Some bros are running a successful Kickstarter campaign for a romper for men called ‘RompHim’

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The INSIDER Summary:

  • Some bros made a successful Kickstarter for a “RompHim.”
  • They’re rompers for men.
  • You can just call them a “romper,” it’s fine.

There is a popular campaign on Kickstarter right now called the RompHim, “a romper designed for men.” The campaign is only a day old and it already flew past its $10,000 goal, thanks in part to a successful advertising on Instagram, not to mention a viral tweet from Select All’s Madison Malone Kircher.

There’s no discernible difference between a “RompHim” and a romper, a single-piece article of clothing that works as both a shirt and a pair of shorts and has been popular in women’s fashion. According to the company, what makes the RompHim different isn’t the romper itself, but who it’s for — bros.

“We were sitting around drinking beers one evening and got to talking about men’s clothing,” the Kickstarter description reads. “Why wasn’t there anything out there that allowed guys to be more stylish and fun without also sacrificing comfort, fit, and versatility?”

And so: ACED Design, a group of people who “went to business school together,” decided on a romper with a zipper fly.

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The problem is that rompers for men already exist. They’re trotted out in the men’s fashion world about once every year. James Bond even wore one, in 1964’s “Goldfinger.”

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If you search for men’s rompers or jumpsuits to buy, there are already examples out there on sites like Zappos and ASOS. It’s not a revolutionary idea.

But RompHims are getting attention for its name. “RompHim” wrongly implies that rompers are not for men and that men need an entirely different category of clothing, not just a different cut. Women don’t wear sherts, after all. They’re just shirts. Men can wear rompers — just call them rompers.

Twitter, of course, immediately picked up on it and started making fun of RompHims.

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To be fair, the pastel colors and chambray fabric — not to mention the preppy Kickstarter campaign — could appeal to younger, riskier fashion types. It’s also commendable that some dudes are trying to make traditionally feminine clothes work for men.

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Still, you can just call them rompers. Guys can wear rompers. It’s fine.

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