In the early 1900s, brothers Philip and Hyman Berlinsky opened New York Tailors, a men's clothing store, on King Street in historic Charleston, South Carolina. Philip, who was considered a master of his trade and who could work miracles with a needle and thread, often custom-made pants upon request from his customers. After World War II ended in 1946, the brothers decided to open their own trouser manufacturing company. They named the company Berle Manufacturing. Today, the company is run by the 4th generation of family. The commitment to deliver fashionable, comfortable and quality apparel is still as strong today as it was when the company was founded.