Born in St-Tropez and always reflecting the stylish freedom of the French Riviera, Vilebrequin is renowned for high-colour men's swimwear collections that remain the very epitome of holiday chic. Vilebrequin was founded in 1971 and half a century later this is a brand that remains at the forefront of vacation fashion. Cut, signature bright colours and fit are famously perfect and today swimwear is complemented by a range of polo shirts, shorts and trousers for aprés-beach cocktails and long warm evenings.

The look of Vilebrequin will always speak of the Mediterranean sunlight with a verve and a brightness that's unique to what's become a seminal brand. The name translates as "crankshaft", a nod to co-founder Fred Prysquel's work as a motor sports journalist and a reference to the shape of the spiral staircase in the first Vilebrequin shop in St-Tropez, opened by Fred and his fashion designer wife Yvette. The company’s signature remains its Moorea swimming shorts, a central staple of the collections for 30 years.

Vilbrequin vacation clothing generally fits true to size. The brand advises that for a more comfortable fit, you should choose a size up from your usual size and for a more snug fit, choose a size down. Scroll down for our complete Vilebrequin sizing guide, to find the perfect fit for your perfect seaside getaway.

Vilebrequin sizing notes

  • All Vilebrequin pieces fit true to size
  • If your size is in between, Vilebrequin advise going up a size for a more comfortable fit, or down for a more snug fit
  • Check the size of your existing shorts, trousers or shirts if in doubt
  • All measurements are in centimetres

Vilebrequin sizing charts

Swimwear

SizeWaist size (cm)
XS89-93
S93-97
M97-101
L101-105
XL105-111
XXL111-117
XXXL117-123
4XL123-130
5XL130-136

Tops

SizeChest size (cm)
XS74-78
S80-84
M86-90
L92-96
XL98-104
XXL106-112
XXXL114-120
4XL122-128
5XL130-136

Bottoms

SizeWaist size (cm)
XS74-78
S80-84
M86-90
L92-96
XL98-104
XXL106-112
XXXL114-120
4XL122-128
5XL130-136

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