It is that time of year again: that incredibly unsettling period of tropical humidity when the cities across Australia transform into a pit of low-hanging, sticky heat. Despite the respite of aircon offices and shopping centres, this time of year is usually the start of ‘swim season’. To prepare you for another long summer, Orlebar Brown are putting collaborative swimwear on offer, to up your resort game this season.

Banishing knee-length board shorts and lyrca budgie smugglers for life, the British clothing brand have teamed up with the James Bond franchise for epic swim shorts worth every dollar.

Drawing inspiration from the early film posters, the “You Only Live Twice” iteration depicts a “stylised Bond piloting an autogyro dubbed ‘Little Nellie’ while being pursued by SPECTRE helicopters for a striking pair of shorts.” Synonymous with Orlebar Brown’s quality tailoring, the OB Classic Bulldog features a shaped waistband, rear darts and adjustable side fasteners. Furthermore, the shorts are also friendly with chlorine.

Orlebar Brown 007 You Only Live Twice Swim Shorts / $495 AUD SHOP NOW