Las Manos - Embrace Sweatshirt
I am using garments from various brands, made of different materials and with different sizing guidelines. For example, I have several size “Mediums” available but they are completely different in size depending if they are an M for youth, M for adults or M for Men.
Please go by the MEASUREMENTS of the garment instead of its generic size lettering.
For best fit, compare measurements to a clothing item that you already own. All sales are considered final, so please pay attention to your measurements. If you have any questions regarding sizing feel free to message me.
All measurements taken flat, in inches and doubled
Please add room for fit and ease of movement
Chest: 40" flat - 42" stretch
Waist: 40" flat - 42" stretch
Total Length: 25" (measured from top back collar to hem)
Inside Sleeve Length: 22"
Fabric Content: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
Brand Size: XL Youth
*For reference my dress form measures a modern USA size 6 ---Bust - 34.5" / Waist - 25.5" / Hip 35.5". Unfortunately I don't have a male dress form, but all clothing pieces are unisex.
Inspired by some of my older charcoal drawings, which included numerous hands touching, probing, and opening bodies, transposing these on clothing has been a great medium to emphasize some of the concepts behind it.
Are these hands ours or someone else's? Are they providing pleasure, or are they taking advantage? Are they playful, or are they dangerous? As many of you know, I strive to place my work in that in-between moment where a situation can fall to one extreme or the other.
These clothing pieces are one of a kind, hand drawn by me and the designs differ depending on the clothing item. They are signed and dated inside the garment on the bottom back. They are wearable works of art, so please expect variations in the drawings.
The clothing items are white, mostly cotton or cotton blend, and I've used permanent fabric markers. They include tank tops, t-shirts, hats and sweatshirts in various sizes. I like the black markers on white as they convey the charcoal on paper tactility that I enjoy in my drawings.
Pieces are safe to machine wash and place in a dryer. However, I would avoid mixing with colors in the washing machine. I would also air dry instead of using the dryer to maintain the white looking bright.