The One about LACOSTE Chausettes

18726170416_a2172e9096_c

The latest chausettes (socks) that I will be checking out is from LACOSTE.

LACOSTE socks feature soft ribbing, reinforced heels and toes and high stretch for high comfort.  The socks are often seen on the online site for a pair going for $16.00 and sometimes as low as $10.99 on sale.

Made in Colombia, the argyle sock that I have is 63% cotton, 36% polyamide and 1% elastane, while the striped version features 78% cotton, 19% polyamide and 3% elastane.

I wanted to try out a blue argyle sock and a striped sock and I like the crocodile logo situated on the sock (argyle).  It’s not a basic print, it’s actually the same type of logo that you would find on the shirts, which is a plus.  While the striped sock featured a printed black LACOSTE crocodile and LACOSTE in big letters.

Perusing the website, only a few have the cool crocodile logo that you would find on the shirts.

According to LACOSTE, “These LACOSTE socks are made with all the skills and style the brand is famed for.  Made from SOFT YARN of the highest quality, they are unmatched for COMFORT.”

I will say that for a LACOSTE sock, I expected a slight difference compared to cheaper H&M socks which are made in Indonesia and are made with 76% cotton, 23% polyamide and 1% elastane.  The striped LACOSTE sock featured 78% cotton, 19% polyamide and 3% elastane.

So far, the only socks that I have reviewed with the highest cotton consistency are the French Armor Lux Breton Stripe socks which are 90% cotton, 9% polyamide and 1% elastane.

For anyone looking for socks, it’s always recommended to go for socks with a higher cotton consistency.  75% or higher is great, over 60% is good but you definitely want to keep an eye on the cotton/polyamide and elastane contents of a sock, if softness or durability matters to you.

The reason for the 63% cotton on the argyle is expected.  The higher polyamide gives more durability, while the striped sock at 78% features more softness.

But I will say that I really dig the crocodile on the side of LACOSTE chaussettes and distinguishes it from other socks out there.

So, if you are looking for a LACOSTE sock, they are good but at $16 for a pair, just know that even the cheaper H&M socks which you can five pairs for $10 are not too much of a difference from a LACOSTE sock.  You’re obviously paying for the name (and sometimes for the logo), but if you are a dedicated LACOSTE consumer, sometimes that’s all that matters.

Dennis A. Amith