(Miami, FL) — Original Penguin Golf, a division of Perry Ellis International, is excited to announce the signing of PGA TOUR® Player Nico Echavarria as a brand ambassador. Echavarria is making his PGA Tour debut this season wearing Original Penguin’s Spring 2023 collection.
“We are thrilled to welcome Nico as our next Original Penguin brand ambassador,” said Oscar Feldenkreis, CEO of Perry Ellis International. “Nico is a very talented player whose style, personality and international background makes him a perfect fit for our Original Penguin team.”
“I am excited to partner with an iconic brand like Original Penguin. For me to be able to wear a brand that was made famous by golf and cultural legends is an honor,” stated Nico. “With Original Penguin’s classic fit, fashionable designs, performance materials and attention to detail, there’s no doubt I’ll be looking my best both on and off the course.”
An All-American at the University of Arkansas, former member of the Colombian World Amateur Team and winner of both the Mexican Amateur and South American Championship, Nico earned his 2023 Tour card by finishing 20th on the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour points list. Nico has also graced the winners circle with two professional victories on the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica tour and is off to a fast start in 2023 with a T-12 at the Sony Open in Hawaii where he shot 4 rounds in the 60’s.
Nico joins 2022 Open Champion Cameron Smith as Original Penguin brand ambassadors, along with PGA TOUR professionals Danny Lee and Augusto Nunez also sporting the iconic brand. “We continue to grow the Original Penguin brand from the PGA, LPGA and Korn Ferry TOUR, with even more of the best players in the world wearing the Penguin icon,” added Feldenkreis.
Original Penguin and Pete the Penguin have left their mark on a league of legends. For over 60 years, our namesake bird has been adorned and adored by the masters of leisure and sport to define itself as an American classic. Today, the Penguin icon still stands as a signal for those who know how 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®. Known for its unique, humorous and detail-oriented clothing, Original Penguin offers a full range of men’s and children’s clothing, accessories and fragrances. Original Penguin is present in North, Central and South Americas, Europe as well as India and the Philippines. There are over 1,250 points of sale, more than 99 Original Penguin stores worldwide and two dedicated e-commerce websites: www.originalpenguin.com and www.originalpenguin.co.uk. See a full preview of the Spring 2021 Golf collection here.
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 www.pery.com
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