Stretch Canvas Pant in Khaki (Sumpter Flat Front) by Charleston Khakis
What’s your favorite fabric for a pair of pants? While there are plenty of great options to pick from these days, canvas is one that probably doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Berle is proud to offer Charleston Stretch Washed Canvas Khakis featuring a washed canvas material with just a touch of added stretch, that is durable yet attractive and comfortable.
READY FOR A FULL DAY
You are likely aware that canvas has a reputation for being a tough, durable fabric. That reputation is well-earned, and it is something that will appeal to many shoppers looking for pants that can hold up no matter what the day may bring. If you are going to be spending your time in a relatively tough environment and want to make sure your garments are ready for the challenge, it’s canvas that should find a place high on your list. Of course, it’s worth noting that the durable nature of canvas does not mean you have to sacrifice on appearance, and the touch of added stretch means extra comfort! These are still great looking pants which are worthy of the Berle/Charleston Khakis label.
Crafted with detail in Charleston Khakis' Sumpter fit, a traditional fit trouser with a regular rise (11 1/4").
- Enzyme Washed Stretch Canvas
- Flat Front
- Regular Rise (11 1/4")
- Relax Fit: Sits Straight on the Hips and Thighs
- Fabric Weight: 7.2 oz.
- 97% Cotton Canvas, 3% Elastane
- Unfinished Bottom
SUMPTER MODEL - TRADITIONAL FIT MEASUREMENTS:
- Plain Front
- REGULAR RISE: 11 1/4″ (measured from the top of the waistband to the crotch seam)
- THIGH: 27 3/4"
- KNEE : 21 1/2"
- BOTTOM : 17 3/4″
- 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.