Original Penguin

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Mens Original Penguin

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Original Penguin is perhaps one of the most well-known Americana designer brands. They have been in business since 1955, perhaps one of the heights of Americana itself. Abbot Pederson, the original founder of the clothing company that has become so well-known around the world, is responsible for Pete the Penguin – the logo for the company – and his subsequent fame around the world. Pederson originally worked for a Munsingwear undergarment factory. After his shift, he decided to visit a local bar. Upon stumbling out, he came upon a window display of penguins. He bought a penguin and proceeded to share cocktails with the toy during his flight back home. A waitress cleverly arranged a necktie around the neck of the penguin, commenting that such a cute bird should be immortalized in some way. And hence was born Original Penguin, and Pete the Penguin, the immortal figure of the company itself. Abbot Pederson returned home – an avid golfer – and created the polo shirt with the Original Penguin logo. It was an instant hit, and suddenly everyone had to have a polo shirt like it. It represented a casual yet refined lifestyle and came to define an entire fashion movement from Americana.

Arnold Palmer, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and others were spotted with the Original Penguin logo. It has, over time, become a true American classic that cannot be replaced. In 2000, a younger generation began visiting yard sales and digging around for classic cult vintage styles. Because of the high demand for the Original Penguin’s return, Pete found his wings again in 2003. What followed was an alliance with an internationally famed fashion house. They managed to create a new line of clothing that is just as high of quality as the original clothing lines produced under the watchful eye of Abbot Pederson, yet incorporates the demands of modern culture and styles. Presently they carry numerous products, from bags, accessories and hats to women’s and kid’s collections. Whether it is jeans, polo shirts, graphic tees or kidswear, there is plenty to choose from. The rebirth of Original Penguin is a sign of the rebirth of the UK