By Kate Hogan
Updated December 16, 2011 02:00 PM
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We love Jonathan Adler, we love Lacoste, so the two together? Brilliant! The beloved home designer brings his “happy chic” aesthetic to the sportswear brand this year, reimagining the L.12.12 polo shirt by drawing inspiration from traditional needlepoint techniques. The special edition polo ($150) features an oversized, patterned croc logo with matching sporty side stripes at bottom right, made using a rubber-flocked printing technique that replicates the look and feel of needlepoint without the weight. Available in five colors for men and four for women, each polo comes in a navy needlepoint pillowcase emblazoned with a white croc. For an extra treat, grab a polo packaged in a needlepoint tennis racquet cover ($250), an example of what Adler calls “country club chic.”