We hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday. We spent our's camping out along California's central coast.
For those of you who also #optedoutside this Black Friday, we are pleased to inform you that you didn't miss out on any sweet promos from us because we saved them all for today!
Cyber Monday 👾
Thanksgiving is a time to eat too much–yes–but more importantly it's a time to reflect on what you are grateful for and give thanks...and we are grateful for you. It was only 6 months ago that Hammies broke onto the scene, so you have been with us since the beginning. As we enter into December and more Holidays, we would like to extend a gift to you–a gift that keeps on giving–the gift of Hammies 🎅
To redeem this gift, use discount code GIFTOFHAMMIES at checkout or use this link to enable it before checkout.
This is an opportunity to share Hammies with a friend, a mate, a girlfriend, a boyfriend, a husband, a wife, a daughter, a son, a nephew, a niece... If your special someone is located somewhere snowy, we promise you that in a couple of months that snow will melt and he/she will be so grateful to have some short corduroy shorts to change into 👍👍
This gift is redeemable until midnight PST today (or 7pm AEDT Tuesday if you're in Australia)! ⏳
It's been about 6 weeks since we sold out of our first batch of Hammies. Although we did our best to prepare for this, the fates had it in for us and production time for the second batch took MUCH longer than expected. Ok, so we we're out-of-stock for half of the Summer...that's old news now because our next batch will be ready NEXT WEEK!
Highlights from this second batch:
- New color: Purple
- New sizes:
- Men's: 28, 38
- Women's: 32, 34
- Kid's: 20
- True sizing: The first batch shrunk so a 32 fit more like a 30, the second batch's 32 will fit like a 32
- Snaps: The first batch was accidentally made with buttons vs. snaps, the second batch has snaps, baby!
- Two-tone: We did a limited run of two-tone Hammies which will be given away to future photo contest winners and sold exclusively via flash sales that we will announce on this mailing list...these are reserved for the Hammies Family 🤙
The new shorts are now available for pre-order. This batch is about 5x larger than our first batch, but popular sizes and colors are expected to go quick, so reserve your's today! Pre-orders will be shipped out by Friday, August 25th.
Hammies pop up in Venice
Last weekend, our friends at World Wide Mind graciously allowed us to occupy their space and put out the vibe on Abbot Kinney. The good news is that we sold a lot of shorts! 👍 The bad news is that we are pretty much out of stock! 👎
Our inventory is running very low. What we have left:
- Women's 24: These fits like a 22, so we're looking at you very petite ladies and KIDS! These fit kids age 8-14 typically.
- Women's 26: These fit like a 24, so petite and tiny-waisted ladies
- Men's 36: These fit like a 34, which is a common size, only yellows left
We are in the process of making a new and much larger batch of shorts, approximately 750 total. This new batch will improve upon the first one (snaps vs. buttons, shrink-adjusted sizing, a truer red color) and introduce a a couple new colors...expect a purple for sure 💜 The new batch should be ready in about 4 weeks although we will push for sooner 👍
Hammies tees are now available online!! We have men's, women's, and kid's sizes. We made these just for fun so we are selling them at cost. Like the shorts, they are made in the USA so the cost is very high 🇺🇸 But it's a small cost to pay to support other small businesses like us 👌
Results of the #dadshorts contest
Thanks to @looseygooseyjake for sharing this glorious photo of his ol' man–a man that clearly embodies the Hammies vibe–for our Father's Day #dadshorts contest. Jake got his FREE HAMMIES in time for the weekend and apparently he's seriously putting out the vibe because we have received a few more orders from his hometown of Nashville!
It's been 6 long months of corduroy rubbing, pattern revising, lab dipping (dye), trim sourcing, label designing, Spanish speaking, and ceviche eating, but I have learned a lot about our local textile and garment industry that is especially in flux right now as a result of American Apparel going belly up...If you or anyone you know wants to manufacture garments locally, I would be more than happy to help. But as I was saying...THE SHORTS ARE HERE! 🎉
WANT A PAIR!?If you're local, just come over and try them all on. If not, head over to the website. This first batch is 134 shorts in total with 8 different sizes and 6 different colors (~3 of each size/color variation), so get your color while supplies last!! 😲
SUPPORT HAMMIESWhether or not short shorts are your thing, you can still support Hammies a couple of ways:
- Share any of the posts on the Facebook page with your friends.
- Follow @hammiesshorts on Instagram.
- Like the Facebook page.
- Show us your #hammies on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, whatever!
- If you come across any photos of your parents wearing these shorts or anything ridiculous from the 70s or 80s, share them with us. Some hashtags that we're using are #momshorts, #dadshorts, #60svibes, #70svibes, #80svibes.