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.
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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