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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A Collected Street Style:

New York Fashion Week 2014 Part II

This week I’ll be showcasing a collection of the best street style I captured during my time in NY for Fashion Week. Hope you enjoy part 2 :)

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Good Morning

Beautiful People

Never underestimate the knowledge , power and abilities you have. Don’t let   nothing get in the way of your dreams, not even yourself . If it makes you feel alive , do it . Regardless of what others have to say. It’s your life , your dreams, your passions, not theirs . This life we’re given is the most precious gift we will ever have. Don’t be afraid to fail. Face your obstacles, overcome them and tell your story. 


I can’t believe I will be 25 this november, I guess time truly flies. Here’s a list of goals I strive to accomplish before I turn 25 this year. I’ll keep this post updated with every goal I accomplish. 

I’ve updated the list and crossed out the goals I’ve accomplished so far

1. Travel and enjoy a new state( Keeping my fingers crossed for Miami in September)

2. Finally get my License ( 8/5/14 )

3. Get a Passport so I can finally travel outside of the U.S. 

4. Visit my Father who I haven’t seen in a year. 

5. Go to my first concert  (Went to see Bone Thugs-N- Harmony last Friday)

6. Continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle

7. Read and finish 25 books 

8. Get 25 of my best photos printed, framed and hung-up .

9. Stay committed to not eating meat or dairy

10. Break all my bad habits (Nail Bitting, Overthinking)

11. Add new elements to my blog (Travel, Food and Videos)

12. Conquer my shyness (Missed so many opportunities being shy)

13.Become a Thrift Master :)

14. Use lessons I’ve learned to help and inspire others

15. Volunteer at a homeless Shelter

16. Volunteer at an Animal Shelter 

17. Find a tailor, develop a great relationship and learn as much as I can from him or her.

18. Create some amazing art/projects with some great people.(9/5/14)

19. Have a meet and greet with my readers.(9/12/14)

20. No longer let my past haunt my present and future.

21. Do something crazy like Skydiving or Surfing.

22. Stop thinking everyone is out to get me.

23. Buy my first car.

24. Become more independent.

25. Love myself even more.


A Collected Street Style:

New York Fashion Week 2014 Part 1

This week I’ll be showcasing a collection of the best street style I captured during my time in NY for Fashion Week. Hope you enjoy part 1 :)

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Good Morning

Beautiful People.

I wanted to let you guys know I’M BACK . Last week I went to NYC for fashion week and used that as a break for inspiration and to refocus. I know I mentioned in my last post that I wouldn’t be using tumblr anymore, but after a lot of thought and research, I decided to continue to stay with it. Excited to be back blogging for you guys. I got some great things coming up. Hope you guys are ready. 


A Collected Perspective #2:

Dream. Explore. Discover 

Tomorrow, I’ll be heading to the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week and I’m pretty excited, not just for the events and shows, but for the chance to explore and discover. I’m also eager to meet you guys, so If you see me walking around, please stop and say hi.I tried to hold a meet and greet, but the plans fell through. 

I truly love blogging and photography. I have had more ups than down and I feel like I need to take everything to the next level and use my full potential. I’m using this trip as a break to refocus and rebuild, so you won’t see any new posts until I return. I will still be posting pictures on Instagram and Twitterso be sure to follow my journey during NYFW. I want to give you guys a heads up of what to expect when I get back. 

1. I’m building a new website for A Collected Gentleman, so it won’t be through tumblr anymore. I will still be posting on here and answering questions as well as providing updates when new posts are live on the new site. But this blog will become more of a diary for my thoughts and inspirations. 

2. I wil be incorporating videos, so each outfit post will have a 30-45 sec detailed video of the look. I will also be doing video reviews of products I receive followed by giveaways and Q and A’s. So if you guys send me some questions, I will answer them through a video post. 

3. I want to add more of a lifestyle touch to my site, expect recipes for healthy meals, tips for skincare, and a lot more :)

I have so many goals and ideas that keep me up at night. but if there is  anything you would like to see from me, be sure to message me and let me know. This three-year journey has been amazing and you all have made it worthwhile.  I’m excited to see what the future has in store for me. 

Came across your blog and I must say that I am floored. I love what you are doing! Thank you for putting it out there and showing people that style is all about you, not how much you spend. Keep doing what you're doing. There's people out here (like myself) who appreciate these tips on where and how to look for deals. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. It means a lot to know my blog can offer you tips and advice towards your own personal journey. 


Good Morning

Beautiful People

You can become anything you want to be in this world. Don’t limit yourself and don’t let obstacles turn you around 

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Enjoy the journey while finding yourself 

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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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Be Wise. Be Free. Be Great. Be Forgiving. Be Ambitious. Be YOU.


Let’s Talk

If you ever need to talk about anything, never hesitate to message me on here or through my email. acollectedgentleman@gmail.com. I may only be 24, but I’ve been through a lot. It doesn’t matter the situation or circumstance,  just know I’m always here to talk . You guys have given me so much and I appreciate every single one of you. Anonymous messaging is on for those who don’t want to be known.  If my words or advice can help get you through the day then my job is done. 

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Good Morning

Beautiful People

Today’s a new day, a new start, and a new beginning. Be sure to make the best of it :)


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 Perspective

Follow Your passion || 01

It’s been a year since I graduated college and like every graduate student facing the fork in the road, I’ve had my ups and downs. Fresh out of school I thought I would land the internship of my dreams, move to a big city and live happily ever after, but not everything happens when you want it. 

This blog really saved my life and helped mold me into the person I am today. Honesty, If I wouldn’t have followed my passion and started this blog during my junior year of college, I don’t know where I would be, and it’s funny, because prior to that, I never saw myself being into fashion and photography. It’s funny how things come together 

What I’m trying to say is, you need to follow your passion, but you gotta do it the right way. I had to learn that you can’t just drop everything and chase your dreams or passions, you have to have a plan, you have to let all the right pieces fall in place. Joshua Kissi of Street Etiquette said it best, “Let your job fund your passion, until your passion becomes your job”. I was really second guessing things until I stumbled upon that tweet of his. We all go through those phases where we want everything to happen fast or where we feel like we’re not good enough, but everything takes time and you are good enough. 

To make a long story short. Do what you love, follow your passion and never let go of your dreams. Just because you’re not where you want to be doesn’t mean you won’t get there. You may have a job that you hate, but remember, you’re working there to help build  and support your dreams .Work your 9-5 and on your off days work even harder on your passion. Don’t let others steer you away and don’t let obstacles block you, you’re stronger than you think. Just don’t give up, that’s the worst thing you could ever do. 

This blog as opened so many doors for me, from working with some amazing brands to meet amazing some people, but if I would have listen to others or been scared to purse it, I would not be the person you see today. Don’t be afraid to fail and don’t be afraid to try. Use your gifts, hard-work and perseverance to help build your foundation. If you do good work and put your heart and soul into it , the right people will take notice.