Always having an eye for fashion, a young Alex James would take the train from New Jersey down to New York City to explore stores. This further piqued his fashion interest, resulting in him working retail jobs as a teen. Eventually transitioning into selling clothes he had found at estate sales, Alex James officially established his own label, PLEASURES, in 2015.
What is PLEASURES? Based in Los Angeles, the streetwear label defines real pleasure as “A mood. An emotion. An altered state of being.” Taking into account ‘90s subculture inspiration and DIY lifestyle aesthetics, PLEASURES is well-versed in taking on authentic grunge emotions. Heavily based on graphics, the apparel label consistently introduces items such as hoodies, long sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, t-shirts, and more. PLEASURES knows how to blaze pathways and cut through the fashion noise with its bold graphic offerings.
PLEASURES’ latest delivery continues the brand’s continuous grunge aesthetic by introducing a selection of apparel, headwear, and accessories. One stand-out apparel item from this new collection is the PLEASURES Squeeze Zip Up Hoodie. Composed of cotton, the silhouette is garment-dyed and includes a full-zip closure for a secure touch. Ribbed detailing can be seen at the cuffs and hem for additional detailing. Embroidered PLEASURES branding can be found at the front of the design, with additional embroidered graphics making an impression for a finished look. Besides the hoodie, additional stand-out pieces from the collection include the PLEASURES Reality T-Shirt. Composed of cotton, the graphic tee utilizes a ribbed neckline for added dimension. Screen-printed gothic-inspired PLEASURES branding makes an impression at the front, paired with additional typography.
This latest collection also introduces a premium selection of denim that makes an impression on any wardrobe. Composed of cotton, the PLEASURES Encore 5 Pocket Denim incorporates a straight-leg fit paired with an all-over snake print that makes a statement. A zip fly is seen, while the signature five-pocket design provides a functional touch. The branded leather waist patch completes the remainder of the must-have denim silhouette.
The PLEASURES Vomit T-Shirt is another must-have graphic silhouette from the new delivery. Taking on a brash aesthetic, the tee utilizes a cotton construction for added breathability and comfort. Screen-printed PLEASURES branding makes a bold impression at the front, with additional graphics that spotlight the remainder of the design. Perfect for cooler weather, the PLEASURES Type Cardigan is another must-have streetwear apparel silhouette. Composed of wool and polyester, the design makes an impression with its all-over striped pattern. A half-button closure secures the fit, while the two front pockets and embroidered branding at the rear tie together the silhouette. Besides the apparel, the PLEASURES Banned Books Tote is a new accessory arrival. The cotton-cut tote includes a single handle, while at the front are screen-printed graphics and additional typography.
The new PLEASURES arrivals are available now. Shop the collection by clicking here.