LACOSTE (lacoste.com) has teamed up with New York’s legendary rare sneaker resource Alife Rivington Club – aka A.R.C. (rivingtonclub.com) for a limited edition capsule collection of polos and tennis shoes.

‘A.R.C.’s aesthetic involves classic sports imagery, heritage and tradition. This translates into bold color statements with highly visible and recognizable graphics,” said Arnaud Delecolle, ALIFE co-founder. “When given the opportunity to work on the classic LACOSTE polo shirt, we decided to apply this aesthetic to the garments. We stayed in line with our shop’s colour theme of black, red and purple and decided to increase the scale of the crocodile logo to a truly utilitarian size.”

The collaborative footwear has also resulted in unique designs, with A.R.C. sticking with the sports uniform theme and same colour palette as the T’s to produce a reworked Ardeur tennis shoe, which was the original LACOSTE performance tennis shoe dating from 1983.