Fresh Polos - Original Penguin - Canterberry Of New Zealand

Fresh Polos - Original Penguin - Canterberry Of New Zealand

The Original Penguin golf shirt debuted in 1955 in a Munsingwear undergarment factory in Minneapolis. It was quickly adopted by the rich and famous, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Arnold Palmer, Clint Eastwood and Richard Nixon. Its innovative styling was an "action gusset", a ribbed fabric slice on the underarm for avoiding tears during a golfer's swing. This polo shirt was a standard in leisure wear through the 1980s.

In 2000, young trendsetters scoured yard sales for the shirt, beginning its rebirth as a cult classic. Penguin's mid-century styles were redesigned for a modern lifestyle without compromising its heritage and craftsmanship. The Penguin polo shirt shirt is now remembered as "The 55", a symbol of relaxed sophistication and a cornerstone of the leisure wear movement.


Throughout history, rugby has been a gentleman’s sport, being played on ivy-league and preferential club fields. With the sport’s traditional striped uniform grabbing worldwide attention, Canterbury of New Zealand transformed their rugby team outfits into fashionable off-field clothing.

The preppy lifestyle of rugby is accentuated through traditional stripes and patterns with collegiate crests and appliqués on heavily washed garments. Canterbury of New Zealand presents a large array of rugged prep, yet sophisticated polo shirts styles.