Male romper. RompHim. Bro romper (bromper?). Public onesie. Jumpsuit, variety: short. Or, perhaps, just a romper that happens to be worn by a man.
Whatever you call it, the one-piece clothing item preferred by babies and women at outdoor concerts has officially hit the male fashion mainstream.
Blame it on the “RompHim”
The romper whisper became a scream this week when a project called “RompHim” launched on Kickstarter. RompHim is, quite obviously, a man-sized romper offered in several pastel colors and prints.
The campaign presents the RompHim as a mildly obnoxious, devil-may-care garment for young men with an abundance of money and/or self confidence, who never skip leg day and spend the summer weekends at their bro’s house on the Cape.
But let’s all not forget that before rompers, jumpsuits existed
The male romper has enjoyed a rich history, sometimes paralleled by the emergence of other trends like pajama onesies. RompHim themselves posted a picture of Sean Connery as James Bond in 1964’s “Goldfinger,” rocking a thigh-lightful blue terry one piece.
The recent trend was also a recent trend before RompHim blew it up. Here is NFL star Cam Newton rocking an excellent version at Coachella, which is exactly the sort of fashion petri dish where these trends take root and grow.
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) May 16, 2017