Get your Instagram photos printed on your swim shorts

Ten years after its launch, swimwear company Orlebar Brown still makes a splash with celebs and distinguished beachgoers. Here, The Post’s Cody Jones catches up with the brand’s eponymous leader on his career highlights, artsy inspirations and warm-weather musts.

Congrats on the 10th anniversary of your swim brand, Orlebar Brown. Your A-list fans include Jay Z, Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds — do you have a favorite celeb moment?
We were ecstatic when our “Classic Setter” swim shorts were worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond in “Skyfall.”

Customers at the Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Store can now get personal photos printed on OB swimsuits — what are the highlights so far?
Fabulous travel photos, pet pictures, inventive drawings, doodles and graphics — it’s amazing to see the variety of images people have submitted for their #SnapShorts and how they’re experimenting with the app.

David Hockney is a big inspiration for your recent capsule. What other artists do you admire?
We’ve incorporated [photographer] Slim Aarons’ imagery for a while now, which really sums up the Orlebar Brown way of life. As he has said of his work: It’s about fabulous people doing wonderful things in beautiful places.

What are your poolside essentials?
A pair of our “Classic Bulldog” shorts, a terry polo, a tailored linen shirt and an endless supply of navy OB T-shirts.

Where’s your favorite spot to take your OB suits on vacay?
I enjoy anywhere tropical. The most recent place I visited was Soneva Fushi in the Maldives, which I loved — incredible food, brilliant light, stunning foliage and clear blue water. And I caught up on sleep! It’s as near to perfection as you can get.

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