Original Penguin eyeglasses are a brand that mainly follows classic, clean and sleek design principles with smooth lines running through both the slim and chunky frame styles. The coloring tends to be executive blacks and other muted businesslike tones but they also deliver frames that stray from this to give more variety to their offering with dual tones and most notably those with solid white segments that really make you stand out from the crowd. The lenses come in all of the current in trend shapes - aviator, modified oval, modified round, navigator, rectangle, oval, round and square with half and full rim varieties available. Stand out products in the range feature novel design features such as an elegant spotted pattern, double bridges across the nose and even tactile elements such as inset diamond shaped indents.
Original Penguin has an interesting beginning starting in 1955 in Minneapolis where it was a brand introduced by Munsingwear, an underwear company. Original Penguin was originally a brand of golf shirts that went up against Lacoste, and in order to market well against this already dominant brand, marketing came up with the Penguin logo. Bob Hope and Bing Crosby were used to advertise the brand and also professional golfers such as Arnold Palmer. Later on they expanded into also producing bowling shirts again featuring the now famous penguin. The Original Penguin brand then expanded into non sporting goods with a large range under the Original Label product line. This product line offers clothing for men, women and children and is available from many mid and high end stores including but not limited to Barney’s Macy’s and Urban Outfitters making sure that their brand reaches many, many locations from New York City to California. Read More