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The Orlebar Brown collection: not your average swim shorts!

3 Jan 2017

Swim shorts season is already upon us, and Simons is thrilled to welcome back a brand that is making waves across the globe.


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Since its launch in London in 2007, Orlebar Brown has become world-renowned for its coveted blend of luxury, quality and unparalleled comfort.

The label’s speciality? Swim shorts it describes as “a short you can swim in” that go above and beyond your average pair of trunks. Their casual fit makes them a piece you don’t need to change out of when heading from the patio to the beach.

Made from durable quick-dry fabric with a peachskin finish, Orlebar Brown shorts are resistant to chlorine, sunlight, salt water and chafing. The label's designers are so confident in the quality of their product that they offer a 5-year guarantee for manufacturing defects and abnormal wear.


Orlebar Brown offers four swim short styles that vary only in length. The shortest is the Springer, followed by the Setter—a model worn by none other than Daniel Craig in Skyfall—the Bulldog and the Dane, the longest. Each style hits above the knee and features the same signature details:
a snap-button zip fly, adjustable side fasteners at the waist, side slant pockets, piped rear zip pockets
and thin mesh lining.

Patterns run the gamut this season, from vibrant and neutral solid designs to stripes, checks, gradients and a special emphasis on photo prints. 


This season, discover snapshots from the late 1950s in our Orlebar Brown swim short collection.

The London design house uses cutting-edge technology to transform these photographs,
by artist Slim Aarons, into hyper-realistic prints on thin fabric. Beginning with a strict tailoring pattern, the process involves carefully sewing pieces together one by one with exacting attention to detail.
You will notice that each photo print is continuous and uninterrupted across the seams.
Spanning the back, front and sides, the reproduced image creates a 360-degree panorama
that remains true to the original photograph. 

Take some time to explore the other pieces in the collection, on sale now both in store and online.
We know you’ll love what you find!

Orlebar Brown presents: The Making of a Photographic Print

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