All OB swim shorts are based on a 17 piece pattern of a traditional mans pair of trousers. They have details such as four part shaped waistbands with double fusing, darts at the back and a tailored fit.
Made from 100% polyamide sourced from France, all the zips and side fasteners are from Italy and are then manufactured in Portugal. Our shorts are tested for light, rub, salt water and up to 50mg of chlorine per litre (when the average pool should only have 14mg). Every element has been planned and thought through to make them the short you can swim in.
OB Classic shorts vary in length from Springer (shortest), Setter (short), Bulldog (mid-length) to Dane (long) – and of course, the Whippet short for women. Each tailored for style, comfort and the ultimate fit, designed to take you from sun lounger to sundowner. What is the perfect length for you?
We want you to look and feel great. As we know it’s all in the details.
The signature OB branded side fasteners are one of our distinguishing features. Elasticated waistbands are not for us – instead, ours are made up of 4 parts to create a curved shape and feature adjustable side fasteners for a tailored fit, as well as a zip fly and hidden metal popper closures. Our aim was to create the ultimate versatile short. That’s why we use 100% polyamide, quick-drying fabric so you can wear them straight out of the pool and into the bar.
Our shorts are quintessentially British but ultimately international. Designed in London, Made in Europe to be worn around the world.
Are you unsure which style of OB Classic swim shorts is right for you? Read our guide on how to choose the right swim shorts and find out.
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