Created by Munsingwear executive Abbot Pederson in 1955, the Original Penguin golf shirt was an instant favorite among suburbanites and celebrities alike. With its timeless appeal, the iconic shirt catapulted back into fashion starting in 2000, as trendsetters scoured yard sales and vintage stores to find one. This enthusiastic new audience soon led to the rebirth of Original Penguin, and its reemergence as a total lifestyle brand with a full line of apparel and accessories including eyewear, footwear, leather goods and watches.
From the city streets to the beach and everywhere in between, Original Penguin sunglasses are a cool and distinctive combination of retro-flair and edgy confidence. They look as good with swim trunks as they do with a suit, and speak to the guy who wants to Be An Original, not a billboard with heavy logos and branding. Vintage shapes such as aviators, navigators, club masters and wayfarers are updated with modern design sensibility and techniques, making the collection feel familiar, but with a casual, stylish look that is completely its own. The collection features optical quality materials, including 100% UV protection sun lenses with a polarized filter to minimize the glare, custom color combinations, rich Italian sourced acetates, modern fit technology, hand-finished polishing, custom rivets and hardware that will ensure the styles are comfortable on the face, but also durable and up for whatever you are. There is nothing like the quality of an original design and the workmanship of handmade sunglasses infused with seasonal style direction that complements the entire lifestyle selection of Original Penguin clothing and accessories.