Orlebar Brown Owns Summer

The famed British outfitter celebrates the season ahead with bold and complete new looks.

By Robb Report Staff 16/11/2021

One may think that a British label doing beachwear is somewhat paradoxical, but Orlebar Brown proves the naysayers wrong.

Launched in March 2007, the label takes a more tailored approach to men’s beach and swim shorts – among other summery offerings – capable of taking one from the beach to the bar and beyond.

This season’s stylish set is centred around the idea of ‘island life’ – fitting for a country ‘girt by sea’ and cut off from the world for the better part of two-years due to COVID — and the brand’s incoming loungewear line available on November 18.  Here, our favourite picks to get through the sunny season.

Top: Marne Navy/White Stripe Shirt

Comfortably cool, this relaxed fit cotton shirt – woven in Italy, no less – is a louche summer staple. The thin navy and white stripe is contrasted by a navy piping detail at the collar. Bringing 70s style to the fore, the camp collar and chest patch pocket details the shirt and is finished by branded nylon buttons. $375

Bottom: Alfred Navy/White Stripe Pants

Matching the breezy stylings of the shirt is the relaxed fit cotton lounge pant. Fitted with the same piping detail as above, the elasticated side panels at the waist and a tubular drawcord waist fastening make for a comfortable wear. $295

Top: Griffith In Cloud

Picture yourself poolside in this soft terry-towelling relaxed fit lounge shirt. The hip patch pockets, large side vents, drop back hem and Capri collar see it border on ‘robe’ and that’s a good thing. Knitted in Portugal the 50% cotton, 50% nylon shirt is a must. $375

Bottom: Setter Bleu

Orlebar’s signature Setter fit, the label’s shortest, lands here in a rich blue tone. The polyester short is woven in France, manufactured in Portugal and is fitted with adjustable nickel-effect side fasteners. $345

From Left To Right

Look 1

Bottom: Bulldog island Life In Yellow / Green.

These bold Bulldog shorts from Orlebar Brown offer the label’s signature mid-length fit. The printed recycled polyester woven short features a nickel-effect concealed snap closure, adjustable branded nickel-effect side fastener. $475

Look 2

Top: Arinos Hat

Protect your head with the straw Arinos hat. Detailed with leather around the crown and leather binding at the brim edge. The Italian made hat channels the relaxed coastal style. $375

Bottom: Bulldog Island Life Blues

The model here wears the Bulldog Island Life Blues. The tropical, floral pattern finds its way onto the brand’s recycled polyester woven shorts. Made in Portugal the nickel-effect snap closure and side fasteners give these shorts a tailored finish.


Top: Travis Island Life

Bright? Check. Floral? You bet. Here, the Travis Island Life Capri collar short-sleeve shirt sees the floral print land on a linen and viscose blend with branded nylon buttons. $475

Bottom: Napo Drawcord Navy Shorts

Relaxed fit, cotton and linen blend navy shorts are a staple for any discerning man’s wardrobe. Here, the Napo comes with a tubular drawcord with Summer Red and OB Marina whipped thread drawcord ends and a rear patch pocket. $295

Look 4

Top: Giles Linen White

No piece says summer like a white linen shirt. Here, the classic collar shirt fits the brief in a way that only Orlebar Brown knows how. $350

Bottom: Packard Island Life Blues

Tailored fit, printed cotton pants woven in Italy make a colourful splash. The drawcord waistband maximises the comfort of the garment. $575

Scarf: Tasso Island Life 

Match the pants with the cotton and silk-blend fabric, woven in Italy. $150











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