In a year marred by colossal uncertainty, we’ve never needed people to say it straight more than now. In 2020, facts are key. It is in no way controversial to say that Los Angeles-based label Pleasures have never been ones for subtlety. For this reason, the title of Alex James and Vlad Elkin’s label’s most recent collection, “metaphorically speaking,” is kind of confusing. With pieces featuring slogans that initially strike with the force of political declaration, we’re left looking for more. In short, Pleasures are fucking with us. Some things really are still business as usual.
Like many streetwear labels, Pleasures started with screen-printed tees. Unlike most, their first forays into printed tees attracted considerable controversy. Season after season, their quality heavyweight cotton tees continue to provide the perfect canvas for their iconoclastic graphics and slogans.
The Pleasures Freaks Tee features a large graphic print on the back emulating bright neon lights declaring, “Freaks Come Out at Night,” slightly blurry as if being viewed in the early hours of the morning at the end of a long night. Here in the black colourway, this relaxed-fit tee also features Pleasures branding screen-printed on the chest and a ribbed crew neckline.
Made from 100% cotton.
Model is 187cm and wears size L.
Level 1, 115 Queen St
Brisbane Q 4000
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