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.
Model is 175cm and wears size M.
The Pleasures Wraith Poodle Polar Fleece Jacket is a classic long-sleeve polar fleece that blends utility with tradition with, of course, playful and nostalgic Pleasurs touches. This relaxed-fit piece features an all-over tartan pattern; nylon-lined stand-up collar; plastic vislon zippers; black contrast stitching; a front chest pocket in contrast black; and hand pockets at the front. The Pleasures touch comes via two ’90s-inspired rubber patches: one on the back under the collar and one on the chest.
Made from 100% polyester.
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