Reminiscent of the opulent, rich blue summer sky, and the depths of the summer sea, short specialists Orlebar Brown have collaborated with WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie to create a limited edition Summer collection. Entitled ‘Ultimate Navy’ the kit comes exclusively in navy blue; from the organic cotton of the tote to the side fasteners on the shorts, every element evokes the deep shades of the Tyrrhenian Sea and cool nautical style.

The “Ultimate Navy” set features the WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie ‘O’Hare tote bag, housing the Orlebar Brown Bulldog Short and beach towel with the ‘Orlebar’ and ‘Want LEV’ branding at each end. The ‘O’Hare tote features WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie’s, trademarked ubiquitous design detail – a gold and silver zipper.

The collaboration is a perfect fusion between the strengths of both brands; the balance between timeless, functional design and a modern compatibility is seen throughout the collection.

The limited number ‘Ultimate Navy’ collection is available from Mr Porter or online at