Polo t shirts were first introduced to the world in the 1920s. They were designed by Rene Lacoste to wear for athletic activities.
Rene Lacoste was a famous tennis Grand Slam tournament winner on many occasions. There was a common button up design t shirt with long sleeves worn by common tennis players of that time. The long sleeve design t shirts were proper to wear for tennis events, but Rene Lacoste felt that the long sleeve t shirts were too heavy to play tennis in.
Polo was the next sport to adopt wearing the Rene Lacoste short sleeved t shirt. Polo used to incorporate heavier long sleeved t shirts that were from the Oxford collection design. These t shirts in the 1920s were too long sleeved and heavy for polo to enjoy. The lighter weight of the Rene Lacoste design t shirts were more functional to wear during Polo matches and team sports.
Rugby players also shared the same heavy Oxford brand t shirts for wearing during games. Within a small amount of time after Rene Lacoste introduced his short sleeve t shirt, rugby player also took the short sleeve t shirt design as their own. Rugby players were the first to embroider logos on the corner of the polo t shirt.
Golf is maybe the one sport that really made the polo shirt into everybody’s favorite. Golfers have been seen using the polo t shirt with the embroidered alligator logo in the corner of polo t shirts. Right after polo and rugby players of the 1920s were found adopting the polo t shirt as their sport t shirt of choice, golfers started using the same t shirt as their own. Golf of the 1930s can be help responsible for spreading the good word about being able to enjoy sports in a fine polo t shirt resting on the backs of its players.
When Rene Lacoste retired from his many tennis tournaments, this tennis player’s fashion sense lead the way to forming the Chemise Lacoste Company. Rene Lacoste had a friend in the fashion business that helped form this company that would later sell enough polo t shirts to popularize the brand. This company was the first company to embroider the company logo on the corner of this popular t shirt design. That logo was the small crocodile. The Chemise Lacoste Company was formed to create the first success for the polo t shirt and its sporting design.
Nearly 40 years later Ralph Lauren was to be the next fashion idol that would make use of the Chemise Lacoste’s design and use it for working persons wardrobe deisgn. The Ralph Lauren Company would redesign the polo t shirt with embroidery of his own.
Ralph Lauren and his industries were to put the polo t shirt across different department stores and clothing stores underneath his own brand name. Ralph Lauren and his company were serious enough about fashion to create great deals out of the polo t shirt design. These design phase t shirts were incorporating original hem work and superior fashion design for the time and for the office.
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