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Friday, May 31, 2013

Resolved: We Need a Penguin Clothing Store in Portland

Posted by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey on Fri, May 31, 2013 at 10:22 AM

DISCLAIMER: Obviously we should shop locally, and there are some terrific menswear lines right here in Portland... but that being said:



Backstory: So I recently visited Vegas, and while shopping I noticed a Penguin store in one of their malls—and I'm sorry but I love Penguin! Their super sporty shirts and shorts combos make me look like Don Draper at summer camp, AND I LIKE THAT. I ended up spending an hour or so trying on a ton of their wares and walked out with a big hole in my wallet, but looking like a million bucks. And yes, you can get a couple of Penguin products at Nordy's (and from what I hear Urban Outfitters) but nothing like the sweeping selection at a Penguin store. Check out some samples of their wares.

Bought it, love it.
  • Bought it, love it.

Bought it, love it.
  • Bought it, love it.

Bought it, love it.
  • Bought it, love it.

Bought it, love it.
  • Bought it, love it.

Didnt buy it, regretting it.
  • Didn't buy it, regretting it.

Lady friend bought it, loves it.
  • Lady friend bought it, loves it.

There are also button ups, tanks, suits, skirts, and myriad accessories... you know the drill.

The closest Penguin store is in Santa Clara, California (!!) and people, that's just not gonna cut it. We need a Penguin here in Portland stat!! (Somebody get a kickstarter going, or something.) Read more about the verrrry interesting history of Penguin by Munsingwear here!

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