The LEO X Optimist Edit

At LEO, we recently fell hard for The Optimist, a new menswear brick & mortar one-stop-shop destination in LA. Their edited mix of cool independent brands—some LEO favorites, others new discoveries—makes dressing fun. We could while away hours browsing and lounging in the cozy living-room space. Quality but affordable pieces in a great looking store is the best kind of in-person experience we can think of. A perfect aesthetic match for our readers.

We jumped at the chance to curate a LEO pop-up shop for you, as well as a lookbook of how to wear the pieces—styled by Ilaria. Check out some of our favorites from the shoot below; including pieces from AMI Paris, COF Studio, Closed, Scaglione, Daniele Fiesoli, Blundstone, Basic Rights, Taylor Stitch and more. Then browse the entire edit, available from now until end of the year, in-person at The Optimist or online via links below images.

Happy shopping!

Scaglione Malfile Sweater $285 / C.O.F. Studio M7 Tapered Jean $225 / Blundstone #500 Chelsea Boot $190
Closed Worker Jacket $370 / Daniele Fiesoli Girocollo Sweater $217 / Pyrrha Design Devoted Father Necklace $219 / Closed Atelier Tapered $179 
Closed Pull Over Jacket $710 /  Daniele Fiesoli Girocollo Sweater $217 / Taylor Stitch The Apres Pant $118 / Clae Noah Sneaker $130
Propaganda Agency Sweater Polo $276 / Basic Rights Cotton High Waisted Trouser $160


Closed Army Over Shirt $370

teNeues The Watch Book $85

Billy Reid Donegal Henley $195

Banks Journal Haven Boardshort $65

Import News Gray Malin Italy $40

Taylor Stitch Leeward Shirt $188

McTavish Shipsterns Woolen Sherpa Jacket $250

Import News Amalfi Coast by Carlos Souza & Charlene Shorto $95

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