Original Penguin

In 1955, Minneapolis-based Munsingwear (an underwear and military supply company) ironically became the touchstone of suburban sport with the introduction of the first iconic golf shirt to America – an Original Penguin.

The now famous Original Penguin logo has an interesting story behind it. As history tells us, one of Munsingwear’s salesmen spotted a flock of penguins in the window of a New York taxidermist – and on what seems like a lark, bought one of the stuffed birds. And before long, "Pete" the penguin became the official mascot and logo of golf shirts.