Fresh Polos - Original Penguin - Diesel
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.
Wanting to create the most dynamic, imaginative and quality clothing possible, Renzo Rosso founded Diesel in 1978. He surrounded himself with creative, talented innovators rejecting the slavish trends of the fashion industry. His open-minded design team was given wide stylistic freedom and the mission of creating apparel for independent people who follow their own unique path in life and for style-makers who express their individuality via apparel.
Diesel is a leader in pioneering new styles, fabrics, manufacturing methods and quality control that guarantee an outstanding product. Their people and work methods are so unconventional, albeit productive, they have been profiled in countless media and studied worldwide.