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Lacoste Polos -- Where is the best place to buy?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by M. Charles, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. Lel

    Lel Well-Known Member

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    Lacoste began selling on their website recently, well maybe not that recently but the last time I went to their website about 3 months ago they didn't have a store.

    http://shopapparel.lacoste.com/index...=bn_lsa_launch


    Wow an XS is a 40 in. chest?
     
  2. DeweyD

    DeweyD Well-Known Member

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    Dept. stores always run the best sales unless you catch the website when it first post sales. Stores also run twice a year sales ( maybe even more )

    I personally like the pima cotton polo's from Lacoste with the smaller gator and three buttons. I think they lay better with the tail.
     
  3. jsherman02

    jsherman02 Well-Known Member

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    I think Lacoste shirts are some of the most high maintenance shirts made. If you dry them, they will easily shrink down two sizes.
     
  4. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Well-Known Member

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    I think Lacoste shirts are some of the most high maintenance shirts made. If you dry them, they will easily shrink down two sizes.

    Amen to that.

    Never put them in the dryer. I put mine on wooden hangers and air dry them.
     
  5. M. Charles

    M. Charles Well-Known Member

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    FYI, Macy's is having the Friends and Family sale now. It includes Lacoste at 20% off. Google for a coupon. Also free shipping over $100.
     
  6. thinksimple

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    In Vaughan (just north of Toronto), there's a Lacoste outlet at Vaughan Mills. I know that the polos were $50 something during the winter months, but they're back up to $66. Not the best deal around, but it sure beats paying regular price at one of their boutiques.

    They also have sales in addition to their outlet pricing, but it's typically a discount off the original price, which usually translates to an extra 10-15% off the "outlet" pricing. Sometimes, you can get lucky--just before Christmas, I picked up a button up that was 60% off, and I picked up a sweater for $45 that retailed for $175.

    Their polo stock is pretty much whatever was out last season, but they don't really have stock of common solids (i.e. white, navy)--I don't keep up with Lacoste's lines, so for all I know, maybe that colour wasn't being made that season. Nevertheless, they have a pretty decent size and colour range.

    I enjoy the store more for the one-off pieces they get in occasionally. A lot of the stuff they get in can be in huge sizes or really gaudy colours/patterns, but every now and them you can find a gem.
     
  7. mr monty

    mr monty Well-Known Member

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    In Vaughan (just north of Toronto), there's a Lacoste outlet at Vaughan Mills. I know that the polos were $50 something during the winter months, but they're back up to $66. Not the best deal around, but it sure beats paying regular price at one of their boutiques.

    They also have sales in addition to their outlet pricing, but it's typically a discount off the original price, which usually translates to an extra 10-15% off the "outlet" pricing. Sometimes, you can get lucky--just before Christmas, I picked up a button up that was 60% off, and I picked up a sweater for $45 that retailed for $175.

    Their polo stock is pretty much whatever was out last season, but they don't really have stock of common solids (i.e. white, navy)--I don't keep up with Lacoste's lines, so for all I know, maybe that colour wasn't being made that season. Nevertheless, they have a pretty decent size and colour range.

    I enjoy the store more for the one-off pieces they get in occasionally. A lot of the stuff they get in can be in huge sizes or really gaudy colours/patterns, but every now and them you can find a gem.


    They also have outlet stores in the states
    locations at the bottom of this line

    http://www.premiumoutlets.com/brands...vel.asp?id=288
     
  8. Fashion Savant

    Fashion Savant Well-Known Member

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    Is Romania considered a Third World country?

    I think my Romanian Lacoste polo isn't too bad.



    Romanian? I haven't come across a croc shirt from Romania ever. Is it new?
     
  9. dba

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  10. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Well-Known Member

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    Romanian? I haven't come across a croc shirt from Romania ever. Is it new?

    Well, it is Gentian Purple and I bought it at a Lacoste Boutique here in Montreal.

    Purchased it in early March.
     
  11. BABuckeye

    BABuckeye Well-Known Member

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    Several currently on sale at Saks. Some light, pastel-like solid colors at US$45 (down from US$75) and the vintage washed version is US$53, down from US$88. If you get one of the vintage shirts, go down one size because they are enormous. There are stripes and long sleeves and sweaters on sale at Saks as well. Try the link below or just go to Saks.com.

    By the way, Lacoste quality has deteriorated and their style/shape seems a bit off. The collars that were stiff enough to stand straight up in the preppy hayday are now too thin/weak to do so. Not that anyone does that anymore, but they collars don't lay as nicely. The shape is rather full, especially at the hem; it's almost like a bell shape. They're certainly not trim or fitted. The hem no longer has the tennis tail (well, the womens version does, but not the mens). Instead, it has a t-shirt hem with a small notch cutout that serves no purpose that I can tell.

    Too bad, IMO, because I was drawn to the traditional and perhaps historic look. Now I have moved on to look for alternatives. J Crew's vintage polos are slim/trim/fitted. Granted, much of J Crew's quality has diminished in recent years, but they shirts were cheap at 2 for US$60. They fitt better than the Lacoste, without the gator logo, for half the price.

    http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/...1374&ev19=2:10
     

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