Original Penguin Spring Summer 2019 is Here!
Original Penguin want to honour their iconic heritage with uncomplicated design and simple timeless styling for Spring/Summer 2019 – and we are all about it!
The effortlessly cool menswear brand, which was founded in 1955 by ambitious salesman Abbot Pederson, Original Penguin shows off pops of colour with simplistic patterns. Fabrics are subtlety elevated with imperfect novelty, while classic styling is reinvented and reimagined to look modern and fresh.
The colour palette? An explosive mix of atomic brights and perfect pastels! Colour pops are injected into the line through Flame Scarlett, Primrose Yellow, Lipstick Red and Cadmium Orange.
Within the collection are sweatshirts, t-shirts, formal and casual shirts, as well as polo shirts, jackets and shorts too.
Original Penguin is available in the Menswear Department at Arnotts, Raidar Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre and Jervis Shopping Centre, and online at originalpenguin.co.uk
The story goes that in 1955, Pederson traveled to New York City on a sales trip. With time to kill before a flight home, he decided to pop into a local bar for a few whiskeys. Little did he know, his next steps would stumble into history…
Taking a wrong turn down a Manhattan street, he oddly enough found himself outside a taxidermist’s shop. Deciding he needed a drinking buddy for the flight, he bought a penguin and named him Pete.
On board, a seductive stewardess Pederson had been conversing with throughout removed his necktie and wrapped it around the penguin’s neck. She joked that such a dapper bird deserved to be immortalized, maybe even on a shirt. With that idea – an icon was born.