1927 was the year of the crocodile. In 1927, René Lacoste triumphed the French Championships in Paris and the US Championships in Forest Hills, New York, defeating each time the apparently unbeatable American player Bill Tilden. That same year the polo L.12.12 came to life, a cotton pique t-shirt that still stands as the unmistakable symbol of Lacoste style.

The Tribute Collection by Lacoste was designed to celebrate René Lacoste’s victories: every model is inspired by a different Grand Slam victory.
You can find more about the shoes dedicated to 1925 and 1926 here. Below some pics of the sneakers consecrated to the crocodile’s year – Bryont (in both low and mid cut versions), Suzuka and Castera. The shoes will be available for purchase soon through select Lacoste retailers around the world.

Suzuka Blue:

Suzuka White:


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In honor of its early founder, the late sports legend René Lacoste (who dominated tournaments around the world during his time, taking home first Grand Slam win at the ripe age of 20-years old), French label Lacoste has designed this “Tribute” collection, paying homage to some of the sportsman’s greatest athletic achievements.

Each shoe within the collection is inspired by a different Grand Slam victory, as referenced by the seven stars on the tongue tab and the specific year embroidered on the inside. The five styles will be available for purchase soon through select Lacoste retailers around the world.

Rahon – Nappa leather upper, perforated quarter panel & suede heel collar

Lacoste Tribute Collection

Lacoste Tribute Collection

Newsome Twin Cup

Lacoste Tribute Collection

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Check out Get behind the scenes at Roland Garros – part 1

Ladies locker room:

The highlight of the tour is when you get to go inside the ladies dressing room. But you might be surprised at how small the locker rooms are:

Roland Garros

Roland Garros

Roland Garros

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Last Saturday I signed up for a one-hour Roland Garros guided tour. Here is the photo recap. Enjoy!

For more infos about bookings, prices and so on, check out the official website of the Museum.

Roland Garros

The gardener’s cottage:

At the end of the 60s, this English-Normandy styled cottage served as the office of Pierre Darmon, director of the Roland Garros tournament. At one time, it functioned as the caretaker’s home.

The charm of the cottage was maintained for the entry to the Roland Garros Tenniseum, that Christian Bîmes, president of the FFT (French Tennis Federation), inaugurated on May 25, 2003.
This 2,200m² underground multi-media museum assembles, preserves and presents different elements constitute the memory of tennis in France. The museum and its library are open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 until 18.00.

Tenniseum

Place des Mousquetaires:

The guided tour begins at the Place des Mousquetaires (Musketeers’ square), situated between the Court Philippe Chatrier and the Court Number One.

Place des Mousquetaires
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