Original Penguin

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Original Penguin
HeadquartersNew York, NY
RevenueIncrease$50 million USD (2007)
ParentPerry Ellis International
Los Angeles Penguin store facade

Original Penguin (also known simply as Penguin) is an American clothing line. With roots in the 1950s and 60s, the brand specializes in clothing, footwear, and eyewear. It is sold in North America, South America, Central America, Europe and Asia-Pacific (Philippines). It has stores in 5 states in the US.[1]


The brand was introduced in 1955 by Munsingwear, a Minneapolis-based underwear and military garment manufacturer, when it launched the Original Penguin golf shirt in the United States. Munsingwear was for many years famous for its union suits, an undergarment consisting of an undershirt and underdrawers combined in a single garment. The company was also said to be the originator of the classic golf shirt.[2] In 1996 the brand was bought by Perry Ellis International.[citation needed]

Women's Penguin shirts

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