More Details Original Penguin Lace-Up Oxford, Shitake/Blue Details Leather upper with pinked trim and contrast accents. Round toe. Lace-up front. 1" flat, stacked heel. Imported. Designer About Penguin: An American classic, the Penguin brand of clothing got its start in 1955, inspired by creator Abbot Pederson's love of golf and his (taxidermied) penguin pal, Pete. The collection has grown from the original and still beloved golf shirts to include a range of sportswear.