Orlebar Brown was founded by photographer Adam Brown, which launched in March 2007. Based in London, Orlebar Brown products are now sold in some of the best stores in the world, Harrods in London, Barneys in New York, spas and resorts in Europe as well as some of the best online shopping sites. Adam Brown openly confesses the journey to create his own brand of men's beach and swim wear was stumbled across quite by accident.
Brown explains ' I went to a friends 40th birthday, the group was mainly made up of people who work in design or certainly had a visual sense about them. It was a mix of married, single, gay and straight 25-55 year olds and while the women looked great, the men look pretty gashy, they were wearing horrid brightly patterned boxer shorts'.
After some initial market research, a website was being created and logo designed. soon enough he had a thousand pairs of shorts and began selling them from a space room, it was then Adam Brown had made the decision for a change.
Going with a more tailored approach to men's beach and swim shorts. Orlebar Brown offers the essentials for smart holiday travel. This brand began with only four styles of swim shorts in only five colours, today there is a huge range of colours and designs including photographic products which are very popular, there is also something for everyone. Orlebar also stocks women and kidswear and has expanded to clothing and accessories. Timelessly flattering with an understated simplicity, founder Adam Brown's message is clear..
'Our styles, fit and colours are not age or place specific. All of our shorts would look equally good either on a yacht in St. Tropez, surfing in Cornwall or at the Blue Marlin in Ibiza'.