Miami, FL — Original Penguin® by Munsingwear,® a division of Perry Ellis International, is proud to announce the signing of Mackenzie McDonald as a tennis brand ambassador.
“We are thrilled to have Mackie join the Original Penguin team as a tennis brand ambassador,” said Oscar Feldenkreis, CEO of Perry Ellis International. “Mackie is a talented player in the prime of his career. We are confident he will represent the Original Penguin’s men’s tennis collection with style on and off the court.”
Heading into the ATP season Mackie will be wearing Original Penguin’s Spring 2023 men’s tennis collection, which he showcased at the 2023 Australian Open. The collection’s design inspiration represents a fusion of retro heritage style with a modern “original” twist. Crisp tennis whites create a bold statement when paired with bold prints. Enhanced fabrics include: luxe sustainable recycled yarns with elastane blends such as Repreve; 4-way stretch; extremely lightweight blends; and moisture-wicking UPF sun protection.
“I am proud to partner with such an incredible heritage brand like Original Penguin, “ stated McDonald. “The Original Penguin apparel feels great, I love the traditional style as well as the way it performs, enabling me to play my best in all types of conditions. I am excited to showcase the Penguin in 2023 and the years beyond.”
McDonald, former NCAA singles and doubles champion at UCLA and 2023 United States Davis Cup team member, joins current Original Penguin tennis staffer Ajla Tomljanović and pickleball pro Matt Wright. “This is a dynamic and talented group of professionals,” added Feldenkreis. “We are ecstatic to have them on Team Penguin.”
For over 60 years Original Penguin, and its namesake icon Pete the Penguin, has been adorned and adored by 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 and what you wear for the good times.
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. The brand continues to evolve into the sports arena with the addition of tennis and pickleball apparel. Original Penguin is a global brand with retail stores worldwide as well as two dedicated e-commerce websites: www.originalpenguin.com and 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 www.pery.com
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