The words elevated and athletic are two I never thought I'd hear together - but the elevated athletic trend has been going strong for two seasons now and shows no sign of slowing down. At first, I was certain I'd never experiment with it. New Balance runners weren't my thing when I had to wear them for gym class in high school, so I'm not about to start wearing a pair out and about now. But in style as in life, you should never say never. I passed by the Lacoste store on Burrard Street a few weeks ago and it suddenly hit me - this brand is my kind of elevated athletic. A French heritage brand whose origins are utterly practical - at an American tennis tournament, Rene Lacoste had a breatheable shirt custommade for him so that he would be better able to play in the oppressive heat - but whose current collections embody the effortless sophistication that I've always admired in French style. Wearing Lacoste, for me, means taking the elevated athletic trend to a level that is at once inspired and classic, exuding French elegance while feeling utterly comfortable.
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