When it comes to icons of the menswear fashion game, there are few items that can compete with the Lacoste polo shirt. Classic, clean, instantly recognisable and versatile the look of the Lacoste polo has changed very little since its inception in the 1920s.
Its origins, as you may know, date back to the game of tennis. The French superstar tennis player Rene Lacoste was getting frustrated by the restrictive uniform of the game in those days (known as tennis whites) and wanted to compete in something that made movement a lot easier. The polo shirt seemed like the perfect option. It was still very smart looking with its collar and sleeve detail but also sporty and most importantly more appropriate for playing tennis.
Fast-forward nearly 100 years and the polo shirt has become iconic and while still worn by tennis players, it is very much seen a staple in wardrobes across the globe in just about every colour that you could ever imagine. But what if you could come up with your own take on the classic Lacoste polo shirt? Well now you can, as they have launched an online service that allows you to customise a polo shirt with your choice of colour, crocodile, fit – you can even add your initials, just so everyone knows that this is a truly bespoke design.
Available in sizes for men, women and kids, you start by selecting your style. You can choose from the classic short-sleeved polo, the slim-fit polo or the long-sleeved option. It’s then up to you to decide on the colours of the main body, the collar and the sleeve trim. Me being me, I went for white on white on white but switched things up with a black crocodile instead of the signature green style. I think it looks great and I’m sure it will be a staple of my summer wardrobe.
Your polo shirt is then made in France and delivered to you within 15 days. It all comes in a really sleek Lacoste presentation box so would make an excellent gift.
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This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Lacoste