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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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AMPTHILL LCR3

AMPTHILL LCR3

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Love it, súper comfy and fashion

from Bronx ny on November 11, 2018

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Anna Large Reversible Shopping Bag

Anna Large Reversible Shopping Bag

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I'm 6' tall, the total opposite of the other reviewer and I find that this bag is great! I love the option of reversing it for summer/warmer months. I use this for commuting in/out of NYC and it's nice to have one carry-all bag for my purse and lunch. The details say it is coated canvas, but seems like it's almost plastic covered-- which is wonderful as nothing will stick to/dirty this bag. While the one drawback is it doesn't have a zipper at the top, it does have the attachable zip purse (another cool feature to use as a clutch if you're traveling). So I use smaller bags inside this tote to compartmentalize all my necessary items: wallet, makeup, cell phone accessories, etc. I also love that they have the iconic Lacoste alligator on both sides: silver on black and a tonal beige on the beige side. Super chic.

from NYC suburbs on November 10, 2018

Storda 318 2 US

Storda 318 2 US

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  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
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Stylish look but run small and narrow. Leather stiff and the inside tongue and seam press into top of my toes.

on November 10, 2018

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Rey Lace 218 1

Rey Lace 218 1

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Beautiful shoe, comfortable and good quality . I normally wear size 7 but I buy 6.5 from Lacoste, this time 6.5 also fits great.

on November 09, 2018

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Lerond Hidden Lace 318 1 U

Lerond Hidden Lace 318 1 U

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to small :( with one size than needed

from Republic of Moldova on November 09, 2018

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Straightset BL 1

Straightset BL 1

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I really like these shoes! They brought back the nostalgia of my early teen years when Izod Lacoste reined supreme.

from Pittsburgh on November 01, 2018

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Big Croc Gabardine Cap

Big Croc Gabardine Cap

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Cute hat. Definitely unisex so ladies don't pass up this super stylish ball cap!

from Billings, MT on October 30, 2018

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Straightset BL 2 Canvas

Straightset BL 2 Canvas

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These are super comfy and cute. But within less than a month of having them and not even wearing them daily, they have a an eyelet that is loosening from the fabric and is creating a hole soon. I am going to contact customer service to see if i can replace them. I may have a pair that is a dud. They are too expensive for this type of thing to happen so quickly!!!

from Michigan on October 29, 2018

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Esparre Deck 118 3

Esparre Deck 118 3

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on October 29, 2018

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Essentials 3-Pack Crew Tee

Essentials 3-Pack Crew Tee

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Material is comfortable, fits well. The neck has issues (doesn't stay flat/unwrinkled). Most annoying is the tag on the inside left seam. Horribly uncomfortable, even if you try to cut it off. With a brand like Lacoste, and for this price, I would expect a heat transfer / tagless shirt. I wouldn't recommend these from a comfort standpoint.

on October 29, 2018

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Croc Gabardine Cotton Cap

Croc Gabardine Cotton Cap

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
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It fits and feels great! It goes with a Lacoste sweatsuit that I purchased

on October 28, 2018

Bayliss 318 2

Bayliss 318 2

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  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

A little tight & narrow @ forefoot area

from RVA on October 27, 2018

Marthe BL 1

Marthe BL 1

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  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I've owned these shoes for 3 years, I came on zappos to buy another pair. They truly do with everything from a dress, yoga pants, jeans and a swim suit. They are nice and flexible.

from Florida on October 26, 2018

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Sport Pullover Hoodie Fleece

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  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
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This is very dressy looking, so nice. The hood on the black one is gray inside - nice detail.

on October 25, 2018

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Short Sleeve Pima Crew Neck Tee

Short Sleeve Pima Crew Neck Tee

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Very nice/comfortable material & great fit. Highly recommend this shirt!

on October 25, 2018

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Chaymon 318 3 US

Chaymon 318 3 US

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I bought these for a trip. They felt fine in the living room. No friction, rather comfortable. But as I started walking, the shoe started hurting my pinkie on the top. I have a regular foot, I would say it is narrow, but this shoe is even narrower and does not stretch with wear. The top of the shoe wrinkles in an unattractive way where the toes bend. Other then that they look good. Maybe I should have taken half size larger, but now I am stuck with this dysfunctional pair.

from Boston on October 22, 2018

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Large Billfold and Coin Wallet

Large Billfold and Coin Wallet

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
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Awesome wallet! great quality!

on October 21, 2018

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Concours 118 1 P

Concours 118 1 P

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Not very durable, I may wear these maybe twice a week for work and have had them for 5 months and the toe of the shoe is worn down already through the rubber grips and is now wearing through the "leather". On top of all this the left shoe squeaks quite loudly with every step which is annoying to say the least especially walking around an office. I bought different shoes just for this reason.

on October 19, 2018

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Giron 118 1 U

Giron 118 1 U

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
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from Cincinnati on October 15, 2018

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Stretch Regular Fit Bermudas

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  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
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Description of item is all wrong. They have it listed as US Size 46 and French size 56 - but what I received was actually FR 46 and US 36. Obviously wrong size.

on October 12, 2018

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Fraisier 118 2 U

Fraisier 118 2 U

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Loved it! Super cute! I’m a 9 1/2. Read to get the 9 but I should have gotten the 10. My toes stick too much out in the front :0/

from Hayward, CA on October 12, 2018

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Giron 118 1 U

Giron 118 1 U

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  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I like the style but they feel narrower than other shoes.

from Cincinnati on October 09, 2018

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Baseline Signature Print Knit Pants

Baseline Signature Print Knit Pants

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
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I bought these as a gift for my son. They fit him well and are very soft.

on October 09, 2018

Arvieu 218 1

Arvieu 218 1

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

As with other Lacoste shoes I've had, they all tend to lack support. They are low to the ground and the soles are thin. It's good for short walks or if you're driving. The back of the heel is also flimsy so it makes it hard to slip on. Finally, your toes sometimes hit the front because the locking mechanism doesn't keep your foot back in the shoe that well. Otherwise it's a fancy boat style shoe.

on October 08, 2018

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L1212 Classic Pique Polo Shirt

L1212 Classic Pique Polo Shirt

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Really like the fit. I used to get Ralph Lauren polos but last year (maybe early) their shirt fit changed. Shoulders narrowed...arm hole way larger...and looser in the body. I bought the same size LaCoste polo (5 or large) and the fit is perfect!! The material feels lighter but the fit is superior. I’m 6’4” 175 lbs and broad shouldered. If you are more athletic build this is your shirt. The RL is better for a thicker body. Can’t say enough great things on the super fast delivery here Zappos! Dang got it the next day!!! Crazy fast!!!

from Bloomington on October 06, 2018

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