected Style:


Black Ivy 

I teamed up with Bluer Denim to style a pair of their jeans. After a week of wear, I’m super impressed with the quality and feel. The great thing about purchasing jeans from Bluer is that you get to give back. They have plan where you buy a pair,  and give a pair. You have the opportunity to donate a pair of your old jeans to Bluer and they will give them new life, then send them to someone in need. Their plan is to giveaway 1,000 pair of jeans by the end of 2014.

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Outfit Details: The M1 Slim Taper, c/o Bluer Denim || Denim Button Down by Tommy Hilfiger, Goodwill - $4.29 || Bushacre Chukka Boot by Clarks - $80 || Stripe Tie, Salvation Army - $1 || 

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This post was written as part of my collaboration with Bluer Denim 

A Collected Style:

Pre-Fall

Even though we’re in the middle of summer, I’m constantly dreaming of fall.

I took a few weeks off from posting to really rethink and rebuild. I changed my blog around as well as designed a new logo and updated the about, faqs and collaborate  page. Since I’ve lost a lot of weight, I’ve started all over with my wardrobe, I kept a few key pieces, but donated everything else to the goodwill and salvation army. So now I’m prepping for the fall, which is what inspired the look you see above. I’m not a big fan of Adidas, but after seeing how people were styling the Stan Smiths, they really grew on me. I love the classic look as well as the hint of green on the tongue and the back of the shoe. I thought that hint of green would go great with the plaid button down I got from L.L. Bean. I also thought the gray tee and light denim denim jeans would balance out the rest of the outfit.  What do you think of today’s look?

Outfit Details: Factory Driggs Jeans  by J.Crew -$36  ||  Patch Pocket nep T-Shirt  by Gap - $15 || Originals Stan Smith OG by Adidas - $75 || Washed Oxford Cloth Shirt, Plaid  c/o  L.L. Bean Signature 

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Talk about a clean and minimal collection of shoes, Feit did their thing for the fall and winter of 2014. You never really understand simplicity until you’ve seen it done right, and the hi and low-top bicolor sneakers up top are calling my name. Be sure to visit FEIT and check out what else they  have to offer for both Men and Women from their previous catalogs 
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Talk about a clean and minimal collection of shoes, Feit did their thing for the fall and winter of 2014. You never really understand simplicity until you’ve seen it done right, and the hi and low-top bicolor sneakers up top are calling my name. Be sure to visit FEIT and check out what else they  have to offer for both Men and Women from their previous catalogs 

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A Collected Style:


Monochrome

I love wearing black and white during the summertime.  I really love how women effortlessly pull off wearing black and white as well, which is what inspired this outfit. I kept this look simple by styling the shoes around a classic t-shirt and pair of jeans, followed by a grey sweatshirt tied around my waist, which I thought was a cool finishing touch to the outfit. What do you think of today’s look ?

Outfit Details:  Factory Driggs Jeans by J.Crew -$36 ||  Men’s Crew Neck T-Shirt  by Merona - $13 || Grey Sweatshirt by Eddie Bauer, Goodwill -$4.29 || Saddle Shoes by Florshem -$40 

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A Collected Style:


Off-White 

I found this dope off-white jacket last week for super cheap at the Gap. I honestly can’t wait to wear it more when fall finally hits. This jacket was a little tricky for me to style at first, I went through a few looks till I landed on this one. The look showcases a mix of neutral earth tones with a pop of color from the sneakers. Let me know what you think of today’s look?

Outfit Details: Patch Pocket nep T-Shirt by Gap - $15 || Air Max 1 Premium by Nike - $80 || 1969 Heritage Cord Jacket by Gap - $25 (Sale) ||  Alpha Khakis by Dockers - $40

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A Collected Style:


Earn Your Rayas

Due to the summer heat I haven’t been wearing blazers/sports coats like I want to. But for the past few weeks it’s been feeling like fall. The humidity has gone down and cool breeze has been on the rise. So i felt like this was the perfect time to showcase how you can style a sports coat if your city is cooling down as well. This is a super casual look that’s great for a stroll through your city or a date night with your significant other. When it comes to wearing a t-shirt under a blazer, either go simple with a neutral color like grey or white, or add some funk with a striped or polka-dot tee. What do you think of todays look?

