Original Penguin Competition!

Written by Kimberley | 05/11/2015

For over 60 years Original Penguin’s distinct style and quality has been retailing around the world. This November the brand celebrates 60 years in style.


Original Penguin is an American clothing line that was introduced in 1955 by Musingwear, a Minneapolis based underwear and military garment manufacturer, it then launched the Original Penguin golf shirt in the United States. After this the company was said to be the originator of the golf shirt.

In 1954 the Munsingwear salesman that was covering the northeast coast brought a fluffy stuffed toy penguin to a meeting in Minneapolis, this is where the logo and brand name originated from. This was the deciding meeting to create golf shirts to go up against Lacoste’s popular shirts. The Musingwear golf shirt added an under-arm “action gusset” and moved the pocket to the left breast to avoid interference with the swing. After the meeting artist Len Birnbaum returned to Chicago and within 24 hours had sent sketches up a proposed new logo to the Musingwear executives, the new logo was then adopted and the shirts hit the market at a cost of £3.25.


To celebrate 60 years of business Original Penguin are hosting a unique birthday celebration. This is taking place at the renowned London hot spot Dingwalls, the very special night of celebrations will play host to trailblazers who have taken 2015 by storm. Headlining the night will be international multi-platinum selling due Sigma, who are fresh from a year that has seen them obliterate the UK dance scene.

Supporting the night will be Croydon’s shaman of seduction Dornik, whose acclaimed debut has drawn strong comparisons with the works of icons such as Michael Jackson, Prince and D’Angela.

To be in with a chance to win a pair of tickets to Original Penguins #Pluggedin60 party plus one night in a hotel and up to £150 towards your travel costs simply enter by clicking on the image below answering the questions and submitting your name, email address and optionally your mobile number.

Good luck if you decide to enter!


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