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Accessories, Footwear, Gallery, Style, Style Safari

This summer’s hottest plimsolls and canvas shoes

By Stefano on June 21st, 2013

Ever wondered why the plimsoll is called that? According to Nicholette Jones’ book The Plimsoll Sensation in the 1870s it got the name because the coloured horizontal band joining the upper to the sole resembled the Plimsoll line on a ship’s hull. So just like the Plimsoll line on a ship, if water got above the line of the rubber sole the wearer would get wet.

So now we’re officially in summer, we can safely get out our plimsolls! (and hopefully avoid trench foot following a British summer…)

So much cooler than trainers, here’s our top ten plimsolls to step out in this summer.

Fred Perry Foxx Leather Choc Brown Mustard Yellow Ecru £65

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Lace up leather plimsolls with smooth rubber soles and rounded cotton laces. The Fred Perry iconic Laurel Wreath is embroidered on the heel. Office



News

Lacoste bought up by Swiss Maus Freres Group

By Gerald Lynch on October 29th, 2012

 

Sportswear brand Lacoste have been bought out by the Maus Freres Group. The Swiss investors already held a 35% stake in the brand, and are now majority holders by buying up an additional 30.3% stake. The move values the French fashion line at somewhere between  1.0 billion and 1.25 billion euros ($1.29-$1.62 billion).

The sale comes courtesy of a group of family shareholders, including former chairman and chief executive Michael Lacoste, son of brand-founder Rene Lacoste. This has once again ignited growing speculation that a family rift over the direction of the brand is causing tension.

It is believed that Michael Lacoste is at loggerheads with his own daughter, Sophie Lacoste-Dournel, with the parent opposing his daughter’s ascension to the position of non-executive chairman in September.

Michael Lacoste claims that Maus, who have three voting members on the company board, had convinced part of the Lacoste family to form an alliance, wrestling control of the brand away from him.

Maus Freres Group owns department stores and home-improvement outlets in their native land of Switzerland and are a large distributor of clothing brands. The group claim that the purchase secures the future of the brand for the foreseeable future, ensuring employees retain their jobs during tough economic times.



festivals, Retail

Lacoste rocking up to Coachella 2012 festival with pop-up shop this weekend

By Gerald Lynch on April 11th, 2012

Fancy a fashion-fix with your musical high at this weekend’s Coachella 2012 festival? Then you’re in luck; Lacoste are out on the campaign trail for their new Lacoste Live label, and will be rolling up to the Californian camp with a pop-up shop in tow.

It’s actually quite an impressive feat of engineering too, like a Transformer with a penchant for tailoring.  Housed in a metal container, the shop unfolds mechanically to reveal a 480 square-foot retail space.

There will also be interactive listening spots with artists playing at the festival, all day pool parties and, if the above image is anything to go by, a red rocking crocodile play chair. Nice.

Heading down to Coachella festival this weekend? Damn, we’re envious. At The Drive-In reformed? Pulp? You’re in for a treat! Get primed for the party with the Coachella Spotify playlist embedded below!



Footwear

Lacoste Footwear exclusive at Kurt Geiger

By shinychris on November 23rd, 2009

Available now is a new range of men’s styles from Lacoste Footwear. Exclusive to Kurt Geiger, these new designs have been taken from Lacoste’s premium men’s “Club” collection and feature lace-ups in calf leather that pay homage to its golf brogue ancestors complete with a sporty two-tone stripe at the ankle and a pull tab at the heel.

The collection also includes a soft and sensible, driving-inspired, slip-on with a chic black, bronze and pewter stripe. These styles will be stocked exclusively in selected Kurt Geiger retail stores.

http://www.kurtgeiger.com/online-shop/men

CLICK ON IMAGE BELOW TO LOOK AT LACOSTE DESIGNS



Grooming

Lacoste Challenge: Fresh Scent For Summer

By admin on June 12th, 2009

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Kiss & Makeup‘s Zara writes…

Lacoste are launching a new scent which challenges men to be, uh, Challenge(d). The idea is that the scent will capture the essence of today’s young metrosexual, and be light enough to wear daily. Considering the tagline is ‘Never resist the call of the game’. it seems pretty relevant for Wimbledon, and I can imagine Henman spritzing on a little in between getting trounced trying his hardest.

The scent combines notes of tangerine and lemon mixed with aromatic lavender- an unusual combination for a male scent. They have added ginger to give it an extra a kick though, so hopefully you’ll be feeling zesty rather than getting flashbacks to your gran’s knicker drawer.

It costs from £24 for 50ml, and will be available this summer.

Related: False Eyelashes for MEN! (It’s OK, they’re ‘natural’)



Accessories, Heroes and Celebrities, Polls

Yay or Nay? Mickey Boardman’s Gender-Bender Style

By Will Reid on April 20th, 2009

340x.jpgMickey Boardman is the infamous columnist at Paper magazine as well as a social butterfly and fashion extraordinaire. He is also the proud owner of a rather distinctive and intriguing look. Boardman blends paired down basics in block colours (Lacoste polo shirts, chinos, simple cardigans in luxury cashmere,) with extravagant costume jewellery and accessories. Chunky necklaces and lavish loops of gorgeous beads add a high-fashion touch to any simple look. But I worry it might raise a few eyebrows (and maybe a few fists) down at the local supermarket.

So what do you think- Yay or Nay?




Gallery, Heroes and Celebrities

Gallery: Michael Cera in Arrested Development

By admin on November 18th, 2008

During a recent spate of illness (whaddya mean you didn’t notice my absence??!) I watched A LOT of Arrested Development and something struck me, sartorially.

