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Original Penguin

Penguin adFounded in 1955 by Abbot Pederson, Original Penguin is a full lifestyle brand that includes suits, watches, bags, belts, hats, shoes, and women’s and kids’ collections.

  • On a flight home to Minneapolis from Manhattan Pederson brought along a taxidermied penguin he brought in a drunken state and named “Pete” earlier that evening. He ended up putting his tie on the bird prompting a stewardess to joke that such a lucky, dapper bird surely deserved to be immortalized — maybe even embroidered on a shirt similar to the one Pederson was wearing.
  • Pederson, a keen golfer, created the Munsingwear golf shirt. From the moment it hit the shelves it was a must-have, popular with suburbanites and sports legends alike.
  • As a testament to the timeless appeal of the Original Penguin clothing company’s classic designs, the shirts catapulted back into fashion starting in 2000, when young trendsetters started scouring yard sales and demanding their favorite vintage stores restock the cult classics. In 2003, this overwhelming new audience led to the rebirth of an Original Penguin by Munsingwear, and an alliance with an international fashion house.
  • In addition to mens, womens and children’s clothing Original Penguin now includes glasses, bags, hats, wallets, shoes, belts, ties and watches.

Visit the Original Penguin website.

Dear Oakbrook Eyecare Family,

At Oakbrook Eyecare, it is always our top priority to provide everyone the best possible care, as well as to ensure the health and safety of our patients, employees, families and our community. We appreciate the trust you have in our practice, and please know that we take the health of your families very seriously.

We have been following the evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak, and have been taking guidance from the CDC, AMA, and IOA regarding the best practice and management of patient care in this rapidly changing situation.

Starting this week, we will limit our optical hours for glasses and contact lens pick-ups to Tuesday, March 17th, Thursday, March 19th, Tuesday, March 24th, and Thursday, March 26th from 9:30-6:00 p.m. For contact lens orders, we ask you to contact us during the stated hours and we will make every effort to have the contact lenses sent directly to your home.

Our clinic will suspend eye examinations and be limited to emergency eyecare only. For ocular emergencies only, please call Dr. Franceschini at 630-240-1103. For other eyecare related inquiries, please leave a message and we will return your phone call.

We greatly appreciate your understanding and will keep our patients updated via our website and email.

With warm regards,

Dr. Franceshini and Staff
(630) 571-0399