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If you haven’t caught on already, prep style has made its return in a major way. Clean tailoring, bold colors, and of course, the return of the polo are all currently having their rightful moments in fashion. But before there were brands creating prep-inspired collections, there were the classics that forged these styles in the first place.

So we figured this would be as good a time as any to catch up with Original Penguin, an OG prep-inspired brand that is far from new to the polo game despite its contemporary looks.

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Created in 1955, Original Penguin is widely known for its roots in the golfing industry as the originator of the classic golf shirt. The brand gained further momentum throughout the ‘60s when figures like Dean Martin, Arnold Palmer, and Clint Eastwood were all spotted sporting the Original Penguin polo. However, its wearability has since pervade beyond just sports, securing the brand’s polo as an authentic staple both on and off the links.

Defined by its unique styles and iconic penguin logo, formally known as Pete the Penguin, Original Penguin has distinguished itself in a widely similar category through iconic looks like the Earl Polo – but don’t get it twisted, this isn’t your Dad’s polo shirt.

The Earl Polo takes a casual look to the next level. Featuring contrast piping around the collar, cuffs and three-button placket of this sharp short sleeve, The Earl is the perfect look to reflect the timelessness of the Original Penguin’s polo.

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Commenting on the how The Earl never really went out of style, Thomas Harvey, Vice President of Design notes, “The polo was the first item created by Original Penguin’s founder Abbot Pederson. Its popularity within sports and the media industries, along with the product’s versatility, showcase the endurance of the iconic style over the last few decades. We have continued to remain true to the original Earl Polo as it still serves as a central staple to each new collection.”

Shop Original Penguin at originalpenguin.com.

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