Orlebar Brown

“We’re very big fans of Orlebar here. The short story behind the brand, pun intended, is its founder, Adam Brown, was an art director and photographer who was tired of going to the beach and having to change out of his swimsuit to go to lunch or get something off of the sand. So these have been tailored like a great pair of trousers, including pockets and tonal side tabs, and work when worn with other clothing or simply as a swimsuit. This olive drab color is one of those great neutrals that can be paired back to just about any hue. They’re a bit of an investment—most guys have never spent three figures on swim trunks—but it’s one that’s totally worth it. They’re going to do double duty over any other swimsuit and last twice as long.”

—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director

Each month for the next six months, the editors of GQ, in collaboration with Nordstrom Men’s Fashion Director Tommy Fazio, will select key items from the pages of GQ to feature right here on Nordstrom.com.

For our inaugural edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 12 killer items from the July issue. Check back every month for more.

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