Outfit Details: Salmon Sports Coat, Salvation Army -$2.50 || Factory Driggs Jeans by J.Crew -$36 || Men’s Striped T-Shirt Navy Voyage by Merona - $13 || Buckingham Buc  by G.H. Bass -$98

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A Collected Style:


Carpe Denim Pt. III 

This look was inspired by the Canadian Tuxedo and my love for Denim. I wanted to experiment and have fun, and this is what I came up with.  What do you all think of today’s look ?

Outfit Details: Denim Button Down by Tommy Hilfiger, Goodwill - $4.29 ||  Denim Button-Down   by Levi’s, Consignment Store - $11 ||  Killshot 2 Sneakers by Nike for J.Crew $70 || Factory Driggs Jeans by J.Crew -$36

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A Collected Want:
Aime Leon Dore | Pre-Fall 0114

I stumbled up this brand while scrolling through tumblr last week and I was really impressed by their lookbook. I really loved the simplicity of the editorial as the color palette they used for the gear. But i was most impressed by the price range, nothing they’re offering is over $200 dollars. Sure, you can get most of the pieces their offering cheaper elsewhere, but for what it’s worth, I don’t think you can go wrong snagging a piece or two. Most of everything from the collection  is available now. I got my eye on the Nylon Parka, French Terry Sweat Pant, and Aime Crew. Let me know what you guys think of their collection .
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A Collected Want:


Aime Leon Dore | Pre-Fall 0114

I stumbled up this brand while scrolling through tumblr last week and I was really impressed by their lookbook. I really loved the simplicity of the editorial as the color palette they used for the gear. But i was most impressed by the price range, nothing they’re offering is over $200 dollars. Sure, you can get most of the pieces their offering cheaper elsewhere, but for what it’s worth, I don’t think you can go wrong snagging a piece or two. Most of everything from the collection  is available now. I got my eye on the Nylon Parka, French Terry Sweat Pant, and Aime Crew. Let me know what you guys think of their collection .

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A Collected Style:


Kaleidoscope

It was only right to bring out one of my favorite pickups from the consignment store for the summer. I love to style unique and colorful articles of clothing and this shirt takes the cake. The shirt is so loud I had to keep the rest of outfit neutral. Let me know what you think of this look? What’s your one of your favorite pieces you can’t wait to wear or already worn this summer?

Outfit Details: Vintage Mutli-Colored Button Down by Ralph Lauren, Consignment Store - $2.50 ||  The Brady Chukka , Courtesy of Trask || Alpha Khakis by Dockers - $40

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A Collected Style:


White.

I wanted to take a crack at wearing white on white and this is the look that I came up with. I wanted the top and bottoms to be white with a pop of color styled around it. I believe that a denim jacket and a pair of limited edition gold sneakers were balanced out with the crisp white attire. What do you think of today’s look? Have you ever worn white on white before?

Outfit Details:  Alpha Khakis by Dockers - $40 || Denim Jacket by Marc Jacobs, Consignment Store - $50 || Men’s Crew Neck T-Shirt  by Merona - $13 || Sneakers by Ronnie Fieg X Asics Gel Lyte III - KFE - $185

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A Collected Pickup:


Gel Lyte III - KFE by Ronnie Fieg X Asics

I managed to get my hands on a pair of limited edition shoes before they sold-out last Saturday online. I’ve been eyeing them for a while now, but I thought I wasn’t going to be able to get them because I’ve never had good luck getting limited edition shoes when they are released online. Let me know what you guys think of them? Be sure to check out acollectedgentleman.com on Monday to see how I styled them. 

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