I love this style of Lacoste polo shirt, and I own several. In fact, it’s the shirt I used for illustrating a lot of the points I look for when determining the authenticity of Lacoste shirts. It’s essentially a classic, original Lacoste pique polo shirt, but with the color block patterns that first became popular in the 1990s (You can see the original color block patterns as part of the Lacoste 85th Anniversary Collection.
As part of the celebration of its eighty-fifth anniversary, Lacoste is reissuing classic designs from its past. The reissues include the classic, short-sleeved polo that broke the long-sleeve tennis tradition craze during the 30’s, the elegant 40’s sweater knit polo, and the 1970s color block and 1990s color shock polo shirts.
All of the re-released items have a label with a version of the original Lacoste logo.
You can see the whole collection on the Eighty-Fifth Anniversary Page at Lacoste.
Novac Djokovic has been cruising through the 2018 US Open and he’s been doing it in style wearing a shirt created just for him by Lacoste. Now, though, you too can buy the MEN’S SPORT PRINT TECHNICAL JERSEY POLO – NOVAK DJOKOVIC ON COURT PREMIUM EDITION from Lacoste.The shirt is an ultra-dry jersey polo featuring raglan sleeves, a ribbed two-button polo collar and a breathable mesh panel on the back. It also has an exclusive Novak Djokovic logo, and (of course) a green crocodile logo on the chest.
Best of all, it comes in a wild, eye-catching graphic print. Get one before they are retired, and you have to live with the regret.
I’ve written before about how many of the Lacoste shirts for sale on Ebay are fakes, but most are not as obvious as this one:
A Three Button Lacoste Polo?
Three buttons, none of which are sewed on straight? Don’t be fooled, check out my instructions on detecting fake Lacoste.
I recently received an email from Lacoste touting their new plaid shirts for men. “Plaid Attitude,” it read, “Bold lines and original patterns are on display in stunning new styles for him.” Stunning new styles is right. Some of these shirts are less than attractive, and plaid really doesn’t say Lacoste to me. I don’t see them being attractive to the average Lacoste buyer, and I don’t see how loud checks fit into the Lacoste brand. Anyway, if you are interested, you can check out the Plaid page on Shop Lacoste.