Orlebar Brown – Swimming shorts that are not just for swimming
One afternoon, photographer Adam Brown was with friends at the pool and it occurred to him that only the ladies in their bikinis cut a good figure. The men were almost all wearing unflattering, brightly coloured shorts, tight-fitting trunks or excessively long boardshorts. It was then that he got the idea of creating a range of fashionable swimming shorts that were not exclusively designed for swimming. The shorts came in 4 different models with different lengths – Bulldog, Springer, Setter and Dane.
The Orlebar Brown brand was founded in 2007 and has offered a collection of high-quality swimming clothing ever since, which has now become a travel collection. Inspired by the 60s and Slim Aarons’ photographs of Palm Beach and the Riviera, the designs of OB fashion accurately reflect the same attitude towards life as back in the day.