We’ve come to associate the iconic crocodile logo with the Lacoste brand, but most people don’t understand the association between sports and this ferocious reptile. Here’s a bit of history. The brand’s founder, René Lacoste, who became known as ‘the Crocodile,’ was ranked the number one tennis player in the world in 1926 and 1927.

There are a number of different stories that explain why Lacoste was given the nickname, ‘The Crocodile.’ One of these stories is that in 1927, René made a bet with team captain Pierre Gillou who promised him a crocodile-skin suitcase if he won his game. Lacoste lost the game but the association stuck and soon after, the American press wrote headlines about this champion player, calling him the ‘Crocodile.’

Today, Lacoste is as iconic as it’s always been both on the court and on the runway. There’s also a new crocodile in town. Twelve-time Grand Slam title-winner, Novak Djokovic is Lacoste’s latest brand ambassador. His utilitarian, contemporary style is the inspiration behind Lacoste’s sports pieces, casual clothing and eyewear.

From spectacles to sunglasses, and back again, Lacoste eyewear is designed for high performance. These are the frames we’re crushing on this season.

L8785: For Cocktails at Sunset

Meet the 85th Anniversary Edition silhouette. Featuring petit piqué motifs that pay tribute to the iconic L.12.12 polo shirt created by René Lacoste in 1933, these rectangular frames are a modern expression of the Lacoste brand identity.

L102SND: For Easy Sunday Mornings

Where vintage flair meets contemporary edge. Novak Djokovic has added his signature to the frame with ‘ND’ lettering on the temples. With their three-colour block design, these aviators make a bold statement.

L2815: For a Casual Look at Work

Stylishly light and versatile, this stunning pair of unisex, oval-shaped optics is sure to turn heads when stepping into the office. It has a visible yet discreet logo on the upper left brow, which is the perfect finish to this iconic silhouette.

L2830_001: For Reading on the Beach

These spectacles are more than just an accessory, they’re a lifestyle statement-maker that will add a stylish finish to your look. These full-rimmed frames are complemented by arms that feature contrast detailing.

We’re giving away 3 sets of Lacoste sunglasses (1 for him and 1 for her) to 3 lucky winners. Enter below:

To enter, answer the question below, followed by your details:

Question: What is the name of Lacoste’s tennis champion brand ambassador?

Lacoste eyewear is available at leading optometrists countrywide. For more information, connect with Lacoste on social media:

Facebook: @Lacoste

Twitter: @LACOSTE

Instagram: @lacoste

This post was sponsored by Lacoste.

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