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Categorized as "short shorts," hot pants commonly have an inseam length of 2 inches (50 mm) or less. These are short, tight shorts, usually made of cotton, nylon, or some other common material. They were popularized by fashion designer Mary Quant in London during the the mid 1960s. "Hot Pants (She Got to Use What She Got to Get What She Wants)" was also the title of a 1971 song by James Brown.