(Miami, FL, February 24, 2022) — Original Penguin Golf, a division of Perry Ellis International, is pleased to announce the re-signing of PGA TOUR® winner Cameron Smith as a brand ambassador.
“Cameron Smith is a proven winner on the PGA TOUR and we are thrilled to continue our relationship and have him as an Original Penguin brand ambassador for years to come,” said Oscar Feldenkreis, CEO of Perry Ellis International. “Cameron’s four victories on tour, including a victory in each of the last three years, 2 Australian PGA Championships, member of the 2019 International President’s Cup team and participant in the 2020 Olympics solidifies his position as a true international star. With his record setting win at the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions, and a rise to 11th in the Official Golf World Rankings, 2022 is already shaping up to be a very exciting year for Cameron.”
Building on its appeal to youth culture, Original Penguin leverages the brand’s mantra to “Be An Original®.” Original Penguin pays homage to its rich brand heritage, having been adored by countless icons for more than 60 years. A strong influence of humor, fun and attention to detail can be seen in its products. The brand reworks its archive of mid-century classics with seasonal updates to reflect a modern lifestyle.
“I’m excited to continue my partnership with Original Penguin as they have been a huge supporter of mine over the years,” said Smith. “I love the new looks they come up with every season, as they perfectly match my personality on and off the course. As an athlete, Original Penguin offers breathability, comfort, style and protection from the elements – helping me to play my best golf.”
Original Penguin’s design inspiration represents a fusion of retro heritage style with a modern “original” twist. Fabrics include luxe sustainable recycled yarns with elastane blends such as Repreve and 4 way stretch, extremely lightweight blends and moisture wicking UPF sun protection. Invoking the feeling of spring, the designs come with a new modern tailored fit, both sophisticated and trim yet roomy enough to swing uninhibited. The Original Penguin Spring/Summer 2022 Golf collection fully encompasses the lifestyle of what it means to be an original.
About An Original Penguin by Munsingwear®
In 1955, Minneapolis-based Munsingwear – an underwear and military supply company – ironically became the touchstone of suburban sport with the introduction of the first iconic golf shirt to America – an ORIGINAL PENGUIN®. For over 60 years Original Penguin, and its namesake icon Pete the Penguin, has been adorned and adored by the masters of golf, leisure and sport to define itself as an American classic. Known for its unique, humorous and detail-oriented clothing, today the Penguin icon has expanded into tennis and pickleball and still stands as a signal for those who know how to be an original and what you wear for the good times. Original Penguin offers a full range of men’s and children’s clothing, accessories and fragrances with retail stores worldwide as well as two dedicated e- commerce websites: http://www.originalpenguin.com and http://www.originalpenguin.co.uk.
About Perry Ellis International
Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor, and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, and fragrances. The company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses, and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, An Original Penguin by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist® and Farah®. The company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel. Additional information on the company is available at http://www.pery.com