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.
The one crew neck sweat in this season’s collection, the Pleasures Stress Jazz Premium Crewneck is cut from 13.5 oz premium heavyweight 3-end fleece. This piece features a large graphic screen-print across the back poking fun at accepted notions of artistic sophistication and the seemingly endless proliferation of musical sub-genres. The graphic print displays two heat sensor profiles of people. Around it the following words are printed: “Music that confuses & annoys, ‘Stress Jazz.’ A Pleasures Sub-Genre.” Here in the black colourway, this regular-fit crewneck sweat also features Pleasures branding screen-printed on the front and a ribbed crew neckline, cuffs & bottom hem.
Made from 70% cotton, 30% polyester.
Model is 175cm and wears size M.
Level 1, 115 Queen St
Brisbane Q 4000
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