The signature Hudson’s Bay stripes have a long history as a Canadian symbol since their inauguration on the Bay’s point blankets in 1780. Today, the stripes can be found on a variety of products from teacups to canoes, and come March will coexist with the infamous embroidered crocodile for the limited-edition Le Polo Hudson’s Bay by Lacoste. The Bay will debut the French label’s first apparel collaboration with a Canadian company, and the polo will be available in a stretch-fit mini piqué version for women and a regular-fit petit piqué for men. René Lacoste launched the industrial production of his white petit piqué cotton polo with the embroidered crocodile emblem in 1933. Over 80 years and counting, this wardrobe staple continues its legacy.
February 27, 2015