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Washed Khaki Shorts in Stone (Sumpter9 Flat Front) by Charleston Khakis

Regular price $141.00
Regular price $141.00Sale price $141.00

Size: 32
Rise: Regular Rise


Berle is well-known for their collections of high-quality men’s trousers. When the weather warms up, however, trousers might not be the right item for the job. With hot summer days in mind, they are proud to offer a collection of khaki shorts for men. 

Ok, shorts might not be the best choice for your next business meeting. But these shorts feature high quality materials and construction along with impeccable style. Berle's dedication to style and class is in full force here. You’ll find these to be great-looking shorts that live up to the reputation Berle has built over the years.

Crafted with detail in Charleston Khakis' Sumpter9 fit, a traditional fit short with a regular rise (11 1/4").


  • Combed Cotton Casual Khaki
  • Flat Front 
  • Regular Rise (11 1/4")
  • Relax Fit: Sits Straight on the Hips and Thighs
  • Enzyme, Silicone Washed
  • Deep Side Pockets
  • Watch Pocket
  • Fabric Weight: 8.5 oz.
  • 100% Cotton
  • 9" Inseam


  • Plain Front
  • REGULAR RISE: 11 1/4″ (measured from the top of the waistband to the crotch seam)
  • INSEAM: 9"
  • Sizing is based on a pant size 34, regular rise

After immigrating to the United States from Poland in the early 1900s, brothers Philip and Hyman Berlinsky opened New York Tailors, a men's clothing store, on King Street in historic Charleston, S.C. 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, which they considered to be an appropriate abbreviation of Berlinsky. Charleston Khakis is owned by Berle, and encompasses their line of traditional khakis.

Eventually, the brothers decided to separate the retailing and the manufacturing sides of the business and split them amongst the family. Hyman and his family took over New York Tailors, while Philip and his four sons, Maurice, Herbert, Danny and Norman went with Berle.

A discovery by Philip's son, Herbert, put the company in league with major trouser manufacturers. While on a trip to Florence, S.C., Herbert heard about a new model of trousers that all the young boys were requesting. It was called an “up flaps model,” instead of the traditional “down flaps” model. He had a tailor there make him a pair and brought them back to Charleston where they took off and became one of the hottest models sold in the Southeast for the next 10 years.

Today, the company is run by the 4th generation of family who possess an in depth knowledge of the fashion retail industry. The commitment to deliver fashionable, comfortable and quality apparel is still as strong today as it was when the company was founded.

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