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Original Penguin Clothing

Original Penguin


Original Penguin is a fashion icon that has represented Americana since 1955 with a vast archive of retro clothing including Original Penguin Polo Shirts, Original Penguin Knitwear, and Original Penguin Shirts at its disposal.

The brand shares a strong affinity to Men’s Mod Clothing, thanks in part to its trim and sharp styling and clean designs. The iconic Earl Polo Shirt which typifies Retro Mod style has lasted the test of time, and is now available in an array of stunning colours, whilst the Retro 1960s Mod Long Sleeve Polo features a classic Mod waffle design to the front panel.

Original Penguin designs undoubtedly possess a Retro nostalgic appeal, holding the brand’s heritage and history close to its heart. As with all great brands though, Original Penguin have remained at the top of their game thanks to contemporary, unique, and original designs that encompass a broad spectrum of ideas and are perfect for the discerning Indie fashion connoisseur. Take the Ottoman M65 Jacket for example, which features a contemporary twist on a 1960s classic, or the Jaspe Retro Indie Space Dye Tee which adds texture to a timeless retro style.

Original Penguin all started when ambitious Munsingwear undergarment salesman, Abbot Pederson took a sales trip to NYC in 1955. Finding himself with time to kill before his flight home, Abbot Pederson stopped off at a local bar. On leaving the bar to find a taxi stand, he took the wrong turn and found himself looking at stuffed Penguins in a taxidermists’ window. Purchasing one of the penguins and naming him Pete, he took it aboard his flight. Knocking the head off, a flight attendant came to the rescue by using her tie to secure the head back in place and thus the iconic Pete the Penguin was born. Embroidered initially onto a golfing shirt, the classic embroidered penguin has since become an icon, synonymous with one of the world’s most famous fashion brands, Original Penguin by Munsingwear.

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