The Original L.12.12 is the very first polo shirt invented by René Lacoste in 1933. With its collar, button placket and Petit Piqué, it revolutionised elegant sportswear and freedom of movement. Made using 20 kilometres of thread knitted under two levels of tension and a crocodile logo with 2367 stitches, the Original L.12.12 is a real coming together of know-how and expertise.
If you are between two sizes, we recommend the smaller size.
Petit Piqué, the Lacoste signature knit
Ribbed collar and sleeves
Classic fit, comfortable cut and sleeves
Genuine mother of pearl buttons
Embroidered crocodile sewn on the chest
The model is 6'1" and is wearing size 4 - M
4 iconic benefits
BREATHABLE PETIT PIQUÉ
Invented for the Original L.12.12 polo shirt, "petit piqué" is a soft, breathable cotton knit that has become iconic.
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.
Timeless, the classic cut of the Original L.12.12 polo shirt suits all physiques. Since 1933.
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.