We all have favourite brands, whether it’s for casual clothing or smart and casual. Lately I’ve really been enjoying Original Penguin, and I’m not referring to the fluffy cute bird but rather the clothing brand. Original Penguin (or Penguin for short) offers a range of sophisticated and casual men’s clothing; they’re a true American icon within the fashion industry, and definitely a brand you should keep your eye on.
The brand has a funny story behind it, the creator was on a business trip in New York. Having time to kill before his flight home, he decided to stop off at a few bars. Leaving the bar he took a wrong turn, and ended up outside a taxidermist shop with a display of stuffed penguins. As most people would do, he decided to purchase one of the fine specimens. Sipping cocktails on the way back home, he accidentally knocked off the penguins head. A stewardess helped him secure the penguins head back to its body, and jokingly mentioned that the penguin should be immortalised.
Once back home, he created the Munsingwear golf shirt, and used good old Pete the penguin on the logo.
Owning a fair amount of shirts, I generally tend to purchase the same brands. Nonetheless, I decided to try a new brand for my last few purchases. The majority of the shirts I own are largely dress shirts and not suited for casual wear. Having seen a few Original Penguin shirts online I ended up purchasing a few.
Working in digital days are jammed packed with internal meetings and post work drinks. What’s the perfect outfit for such an occasion I hear you ask? Your favourite jeans, some comfortable vans and a casual shirt that’s what.
My recent purchase included 2 shirts, one for the casual office day and the other for summertime. I managed to get this discounted on Love the Sales, who have a vast collection of cheap branded mens shirts
(I’d definitely recommend checking them out). Also, make sure you check out the collection.