Lacoste Fall 2017 Apparel Review


The Lacoste Brand has been around since 1933 when René Lacoste and business partner André Gillier founded the company in France. Lacoste was well known within tennis circles for his intensity on the court, and had earned the nickname “The Crocodile”. The two decided to adopt the crocodile as their logo and since then, it has become a classic icon within the tennis apparel industry.

The white tennis polo put Lacoste on the sports fashion map, however the product line does not stop there. Nowadays, the company is well known in other lines including leather goods, footwear, eyewear, perfume and ready to wear.

Another apparel line Lacoste is seeing a lot of progress is within golf apparel. The company recently introduces their fall golf apparel collection and The Golfin’ Guy was fortunate enough to review several pieces. The Women’s Short Sleeve Color Block Waffle Stitch Polo is sewn from a 100% Polyester Waffle material and features a self-collar trimmed in white and 3-snap placket with banded sleeves. The 3-toned color block design provides a sharp contrast in color from top to bottom. The Croc applique on the left chest identifies the brand as does the Lacoste name across the back of the neck. The Short Sleeve Color Block Waffle Stitch Polo is available sizes S- XL and in Oceanie/White/Haiti Blue.

The golf dress seems to be making a comeback and Lacoste is right at the forefront. The Women’s Sport Golf Stretch Mini Pique Polo Dress features a truly feminine cut and a contrasting neckline that make the Sport Golf dress a flattering piece. It’s sewn from Lacoste’s stretch mini piqué, 100% cotton fabric with stitched accents on the side and a contrasting four-button polo collar. There’s a pocket on the right side to keep your valuables safe and secure. The Women’s Sport Golf Stretch Mini Pique Polo Dress is available in sizes 0 -12 and in Ocean/Navy Blue or Navy Blue/Mouline Navy Blue. Retail price is $125.

The Women’s Sport Golf Tech Gabardine Skirt is perfect for lady golfers who want to look their best on the links. The 85% Polyester/15% Elastane fabric has plenty of stretch to move with you all the way through your golf swing and the two slits in the front add a little bit of extra room.  The belt loops are wide enough to accommodate your favorite belt. The two front pockets are deep and will keep your golf essentials safe and secure and the back pocket is wide enough to accommodate most scorecards. The iconic Lacoste Croc applique is on the front hip. The Women’s Sport Golf Tech Gabardine Skirt is available in sizes 0 – 12 and in Varsity Blue, White or Haiti Blue. Retail price is $125.

Lacoste’s Men’s Golf Stretch Ultra-Dry Stripe Polo Shirt exemplifies what the company is all about. It’s crafted from Lacoste’s 94% Polyester, 6% Elastane ultra-comfortable stretch fabric that moves with you through every phase of the golf swing. The moisture-wicking properties of the shirt will keep you dry when things heat up. The Ultra-Dry Stripe Polo features a point collar and 4-button placket. The wide stripes are reminiscent of a rugby shirt and the iconic Croc logo identifies the brand. It’s available in sizes S – 4XL and in 3 color combinations: Oceanie/Haiti Blue-White; Marine/Cobalt-Blanc and Etna Red/Tarama-White. Retail price is $98.

When it comes to golf shorts, I’m always looking for something different; anyone can wear Khaki shorts and a Navy Blue polo on the golf course. The Men’s Stretch Checked Shorts make a statement – and quickly. They’re made from an 89% Polyester, 11% Elastane stretch fabric that moves with you through all phases of your golf swing making these shorts comfortable for all-day play style. These regular fit shorts are finished in an allover checked pattern and the Croc applique on the right hip. The Men’s Stretch Checked Shorts are available in sizes 30 -42 and in either Etna Red/Cinnabar or Navy Blue/Cobalt. Retail price is $115.

Cool days call for some cool sweaters and Lacoste’s Men’s Sport Cotton V-Neck Golf Sweater is no exception. Made of lightweight cozy 100% cotton, and finished with ribbed detail this classic golf piece has a V-Neck and an interior lining for added warmth. The Sport Cotton V-Neck Golf Sweater is available in sizes S – 4XL and in Silver Chine/Navy Blue-White. Retail price is $225.

Lacoste’s Regular Pique Pocket Polo is made from the company’s stretch mini piqué fabric which is 100% cotton, giving this shirt both comfort and fluidity. The ribbed collar and 3-button placket off a classic golf look and the mother-of-pearl buttons add a classy touch. The trim on the armbands, pocket hem and collar give this polo a sharp look as does the contrasting color on the placket. As always, the Croc applique on the left chest add a certain je ne c’est quoi. The Men’s Regular Pique Pocket Polo is available in sizes S – 4XL and in several color combinations. Retail price is $98.

David Theoret

David Theoret has been in the golf and golf travel industry for over 12 years, primarily selling online advertising. For the past seven years, he has also been a golf writer, reviewing golf courses, resorts, destinations, equipment, golf apparel, and training aids – the latter of which never seems to help. What started as a dream years ago, by God’s grace, became a reality in 2015 when The Golfin’ Guy editorial marketing company was founded. Working together with golf course designer Ron Garl; David’s articles and reviews have been posted on many golf travel, equipment, and apparel websites.

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