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Baggy or budgie? The best tailored swimwear for men | LUXX

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Neither. When it comes to swimwear, Bond-style trunks are the only call

The British resort wear specialist Orlebar Brown has made a beachgrab for the tailored swimwear market

In 1992 I saw an advert that made a big impression on me. It was for Levi’s and played with the same vintage Americana vibe that had worked so well for the label when, seven years earlier, it had the model Nick Kamen stripping off in a 1950s launderette to the sound of Marvin Gaye’s I Heard It Through the Grapevine. This time around the tune was Mad About the Boy by Dinah Washington and, instead of washing his jeans, hunky Mr Levi’s gets his pair repeatedly wet by diving into a series of California-style pools, “swimming” through garden after garden, gate-crashing parties and getting the girl along the way.

The ad was intriguing because the whole thing was based on The Swimmer, a 1968…

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