After a long wait since the preview, Sunspel finally released their Bond inspired (Sean Connery era) swimshorts last month which then quickly sold out. Fans of Orlebar Brown will find them nearly identical in fit to the trim Setter shorts, and many other details are similar, both fabric and pocket wise (I would not be surprised if they were made by the same Portuguese manufacturer).

Comparably, I have quickly come to prefer the Sunspel shorts as they have no visible external branding and feature a drawstring cord adjustable waist which I find easier to use than the side adjuster buckles on Orlebar Brown shorts – additionally they’re also much more affordable than the Setters outside of sale season.