The Lacoste Club

I will start with something that I had delivered to me today: a Lacoste racquet bag (a special collaboration between Tecnifibre and Lacoste, and for those who don't know, Lacoste owns Tecnifibre): from their limited edition L.20 series:



The bag has the same construction as the Tecnifibre Tour Endurance racquet bag with removable internal compartments, which means that it can be transformed into a normal duffle bag. With internal compartments it accommodates three racquets and has multiple places to store the usual things necessary on a tennis court.

The styling of the bag makes it a bit different than the Tecnifibre: the bottom of the pack (when laid on the long side) is of durable PVC material. The side of the bag has a perforated part which is part of the lid for the shoe compartment, providing additional ventilation. Same feature can be noticed on the shoulder straps. Overall the quality looks to be quite good.

 
It is available also in the Lacoste physical store in Luxembourg (82 Grand-Rue). The owner of that store is an avid Lacoste collector, so a visit is very much worth it, even only to admire his display of historical Lacoste racquets on the walls of the store.

It may or may not be available elsewhere, as I was informed that it will be offered via "selected stores", but I don't know what that means.

 

lim

Semi-Pro
Subbed. 8-B
Speaking of... I have an order on the way haha. Will grab some pics once it gets here:p
 
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RNBABOLAT

Semi-Pro
I will start with something that I had delivered to me today: a Lacoste racquet bag (a special collaboration between Tecnifibre and Lacoste, and for those who don't know, Lacoste owns Tecnifibre): from their limited edition L.20 series:



The bag has the same construction as the Tecnifibre Tour Endurance racquet bag with removable internal compartments, which means that it can be transformed into a normal duffle bag. With internal compartments it accommodates three racquets and has multiple places to store the usual things necessary on a tennis court.

The styling of the bag makes it a bit different than the Tecnifibre: the bottom of the pack (when laid on the long side) is of durable PVC material. The side of the bag has a perforated part which is part of the lid for the shoe compartment, providing additional ventilation. Same feature can be noticed on the shoulder straps. Overall the quality looks to be quite good.

Beautiful Bag! White is very elegant and Lacoste always made quality items, great find
 
So, these ( LA212O08G-A11) arrived a couple of days ago:



Not on court specific, but similar to some older tennis shoes. I intend to use them also for an "old-timer" get-togethers, when we play wooden racquets and (laughs) long pants.

The sizing is a bit on the larger side, so if anyone considers them, go 1/2 to 1 size down. The materials are very nice (It would be better, if Lacoste reverted back to full leather linings, but I know that that is not happening anytime soon.). I am particularly fond of the grained leather. It gives them a bit of sophistication that their smooth leather variants lack, and I am hoping that it will also help with hiding better the creases that plague all white leather shoes after wearing them for a while.

 
While we wait to see everything from the new collection, this arrived (DH3578 00 JDK):



The front panel is two ply which is how the gradient of the colour is achieved. The back is perforated for improved ventilation. All logos are from rubber. Roland Garros inscription on the collar base. Superb quality. To me the best pick from the entire 2020 collection.

 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
Too expensive and the quality is not really superior. They are, however, very stylish.

I can be the best-looking guy on court at a fraction of the price, but the raw material is there.

And the trouble with club tennis is that no one really pays that much attention to style.

The young's idea of style is to buy a Pure Drive and dress in all Nike, and the young do try.
 

TennisCanada1

Professional
They do. It is just that they are not part of their regular tennis collections, but rather boutique and special releases.

Other than that, you can go old school a la Arnaud Clement.

I've been following every season, and they haven't released a headband publicly (online) since 2013-2014 (I have two). Maybe at a slam boutique or something...here's hoping they will actually release them as part of a regular collection!
 

lim

Semi-Pro
I've been following every season, and they haven't released a headband publicly (online) since 2013-2014 (I have two). Maybe at a slam boutique or something...here's hoping they will actually release them as part of a regular collection!
Can’t remember seeing them either and I’ve been buying from their web store for a long time. If krajinovic wasnt racking up good results, I probably would have forgot they even made them. They also had head ties at one point but don’t think those were widely available either..?
 

CTLong1079

New User
Have some comments will be great , currently using Wilson Roger Bag...
I like the open organization system versus the traditional two sided bag. The shoe compartment is well ventilated and the bag design is well thought out. As a long time user of a 6 racquet prince bag I like this Lacoste set up.

CT
 
Thanks. Think I’m gonna pull the trigger, it’s a little better looking than the comparable tecnifbre bag.
Re sturdy: if you are familiar with the typical PVC that Lacoste uses predominantly in their handbags - it is the same in the part of the bag that is green. The white part is more like the a rubberised sleek surface. That is potentially susceptible to some cracking down the road, but I can't say for sure: it just seems like something that "might" happen. It is not like most racquet bags. That wouldn't stop me from buying it again, if I had to do it again (I might buy another one as a backup), though. The quality is quite good, even though I wish they made the white part from the same material as the green one or at least some kind of reinforced cloth. The internal dividers are also a bit of a plain Jane: they do the job, but could have been much much better. Overall what you get is a fantastic design, clever solutions for the compartmentalisation, and quality zippers/typical for Lacoste outer shell.

