Berry Alara Print Sport Swim Shorts

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Finding the perfect swim shorts

To make sure you find the right shape and style for you, we've put together some thoughts to help you decide...

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About the product

Item No. 5056128635407

Our Alara print is a new all-over design which features minimalist waves. It's full of energy and vibrant berry is the perfect summer shade to match.

Offering a brand new more flexible, sporting and versatile take on our OB Classic Bulldog shorts, the Bulldog Sport (formerly known as Jack) is made from a sports-style, ultra-lightweight nylon. The part-elasticated waistband and nylon side fasteners makes this the perfect short to take you from the water to the weights, sport to swim.

  • Inside leg length: 15cm / 6”
  • Model is 184cm / 6’ tall and wears a size 32
  • A versatile short for any activity
  • Contrast colour mesh lining for support and security
  • Part-elasticated waistband for comfort, secured with snap and zipper
  • 100% polyester
  • Sourced and manufactured in Europe


(Previously Jack Swim Shorts)

Modelled on the same tailored silhouette as our Bulldog swim shorts, Bulldog Sport has all the DNA of our OB Classic shorts. Every detail is the same just with a lighter fabric and colour-matched zip pulls.


We have four classic lengths of shorts as well as the Dachshund, which is a brief. Choosing the best length is simply about proportion.

  • If you are very tall you might want to steer clear of something too short such as a Springer, our shortest pair.
  • If you are not so tall then you can try shorter options such as the Setter and possibly steer clear of longer options as they may swamp you.
  • If in doubt, then something mid length, like our popular Bulldog or Bulldog Sport, is always a good starting point.
  • A marker for mid-length (6” inner leg) shorts is just above the halfway point between your knee and the start of your in-seam.
The Correct Length
Model is 184cm / 6’ tall and wears a size 32


  • No matter your shape or size, we believe a tailored fit can flatter any figure.
  • Fit is central to everything we do at Orlebar Brown and it’s what makes our shorts special; not too tight, not too loose—just right.
  • 60 elements combine to make one pair of OB Classics with rear darts and a shaped waistband for the perfect shape.
  • All our OB Classic swim shorts feature our fully adjustable side fasteners can reduce the waist size by 2cm.
  • To ensure you have the right size you should just be able to tuck your fingers inside the waistband.


  • When choosing a colour or print you should consider your skin tone and personality.
  • Fair skin can look washed out against bright hues and if you have darker skin then you can really celebrate something vivid.
  • Navy, dark green, slate grey and black are always a safe bet whoever you are, as are most mid blues.
  • Someone who is naturally extrovert may enjoy more zany prints; classic pastels may suit those better who prefer not to be the center of attention.
  • If you want a print or a design that is really bespoke and totally personal to you then try our Design Your Own service.