As expected, what you see from a brand isn’t always what you get. Sometimes the quality is lower than you’d hope or just not the way you pictured, this being the case of most players who chose Lacoste as their US Open tennis apparel. A label that goes hand in hand with long lasting, durable, clothing, Lacoste has been a staple in apparel for 99 years. If only the same could be said of players, most of whom didn’t make it past the second round. From the start of the company Lacoste has leaned more to classic styles rather than focusing on trends. Started by René Lacoste in 1933, the brand was started under the name “La Chemise Lacoste” translated to The Lacoste Shirt.” Working in partnership with André Gillier, Lacoste created what we now know as the polo shirt. Made with the idea that practicality and style can go together, Lacoste is a line intended for every player, whether male or female. At the Open the top men’s player to be seen in Lacoste was Andy Roddick, who wore the Men`s Short Sleeve Super Dry Zip Tennis Polo in gibraltar blue and the LACOSTE Men`s Super Dry Color Block Tennis Polo. This shirt also comes in white and blue, only offered in white and black through Tennis Express. On Samantha Stosur and Dominika Cibulkova we saw the Lacoste Sleeveless Contrast Tipped Zip Placket Tennis Dress in white and pansy purple, only available in the US in purple. This dress features a flattering fit, purple oversized zipper placket with contrasting trim along the v-neckline and sleeve openings and, of course, the signature Croc applique at chest.Check out this video of Stosur's post match shoot! ?