René Lacoste founded La Chemise Lacoste in 1933 with André Gillier. In 1952, Lacoste was introduced to the US and advertised as "The status symbol of the competent sportsman", strongly influencing the clothing choices of the upper echelons of society. With classic Harrington Jackets, Knitwear, Sweatshirts, T-Shirts and Polos, the Lacoste brand is the epitome of the 'Preppy' look and at Dirty Harry Clothing you'll find the perfect status symbol of the competent vintage Lacoste clothing enthusiast.