It's incredible how an iconic brand's personality can be formed in the oddest of circumstances. Take Original Penguin for instance. Abbot Pederson, a travelling salesman for Munsingwear, was wandering around Manhattan one day after having one too many at a local bar. He got lost and found himself face to face with a stuffed penguin at an out-of-the-way taxidermist. He bought the little guy, named him Pete and the two became fast friends. Until the flight home, that is. Pete's head got knocked off and a friendly flight attendant used Pederson's tie to remedy the situation, remarking on what a dapper bird he was. Thus was born a true American classic — the Original Penguin golf shirt, eventually worn by the likes of Clint Eastwood, Arnold Palmer, Frank Sinatra and even Richard Nixon.
These days, the company's fans include Brad Pitt, Vampire Weekend and Jake Gyllenhaal, but the iconic style remains the same. Choose from vintage aviators, chic rectangles and classic square frames and pick your own color or pattern. Add your prescription and opt for single vision, bifocal or progressive lenses.