The amusing story behind Original Penguin begins in 1955 with Munsingwear salesman Abbot Pederson, who, during a sales trip to New York City, bought a stuffed penguin from a Manhattan taxidermist and sat with the specimen on his flight home to Minneapolis. During the trip, the penguin ended up wearing Pederson’s tie — prompting a flight attendant to remark that such a fancy penguin deserved to be embroidered on a shirt. Pederson shared the idea with his colleagues, and soon thereafter Munsingwear debuted the Original Penguin golf shirt — creating an icon of suburban leisure and a favorite among athletes. Half a century later, young urbanites began trolling thrift stores for clothing marked with Pete the Penguin. In response, Chris Kolbe relaunched the brand, now under the Perry Ellis umbrella, in 2003. Today the brand's comprehensive menu includes its signature piped placket shirt as well as swimwear, footwear, watches, hats, shoes, eyewear, and ties.
Past Sales Featuring Original Penguin
Gift Picks for HimFind everything the men in your life need this winter with our assortment of accessories, shirting, footwear, and more. Choose from warm cashmere socks, colorful casual kicks for everyday wear, essentials like tees, underwear, ties, and more, not to mention some great patterned button-downs to brighten up your winter outfits.
Final FewYour last chance to arm yourself for fall with these trim sweaters, jackets, hats, scarves and more, available in this sale. Devastate in these hot fall looks—for fire sale prices—like crisp button ups from Vince and Michael Kors, Rag & Bone leather boots, suede chukkas from Clae, and others. Or just punch up your essential basics with underwear from Diesel and 2(x)ist, tees from American Apparel and much more.
Fall Caps Under $40Top off your look while keeping out the chill with these fall caps in styles ranging from engineer caps to newsboy hats to trilbys, available in a range of plaids and solids by brands like Stetson, Penguin, Nobis, and more.
Sunday Night StealsIt’s Sunday night. The weekend is nearly over. But don’t despair — we’ve got a selection of must-haves that'll bring a little joy to your evening. Scoop up a steal now and start the week off right.
Mobile Exclusive: Hats Under $49With the temperatures dropping more and more each day, now’s the perfect time to invest in a great hat for the cooler months. Take your pick from driving caps, knit beanies, and a slew of other styles in this sale. But remember: Everything’s less than $49, so move fast.
Accessories BlowoutWhether you’re in the market for a stylish pair of glasses, a new hat for the season ahead, a great wallet, or pretty much any other accessory you can imagine, you’ll find it right here in this sale. Take your pick from a host of top brands like Garrett Leight, Mr. Kim, Jack Spade, and more.
More Styles by Original Penguin
- Men's T-shirts & crew neck shirts
- Men's V-neck sweaters
- Men's bowties
- Men's cargo pants & shorts
- Men's casual shorts
- Men's classic straight leg & standard fit
- Men's cords
- Men's credit card cases & holders
- Men's dress pants
- Men's dress, casual & print socks
- Men's hoodies
- Men's jackets, coats & parkas
- Men's khaki, canvas & other casual pants
- Men's leather, suede & canvas belts
- Men's long sleeve casual shirts
- Men's luggage tags, duffle bags, eye masks & more
- Men's polo shirts
- Men's short sleeve casual shirts
- Men's silk, cotton & twill ties
- Men's sports tops & T-shirts
- Men's sweatshirts & other sweaters
- Men's swim trunks & board shorts
- Men's tanks
- Men's totes, messenger bags & flight bags
- Men's wallets