The story begins in 1955 when a salesman of the Munsingwear undergarment company in Minneapolis boarded a plane back home from the big apple. He had a stuffed penguin in tow and, after boarding the plane, began to share a few drinks with the penguin, talking about a new business concept with his new, furry friend. A comment by a witty flight attendant would lead to the first ever Munsingwear golf shirt with a small penguin embroidered on the left breast. The shirt was comfortable and wearable in both the country club bar and on a casual night out. Pederson immediately named and branded “Pete the Penguin”, and from that point on, he became the face of the company and a way for Munsingwear to compete with other leading polo brands.
Pete the Penguin was picked up by such stars as Clint Eastwood, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and worn by celebrities all over the United States. Munsingwear undergarment company is still manufacturing and distributing undergarments today and is still the distributor of Penguin Products. Today, stars like Brad Pitt and Jake Gyllenhaal can be seen rocking the Penguin logo.
This luxury brand is still a great investment. Penguin clothing is known for its sporty appearance with loud, and sometimes unconventional color combinations. This brand is for a person who is not scared of color. All of these attributes can be seen in Penguin Eyewear.
Along with the expansion of the brand, came children's designer clothes, fashion accessories, and Penguin Jr for kids. With names like The Baker Jr. and The Clyde Jr., these styles provide an alternative for kids that are more refined and classic. Frames are sturdy, to withstand the daily wear and tear that comes with being a kid, and range from metal to plastic bases.
Penguin Jr. Frames come in many different designs, colors, and styles. Some designs, like the Hayes Jr. sport more of the traditional Penguin colors, while other like the Eddie Jr are more refined and simple. Penguin Jr. frames come available in all prescription lense types, and are good for a variety of face shapes.