Vilebrequin luxury French brand, specialising in ready-to-wear men’s designer swimwear.
Once-upon-a-time in 1971 Saint Tropez, France, Fred Prysquel, a photographer and automobile enthusiast, took his inspiration from a café table cloth and made the swim suit of his dreams. Soon later he was designing the famous Moorea swims shorts. Vilebrequin bright fresh colours and patterns have made them the successful brand they are today.
Named after the French word for ‘Crankshaft’, partly as Fred Prysquel was a motor racing fan, and partly because it was an odd sounding word, Vilebrequin have retained this run side to their business throughout the years and soon became renowned for their stylish design, superior comfort and practicality. Originally made from fast drying spinnaker cloth, the brand has now developed the lightweight, comfort fabric of today’s swimsuits.
Made in Europe, with 32 different manufacturing phases required for each pair, the style and quality of these shorts makes Vilebrequin worth every penny. With head designers hand sketching designs before adding the bright colours they are famed for, Vilebrequin triumph over other luxury brands with their unique prints and techniques. Popular designs like their, the ‘Waldo’ swim shorts, their signature turtles and their father and son ranges, have kept this brand at the top of the designer swimwear crowd.
Internationally celebrated Vilebrequin also has quite the celebrity following, including owners such as; Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Harry Styles, Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Jackman, to name but a few.
The variety of styles such as; the famed Moorea, the stretchy Moorise and lightweight packable Mahina, are all available to buy on our online store and in our Bournemouth, UK based shop.
Vilebrequin are made small to size and we recommend purchasing a size larger than you would originally wear.
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