mr Adam Brown

Fashion, London

Adam Brown - Men's Style Council Member

Mr Adam Brown, photographer and founder of lifestyle label Orlebar Brown, is a well-travelled man. He was born in Malaysia and spent his early childhood between Hong Kong and Japan. After returning to college to study photography, Mr Brown worked as a portrait photographer for magazines and corporate clients before he had the idea to create tailored swim shorts, while on holiday in Rajasthan in 2005. After completing a three-day start-your-own-business course, a one-week drawing course and 18-months’ research, Mr Brown launched the business from his spare room in early 2007, starting with just 1,000 pairs of shorts and a storage unit in west London. The rest, as they say, is history.

  • TRAVEL TIP

    Go somewhere different and do something completely different (possibly out of your comfort zone) every year.

  • BRAND

    Salle Privée. Great quality, well-priced items we all need. Perfect for then shaking up and interpreting as you want. And Orlebar Brown of course!

  • STYLE ICON

    Pablo Picasso - lots of towelling, stripes and faded colours. Always dressed like he didn't really care but if you look closely suspect it was all quite carefully chosen.

  • BAG

    Rucksack - I walk wherever I can, so it is the only way.

  • GROOMING

    Anything by Aesop. It just feels right.....

  • WATCH

    IWC.