Fresh Polos - Original Penguin - J. Lindeberg
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.
Johan Lindeberg started J. Lindeberg in 1996, after leaving his position as president of Diesel’s United States operations. His passion for the game of golf inspired him to design a golf collection. Known for unique styling and technical fabrics and the iconic JL Slater White Belt, Lindeberg created the modern fashion movement in the golf world.
Johan Lindeberg describes the look of the brand as “elegant bohemian.” He combines the clean Scandinavian lines with a bit of a bad boy feel. However, the company is also known for chic golf wear, which is popular with pros on the PGA Tour. Polo shirts are a core piece of this collection.