Original Penguin

Original Penguin

As a salesman for the Munsingwear undergarment factory in Minneapolis, Abbot Pederson bought a stuffed penguin, which he named Pete, during a 1955 business trip to Manhattan. On the flight back to the Twin Cities (the story goes), he lopped off the bird’s head; a flight attendant reattached it with a necktie and suggested he put the cravat-cinched image of Pete on a pop-collar shirt. Soon after, Munsingwear launched its first Original Penguin golf shirt, now known as the “55,” which gained fame on the backs of Frank Sinatra and his fellow Rat Packers. The brand fell off the radar for a couple decades, but hipsters clamoring for vintage Penguin gear led Munsingwear to relaunch a full retro sportswear line in 2003, full of slender cuts for the modern guy. By keeping it decidedly vintage, the collection has garnered a new cast of loyalist tastemakers who have helped establish Original Penguin’s more extensive portfolio of apparel and accessories.

New Original Penguin Sales

Past Sales Featuring Original Penguin

Original Penguin Casual Friday: Jeans & Tees
SALE ENDED ON: April 21, 2014

Casual Friday: Jeans & Tees

Gentlemen, for the sake of all that is good in this world, please heed our words: Casual Friday is not the time to bust out your billowy old chinos and a promotional polo shirt. It’s the time to show the workplace what you’re really made of—in a sartorial sense, of course. Get all the gear you need right in this sale including slim-cut chinos, colorful button-ups, and leather sneakers.
Original Penguin Spring-Colored Shorts & Chinos
SALE ENDED ON: April 19, 2014

Spring-Colored Shorts & Chinos

We’re in a spring state of mind and it’s on full display in this sale. With a full spectrum of chinos in a wide variety of bright, bold hues, this selection has plenty of options to add a dose of energy to your daily look.
Original Penguin April Steals Under $40
SALE ENDED ON: April 20, 2014

April Steals Under $40

Amazing deals on spring-ready casual essentials from Original Penguin, G-Star, and more.
Original Penguin Suiting Under $300
SALE ENDED ON: April 19, 2014

Suiting Under $300

Who says you can’t score great tailored looks for under 300 dollars? This selection — with pieces from top names like Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Kenneth Cole — is proof that a man can look great on any budget. Whether it’s tan or black, solid or plaid, this selection of suiting is the perfect way fix up, look sharp, and keep a few bucks in your pocket.
Original Penguin Music Festival Must-Haves
SALE ENDED ON: April 12, 2014

Music Festival Must-Haves

Colorful tees, tanks, shorts, and more that’ll have you rocking out in style this spring, from top brands including Gant Rugger, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Original Penguin, and more.

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