BULLDOG
Kaufmann Cocktail Mid-Length Swim Shorts

$345
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Finding the perfect swim shorts

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About the product

Item No. 5056128658925
SLIM AARONS EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION

Slim Aarons’ perfect day scene on our Bulldog swim shorts makes for an ideal pool party conversation starter.

Photograph exclusive to Orlebar Brown: Helen Dzo Dzo at the Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, California, designed by Richard Neutra - Slim Aarons, 1946

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
  • Shaped waistband, rear darts and adjustable side fasteners for a superior shape and fit
  • Tested to 50mg/l of chlorine
  • Net lining for extra comfort and security
  • Machine washable
  • 100% polyester
  • Sourced and manufactured in Europe
This product is offered in partnership with Getty Images with photography from the Slim Aarons archive, owned and housed by Getty Images.

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 a Photographic Print

Kaufmann Cocktail photo by Slim Aarons
"Kaufmann Cocktail". Photo by Slim Aarons.

Helen Dzo Dzo at the Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, California, designed by Richard Neutra in 1946.

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