BULLDOG
Riviera Mid-Length Swim Shorts

$245
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  • Color: RIVIERA

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Finding the perfect swim shorts

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The OB 5 year Guarantee

We are so confident in the quality of our OB Classic Swim Shorts that we will guarantee them for five years.

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About the product

Item No. 5055418431859

Our Riviera blue is inspired by the summer sky of the Côte d'Azur. Pair them with fresh whites for a look that's fit for Hôtel du Cap.

The tailored swim short is where it all began for Orlebar Brown; designed to give you effortless style wherever you are. Based on the pattern of a man’s traditional tailored trouser with signature side-fasteners to adjust and crafted from fabric that dries quickly, the OB Classic Bulldog offers the perfect blend of form and function. Not just a swim short—it’s a short you can swim in.

  • Inside leg length: 15cm / 6”
  • Model is 184cm / 6’ tall and wears a size 32
  • Darts at the back – for a better shape
  • Net lining – for extra comfort and security
  • Quick drying polyamide
  • Tested to 50mg of chlorine
  • Machine washable
  • European sourced and manufactured

Size & Fit


  • If in-between sizes, choose a size up
  • Side-fastener can reduce the waist up to 2cm0.8” without ruining the silhouette

OB Classic Swim Shorts

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 side fasteners are one of our distinguishing features, they’re made up of up to six component parts for a properly tailored fit, which you can adjust.

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.

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The Making Of An OB Classic

What makes a classic?

The ‘classic’ label seems in a constant battle to preserve the integrity and romance of its award. Our OB Classic swim shorts have been integral to our success over the last ten years—but what makes something a true classic?

"Good Design is innovative, honest and thorough down to the last detail."

Dieter Rams' 10 Principles of Good Design
The Traditional Tailored Trouser Block