Created in 2014, Aime Leon Dore was founded by Theodore “Teddy” Santis in Queens, New York. The brand is focused on providing a unique and sophisticated spin on modern-day streetwear. The focus is to create timeless pieces by portraying a look that is uniquely their own. Santis puts a heavy emphasis on staying true to his New York roots which have created a strong following and relationships with customers through his brand. The name pays homage to his heritage and his family as Aime translates into “love,” Leon is his father's nickname and Dore is the last syllable of his first name.
The brand is known for providing upscale graphics, knitwear and basics. The New York brand produces high-quality garments such as t-shirts, sweatshirts and sweatpants. Since its launch, Aime Leon Dore has gained notable popularity and can be seen on collaborations with New Balance, Kith and Suicoke.