Introduction

Orlebar Brown’s ethos of versatility, timelessness and quality is one that will resonate with every FashionBeans reader. By focusing on these three elements within each collection they produce, the brand has garnered a reputation for producing premium menswear with a distinctly British approach to style.

This is the brand that revolutionised the swimwear market, producing what is now widely regarded as the perfect swim short. The now iconic Bulldog design is as sharp and refined as a pair of tailored shorts, yet lightweight and practical enough to swim in due to its quick drying construction and breathable material – “Not just a swim short but the ‘short you can swim in’.”

However, what begun in 2007 as a more tailored approach to men’s swim shorts, today the brand offers a complete resort collection that includes shorts, chinos, sharply tailored sweats, t-shirts and jackets, alongside bags and accessories.

Stylish solutions designed to make a splash poolside, beachside, après sun and everything in between, it’s no surprise that Orlebar Brown has fast become the resort label of choice for those in the know – including James Bond, who premiered a pair of ‘Sky Setter’ swim shorts in the movie SkyFall.

Orlebar Brown has come to embody not just a smarter look on the beach, but a reminder of the sophistication that once went with a more glamorous way of life. Lean silhouettes, understated simplicity and clothes that are timelessly flattering.

Orlebar Brown Winter Sale: Top 10 Picks

For a limited time only, this great British heritage brand is offering up to 70% OFF selected pieces from their AW13 collection, including their iconic ‘Bulldog’ swim shorts, tailored polo shirts and casual sweats that are perfect for the weekend.

Today we explore the items on offer, bringing you FashionBeans’ top ten items from the current winter sale. It’s time to grab yourself a bargain and revamp your 2014 holiday wardrobe for a fraction of the price…

1. The Classic Bulldog Swim Shorts

The product that catapulted the brand to fame and a modern summer essential for any style-conscious gent, every man should have a pair of Bulldogs in their wardrobe. Arguably the perfect swim short, their mid-length, tailored cut flatters every body type, with the side adjusters offering a truly custom fit.

Able to effortlessly transition from the beach to the bar, pair them with OB’s range of polo shirts for the ideal beach ensemble.

Available in a wide range of printed, photographic and solid block-colours.

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The Details

Orlebar Brown Classic Bulldog Swim Shorts

The Fit

Orlebar Brown Classic Bulldog Swim Shorts Fit

2. The Sebastian Polo Shirt

The Sebastian sets a new benchmark for tailored polo shirts. Perfectly cut and form fitting, it is able to be dressed up or down effortlessly – try teaming yours with chino shorts on summer weekends or dressing it up with an unstructured blazer for a night on the town.

Constructed from 100% pique cotton, the Sebastian is available in a variety bold block-colours, which are bound to catch the eye this SS14.

Sale price from £35. Was £115:

Orlebar Brown Sebastian Polo Shirt

3. The Airedale Denim Shorts

Denim shorts are a spring/summer wardrobe staple, which look set to develop into a key piece for SS14. Orlebar Brown have taken a more refined approach to their Airedale shorts, offering a mid-length, fitted style that will dress up even the most casual of outfits.

Made from a 100% cotton cavalry twist and garment dyed, they feature signature tonal buttons and twin back hip welt pockets.

Available in three colour ways, our favourite has to be the classic blue Chambray version.

Sale price from £45. Was £155:

Orlebar Brown Airedale Denim Shorts

4. The Norfolk Chino

Every man should have a range of classic, neutral chinos in their wardrobe that can be dressed up or down for any occasion. Arguably even more versatile than jeans – with their lightweight cotton construction making them suitable for summer – the Norfolk chino is OB’s take on an iconic piece of menswear.

Made from 100% cotton sourced directly from Italy, the Norfolk’s tailored cut, attention to detail and slim fit make them a worthwhile addition to your collection. Dress them up with an Oxford shirt and blazer for the evening or give the hems a roll and pair with rugged boots and knitwear to tackle the elements in style.

Available in a selection of traditional and bold colour ways.

