Original Penguin opened its First Canadian store


One of my favourite menswear brand known for its tailored, preppy,colourful and vintage-inspired styles and if you’re looking for a few fall fashion wardrobe pieces – Original Penguin have recently opened its first Canadian store in Toronto (700 Queen Street West). The Fall/Winter 2012 collection is inspired by dock workers from the 1954 classic On the Waterfront starring Marlon Brando. With a casual ease and workwear-influence collection, you’ll find well-known styles including chinos,polos and suiting – check out the full lookbook below and go visit the newly opened store in Toronto.

About Original Penguin

Since 1955 after it first started turning up on polo shirts worn by country club golfers, Original Penguin has comeback.  Worn by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bob Hope, Clint Eastwood and Richard Nixon, this golf shirt became the symbol in suburban leisure until well into the 1980’s.  The penguin mascot, Pete, came about after a Munsingwear salesman, Abbot Pederson, spotted a group of penguins in a New York Taxidermist’s window.  Before long, “Pete” the penguin became the company logo.

As a testament to the timeless appeal of the Original Penguin clothing company’s classic designs, the shirts catapulted back into fashion starting in 2000, when young trendsetters started scouring yard sales and demanding their favorite vintage stores restock the cult classics. In 2003, this overwhelming new audience led to the rebirth of an Original Penguin by Munsingwear, and an alliance with an international fashion house.   Penguin’s archive of mid-century classics was reworked to reflect today’s lifestyle without compromising the heritage and craftsmanship that had made Penguin’s name.

(Photo courtesy Original Penguin)


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