With a timeless piece like the polo short, there’s low risk in looking passé. I remember how acquiring a polo shirt was the duty of every self-respecting fashion devotee teenager. However, when the opportunity came for me to choose my first polo shirt, there was no other brand the truly stood out like Lacoste.
A classic cut, two-button polo shirt in a light shade of mauve was the very first on a long line of colors to follow. My very first polo made me feel cool and renewed; not because I was wearing any polo shirt, an item that comes in one and a million variations, but because I was wearing a Lacoste polo. The shield and gear of many admirable personalities throughout history.
With time, and in-between one too many trends, my cult for the polo evanesced. Nevertheless, I think this classic piece might make a comeback in my wardrobe. Fast forward to a few days ago when I found Stéphanie Delpon and Paul Saint Bris, the french creative duo behind Pictoresq, original dab at capturing the essence of this classic piece in the city that masters the art of old and new, Paris.
The result is a photoshoot where cool colors, freshness and an appreciation for the classic Lacoste polo takes place. I even think that the new young generation can, very well, be represented here as if saying “we are all one yet we come in different shades and colors.”
As for me, I think I’m going to tiptoe my way to my nearest Lacoste boutique to browse this season’s new colors in the hope of reliving that same feeling I once had. Superficial as it might sound, there’s nothing like the comfort of a classic piece like the polo shirt. Perfectly simple, multifunctional and cool.