Our Story

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our company. Ballin is the leading North American manufacturer of men’s pants and shorts. We take pride in our product, and the exceptional value we deliver to our customers and fans. Ballin is sold in over 1,000 better menswear stores in North America. We work closely with our retail partners to deliver a seamless experience. We appreciate any feedback, and will reply to any questions quickly.

1946

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Ballin was founded in 1946 by Charles (Chic) Balinsky. In our 70th year, we still remember the days when Chic opened the Canadian factory and sold goods by horse and buggy. The original building has been expanded several times, but it is still home to Ballin’s main Canadian production facility.

1980

JosephJoseph ran the business through its major expansions in the 1980s and 90s. The US market became more key to what was previously a Canadian focused firm. It was at this time that the business shifted to a higher end product with the introduction of new technologies and a focus on the highest quality.

2000

JosephRonaldJoseph remains active, but most of the company is run by his son Ronald. Business continues to expand, including the introduction of sales to Europe, Japan, and Australia.

2016

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We celebrate 70 years with the launch of our latest In Stock collection. Many new performance fabrics are added, and slimmer silhouettes continue to dominate the fashion market.