Orlebar Brown Partners with Daniel Ricciardo for F1 Inspired Board Shorts

Luxury swimwear label Orlebar Brown is collaborating with Aussie F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo on a new three-piece collection of board shorts.

At just 28 years old Ricciardo has already racked up an impressive 27 podium finishes. Beyond his racing prowess, Ricciardo is favoured in the industry and chosen by Orlebar Brown for his infectious smile and upbeat attitude.

“I was inspired by places I’ve travelled mostly—they’ve left me with great memories,” says Ricciardo. “I live for the summer, and it makes me happy on so many levels, so my swim shorts are genuinely some of my greatest pieces of clothing.”

The collection uses Orlebar Brown’s classic Bulldog style and is given the Ricciardo treatment inspired by some of his favourite destinations; Monaco and Austin.

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As the host of the most prestigious Grand Prix race, and also Ricciardo’s home, Monaco was the obvious choice for a photographic print swim short. The Bulldog Texas shorts, Daniel’s favourite, are illustrated with his inspirations and interests including his honey badger motif – Harmless in appearance but ruthless when challenged. The Bulldog Pin-Up offers a tessellated graphic reminiscent of vintage Americana, street art and tattoo culture.

Discussing the collaboration, Orlebar Brown Founder Adam Brown says “working with one of the most talented racing drivers Daniel Ricciardo was an instinctive choice; his sunny attitude encapsulates Orlebar Brown’s ‘Feel Summer’ mentality, and his favourite places resonate with us as destinations where our swim shorts are designed to be worn.”

You can score the limited run Daniel Ricciardo x Orlebar Brown boardies when they race into stores and online 20th March 2018.

In other beach related news, Olivers SS18 collection is inspired by mid-century Malibu and Hollywood’s greatest actors.

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