Size and Fit
- Model is 183cm / 6ft tall, has 76cm / 30” waist and 81cm / 32” in-leg
- Model is wearing a size 30
- Fits true to size
- If in-between sizes, choose a size up
- Side-fastener can reduce the waist up to 2cm / 0.8” without ruining the silhouette
Delivery and Returns
Orders are shipped from our Leeds, UK warehouse Monday to Friday. Orders made by midday (GMT) are dispatched the same working day.
We offer a variety of postage options, including international TNT Express 1-3 Business Days and UK Next Business Day for a delivery before 10:30 am.
The Making Of OB Swim Shorts
In the words of Mr Porter, Orlebar Brown is “the brand that made the swim short cool”. We concur. When the first pairs of OB swim shorts were created, the mantra “not just a short, but a short you can swim in” was our core focus.
About these Shorts
All Orlebar Brown 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.
The inside of our shorts contains a mesh-net lining, so you can hop on a surfboard, play tennis, swim or just lounge around on the beach in perfect safety. Plus we have a zip fly and a metal popper enclosure, so there really shall be no escape.
The Tailored Waist
The side fasteners (engraved with our name like a classy pair of cufflinks) are one of our distinguishing features. We don't do elasticated waistbands - instead, ours are made up of up to six component parts for a properly tailored fit, which you can adjust.
We want you to look and feel great, but that doesn't mean compromising on practicality. The Bulldog features two side-angle front pockets and one zip back pocket. You should be able to fit a slim wallet in them and your hands, preferably not at the same time.
The Quick Drying Fabric
Nobody wants to stand around in soaking wet shorts, getting cold and uncomfortable. That's why we use 100% polyamide fabric, which has also been chlorine, salt water, light and rub-tested too. Not only is it durable, it dries in a flash.
The 17 Piece Tailors Block
“a Savile Row standard of tailoring”
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 and darts at the back for a tailored fit.