Rene Lacoste entered the legend of tennis when he and his team-mates "The Musketeers", stole the Davis Cup away from the Americans for the first time, in 1927. Not forgetting his 3 French Open victories, his two victories in Great Britain, and his two U.S. Open titles at Forest Hills.
The shirt revolutionized men's sportswear and replaced the woven fabric, long - sleeved, starched classic shirts. The first Lacoste shirt was white, slightly shorter than its counterparts, had a ribbed collar, short sleeves with ribbed brands and was made of a light knitted fabric called "Jersey petit pique". It continues to offer the same quality, comfort and solidity on which it built its name and which constitute its uniqueness.