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post #31 of 41
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Peasants?
post #32 of 41
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I think that Lacoste polos have been ruined by posers, who push von dutch trucker hat as well as cheap puma shoes with disgusting diesel jeans. Lacoste used to be a respectable brand and sadly, its image has been tarnished by peasants
Haha, such a wonderful attitude; I love it. I've been buying vintage Munsingwear (Penguin) polos lately. More cutting edge than Lacoste.
post #33 of 41
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I think that Lacoste polos have been ruined by posers, who push von dutch trucker hat as well as cheap puma shoes with disgusting diesel jeans. Lacoste used to be a respectable brand and sadly, its image has been tarnished by peasants
not that i disagree because i agree with your sentiment but out of curiosity, what are "lacoste posers"? i didnt realize that Lacoste was ever geared towards a "scene" or "subculture", say the way Fred Perry was.
post #34 of 41
lol, wow, i thought i was the only one that thougth this. i havn't been able to find any 2's around, but this size 3 is still pretty big on me. RL custom fit on the other hand, is perfect.
post #35 of 41
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Originally Posted by arrogant,May 04 2005,22:21
I think that Lacoste polos have been ruined by posers, who push von dutch trucker hat as well as cheap puma shoes with disgusting diesel jeans. Lacoste used to be a respectable brand and sadly, its image has been tarnished by peasants
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not that i disagree because i agree with your sentiment but out of curiosity, what are "lacoste posers"? i didnt realize that Lacoste was ever geared towards a "scene" or "subculture", say the way Fred Perry was.
"to Lacoste or not to Lacoste and if so collar up or down?" -- The Preppy Handbook I am class of '86. I lived through the preppy fad of the early 80's. Let me tell you that everyone who remotely considered themselves preppy had at least one of these Lacoste polos which were always called Izods among people I knew. Preppies had been around for decades before that, of course, but preppy fashion crossed into the mainstream around the time disco faded away. Izod sales boomed. I bought one for old time's sake several years ago off of eBay. I managed to find a New Old Stock (NOS) shirt from when the company was still Izod Lacoste. It's just like the ones I had in the early 80's. There's a long "tennis tail" in the rear. The shirt is very fitted around the torso and around the biceps. It's a body-conscious cut. I tried on a new one at a Lacoste shop recently. The fit is totally different. It's baggy and loose around the arms. I tried sizing down but the proportions were still off. The current standard model hardly resembles the original or at least 80's version. Downright bizarre if you ask me. Le Tigre was an alternative but not in a good way. They were worn only by those who could not afford an Izod or who were fashion-challenged. I can't imagine Le Tigre ever having been thought cool by anyone. After all, it was the JC Penny's clone of the real thing. So many people wore Izods that they became uncool. The rebellion started slowly, with folks removing their crocs and flipping them upside-down. What finally saved the masses from Izod was the Ralph Lauren polo. By around '86 everyone had switched to RL polos and to wear an Izod would have been an embarassment.
post #36 of 41
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(Get Smart @ May 06 2005,12:49)
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Originally Posted by arrogant,May 04 2005,22:21
I think that Lacoste polos have been ruined by posers, who push von dutch trucker hat as well as cheap puma shoes with disgusting diesel jeans. Lacoste used to be a respectable brand and sadly, its image has been tarnished by peasants
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not that i disagree because i agree with your sentiment but out of curiosity, what are "lacoste posers"? i didnt realize that Lacoste was ever geared towards a "scene" or "subculture", say the way Fred Perry was.
"to Lacoste or not to Lacoste and if so collar up or down?" -- The Preppy Handbook I am class of '86. I lived through the preppy fad of the early 80's. Let me tell you that everyone who remotely considered themselves preppy had at least one of these Lacoste polos which were always called Izods among people I knew. Preppies had been around for decades before that, of course, but preppy fashion crossed into the mainstream around the time disco faded away. Izod sales boomed. I bought one for old time's sake several years ago off of eBay. I managed to find a New Old Stock (NOS) shirt from when the company was still Izod Lacoste. It's just like the ones I had in the early 80's. There's a long "tennis tail" in the rear. The shirt is very fitted around the torso and around the biceps. It's a body-conscious cut. I tried on a new one at a Lacoste shop recently. The fit is totally different. It's baggy and loose around the arms. I tried sizing down but the proportions were still off. The current standard model hardly resembles the original or at least 80's version. Downright bizarre if you ask me. Le Tigre was an alternative but not in a good way. They were worn only by those who could not afford an Izod or who were fashion-challenged. I can't imagine Le Tigre ever having been thought cool by anyone. After all, it was the JC Penny's clone of the real thing. So many people wore Izods that they became uncool. The rebellion started slowly, with folks removing their crocs and flipping them upside-down. What finally saved the masses from Izod was the Ralph Lauren polo. By around '86 everyone had switched to RL polos and to wear an Izod would have been an embarassment.
I have these polo shirts, like...without stuff on 'em. They...look pretty good.
post #37 of 41
(Non-vintage) Lacoste sucks.  If you want a polo that actually fits the non obese, I recommend AA or Joie (but only on sale).
post #38 of 41
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I am class of '86. I lived through the preppy fad of the early 80's. Let me tell you that everyone who remotely considered themselves preppy had at least one of these Lacoste polos which were always called Izods among people I knew. . Le Tigre was an alternative but not in a good way. They were worn only by those who could not afford an Izod or who were fashion-challenged.
i'm class of '87 so i definitely recall the heyday of "Izod Lacoste"...which is why i was so surprised when the Lacoste polo came back so strong. and totally agree about Le Tigre....that was "Izod Light" for the reasons you mention, and its resurgence is even more bizarre, esp since it costs so much now and you get what has to be one of the worst polo shirt chest logos i've ever seen. i did get a Lacoste polo last christmas with a Macys gift card i got that i like quite a bit. It's dark grey/lt grey alternating stripes that fits nicely. It was an "$85" shirt which i have heard have different/slimmer cuts than the "$69" solid shirt.
post #39 of 41
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Sort of unrelated, but Lacoste's button-up shirts suck too. Double needle, crap fabric, plastic buttons, blousy cut, logo sewn on pocket, all for about $100.
post #40 of 41
Hey, I kind of like that AA one. http://www.americanapparelstore.com/2412.html Looks like a nice lean cut and having four buttons is a stylish touch. I've noticed AA stores sprouting up. I'll have to try one this weekend.
post #41 of 41
Lacoste looks good on me and I'm (I wish) Iggy Pop-skinny. Suck it.
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