Original Penguin Codes: OPFF30 or OPGRTMN33OFF
Free shipping kicks in at $50. Code expires at 11:59pm PT on Monday 4/9/12 Excludes swimwear and fragrance.
Original Penguin is a brand that can start awfully expensive at full retail. Maybe blame their logo. It’s hard not to like, even if you do have a zero-tolerance for the things. The Penguin just doesn’t carry the pretentiousness other logos tend to project. Stack the Friends and Family discount on their well stocked sale section, and prices get real palatable real quick.
But what’s with the second code? Looks like, for now, using the OPGRTMN33OFF code will get you 33% off instead of the f&f 30% off that comes with OPFF30. Prices below reflect the OPFF30 code, just in case the other 33% off code gets shut down. Free shipping kicks in at $50, but… unless you have an OP store near you, you have to spring for return shipping if your purchase has to be sent back. Again, all items shown are already on sale.
Here’s a “would you wear it?”. Already marked way down and in the sale section, it’s a 14-wale corduroy 2-button sportcoat with elbow patches and a corresponding collar. The drop in the tail looks awfully modern & short, but the price might be right to take a risk on? Remember, you’re on the hook for shipping costs if you return it.
Raglan Cotton Crew Sweater – $41.92 ($89.00)
Penguin cotton sweaters can fit great out of the box, the challenge is keeping them from shrinking in the wash (or, the dryer). At least, that’s been the case in the past. The extra 30% off drops them to $40, but that also means they’ll charge you $5 for shipping since it’s now under $50. V-necks available on sale too, and if you’re just not the type to wear a bright white sweater, there’s other colors at full (ouch) price.
These could very well be a bit of a freak out of the box. 81% cotton, 18% poly, 1% spandex. Your guess is as good as mine. “Heritage Slim Fit.” They’ve also got a much more standard, 100% cotton, dark rinse jean on sale for even less, and the code there drops them under $30.
Meanwhile, back in the land of 100% cotton jeans… a relatively inexpensive pair of light grey jeans that’ll work now and well into summer. Should be good for wearing with darker polos or cotton blazers up top. Heritage slim fit, which has a 16″ leg opening. More on the fit here.
Gency Sweatshirt – $24.42 ($69.00)
They call it a sweatshirt, but don’t expect a super-thick fabric. Take a look at how it curves at the bottom. Seems more like a henley or long sleeve t-weight than a standard sweatshirt. Great stripes, and the V-neck is different for a shirt like this.
Now half off with the discount, and while it’s not going to be everyone’s pick, they’re a unique looking suede chelsea that could see some use for some. OP shoes aren’t the heaviest, most well built things int he world. But they can get the job done for a low price if you wait for sales.
Beze Plaid Jacket – $62.92 ($135)
It’s a Harrington! It’s a Trench! It’s… What the hell is it exactly? Seems to be a lighter weight spring jacket, with a stand out tonal plaid, that’s built on a Harrington chassis with trench style details like a gun flap. All poly.
The name? No clue. Merry Christmas I suppose. Comes in the heritage slim fit. Penguin polos are nice because their collars aren’t tiny, they fit well in the slim fit, and they feel nice and light when worn.
Hammer Boot – $41.92 ($155)
A cheap, “genuine leather” slim moc-toe boot that should work for knocking around on weekends. Was a way too steep $155, then went on sale a few times, and now it ends up at Target prices. Sizes are getting scarce.
The Original Penguin 30% off F&F Code OPFF30 Expires 4/9/12. No word on when OPGRTMN33OFF expires.