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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    Ed H (Aston Mills, US)
    Comments: As expected, another great product backed by amazing customer service!
    Great Shorts for Summer or Anytime

    Once again, Engle & the AR team deliver the goods! Waited for quite a while for both the Dock shorts and pants to be restocked in my size. Once I was notified they were back in, I quickly ordered a pair of each. The fabric is soft, sturdy, but not too heavy for summer, definitely will be wearing them in the Fall with my Hudson 1/4 zips. Just enough stretch to make them feel relaxed. Generous pocket size for just about anything you'd be inclined to put in them. Tried on the pants, they will be in the rotation once the temps get more reasonable. Shout out to Engle and the team for their quick turn around, after having the shorts for about a week, I decided to order another pair before my size was gone. Placed the order and then realized that the normal shipping would have me miss the delivery since we were leaving for a quick vacation. Emailed Engle, and he & the team got the shipping changed and my delivery issue resolved, shorts were delivered in time for me to pack them. The products that I have purchased so far have delivered in every way expected, knowing that the AR customer service is backing them up, just makes it a matter of time until my next purchase. Thank you again Engle & AR for another great experience, from beginning to end.

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    Gerald Elliott (Dublin, US)
    Dock Shorts

    Ordered in Khaki, they arrived, wore once and immediately purchased in both the slate & brick. The look, fit and feel just outstanding. Best out there and I have a LOT of shorts.

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    Lynden ⚓️ (Bloomfield, US)
    Comments: I have purchased alot from Atlantic Rancher, all of it worth the price. Just the best stuff out there
    Classic fit Classic colors

    Liked the first one so much I bought another
    The material is first class, they fit lower on the waist than other shorts I have and seen to be cut properly for that, they ride nice on the waist. My wife thinks they look great. Thanks again

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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.