For over 60 years Original Penguin’s distinct style and quality has been retailing around the world. It was made famous by the simple, chic designs embodied by its signature polo shirts with the iconic Penguin logo. Today, Original Penguin has evolved to become a full men’s lifestyle brand with collections across, apparel, footwear, accessories & fragrances and here’s how it all began…
In 1955, Munsingwear introduced the first iconic golf shirt to America. Legend has it that one of their salesmen spotted a stuffed penguin in the window of a New York taxidermist and bought it. Before long, the penguin was to become the official mascot of the golf shirt and so the brand Original Penguin was born.
In 2003, Original Penguin’s archive of mid- 20th-century cult classics were relaunched and reworked to reflect today’s casual lifestyle, whilst staying true to the brand’s heritage and craftsmanship.
Original Penguin has been enjoying increasing popularity in the UK, no doubt thanks to endorsement from celebrities including Brad Pitt and the Arctic Monkeys. They are particularly well known for their golf shirts which have been worn by stars such as Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.
When Adam Weir (Original Penguin’s Vice President) was asked what inspires him the most he replied “I am fortunate to live in NYC and I am constantly inspired by the energy of the city. I love the way people put clothes together.”
Mixing contemporary design with sportswear heritage, Original Penguin is great for work yet casual enough for bar-hopping! With a very attractive price tag, there’s no reason not to check out our range online at Standout.co.uk from £10.95!
Here’s some of our favourites:
ORIGINAL PENGUIN TRUE BLACK LONGSLEEVED SLIM FIT LOGO POLO SHIRT
From Original Penguin comes the Longsleeved Slim Fit Logo Polo Shirt in True Black, featuring a small logo on the chest. Coming in a plain design, this men’s shirt sports a spread collar with a two-button placket and full sleeves.
ORIGINAL PENGUIN DARK SAPPHIRE SLIM FIT GINGHAM JACQUARD LOGO POLO SHIRT
Coming in pattern design, the Slim Fit Gingham Jacquard Logo Polo Shirt from Original Penguin comes in Dark Sapphire. This men’s shirt sports a small logo on the chest. This polo also features a spread collar with a three-button placket and short sleeves.
ORIGINAL PENGUIN TRUE BLACK FULL ZIP LOGO HOODED RATNER JACKET
This Full Zip Logo Hooded Ratner Jacket by Original Penguin sports a mesh inside lining including hood, pull cords on bottom of jacket, hood and full zipper closure. With twin buttoned side pockets, this long sleeved jacket features ribbed cuffs and hemline. The jacket also sports a brand label on the chest. It comes in True Black colour.