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.
Given that their first T-Shirt had Kurt Cobain’s suicide note printed on it, it’s safe to say that Pleasures take joy in playing provocateur, courting controversy along the way. With a sacrilegious all-over print, the Pleasures Holy Shorts, follow the label’s long iconoclastic tradition. Constructed from a sturdy, slightly stretchy cotton-spandex blend fabric, these shorts also feature an elasticated waistband with drawstring, side pockets, and a back patch pocket.
Made from 97% cotton, 3% spandex.
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