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The Lacoste Brand Story

René Lacoste entered the legend of tennis when he and his teammates "The Musketeers", stole the Davis Cup away from the Americans for the first time in 1927. Not forgetting his three French Open victories (1925, 1927 and the Roland-Garros stadium in 1929), his two victories in Great Britain (Wimbledon 1925 and 1928) and two U.S. Open titles at Forest Hills (1926 and 1927).

René Lacoste was born in France on July 2, 1904 and died on October 12, 1996. The true story of the "Crocodile" begins in 1927. René Lacoste liked to recount how his nickname became an emblem recognized throughout the world.

"I was nicknamed 'the Alligator' by the American press, after I made a bet with the Captain of the French Davis Cup Team concerning a suitcase made from crocodile skin. He promised to buy it for me if I won a very important match for our team. The public must have been fond of this nickname which conveyed the tenacity I displayed on the tennis courts, never letting go of my prey! So my friend Robert George drew a 'crocodile', which I then had embroidered on the blazer I wore on the courts."

An attentive spectator at René Lacoste’s Davis Cup matches was the winner of the British Women’s golf title, Mademoiselle Simone Thion de la Chaume, who soon became his wife and constant support.

In 1933, René Lacoste and André Gillier, the owner and President of the largest French knitwear manufacturing firm of that time, set up a company to manufacture the logo-embroidered shirt. The champion had designed this for his own use on the tennis court, as well as a number of other shirts for tennis, golf and sailing - as can be seen in the first catalogue, produced in 1933.

To the best of our knowledge, this was the first time that a brand name appeared on the outside of an article of clothing - an idea which has since become extremely successful.

This shirt revolutionized men’s sportswear and replaced the woven fabric, long-sleeved, starched classic shirts. The first Lacoste shirt was white, slightly shorter than its counterparts, had a ribbed collar, short sleeves with ribbed bands and was made of a light knitted fabric called "Jersey petit piqué".

Today, it continues to offer the same quality, comfort and solidity on which it built its name and which constitutes its uniqueness.

As an enduring legacy, the Lacoste brand has widely expanded over the years. Its famous crocodile emblem can now be seen on shoes, eyewear, watches, bedding, bath towels, bags, accessories, kid's shoes, as well as apparel.

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Bayliss 119 1

Bayliss 119 1

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Sharp looking, reasonably comfortable. Super fast delivery!

from Twin Cities, MN on January 17, 2019

Short Sleeve Jersey Interlock Regular

Short Sleeve Jersey Interlock Regular

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Really comfy and a great casual classy pooo to wear

on January 17, 2019

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Long Sleeve Pima Jersey V-Neck T-Shirt

Long Sleeve Pima Jersey V-Neck T-Shirt

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Soft fabric, nice fit. Bought this because it’s a lightweight Pima cotton, silky soft. I’m actually a gal using is as a sleep shirt/pj top. Pricey tee shirt for that, but it’s hard to find fine-quality, Pima cotton sleep tops for women with a little extra room, that don’t hang down so long they’re a night shirt. I also didn’t want a silly print or extra dyes, or spandex or all the other additives, just a Pima cotton long sleeve tee. (Mine is the soft grey color, nice.) It washed well, and air-dried fairly quickly, but I hang-dry things like this, so I don’t know how it would do in the dryer. Only complaint is the stiff, scratchy label at the back inside neckline, which I had to remove with sewing scissors. Even if I was a guy wearing this, it would have to be uncomfortable. Why on earth would the manufacturer go to all that trouble to make a really soft shirt and then sew a heavy, scratchy label into the neckline?

on January 15, 2019

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Esparre 318 3

Esparre 318 3

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Shoe is a bit tight on the top of the foot. Also the stupid flap in the back makes them impossible to put on. I constantly have to use a shoe horn just to put them on or struggle using a finger etc. poor design.

on January 15, 2019

Esparre Chukka 318 1

Esparre Chukka 318 1

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too tight. Men with small feet usually have wide feet. Do shoe manufacturers not know this?

on January 15, 2019

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Fraisier 118 1 US

Fraisier 118 1 US

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Classic!

on January 12, 2019

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LT Fit 118 4

LT Fit 118 4

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Love these! Super-stylish, comfortable, casual sneaker. I ordered these a half size larger than usual and that turned out to be the right move. Exactly what I hoped for.

from Florida on January 12, 2019

Fraisier 318 2 P

Fraisier 318 2 P

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I love these slides.

on January 11, 2019

Carnaby Evo Strap 418 1

Carnaby Evo Strap 418 1

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these shoes are so uncomfortable! I doubt they are leather! The edges of the shoe cut into your feet. I could leave them on for more than a few seconds.

from Indinapoli on January 11, 2019

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Menerva Sport 318 1

Menerva Sport 318 1

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So comfortable and stylish!! Highly recommend

on January 11, 2019

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Marice Plus Grand 119 2

Marice Plus Grand 119 2

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
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I love the shoe but, the sizing is completely off. I wear a size 8.5 in almost every shoe I own. I have had to return them twice for a smaller size. Now waiting for a sz 7. Weird

on January 11, 2019

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Bayliss 218 2

Bayliss 218 2

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Very comfortable and stylish. Size fit perfectly. I recommend to buy!

on January 09, 2019

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Carnaby Evo 119 1 U

Carnaby Evo 119 1 U

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Tranks

on January 09, 2019

Marthe BL 1

Marthe BL 1

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I was stoked to find the shoes on here because Lacoste doesn't sell them anymore and these are just my favorite pair of shoes. They're super comfortable and stylish.

on January 08, 2019

Fraisier 118 1 US

Fraisier 118 1 US

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Bought them for my husband for Christmas. Had to return for a bigger size ,they were 1 whole size too small. He loves them now

from Lawerenceburg on January 07, 2019

Esparre 318 3

Esparre 318 3

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Loved the shoe, but it was much too narrow compared to my other Lacoste shoes, had to return.

on January 07, 2019

Short Sleeve V-Neck Pima Jersey Tee
Marice 318 1

Marice 318 1

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Great shoe! Very comfortable!

from South Carolina USA on January 05, 2019

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Lancelle BL 2 Canvas

Lancelle BL 2 Canvas

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This is good

on January 05, 2019

Croco Slide 119 3

Croco Slide 119 3

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This style is way better than the Fraisier style Simply because the band is a lot wider than band on Fraisier slide.. I don't particularly like a slide that shows All your toes only really need to see is halfway mark of toes! But, the colorway of pink/white makes slides look very clean and I just Love mines! Actually really does feel like my crocs I have.

on January 04, 2019

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Fraisier 318 2 P

Fraisier 318 2 P

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I am a 8.5 standard and both of my feet are actually measured same size. I felt that the 8.5 fit but, had I gone up to a 9 then it would have been too big on my narrow foot. They are Ok and were at a cheap price so I will go ahead and keep them! I loved the green color though.

on January 04, 2019

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Novas 318 2

Novas 318 2

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Nice!!!!

from Puerto Rico on January 03, 2019

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Menerva 318 2

Menerva 318 2

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Nice, comfortable and looks amazing

from Puerto Rico on January 03, 2019

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Menerva Sport 318 1

Menerva Sport 318 1

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This was actually a Christmas gift for my husband and he absolutely LOVED them ! I will DEFINITELY be ordering more for him and maybe some for myself ??

on January 03, 2019

Novas 318 2

Novas 318 2

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from Puerto Rico on January 02, 2019

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