The Hammies short is an old short for a new generation. This short style was popularized in the 1960s in Southern California and for 3 decades it was the staple of skateboarders, surfers, rollerskaters, camp counselors, Tom Selleck, and many more.
In the mid-1980s, shorts got longer and pants got baggier and for the proceeding 3 decades, the shorts were forgotten (a period also known as the The Shorts Dark Ages). Fast-forward to 2017: Hammies has revived the once forgotten shorts in all of their primary-colored and wide-waled corduroy glory and once again, all was right with the world.
In short, the Hammies short is a homage to a time when shorts were shorter, fuzzier, and more colorful. These are your mom's shorts!