Dock Pant in Slate Blue
Dock Pant in Slate Blue
The most comfortable pant you'll own!
The Boys at Merritt’s Boat & Engine Works know a little something about pants. Dock pants particularly and Capt. Johnny Williams specifically. Not only is he the captain on the 58’ Caliban, Roy Merritt’s personal boat, he’s also a master boat builder and interior carpenter which makes him one of the most versatile and skilled hands at “the yard.” He’s been at it since he was 18yrs old.
So when it came to sea trialing our new Dock Pant, we turned to Johnny. His requirements were simple: a durable cotton fabric that will wear well year ‘round…”it gets real hot down here in the summer;” a flat-front, zipper-fly style that is comfortable in all the right places, especially in the crotch, legs and seat. “Ease of movement is critical, but they can’t be baggy…I can’t have pant legs that flap around in a breeze and get hung up on hardware,” he says. “Just give me a pant that lets me go from working on Hull #110 to the flybridge of the Caliban in one fell swoop and I’ll be happy.”
The last word from Johnny: “Y’all can do all the fancy stuff you want, but if it don’t fit just right, it ain’t for me.”
We got you Johnny.
The Atlantic Rancher Dock Pant is every bit a durable, functional, year ‘round work pant…suitable for work in the bilge as it is comfortable and presentable wear at the IGFA Annual Awards Dinner. Cut from mid-weight, 10oz cotton twill, the fabric contains 2% Elastane for superior comfort and all-day wear. The build is a traditional waistband, flat-front construction with a YKK brand brass zipper fly closure. Stowage compartments include two on-seam side pockets, a coin pocket, and two flap-over back pockets with button closures. The fit is a traditional straight-leg, but it’s what we call “updated traditional” meaning they’re roomie enough but not blousy. The waist sits right on your hips, but these ain’t low-riders. Oh…and one more thing: you put them on one leg at a time.
- 10oz. Cotton twill with 2% Elestane
- Military style leg cuff hems
- Double button waistband
- Zippered fly closure
- On-seam side pockets
- Set-in back pockets with flap-over button closure
- Coin pocket
- Garment dyed and lightly stone washed
- Bar stitch reinforced stress point
Love the quality of material and the fit is superb!
The pants fit as I expected. That is, the pant legs were well tailored and snugger than most- no flapping in the breeze and a nice profile. The pockets were deep and well positioned for easy access, the button holes of the rear pockets were precision fitted to the buttons, and the upper portion flattered the skinny butts of us older gentlemen without sacrificing comfort. How does that happen? Engle is one of only a few who can answer that, IMHO. Regardless, they fit great and feel great, and that helps me feel great.
Engle and Atlantic Rancher embody qualities that never go out of fashion: authenticity, style, exceptional fabric and tailoring that together define quality in clothing. I still wear A.R. clothing I bought 20 or more years ago. I cannot say that about any other clothing brand that I wear. The new generation of shirts and pants that Engle has introduced represent in every sense "chips off the old block." They are genuine pleasures to wear. Welcome back, old friend.
These pants are super comfortable to wear. They are just the right weight to make them ideal in any situation- sunny days or cool nights. Really enjoy them.