Original Penguin was introduced in 1955 by Munsingwear, a Minneapolis-based clothing manufacturer. Their first product was the Original Penguin golf shirt which quickly became popular among professional golfers and celebrities at that time such as Arnold Palmer, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. It fell out of fashion in the late 1980’s but in 1996 the brand was brought by Perry Ellis. The company's classic designs catapulted back into fashion starting in 2000, when young trendsetters started scouring yard sales and demanding their favourite vintage stores restock the cult classics. In 2003, this overwhelming new audience led to the rebirth of an Original Penguin by Munsingwear.