Local Philadelphia blogger Isaiah Walls knows a little something about style. His blog Timeless Aesthetic, which he co-authors with Amara Nwosu, showcases a style that he calls “tasteful, unchanging and classic,” where “menswear and womenswear find their ultimate balance.”
Through stunning imagery, Isaiah tells his style story, which includes a handful of wardrobe staples: a solid-color wool hat, a masculine wallet and (you guessed it!) black Dansko clogs. If Isaiah and Amara have ever left the house without looking fabulous, nobody has ever see them.
Below, we detail Isaiah’s passion for fashion, including his love for Dansko clogs. Read on to learn more about the man behind the blog.
1. What colors define your winter wardrobe?
For fall ’14, I’ve been defining my wardrobe with soft neutral colors such as camel, grey and navy. However, I do sometimes like to “pop” my outfits with bold colors such as a hunter green or burgundy just to give my outfit an extra push.
2. How do you incorporate layers to stay warm while looking fashionable?
Layers are the most exciting part of fall and winter. I tend to layer turtle necks with scarves and knit cardigans. And, to top it off, I like to throw a good strong coat to go over it all. I usually like to have fun with it.
3. How does a solid color hat play into your look?
Solids are usually the statements for my look, so I either center around the color or make it monochromatic and turn the whole solid into a look.
4. Where or when do you feel most inspired?
The streets of New York City is always a rush of inspiration for me!
5. Explain the title of your blog—how does “Timeless Aesthetic�� describe your style?
Timeless Aesthetic is about this ideology of a timeless style—fashion you can wear today, or wear 10 years from now. Finding pieces that'll always be everlasting, that's the Timeless Aesthetic.
6. If you had to trim your wardrobe down to one outfit, what would you keep?
Such a hard question! Well…of course my black Dansko clogs, a good biker jacket, a classic white t-shirt and some great everyday jeans.
7. Name one underrated style element or accessory.
I would say the wallet—as a man your wallet says a lot about you.
8. Describe your morning routine as you decide what to wear.
I get up, maybe if I'm in the mood get coffee, turn or music that compliments my mood and check the weather. I start with my shoes, and from there the magic happens!
9. Tell us about your Dansko clogs. Which styles do you own, and how do you wear them?
Dansko is such a timeless classic shoe that makes such a statement. I wore Dansko clogs everyday this summer and received so many compliments. I own the Pull up Leather Clog, but I have my eye on the Karl oiled open-back clog. I personally wear mine with trousers which gives them a chic touch or, if I'm just hanging out on the go, a good pair of rugged jeans rolled up to give my look an effortless feel.
10. What qualities of Dansko shoes make you such a loyal fan?
I love how comfortable but stylish Dansko shoes can be. I literally can walk all day in them and still feel comfortable. Comfort and style is very hard to come by, and that's what makes me such a loyal fan of Dansko shoes.