Le coq sportif finds its origins in Romilly-sur-Seine, in a French region synonymous with the finest in hosiery craftsmanship. One of these craftsmen, Emile Camuset, combined his dual passion for hosiery and sport to create the tricolour brand. Applying his drive and expertise, he became the leader in sports apparel and the premier choice for all sportsmen.
By the use of the functional jersey and the application of innovative knitting techniques, le coq sportif created a new comfort in sport garments in the early 20th century that culminated with the invention of the 7 day suit : the tracksuit.
Le coq sportif's sincerity and passion to the craftsman's exacting values brought the brand to the pinnacle of world sporting excellence: the Tour de France for 40 years; the legendary World Cup Champion teams Argentina in 1986 and Italia in 1982; the 1983 Roland Garros winning tennis star Yannick Noah; and most notably, equipping and outfitting the everyday sportsman.