Sale price from £50. Was £165:

Orlebar Brown Norfolk Chino

5. The Oscar Knitted Jersey Jacket

Having previously detailed the benefits of the unstructured blazer, the relaxed yet refined nature of the Oscar knitted jacket makes it an excellent smart-casual addition to your wardrobe.

Beautifully cut for a sharp, tailored fit, it features side panels, a centre back vent and two-piece lined sleeves with working buttonholes. The mottled fabric and patch pockets help dress down a traditionally formal garment, meaning it can be paired with everything from jeans and t-shirts to dress shirts and trousers.

Currently available in graphite melange, the red contrast internal seams shows attention to detail and offers a nice shot of colour when pulling it on or off.

Sale price: £125. Was £345:

Orlebar Brown Oscar Knitted Jersey Jacket

6. The Jeremy Harrington Jacket

The Harrington is an timeless design that has been associated with sharp, mod-inspired style for decades. A favourite of Steve McQueen, the silhouette’s credentials don’t need spelling out for any man with even a passing interest in fashion.

OB’s Jeremy reversible Harrington jacket offers the perfect balance of classic and contemporary. On one side it features a classic neutral block-colour – bottle green, bold blue or graphite – that ensures it is versatile enough to be paired with everything in your current wardrobe, while on the other it incorporates the brand’s striking AW13 ‘Key Largo’ print.

Not only is the printed side an instant statement-maker, it’s also completely on trend for 2014, with the industry’s current obsession with prints and patterns set to continue for the foreseeable future.

Sale price: £140. Was £285:

Orlebar Brown Jeremy Harrington Jacket

7. The Hester Sweatshirt

We all have those days where you want to feel comfortable and relaxed, without letting your style standards drop. The Hester sweatshirt is the ultimate throw-on-and-go piece – pair it with jeans, shorts or chinos and it’s tailored fit will ensure that you never appear sloppy. Perfect for a weekend running errands or lounging at home.

Features include double cuffs with thumb holes, a ribbed waistband for a fitted appearance, shoulder darts with back sleeve raglan detail and shoulder epaulette-inspired detailing.

Available in a wide range of colour ways to suit every taste and style.

Sale price from £40. Was £125:

Orlebar Brown Hester Sweatshirt

8. The Morton Linen Shirt

Who said linen shirts have to be baggy? A dressier take on the classic linen shirt, the Morton is a tapered alternative to the looser fits that continue to dominate the market.

Perfect for holidaying and summer heat waves, the lightweight, 100% linen fabric features a chambray texture that will add character and depth to any SS14 ensemble. A true warm-weather wardrobe staple that will continue to get good use for years to come.

Sale price: £80. Was £165:

Orlebar Brown Morton Linen Shirt

9. The Bobby V-Neck T-Shirt

Never underestimate the power of a v-neck tee. A capsule wardrobe staple, a well cut, high quality v-neck is essential for layering and can also be used as a standalone piece during hot summer days.

OB’s Bobby t-shirt offers an instant upgrade to your current basics collection. Coming in a beautifully soft 100% pima cotton, it features a lean yet relaxed fit as well as a curved front and back hem.

Available in a wide range of neutral and bold colour ways, there is something for everyone.

Sale price: £30. Was £60:

Orlebar Brown Bobby V-Neck T-Shirt

10. The Collins Packaway Jacket

The Collins is a lightweight, showerproof jacket designed with style and practicality in mind. Versatile in function, it can be worn post gym, on the beach or during the summer festival season.

Easily condensed into a travel-sized, waterproof pouch it’s perfect for those with on-the-go lifestyles – simply store in your office drawer, car glove box or carry in your bag for instant protection from the inclement British weather.

Available in multiple colour ways.

Sale price: £65. Was £225:

Orlebar Brown Collins Packaway Jacket

Final Word

So there you have it, ten items that are on our wishlist from the current Orlebar Brown sale. With a clear focus on quality, cut and timeless design, each and every piece would make a solid addition to any modern capsule wardrobe.

Visit the OB Sale Shop to browse the full range and pick yourself up a bargain today.