Despite trademark provocative prints, pattern clashes and general impudence, new collections from LA-based misfits Pleasures arrive with little fanfare. This new season from the label is no different, in fact, without any uniting name or theme, it might be even more subdued than previous releases. Seemingly the only release information available were a series of posters on Instagram inspired by lacklustre ’90s catalogue imagery. Far from satisfied with churning out new provocative slogans and graphics, the label always finds novel ways to surprise.
Tees have always been the bread and butter of Pleasures’s mission to provoke controversy. However, the label also uses tees as a vehicle for more wholesome messaging. The Pleasures Hate Free tee is one such piece. Cut from soft cotton jersey, this tee reaches back to the early 2000s NYC hardcore scene with a print on the front “Hate Free” designed by Mike Nucero, an iconic designer affiliated with the east coast hardcore scene. Here in the white colourway, this regular-fit tee also features a ribbed crew neckline.
Made from 100% cotton.
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