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.
Outerwear has always been where the Pleasures vision has come into full view, playing with textures, graphics, fit, and more to create designs that consistently unsettle preconceived notions of contemporary fashion. Military influences are dime-a-dozen in contemporary fashion. No label, however, incorporates military reference into their pieces while simultaneously disarming it quite like Pleasures.
The Pleasures Old E Quarter Zip Sherpa blends high and low-brow references like only the LA-base label can. Inspired in equal part by ’90s polo culture in New York City and European establishment couture à la Missoni, this piece lands as a striking season highlight. Constructed from deep pile, the garment features a contrasting West Coast mark in the fortm of the large Old English branded embroidery down the right sleeve. This relaxed fit piece also features a stand-up collar and quarter zip closure.
Made from 100% polyester.
Model is 175cm and wears size M.
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