The Best Fitting Chino Shorts You'll Ever Own!

The Dock Shorts

$116.00

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Details

  • 10oz. Cotton twill with 2% Elastane
  • Wrinkle-free! Never needs ironing
  • Military style leg cuff hems
  • 9" inseam
  • Double button waistband
  • YKK ® brass zipper fly closure
  • On-seam side pockets
  • Set-in back pockets with button closure
  • Coin pocket
  • Garment dyed and lightly stone washed
  • Bar stitch reinforced stress point

Story

The Boys at Merritt’s Boat & Engine Works know a little something about shorts. Dock shorts 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 Shorts, 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 shorts that flap around in a breeze and get hung up on hardware,” he says. “Just give me a pair of shorts 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 Short is built from the same mold as our now famous Dock Pant. It is every bit a durable, functional, year ‘round work short…suitable for work in the bilge as it is comfortable and presentable wear at the Fort Lauderdale Yacht Club on saturday afternoons. 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 set-in back pockets with button closures. The fit is a traditional straight-leg to the 8.5" inseam. Not too long and not too short...just right. The waist sits right on your hips, but these ain’t lowriders. Oh…and one more thing: you put them on one leg at a time.

    Story

    The Dock Pant Story

    Story

    The Boys at Merritt’s Boat & Engine Works in Pompano Beach, FL., 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 lowriders. Oh…and one more thing: you put them on one leg at a time.

    Size & Fit
    Shipping & Returns

    Shipping

    We don’t use a 3rd. fulfillment house to process your order. We pick, pack and ship all orders ourselves from our own warehouse. If we receive your order by 12pm PST, we usually ship it to you that day. Otherwise it will ship on the following business day.

    Returns & Refunds

    If you aren’t happy with what you’ve purchased from Atlantic Rancher, you may return it to us in like-new condition within 30-days of purchase and we’ll process a refund for the full purchase price of the item(s) being returned.

    Returns after the normal 30-day window are for store credit only. 

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    Customer Reviews

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    Kyle Thompson (Galveston, US)
    Nailed it

    Great material. Great color. Perfect inseam. I generally wear a 32 but purchased these in a 34 since I don’t like when shorts are tight on my legs. I made the right choice. I think a 32 would have been too slim. I’m 6’ 170lbs for reference. Atlantic Rancher always delivers.

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    Jeff Gibbs (Cincinnati, US)
    Comments: Love them. Everything I've purchased has been amazing. I'll be back.
    Great shorts!

    The quality jumps out at you right away. Nice color, fabric is amazing, and can't wait to wear them all summer. Another win for Atlantic Rancher.

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    Stephen Crowley (Washington, US)
    Dock cap

    The USA-produced AR short bill dock cap replaces a brand I’ve worn for the last 35 years. Arrived quickly and fits perfect. Just started sorting through your online catalog. So happy to have stumbled across your site.

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    Walter Bundy (Richmond, US)

    Dock Shorts

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    Brenda Arnold (Lunenburg, US)
    TERRIFIC SHORTS AND LOVE THE COLOR!

    My husband loves all the clothing that I have bought from Atlantic Rancher and he still has jackets, etc from their store in Marblehead many years ago. So very glad that Atlantic Rancher is up and available now. It’s time for Christmas presents for the guys!!!