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Life's a beach

April 04, 2021

The sun is out, along with all the positivity! The end of lockdown is in sight and we can't wait to rock our favourite swim shorts round the pool side, at the beach or simply in the back garden enjoying the rays. Orlebar Brown launched in March 2007 as a more tailored approach to men's beach and swim shorts. Not so much a swim short but a'short you can swim in', offering something you can wear on the beach, by the pool and then smart enough to go and have a drink or lunch. Our collection of Orlebar Brown Bulldog swim shorts are not here to mess around! With bright colours and exciting prints there is defiantly something that will tickle your fancy. 

Personally, I don't think you can beat the iconic photographic swim shorts from OB. They ooze style and sophistication and are even appropriate to wear at lunch or at the pool side bar. So, get raring to dive in with our swim shorts depicting race cars at the start of the Grand Prix de Monaco in Monte Carlo, Monaco, 1956 (photo by Thomas McAvoy/The LIFE Picture collection).
The tailored swim short is where it all began for Orlebar Brown. Based on the pattern of a traditional man’s tailored trouser and crafted from quick-drying nylon fabric with signature side-fasteners to adjust, our OB Classic swim shorts offer the perfect blend of form and function. Not just a swim short—it’s a short you can swim in.


Now, if this swim short doesn't get you excited for summer, I don't know what will. A more subtle approach to the photographic bulldog swim short. The Sunset Silhouette image featured on these men's swim shorts was shot by famed model-turned-photographer Ellen Von Unwerth, who has worked with publications such as Vogue and Dazed & Confused. The detail I admire most about this short is that it is 100% quick-dryingpolyester because the worst thing is being soaking wet and needing to go inside. The quick-dryingpolyester is a game changer in this case. 



The OB guarantee

Orlebar Brown offers a 5 year guarantee. The customer service is second to none if you're OB shorts are not performing as they should.


OB's sustainability mission statement 

"We know that to enjoy our products, we all contribute to climate change. From sourcing, manufacturing, to distribution and our operations… To the holidaying itself. All of these factors impact the environment:

1. In 2018 we made a commitment to be a more sustainable company and decided that to do so we must firstMEASUREour impact on the environment.

2. Then weREDUCEin every way we can; this includes introducing more sustainable fabric bases into our products. By 2023, we aim to be using only 100% recycled materials.

3. Finally, weREBALANCEour carbon output towards becoming a carbon negative company - a goal we will achieve by the end of 2021."

Orlebar Brown designs their products to be worn in and around the water where significant amounts of plastic waste accumulate. To support cleaner oceans, OB is beginning to change the synthetic fabrics used for their swim shorts and outerwear by utilising recycled plastic waste instead. What a great brand to support and buy from! OB defiantly has the Filati seal of approval.