Jean shorts, occasionally called "jorts", are a garment worn by women or men that covers the pelvic area, the buttocks, and the legs. They are simply shorts made from denim.
Some restrict "jorts" in particular to self-cropped pants made from denim (cut-off jeans), while others broaden them to include denim shorts cropped, hemmed, and sometimes even pleated at the knee.
Currently, University of Kentucky men's basketball post player Josh Harrellson has become an upstart college star and has earned the nickname "Jorts" for his love of the garment. Many Kentucky Wildcat fans have followed Harrellson's trend by wearing "jorts" in support for the fan favorite senior. Lexington Police stopped Harrellson from throwing a fine pair of "jorts" into an adoring crowd of Kentucky fans after the team returned from Newark, New Jersey. Big Blue had just dispatched the Tarheels of North Carolina in the Elite 8. The police claimed that the "jorts" could possible start a riot or a fight due to their desirability. Roy Williams is said to have cried after Harrellson signed the "jorts" and gave them to a child in the crowd, instead of giving them to him.