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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Essentials for today’s trip to Cincinnati

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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A Collected Style:


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 

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.  

otus-asio asked:
Isaiah! Weirdly specific question: do you have any styling tips for us ladies who like to browse the men's section of thrift stores? The flannels are forever calling my name. Thanks!

I think you should definitely listen to that voice in your head and stock up on some flannels. They are perfect year round and can be a cool accessory (tied around your waist) this summer to give the rest of your look extra flavor. I would also look for boyfriend jeans or some jeans to rip up, if that’s your style. Also, any other favorite men’s-article of clothing you love to wear (sweaters, t-shirts and sneakers).  Honestly, just experiment because you can’t beat the incredibly cheap prices so splurge and have fun.  If you have any more questions feel free to ask . 

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A Collected Find:


Good Will || 6 /28/14

I can’t wait to style these pieces. 

Denim Button Down by Tommy Hilfiger - $4.29

Blue Striped Button Up by Banana Republic - $2.15

Grey Sweatshirt by Eddie Bauer -$4.29

Green Striped Button Down by Tommy Hilfiger - $4.29

Total - $15.02

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A Collected Style:


We Are Champions

Champion couldn’t have reached out to work with me at a better time. At the end of this past April I decided I really wanted to focus on getting back in shape.  Last year was tough for me, especially dealing with senioritis, that whole year I put my health on the back burner. But now I’m focused, working out and eating extremely better. It feels good to see results from the hard work and dedication you’ve put in. That’s why I was super excited to work with champion, who I’ve always been a super fan of. They offer amazing products for both Men  and Women that don’t compromise your style or budget. While I was coming up with ideas on how I wanted to put this post together, initially I was just going to do a workout look. But then I thought it would be cool to do a causal one as well, something you can wear after you workout, shower and head out to run errands. Be sure to visit Champion and check their collection of workout and casual gear. Right now they’re offering 40% site wide as well as free shipping on $75+  orders. 

P.S.  After you’ve snagged some gear from Champion, be sure check out this workout couple called FitnessBlender on youtube. They offer %100 percent free full length workout videos, from kickboxing to nutritional tips, they cover it all. I’ve been doing their workouts for two months now and I have achieved great results from them.

Look 1: Pinball Intensity Shorts , Perform Max Tee, and Tech Performance Boxer Brief,  c/o of Champion || Free Inneva Woven by Nike - $180

Look 2: Performax Men’s Jacket and Authentic Men’s Closed Bottom Jersey Pants , c/o of Champion || Air Max 1 Premium by Nike - $80

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This post is sponsored by Champion , all opinions are my own

Isaiah, I hope all is well with you! I just wanted to drop by to say that you are certainly the men's style icon of tumblr. Your outfits are as sharp as ever, and provide a wealth of ideas that I attempt to incorporate into my own look. Also, you are looking very trim as of late! How is the health kick going?

Topher, All is well my friend! I hope all is well on your side. Thank you for the kind words.  I hope to be a men’s style icon one day, I still have so far to go and some much to learn. I’m just my happy my blog inspires people. But It means a lot to know my blog gives you ideas towards building your looks. The health kick is going great ! I’ve been at it for about 2 1/2 months now and since then I went from 258 to 232. I’ve enjoyed the journey toward better health. I plan on posting a few before and after pictures of myself on here as well as healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Thank you so much for supporting my blog and for your comments and feedback. 

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A Collected Style: 


Pop of Summer

One of my favorite shirts to wear during the summer is the Popover. If you ever wanted the balance of a polo and button down, this is the shirt for you.This has to be one of my all-time favorite shirts that I’ve found while thrifting. I’m hoping I can find a few more while I’m out thrifting. But right now J.Crew is offering 30% off select styles and they have some great looking popover shirts. 

Outfit Details: 508 Regular Taper Jeans by Levi’s - $50 || Pomona Oxford by Bass - $60 || Short Sleeve Popover in Floral Print by Ralph Lauren, Consignment Store - $12

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