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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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Game, Set, Match!

With fall finally upon us, I’ll be making the transition into styling the essentials(sweaters, coats, boots, and all that other good stuff). With this look, I wanted to show how you can wear a sweater in a causal, running errands type of way and still stay true to your style. I found this sweater at the goodwill last month and fell in love with the striped sleeves, which incorporated some of my favorite fall colors. Initially, I was going to pair it with some red chinos, but thought I should let the sweater stand out on its own. The Adidas was the icing on the cake and that pop of green in the shoe really went well with the sweater. Stay tuned tomorrow to see how I style a sweater for a more dressier/date night look. 

Outfit Details:
Wool Sweater by Galyan’s from Goodwill - $5.00
The M1 Slim Taper Jean, c/o Bluer Denim
Originals Stan Smith OG by Adidas - $75.00

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A Collected Style:

Designer Men’s Room F/W 2014 Lookbook 

I teamed up with my Designer Men’s Room, a local consignment store in my area to create a lookbook showcasing the clothes they have to offer this fall and winter. If you’re ever in the indianapolis area please be sure to stop by and check their amazing collection of used clothes.

Look 1: Green Jacket by Tommy Hilfger, Courtesy of Designer Men’s Room || Cream Sweatshirt by L.L. Bean, Courtesy of Designer Men’s Room || Camo Chinos by Carhartt WIP - $60 || Brady Chukka, Courtesy of Trask 

Look 2: Herringbone Blazer by Stafford, Courtesy of Designer Men’s Room || Wool Sweater by L.L. Bean, Courtesy of Designer Men’s Room || Denim Button Down by Ralph Lauren, Courtesy of  Designer Men’s Room || Factory Driggs Jeans  by J.Crew -$36 || Brady Chukka, Courtesy of Trask 

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A Collected Review:


The Brady Chukka by Trask 

Comfort - They fit true to size and they also super comfortable. By the end of the day of breaking them in , I almost forgot I had them on, that’s how great they felt on my feet. Plus they’re super lightweight, not heavy on you.

Durability -  It has a skeletal leather lining and leather sock lining. EVA cushioned insole and cushioned latex outsole sourced from sustainably  harvested trees. So this boot was built to last. 

Style - I really love the look of chukka boot. I would pair these chukkas with just about anything. Whether you’re going for a causal or business look, these will definitely compliment your attire and turn heads. The Brady Chukka also comes in a beautiful navy blue color that I own as well. 

Final Words - Investing in a great pair of boots goes along way. Quality and craftsmanship is key when it comes to building something that not only last long, but also makes you look and feel great. Trask did on great job on these chukkas and if you can get you hands on a pair, get them.

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Fall officially starts today and I could’t be more excited. I wanted to give you guys a few updates on what you can expect from ACG this season. 

1. Expect to see new style posts next week. I’m hopefully looking to add a 15-30 second video to each style post. I think that would add a nice touch to each post

2. I’m excited to announce I’m working with a DMR Men’s Consignment (Local Thrift Store) Where I’ll be creating a fall/winter 14 look-book showcasing their clothes. 

3. I’ll be starting my Youtube channel. So expect reviews, giveaways, Q & A’s. and a lot more. 

Hope you guys are excited to see what I have in store. 

May Fall bring out the best in you - ACG

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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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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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 

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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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 

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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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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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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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