Why Buy Original Penguin? From the brand that became an instant classic in 1955 comes a collection that goes beyond the iconic golf shirt. Original Penguin brings men underwear and sleepwear with retro-cool style and the same casual comfort they're known for. Boxer briefs, trunks, swim shorts and, of course, the original golf shirt appeal to trendsetters who know that the 50's vibe never goes out of style.
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The small embroidered penguin logo stands for comfort, quality and style when it comes to Original Penguin attire. The penguin makes his iconic appearance on t-shirts, jackets, shorts, tank tops, slacks, sweaters, button up shirts, swimwear and many other fashions. It's not only classic, but handsome and flatters you with great designs.
Original Penguin began with a stuffed penguin named Pete the Penguin. It's true. In 1955, Munsingwear salesman Abbot Pederson was in New York when he came across a taxidermist’s shop, staring at a display of stuffed penguins. Pederson bought one of the penguins and named him Pete. During the flight home, Pederson somehow knocked the head off of his stuffed friend. A flight attendant jokingly told him it would be cool if the bird was immortalized by being embroidered on a shirt. Pederson took her seriously, and when he got back to Minneapolis he created a golf shirt for Munsingwear with the embroidered penguin. The soar in design wasn't only about the penguin, but about the comfort and quality of the golf shirt itself. The golf shirt had a new features, an "action gusset" under the arms and moved the pocket to the right chest so you would not have interference in your golf swing. Celebrities like Richard Nixon, Frank Sinatra and Clint Eastwood joined the penguin bandwagon. The classic design of the shirt now makes it popular with women and men everywhere. The brand also includes suits, watches, bags, belts, hats, shoes, and women's and kids' collections. It was bought by Perry Ellis International in 1996, and a new sports line was introduced in 2003.
Original Penguin logo t-shirts are not only known for their cool sayings, but they are featherweight and fit great. Original Penguin calls it a "butter wash" finish. Swimwear is popular for its bright colors and unique patterns. The jersey fabrication in many of the sweaters makes them warm and cozy. Men love the classic polos in solid colors with the embroidered logo. The shorts are classically styled so you need not worry about them ever going out of style! One man says he loves the styles because they are "old school prep styles with some splashes of color." Another customer said, "I love this preppy-nostalgic clothing store because Penguin used to be a big name, back in the day, and has had a rebirth in popularity. The clothes are are for grown adults who like clothes with quirk and creativity, but still look professional and turned out, whether its casual or work." Perfectly said, The Original Penguin fashions are great for everyday wear. Whether you need a dressy look or a casual attire, you can find styles you love in the collections.
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