In Issue 19 we dropped a hint that Lacoste were tooling up for a huge new project called 12 LEGENDS, destined to celebrate their iconic polo shirt. With such exotic luminaries as Jazzie B, Sebastien Teller, Stones Throw, Shoes Master, Tim Hamilton, Bodega and Colette involved we were quite chuffed to be asked to be a Legend as well!
As you can see here, we transformed the Cabestan model into an inky black boat shoe complete with premium calf leather, ski-hook lace locks, flecked hiking laces and a minty bumper bar. One of the sweet touches is that each shoe has a tongue crafted from petit piqué cotton, with a woven label and a mother-of-pearl button added as a loving gesture to the Lacoste Polo.
” In our case, there’s always a wisecrack involved, and if you look closely, you can see that we added the polo collar to the shoe! Wear it up like Cantona or keep it on the downlow…We bet you never noticed! ” ( sneakerfreaker ) available here .