SS’14 Orlebar Brown

Mid Winter Sun Seakers

If (like us) you sometimes find yourself being tempted by the warmer climes to escape the post Christmas blues, this is the brand to make sure you pack in your suitcase. Whilst Christmas and New Year are most definitely done, the new season of menswear is only just waking up, flexing and getting ready to take on the Spring/Summer Collections.

Orlebar Brown is a London based brand, launched in 2007 and founded by photographer Adam Brown. On a holiday in Rajasthan, Brown keenly observed that while the women looked great, the men looked ‘ghastly’, with their daytime attire limited to either baggy board shorts or brightly patterned briefs. After some research into the current market, Brown decided to offer men something different – a more tailored approach to men’s beach and swim shorts – and produced a collection of not so much ‘swim shorts’, but ‘shorts you can swim in’, which he sold from his front room.

Today, Orlebar Brown has moved beyond shorts and branched out from pool side attire, bringing us a broad collection to reflect their concept of how resort wear should be. Timeless, flattering and simple, the brand’s styles, fits, and colours are not age or place specific and look equally as good either on a yacht in St. Tropez or surfing in Cornwall.

Here at Woodhouse, we stock a great selection of Orlebar Brown polo shirts and Orlebar Brown t-shirts, in a calming palette moving from white through to petrol blue. Relaxed and stylish yet functional, these comfortable tops are as perfect thrown on with shorts at the beach as they are worn to dinner: essentials for smart holiday travel.