The LACOSTE legend is born in 1933, when René Lacoste revolutionizes mens' fashion replacing the classical woven fabric, long-sleeved and starched shirts on the courts, by what has now become the classic LACOSTE polo shirt. 75 years after its creation, LACOSTE has become a 'lifestyle' brand which allies elegance and comfort.
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Made to Perfection
Lacoste is often deemed as high branded and too expensive for middle-class workers, such as myself, to afford their products. But it all comes down to value-for-money. I have had two polo tees bought for me over 6 years ago, and I still have it in my casual wear drawer. Clearly, it lasts a long time thanks to its high quality of manufacture. When taken care of properly, I suppose it is still wearable 10 years down the road. With their range of different colours and fit, Lacoste is without a doubt, popular for their preppy polo tees.
Beside their polo tees, I have to rave about their shoes. I bought myself a pair of flats a few years ago. Their inner sole was very soft and the outer material was sturdy, basically it was made to perfection. It is still, by far, one of the best and most comfortable shoes I ever owned.
I highly recommend Lacoste to anyone with a preppy sense of style who doesn't mind a little splurging.
The very definition of preppy.
With shirts and polos in vibrant colours emblazoned with the globally-recognised Lacoste motif. Lacoste is the epitome of preppy chic. The apparel there is sporty and vibrant, in classic and timeless designs.
I particularly like Lacoste shoes. The chic and sleek designs combined with the affordable prices is a fabulous blend and this makes them irresistible to me. They are my go-to school shoes.
Lacoste also uses top-quality materials in the production of its clothes and each item is of the best quality.
Lacoste is known for its polo tees and woven fabric, but to be honest, it has never appealed to me. I was more captivated by their leather goods.
Their bags may not be held in the same regard as Prada or LV, but they are definitely pleasant on the eye. I have a couple of their sports bags that I utilise whenever I step out to hit the hoops. The quality has been mediocre, nothing too special, but their designs are just too sleek to ignore. I have this limited edition one where the crocodile logo is embossed on the surface (picture Le Coq Sportif but less tacky), a true beauty.
A rather good brand, great for street fashion.
Classy Gallic Quality...
I've always loved how nice the polo shirts from Lacoste are. I like the cut, the material is excellent (it better be considering how the items are usually priced). But most of all, it has a desirability factor that is largely due to the history of the tennis player from which the brand is a namesake.
The local brand Crocodile has a similar looking animal for a brand logo. At one glance, it looks like a Lacoste but of course it is not upon inspection. In recent years, Crocodile has actually made very decent apparels and accessories, but what it lacks is a brand name association with someone famous.
I've my well-worn Lacoste polo from 12 years ago still in wearable condition, testament to the quality. It never fails to amaze me when someone actually notices the reptile on my chest before anything else, the brand is that respected.
I also love one of their fragrances. It comes in an all white bottle and smells citrusy and fresh. The only complaint here is that the scent doesn't last for very long and it is a little pricey.
Next time Lacoste has a sale, it might be a good time to go and get something there to add on to your wardrobe. At least, you know you are paying for quality