Fresh Polos - Original Penguin - French Connection

Fresh Polos - Original Penguin - French Connection

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.


French Connection offers well-designed, stylish, and quality clothing that appeals to a broad market. Recently, the company added some fashion-forward, quirky, designs.

Driven by innovation and change, they balance the new and exciting designs with quality and affordability apparel. The French Connection and fcuk brands have become synonymous with contemporary fashion, including their line of polo shirts.