Michael Cera who plays George Michael in the show appears in an array of eye-wateringly good/bad (I haven’t made my mind up yet) outfits mainly composed of chinos, faded ’80s patterned shirts, webbing and leather belts and deck shoes. It’s a look which is incredibly self-effacing but like a Magic Eye if you stare long enough it begins to pop out and assault you with its complexity.

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[Images: 20thC.Fox/Everett/Rex Features]



Heroes and Celebrities, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

Michael Stipe designs polo shirt for Lacoste

By admin on November 11th, 2008

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This may be sacrilege round these parts, but I’ve never really understood how people can spend over £30 on a t-shirt. But those people exist – I’ve seen them – and may be interested to know that R.E.M’s Michael Stipe has designed a polo shirt for crocodiley clothing folk Lacoste.

If you’d like to know “the concept” behind the shirt – and no, it’s not just “create a shirt people can wear” – allow me to enlighten you by quoting from the website:

For his take on the LACOSTE polo, Stipe created a monumental two tone photographic image depicting a crowd at a stadium concert from the perspective of a performer on stage. The chaotic crowd image contrasts against colors of the LACOSTE petit pique fabric that both obliterates detail and accentuates silhouette.

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knitwear

Beauty & Youth x Lacoste and Jessica Simpson… kind of

By Jonathan Smith on September 15th, 2008

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Does the world need anymore cardigans? No but the world doesn’t need another drunk blond hick, but we have Jessica Simpson and I love her. These cardigans and Jessica Simpson do have a few things in common: we don’t need them, there’s nothing really special about them, we have loads of them but we kinda like them.

Beauty & Youth has gotten together with Lacoste to create these bad boys that could provide a staple piece to any wardrobe. Coming in red, streaky grey marl and navy -which is the nicest in my opinion- with contrasting stripes on the cuffs and button lining.

Hopefully these will not be restricted to the Japanese market and should be available soon from a boutique near you! Jump through for a more detailed look.

Source: highsnobiety.com

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Designer Spotlight, News, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

Visionaire 54 SPORT- A Lacoste Tribute

By Will Reid on July 1st, 2008

visionairelacoste.jpgThe latest edition of Visionaire has been outed as a tribute to Lacoste’s 75th Anniversary. So far, the infamously expensive Visionaire collection has seen issues made of puzzles and vinyl records but we are now being treated to the ‘first wearable issue.’ Confused? Let me explain.

This issue of Visionaire, in collaboration with Lacoste, will contain three state-of-the-art “full-coverage, full-colour, photographically-printed Lacoste polo shirts featuring artwork by some of the world’s leading artists and photographers.” Basically, the magazine will come in the form of a suitcase containing twelve images and three different shirts. There will be one small, one medium and one large within each copy and there will be four different sets of the SPORT issue. Included is the artwork of Nick Knight, Karl Lagerfeld and Michael Stipe to name but a brilliant few.

The issue will be previewed during next week’s Paris Haute-Couture collections. Those with a subscription are guaranteed a copy.

Each issue costs $250 (£125.)



Accessories, Clothing, pick of the blogs

When We Were Casuals – for all your Fila, Reebok and, um, deerstalker needs

By admin on June 19th, 2008

deerstalker.jpgSay what you like about 80s football hooligans, but even while they were battering people’s heads in with metal poles, they had style. Or that’s the popular perception nowadays anyway – I’m sure they couldn’t ALL have been clad in Lacoste. Of course we don’t call this style of dress hooliwear, or whatever – it’s “terrace fashion”, sweetheart.

When We Were Casuals is a site that caters to the gentleman who likes his Fila, Adidas and Barbour gear. Yes, you can find Reebok Classics there, but you can also get some slightly more unusual bits and bobs – howsabout a Christy’s Deerstalker with silk lining? You know it’s just the thing you need to finish off your outfit. Only £40, too.

[via Shortlist.com]



Footwear

Lacoste Rene plimsolls in Offspring

By admin on April 24th, 2008

lacosterene.jpgFor some reason the majority of my footwear posts center around bright, garish colourways, and this one isn’t any different.

I was in Offspring this afternoon and noticed Lacoste had released their S/S08 ‘Rene’ plimsoll range. Complementing the colourful troop of models that went down the runway in Lacoste’s 75th anniversary celebrating spring/summer show last year, there are enough shades (purple, blue, orange, black, yellow green and probably more) to complement anything in your wardrobe.

The Rene is a classic heritage tennis shoe, but at £50, a trip to Brick Lane for a pair of plims at a tenth of the price and a bottle of Dylon might be a more enticing prospect.



Footwear

Lacoste Ibiza Block

By admin on February 19th, 2008

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These puppies are gorgeous. Great colour combination, great design, great shape. They’re amazing.
They have a really authentic eighties look to them – something about grey mixed with colour is very evocative of the era. Also the leather (or could it be leatherette? Do I dare dream?) padding on the uppers is just divine.
You can get hold of them from the ever reliable We Sold Out for €100 (about £75).



Clothing, Footwear, Heroes and Celebrities

René summer pumps from Lacoste

By Isabelle on April 3rd, 2007

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I’m in love with these Lacoste ‘René’ pumps from Office (£49.99), I’ve been saying ‘Oh René’ over and over again in my head in the style of Allo’ Allo’. You can’t beat them for retro simplicity, they will look great with some grey slacks and a polo shirt for a relaxed summer look. Taking your style cues from René Lacoste himself, France’s tennis champion from the ’20s and ’30s is a much better idea than using say Wayne Rooney or Freddie Flintoff for your sartorial inspiration.




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