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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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Latest Lacoste Reviews

Lerond 418 1

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

The Lacoste is Superfly.

on June 16, 2019

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Long Sleeve Solid Poplin Stretch Button Down Collar Slim

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

This shirt might be a good fit and true to size, however is arrived in very poor condition. All wrinkled up in the original package. Lacoste brand has gone down to not even be able to properly steam they shirt before putting them trough distribution.

on June 13, 2019

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Lerond BL 2

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

great looking black sneaker

from vail on June 10, 2019

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Chaymon 119 3 U CMA

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Feel and material are great, just what I expect from Lacoste shoes, though a tiny bit more loose/wide on the base than usual.

on June 10, 2019

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Bayliss 119 1

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

This shoe feels tight around the mid foot. No horrible, but noticeable.

on June 09, 2019

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Graduate BL 1 SFA

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I love the look of these shoes. I am still breaking them in so the backs are still rubbing up against my achilles but I know the more I wear them the more comfortable they'll become. Crisp white shoe that will look good with anything. Besides breaking them in, they're super comfortable.

on June 07, 2019

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Short Sleeve Slim Fit Caviar Pique Semi Fancy Polo

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Very cute & comfortable material. The item fit true to size. I am typically a size 4 and the small fit great.

on June 06, 2019

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Fraisier 118 2 U

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I am a true size 7 and the size 7 fit perfectly.They are comfy casual slides. At first the arch felt to high under the ball of my foot but the feeling went away after one use.

from Los Angeles on June 06, 2019

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Croco Sandal 219 2 CMA

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Thong too wide for a narrow foot Overall a nice thong in appearance and style, but would be better if made a little more snug

from Cincinnati on June 06, 2019

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Ziane Chunky 219 1 CFA

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars out of 5

cute but didn't fit

on June 04, 2019

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Bayliss 318 2

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars out of 5

This has to be the worst made shoe by Lacoste. Fake Leather, no shine and not comfortable. I wish I could get a refund.

from White Plains, NY on June 02, 2019

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Straightset BL 1

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

If you have a bunion, I wouldn’t recommend.

on June 02, 2019

Marice BL 1

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I have the Lacoste orane from previous years. They ran bigger thana these do. I got an 8 1/2 and it fit fine. I wish the same in more colors Anne others did

from Burke on June 02, 2019

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Straightset BL 1

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

These shoes look great with everything. It has some arch support and they are true to size. They look great with skinny jeans and leggings. The quality is great and they are easy to clean if they get dirty.

on May 31, 2019

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Bayliss FS 318 1 U

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Great shoes love them

from New Jersey on May 31, 2019

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Bayliss Vulc Prm

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Fits good need to beak them in just a little snug but expected style is great price was greater 25 less then department stores and stores in the area Zappos had the size and shipping speed is tremendously fast

from Jersey city on May 30, 2019

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Ziane Ballet 219 1 CFA

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Love the look of this flat, and thought I’d cover my bases after reading others’ reviews...ordered my “always” size and 1/2 size smaller. Not even close to a fit, and really poor cushioning/arch support. They both go back and I keep looking.

on May 30, 2019

Esparre 318 2

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Great shoe, perfect fit, very stylish. My one complaint is that the soles are extremely squeaky on hard floors. I assume that will improve over time as they get dirtier, but it's amazing how squeaky they are when new: the squeakiest sneakers I've ever owned, and I've owned dozens of pairs.

on May 30, 2019

Ansted 119 1 U

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

they are what I want. They came on time. I'm happy with them

on May 30, 2019

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Bayliss 119 1

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Size is good, they feel a little snug around the midfoot. Maybe a 1/2 size up would be perfect.

from Royal Oak on May 30, 2019

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Croco Sandal 219 2 CMA

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Couldn't be happier...comfortable and you can dress up or down with these!!!

on May 29, 2019

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Storda 318 2 US

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Bummed! Bought for my husband in a size 11. Hard to review because he couldn’t even get the shoe on even after loosening laces. He has a wide foot and semi high arch but that wasn’t an issue. He has 4 other pairs of Lacoste sneakers he wear on casual work days or just out & about. Had to toss a couple that he wore out after quite a few years of use.

from Las Vegas, NV on May 29, 2019

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Ziane Ballet 219 1 CFA

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars out of 5

Unfortunately they were too big and I didn’t feel like replacing them with a smaller pair. I appreciate Zappo’s immediately sending me a return label for them.

on May 29, 2019

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