World champion tennis player, inventor, and fashion designer. Born Jean Rene Lacoste on July 2, 1904, in Paris, France. Lacoste came to the sport of tennis relatively late in life. He was already 15 years old and visiting England with his father, a wealthy businessman, when he first started playing. His life, up until that point, had seemed clear. A good student with a mind for mechanical things, Lacoste had been set to enroll at a prestigious French engineering school when he decided he wanted to make a go of it as a tennis player. His understanding father gave him five years to make it happen. Within three, Lacoste had molded himself into one of the games finest players. While never considered a tremendous athlete, Lacoste built his game from the courts baseline, keeping his opponents on the move with an arsenal of precise groundstrokes and earning the nickname "The Crocodile" during his playing days..
His breakthrough year came in 1925, when Lacoste captured the French Open and the Wimbledon singles championships. The following year he won the first of two back-to-back U.S. Open titles, defeating the better-known Bill Tilden in an enthralling straight-set match. Overall, Lacoste, who for a time would be ranked the games number one player, would go on to win seven major singles championships, including two additional French Opens (1927 and 1929) and another at Wimbledon (1928). He was also a member Frances Davis Cup Team from 1923-1928. For French fans in particular his success was especially exciting as he was part of a larger wave of French domination of the sport of tennis in the 1920s and 30s. Lacoste, and fellow legendary players Jacques Brugnon, Jean Borotra, and Henri Cochet, Lacoste, soon became known as the Four Musketeers of French tennis. All four members of the group were simultaneously inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1976. Unfortunately, health problems soon derailed Lacostes career and he was forced to retire prematurely in 1929
Lacoste is a French apperel company founded in 1933 that sells high end clothinng, footweat, perfume, leatther goods,wathches, eyewear, and most famously tennis shirts. In recent years, Lacoste has introduced a home line of sheeting and towels. The company can be recognized by its green crocodile logo. Rene Lacoste, the companys founder, was nicknamed "the Crocodile" by fans because of his tenacity on the court.
In July 2011, Lacoste - along with other major fashion and sportwear brands including Nike, Adidas and Abercrombine & Fitch - was the subject of a report by the environmental group Greenpeace entitled Dirty Laundry. Lacoste is accused of working with suppliers in China who, according the findings of the report, contribute to the pollution of the Yangtze and Pearl Rivers. Samples taken from one facility belonging to the Youngor Group located on the Yangtze River Delta and another belonging to the Well Dyeing Factory Ltd. located on a tributary of the Pearl River Delta revealed the presence of hazardous and persistent hormone disruptor chemicals, including alkylphenols , perfluorinatedcompounds and perfluorooctane sulfonate.
Rene Lacoste founded La Chemise Lacoste in1933 with André Gillier, the owner andpresident of the largest French knitwearmanufacturing firm at the time. They began toproduce the revolutionary tennis shirt Lacostehad designed and worn on the tennis courtswith the crocodile logo embroidered on thechest. Although the company claims this as thefirst example of a brand name appearing on theoutside of an article of clothing, the "Jantzengirl" logo appeared on the outside of JantzenKnitting Mills swimsuits as early as 1921. Inaddition to tennis shirts, Lacoste producedshirts for golf and sailing
Lacoste is a family company.The company status is very successful in own area.This companys bazzar is wide of the other rivals.It’s style is rich, so footweat, perfume, leatther goods,wathches, eyewear, and most famously tennis shirts.Lacoste is privilege.
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