In 1955, Minneapolis-based Munsingwear, an underwear and military supply company, ironically became the touchstone of suburban sport with the introduction of the first iconic golf shirt to America, an ORIGINAL PENGUIN®. The now famous ORIGINAL PENGUIN logo has an interesting story behind it.
As history tells us, one of Munsingwear's salesmen spotted a flock of penguins in the window of a New York taxidermist and, on what seems like a lark, bought one of the stuffed birds. And before long, "Pete" the penguin became the official mascot and logo of golf shirts. Its first shirt, the 1955, was an instant golf classic, first to feature an "action gusset," a ribbed slice of fabric on the underarm to avoid rips during even the most enthusiastic golf swing.
An ORIGINAL PENGUIN® by Munsingwear became a staple among the masters of suburban leisure well into the 1980s. In 2003, ORIGINAL PENGUIN clothing, shoes and eyewear were recreated by a group of people who love great style and smart clothing. As today's style maker, you have evolved the legendary ORIGINAL PENGUIN name and made it your very own.
Today, ORIGINAL PENGUIN shoes, ORIGINAL PENGUIN clothing and ORIGINAL PENGUIN sunglasses are synonymous with a cool, retro-inspired vibe that's updated for the modern style aficionado. ORIGINAL PENGUIN seamlessly blends classic with contemporary, creating a look that's not only distinctive, but also timelessly stylish.
ORIGINAL PENGUIN shoes cater to a stylish-casual lifestyle, combining sleek, modern design with tried-and-true classic silhouettes such as loafers, slip-on sneakers and retro high-tops.
ORIGINAL PENGUIN clothing and sunglasses feature the same combination of the modern and retro. ORIGINAL PENGUIN clothing and ORIGINAL PENGUIN sunglasses for men and women are uniquely modern with a classic twist. For the modern-day style-conscious consumer, ORIGINAL PENGUIN designs collections with great intellect, style and humor.