Isiah Cruz

"I would describe my style as urban lux. I like to combine formal items like dress shirts with blue collar streetwear. My outfits bring out the narrative of an inner city kid who made it to Yale."

Isiah runs the Urban Improvement Corps, a free tutoring and mentoring organization for talented inner city students. 


Boots, on one hand, are traditionally for the working man. They're rugged and strong. Suede, on the other hand, is traditionally for a professional. It's soft and sensitive. This pair combines both for a clean look. The socks add some spark. Cuffed high, the olive chinos have a urban, military feel. The sweater with a high shawl collar brings in more formality, but the marled texture keeps it grounded.