Invented by René Lacoste, the Original L.12.12 has been the epitome of elegant sportswear since 1933. The first polo shirt in history, with its collar, button placket, Petit Piqué knitted with two levels of tension and its crocodile logo made from 2367 stitches, is here complemented with long sleeves.
Invented for the Original L.12.12 polo shirt, "petit piqué" is a soft, breathable cotton knit that has become iconic.
Warm and reminiscent of the first sports shirts, the long-sleeved polo shirt goes back to the origins of style.
ORIGINAL GREEN CROCODILE
The first logo to appear on a sports garment in 1933, the green crocodile is made of 2367 stitches of embroidery.
The embodiment of elegant sportswear, the mother-of-pearl buttons come from traditional men's shirts.
LACOSTE, INVENTOR OF THE POLO SHIRT
At the end of the 1920s, René Lacoste cut the sleeves off his shirt for greater freedom of movement on the tennis court. The champion's revolutionary, non-regulatory attire was the starting point for an invention that would conquer the world: the polo shirt.