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.
Ban men. pic.twitter.com/pmc9xVD7U2
— Madison M. K. (@4evrmalone) May 15, 2017
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.
if you’re chatting rompers for men and not paying homage to maybe the most iconic male romper-on-film you’re not even serious, bruv pic.twitter.com/6UNqKGK1Vc
— Bim Adewunmi (@bimadew) May 15, 2017
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.
Guys it’s hommeper, not RompHim. smh
— Emily Gould (@EmilyGould) May 15, 2017
@fmanjoo Just me, in a RompHim, with a fidget spinner, and a grande Unicorn Latte. That’s what I want the world to remember about 2017.
— Myke (@MikeWehner) May 15, 2017
So my immediate reaction to RompHim was remembering that toddlers and douchebags wear the same kind of clothes. https://t.co/5jekpDOr0z
— nick (@vossbrink) May 15, 2017
just imagine these guys lined up at the urinals with rompers around their ankles pic.twitter.com/dvfl89eD1H
— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) May 15, 2017
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.
Anyway if you’re gonna laugh make sure it’s specific and not just at the concept of cis men dressing in traditionally feminine ways
— Jaya Saxena (@jayasax) May 15, 2017
Still, you can just call them rompers. Guys can wear rompers. It’s fine.
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