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Original Penguin Golf Launches Spring ’19

1.02pm 5th July 2018 - New Products - This story was updated on Thursday, October 25th, 2018

In 1955, Minneapolis-based Munsingwear – an underwear and military supply company – ironically became the touchstone of suburban sport with the introduction of the first iconic golf shirt to America – an ORIGINAL PENGUIN®.

Worn throughout history by celebrated men and golf fanatics including Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Bob Hope, Jack Nicklaus and Bing Crosby, Original Penguin had been adorned and adored by the masters of leisure and sport to define itself as an American classic. Still revered by the icons of today, the brand now fully encompasses the lifestyle of what it means to be an original.

Original Penguin Golf debuts with a curated collection consisting of the signature Earl™ polo shirt, printed shorts, sleek track jackets, and fitted trousers, available in a bold color palette. Straying from the classic, oversized and muted golf uniform, Original Penguin Golf offers tailored, slim-cut, functional styles while maintaining an athletic and technical edge that will have players looking their best on or off the course.

“Original Penguin is an iconic American clothing brand with deep roots in the golf industry as the originator of the classic golf shirt. The Original Penguin brand was established in 1955 and quickly became the most popular product for a vast array of golf professionals and celebrities during the late 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s,” says Jack Voith, President of the Golf Division at Perry Ellis International Inc.

“Fast forward to today, we have selected an exciting collection that focuses directly on the golf market and combines many of the original styles, prints and patterns from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, blending them with technical fabrications.”

Professional Cameron Smith has partnered with Original Penguin Golf already for 2018 and has been wearing the brand on tour. He successfully finished T5 at The Masters and will soon compete in the Open Championship scripted in Original Penguin Golf. He will continue to wear the brand in 2019.

Original Penguin Golf is owned and managed by Perry Ellis International, who also sell and are the official licensee for Callaway Golf Apparel.

Original Penguin Golf Spring ’19 collection is available to pre-book now. It will be sold throughout Europe exclusively to the ‘green-grass’ / on-course channel of distribution. It will not be sold on

For more information or to book an appointment, please contact Customer Services on +44 (0)1376 504395 or email

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