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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Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.

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 Little Black Dress

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It feels good to give back, but it feels even better when you can’t fit the clothes anymore 💪

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Spread your wings and fly. Let nothing stop you in your pursuit of self, happiness and achievements. Don’t be fooled by the obstacles in your way, they’re only there to help  you grow. 

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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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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.

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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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Your TIMEis coming, just keep pushing and persevering until it does. 

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Essentials for today’s trip to Cincinnati

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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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be passionate and determined

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LL Cool Days

I know in certain states you’ll bust out in sweats wearing a t-shirt, let alone a sweatshirt, but if you live in cooler areas I suggest you give one a try. Where I’m at it’s been cloudy and rainy which has led to cooler days, so when I found this sweatshirt at the goodwill this past weekend I was super excited to style it. The sweatshirt is a super casual classic piece that I love to wear , especially during fall and winter. 

Outfit Details: Denim Button Down by Tommy Hilfiger, Goodwill - $4.29 || Grey Sweatshirt by Eddie Bauer, Goodwill -$4.29 || Slim Raw Jeans indigo Natural , Courtesy of DSTLD Jeans - $35 ||  Ellington Perfed Plain Toe , Courtesy of Johnston & Murphy 

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If you're ever out in LA, come running with me…there are a few groups I know of, and one that I go to religiously…good for everyone, and you can rock that fly ass gear.

I’ll hold you to that, my friend. It will be nice to finally visit L.A. and enjoy what it has to offer 

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stedsofly asked:
So going through HS I was a big Jordan fiend basically 'cause my Dad was a sneaker-head and I had access to all the Jordan's before they released, but lately I been wanting to grow up my style to a more timeless look and leave Jordan's kind of alone. I been having troubles with it because I feel as though me getting compliments on my Jordan s was what made me and I'm scared to give it up. I'm not saying I'm totally giving up Jordan's but I want to shy away from always wearing them. HELP.

If you’re a big fan of Jordan’s I would say, stay true to yourself and keep them in your rotation.  I was in the same boat as you my freshman and sophomore year of college. I had been wearing sneakers all my life but, during the time I was creating A Collected Gentleman, I wanted to change my style. So I just did my research and studied different blogs like Street Etiquette, The Style Blogger and Men’s Style Pro.  They were all guys who made the transition from not just wearing sneakers, but also incorporating classic shoes like oxfords, wingtips and brogues into their wardrobe. There’s nothing wrong with having the best of both worlds. During the first year of this blog I didn’t style sneakers because I wanted something new and plus I had been wearing them for so long. But now I’m enjoying them more than ever.  So keep your J’s but switch up and try something different.  

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