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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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.

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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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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 

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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.

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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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Good Morning

Beautiful People 

Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself - Mark A. Cooper

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

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Good Morning

Beautiful People

It’s time to LIVE and LET GO. Be happy and live your life to the fullest. Let go of any and everything that’s stopping you from doing so.

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A Collected Stop:

Got Sole Boutique || Indianapolis, IN

If you’re ever in the indianapolis area make sure you stop by Got Sole Boutique. Great people and great gear. 

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GIVE THANKS FOR WHAT YOU ARE NOW, AND KEEP FIGHTING FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO BE TOMORROW.
- Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros
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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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Be Wise. Be Free. Be Great. Be Forgiving. Be Ambitious. Be YOU.

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

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Good Morning

Beautiful People 

patience, patience, patience. Think good thoughts, your time is coming 

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

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