:cool:
 

ArliHawk

Hall of Fame
Okay this bag is fantastic. Not sure it was worth the price but feels like it should hold up. If I get 2-3 years out of it I will be happy.
 

ArliHawk

Hall of Fame
Now I’m gonna need to pull the trigger on some Lacoste kits to go with the bag. Really like the orange Miami open polo.
 


Another highlight from the new RG tennis collection. It doesn't look to be the same material as the previous year. However, it looks rather airy, and I have no doubt that it will perform that way. Last year's RG edition is an absolute pleasure to wear. This one upgrades over the last year one with a more traditional placket with buttons , broader collar and something that Lacoste calls "second skin". As far as I am concerned, the RG line is currently their premium line in all aspects: 4th season in a row they use their best materials and designs for it.

:cool:
 

teachingprotx

Hall of Fame
I am a teaching pro first / MRT second here in Dallas.
Lacoste hit me like a ton of bricks one year . I was working and studying / interning at John Newcombes 1999.
By 2001 I was a fully accredited teaching pro which took me to my next gig working as a tennis pro for club Med resorts ... and that’s where the croc bit me hard , noticed a ton of the GO’s ( employees ) wore Lacoste as most were European. Once I left club Med I worked in a French tennis academie ‘
That was sponsored by Lacoste and so that’s where the croc cloaked my body . Not since grade school and even high school I donned izod ..
Lacoste no ..
Lacoste was something different cuz it was poly clothing and i fell in love with it ever since it’s all I wear 100% of the time . I do get Prefered product from reps so it’s very affordable .
if not ..hmmmmm maybe be different . But I am super thankful for it cause I absolutely adore lactose. It’s my brand for life .I’m a Lacoste ambassador. No doubt about it ❤
 

fundrazer

G.O.A.T.
Got some stuff coming in. Is going to take a while though since the US store sold out.

Ordered this shirt, shorts, and warmup pants in this style. Getting the jacket and maybe another shirt + shorts later. Jacket I expect to get for a discount later.

 

ArliHawk

Hall of Fame
Got some stuff coming in. Is going to take a while though since the US store sold out.

Ordered this shirt, shorts, and warmup pants in this style. Getting the jacket and maybe another shirt + shorts later. Jacket I expect to get for a discount later.

I like those shirts but the thing that bothers me is the world Lacoste on them. I’m like we get it, it has the croc already.
 

fundrazer

G.O.A.T.
I like those shirts but the thing that bothers me is the world Lacoste on them. I’m like we get it, it has the croc already.
Yeah it feels a bit out of place. I don't mind it as much on this style. The striped sleeve polo from this collection have "Lacoste" randomly on the back of the shirt which feels even more out of place.
 
Yeah it feels a bit out of place. I don't mind it as much on this style. The striped sleeve polo from this collection have "Lacoste" randomly on the back of the shirt which feels even more out of place.
I will never get any clothing that has written Lacoste outside of the designated emblem on it. It betrays the elegant and uncluttered style that Lacoste ia known for. Those polos and shorts with the huge writings on them are not what I envisage when I think of Lacoste. I even have a problem with them putting their logo right in the centre just below the collar at the back. I understand that they are keeping up with the times of excessive branding, but ... it is not for me.

:cool:
 
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teachingprotx

Hall of Fame
I will never get any clothing that has written Lacoste outside of the designated emblem on it. It betrays the elegant and uncluttered style that Lacoste ia known for. Those polos and shorts with the huge writings on them are not what I envisage when I think of Lacoste. I even have a problem with them putting their logo right in the centre just below the collar at the back. I understand that they are keeping up with the times of excessive branding, but ... it is not for me.

:cool:
I agreee 100000000000000000%
 

teachingprotx

Hall of Fame
I’m also like this . I never really liked any font on any clothing ever no matter what . But there are a few exceptions to the rule .
1. If I have a Lacoste tennis polo and it is the Lacoste sport meaning it’s made of polyester I don’t mind at all if it has the Lacoste on the right sleeeve cap . No problem. Another thing I don’t mind is when pros where their other sponsors ( not their clothing sponsor ) on their sleeves . Ie Coca Cola , rolex, guinot etc . The only sponsor I’m embarrassed about is the bass pro .. I find that incredibly low rent and also kind of funny too actually.
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
I will never get any clothing that has written Lacoste outside of the designated emblem on it. It betrays the elegant and uncluttered style that Lacoste ia known for. Those polos and shorts with the huge writings on them are not what I envisage when I think of Lacoste. I even have a problem with them putting their logo right in the centre just below the collar at the back. I understand that they are keeping up with the times of excessive branding, but ... it is not for me.

:cool:
I agreee 100000000000000000%
Agree also.
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
Where are you guys on Medvedev’s upcoming FO apparel? Perhaps a bit too Wimbledon ball boy adjacent for me, but certainly doesn’t offend the senses.
 
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