René LACOSTE 1904-1996. “Crocodile” was born in 1927. René LACOSTE liked to recount how his nickname became an emblem recognized throughout the world. “I was nicknamed “the Alligator” by the American press, after a bet with the Captain of the French Davis Cup Team concerning a suitcase made from alligator skin. He promised to buy it for me if I won a very important match for our team. So my friend Robert GEORGE drew a ‘crocodile’ which I then had embroidered on the blazer I wore on the…
René Lacoste, légende du tennis français et baron de la mode
René Lacoste, un champion et un inventeur génial
Who is this gamesome gallant? RENE LACOSTE circa 1925.
Jean René Lacoste (1904-96) est un champion de tennis français. Il est également le fondateur de la marque Lacoste
René Lacoste | René Lacoste vann 1925 och 1928 herr singeln. 1925 över Jean Borotra 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 8-6. 1928 över Henri Cochet 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Lacoste fête ses 80 ans
Lacoste 80 ans anniversaire collection unexpected collection edition....réépinglé par Maurie Daboux .•*`*•. ❥
Jean René Lacoste (1904 - 1996) was a French tennis player & businessman. He was nicknamed "the Crocodile" by fans because of his tenacity on the court; he is also known worldwide as the creator of the Lacoste tennis shirt, which he introduced in 1929. He won seven Grand Slam singles titles in the French, American, & British championships. He was the World No. 1 player for both 1926 & 1927. Wimbledon: Singles champion: 1925, 1928, Singles finalist: 1924, Doubles champion: 1925