Bailey leather lace-up dress shoe
- Cotton lacing
- Broguing details
- Round cap toe
- Stacked heel
- Cushioned insole
- Leather and rubber outsole with traction
Monk straps, loafers, driving shoes, Chelsea boots — there’s no shortage of options out there if you're looking to eschew the shoelace. Despite all that, it’s hard to argue with the classic looks of the good old-fashioned lace-up. But then, why would you want to? Instead, pick up a pair here, and wear them in good health.
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.