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Is Lacoste out of style ???

post #1 of 21
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I wanted to know your opinion concerning Lacoste.. I believe that the brand has been ruined by the large number of posers who wear "popped collar" Lacoste polos....but would you consider the brand out of style and only worn by posers such as those who still wear trucker hats??? I own quite a bit of Lacoste such as v-necks, dress shirts, etc... and I am now afraid that its image has been completely tarnished.. What do you guys think??? will Lacoste become a classic brand such as Ralph Lauren in North America or simply remembered as terrible trend???
post #2 of 21
If the rest of your look is preppy (trad?), keep wearing it. It's already a classic brand.
post #3 of 21
This was discussed a bit before: http://www.styleforum.net/cgi-bin....t=11403 My opinion is that, yes, the frat boys, posers, et al have ruined the revived brand already. Go for Penguin.
post #4 of 21
Judging by his post, I think he wants something that's not a pure trend brand. That definitely rules out penguin. I'd say go with RL.
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
I think that penguin is also very played-out......all little wannabe indies wear those polos and they are also ugly.... I think RL polos will foerver be considered classic.. but as for lacoste I am not sure???
post #6 of 21
If you like Lacoste, wear them. Personally I don't like the fit or the collar. I much prefer the old RLs and Fred Perry (although the latter are rather abrasive). I'm still on the lookout for a good no-logo polo shirt. Maybe AA will get off their ass (once Dov is out of prison) and make a pique one for me.
post #7 of 21
Yea I wish AA would make a pique polo. Fred Perry and Lacoste both fit me really well. They're my favorite.
post #8 of 21
Oh yeah, you could also take off the croc before washing your Lacoste, if it bugs you that much. IIRC it's a little patch sewn on, not embroidery through the fabric.
post #9 of 21
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Oh yeah, you could also take off the croc before washing your Lacoste, if it bugs you that much. IIRC it's a little patch sewn on, not embroidery through the fabric.
With so many people adding fake crocodiles to make up fake Lacoste, you could even sell the embroided reptile.
post #10 of 21
I'm a pretty big Lacoste fan. I've yet to try the Polo Custom Fit line though. I picked up a Silver Croc Polo in Harajuku a few days ago and I absolutely love it. You could always try these for something a bit more exclusive. Anyone know if they sell these anywhere in the US?
post #11 of 21
styleman, My first suggestion, if you have a little more cash, is to check out Gran Sasso polo shirts. Nice fabrics, impeccable workmanship, interesting (yet conservative) designs. More bucks than that? Try Brunello Cucinelli (wonderful cotton, but his stuff is definitely removed from the streetwear category). John
post #12 of 21
If your looking for a nice non logo polo check out robert talbotts or gitman brothers. They both make a really nice polo, fabric wise the cuts don't fit me, but no logos. Etro has a few non logo polos but are pretty pricey. Burberry outlets have some none logos. I think you shouldn't worry about others wearing it. They certainly aren't that great quality wise at least what they used to be but if you like them buy them. Who cares what other people think if they think you are trendy let them you don't know them cause they obviously don't know you and you will most likely never see them again. Wear what fits, feels good, looks good, and care only what you think cause you only have to deal with your thought (i sound like NBC's "the more you know" now)
post #13 of 21
It really all depends on how you wear it, specifically the cohesion of the whole outfit. I mean, if you wear it preppy, like Lacoste is meant to be, then you'll always look stylish and you won't blend in with the masses. And as for the non-polo shirt stuff, I actually see very little of that so those items will always be cool. Le Tigre's on the other hand are the PF Flyers of polo shirts.
post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 
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styleman, My first suggestion, if you have a little more cash, is to check out Gran Sasso polo shirts.  Nice fabrics, impeccable workmanship, interesting (yet conservative) designs. More bucks than that?  Try Brunello Cucinelli (wonderful cotton, but his stuff is definitely removed from the streetwear category). John
dear John styleman??? who are you referring to???? Please enlighten me...
post #15 of 21
Oh man, you just gave yourself away dude.
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