This summer is the “Summer of the RompHim.” Dudes are now donning the male version of the super cute and playful Romper for girls. But rompers for men look so goofy, dorky, and ridiculous that at first glance you may not be able to decide if they are sexy. RompHims look like a cross between a UPS or gas station uniform, pajamas, Garanimals, and a cut-off bathrobe.
All I can say at this point is it depends on who is wearing it. And they make me laugh. The pastel colors; pink, yellow, blue, etc. are something a 90 year-old in Florida would wear and something I’m going to have to get used to. And I would probably be mortified if my date showed up to take me out and he was wearing a yellow RompHim that made him look like a lemon meringue pie with shorts. But I’m open minded and could get used to them.
The gender neutral clothing item was developed by a bunch of start-up bros (and one girl), business students at Northwestern University in Chicago who put up a Kickstarter page. The goal was to raise $10,000 to make some rompers $358,804. later, the RompHim is this summer’s fashion phenomenon.
“We were sitting around over drinks one evening and to to talking about the men’s clothing options out there,” states their Kickstarter site. “Everything was either too corporate, too fratty, too runway. Why wasn’t there anything out there that allowed guys to be more stylish and fun without sacrificing comfort?” Enter the romper for big boys.
RompHims got so hot so fast that other companies began knocking them off, offering their own sexier, less expensive versions. Yandy.com who specialize in lingerie, underwear, swimsuits, and costumes, has “evolved the look into the bedroom.” Their upcoming line of “sleepwear rompers” for him and her actually looks sexy. Their collection of terry clothed rompers retails for $30.00.
Yandy.com‘s sexy his and her rompers for bedroom romps.
Meanwhile, RompHim says “We’ve revolutionized men’s fashion. Concerts? Rooftops? Beach days? Pool parties? Leisurely strolls? Bar patios?” they ask. It’s your new favorite summer outfit. We promise that once you put it on you won’t want to take it off.”
Anyone going to their high school reunion this summer?
And for anyone who has ever worn a romper, they have solved the how to go to the bathroom in one problem. “While our female friends love their rompers,” they say, the biggest complaint we heard from them is the “getting fully undressed to pee thing.” The sturdy metal zipper simplifies the problem.”
Hot or not? You decide.
Sean Connery as Bond. James Romphim Bond.