Original Penguin Shoes; the now famous ORIGINAL PENGUIN logo has an interesting story behind it. One of Munsingwear’s salesmen spotted a flock of penguins in the window of a New York taxidermist and for a laugh, bought one of the stuffed birds. Before long,"Pete" the penguin became the official mascot and logo of golf shirts and polo's. An ORIGINAL PENGUIN® by Munsingwear became a staple among the masters of suburban leisure well into the 1980s – worn by the likes of Arnold Palmer, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Richard Nixon. Pengiun trainers were later available and styles such as Sam Canvas became popular.