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- Dry your body off in luxurious softness with the Croc Bath Towel by Lacoste®.
- Detailed boarder with the infamous croc embroidered at the bottom right.
- Supremely soft cotton feels amazingly smooth against your bare skin.
- 100% cotton.
- Machine wash cold, tumble dry low.
- Width: 30".
- Length: 54".
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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.
Very happy with the quality of my towels. But the service I received from Zappos is the best ever!! Had trouble with order and of course Zappos went way out of the way to make me feel like they are only catering to me!! Oh yeah next day shipping!
- Anonymous - customer
- April 20, 2013
Unfortunately one of my four new IZOD bath towels began to unravel after one washing. I called Zappos customer service and was greeted professionally, courteously and quickly. The following day I received a replacement towel and no charge, no hassle. If you want a satisfactory WEB buying experience, I say, buy quality from a quality provider. Zappos fits the profile without a doubt!
- Joseph C - customer
- from Gulf Breeze, FL
- August 9, 2012
I have these towels in the bay color. Very nice color! (The bay color is more turquoise than blue.) I've had them for about a year now, and the color looks almost the same after many, many washes. I'm very happy with the towels and I will purchase more in a different color.
- Anonymous - customer
- March 14, 2013
Look nice and very soft, but cheap quality, I purchased 4 in 2 different colors and the hand towels, half started to fray after the first washing. If you purchase, I would recommend hand washing instead of machine washing and drying. If they didn't fall apart so easily, I would have given 5 stars.
- Anonymous - customer
- May 18, 2013