As I mentioned in a previous thread, I recently purchased my first Lacoste (ok, my parents used to purchase me Lacoste shirts all the time, but that was over a decade ago) at the Lacoste store in Palm Beach. I had to buy a size 16, since a "˜S' was not as slim as I would like; I am at the office at the moment, so I can't recall if the logo was embroidered on or merely placed on. Also I can't recall if it was made in Peru, but I think it was. And, now I'm questioning the quality of my Lacoste...(damn forum, Now I'm all preoccupied on a Friday about a polo shirt. Â
Jon, I wouldn't worry, I don't think you can buy the Indian shirts in America, especially not at a Lacoste store. If you paid $79 or whatever the retail is, you probably got the best kind. I have the same issue with sizing as you do... the XS is not even as fitted as I would like it to be, but at least the "Designed in France" shirts have a nice slim cut to them, as opposed to this window drape POS I have in my trash can. Funny, my parents bought me Lacoste a decade ago as well
Also, I believe the shirts made in Morocco are of the same quality as the shirts made in Peru. I believe if it says "Designed in France" on it, it is the nicer line. Perhaps the children's polos have a patch instead of embroidered logos, regardless of their origin.