A brand with a cult following since the 50s, Original Penguin is an American sportswear classic. Its famous Penguin logo quickly became synonymous with golf and was emblazoned on the sport’s essential polo shirts. Since then, Original Penguin has gone on to find favour with Hollywood, the indie music scene, and is still kicking it on the streets.
Our Original Penguin range includes those classic polo shirts, as well as growing selection of Original Penguin shoes, accessories, shirts and outerwear.
According to folktale, Minneapolis-based underwear and military garment manufacturer Munsingwear had come up with the idea of creating a brand to rival Lacoste’s popular golf shirts. But there was just one thing, they didn’t have a brand name or logo. So, when one of Munsingwear’s staff members purchased a penguin from a New York taxidermist, the brand Original Penguin was spawned. Pete the Penguin became the brand’s official mascot, his face embroidered on the Original Penguin polo shirt, and the style became an instant golf classic.