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. The Pleasures Stress Jazz tee takes its place in this lineage with 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 tee also features Pleasures branding screen-printed on the front and a ribbed crew neckline.
Made from 100% cotton.
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