A Chicago design company has started a sizeable online debate with its romper for men…
In a world where Donald Trump is President of the United States, fidget spinners are inexplicably a thing, and studios are still paying Johnny Depp to make movies, you could be forgiven for thinking there was nothing left to surprise you. Then along came the RompHim.
Chicago outfit ACED Design launched the romper for men on Kickstarter this week, and smashed their $10,000 fundraising goal on the first day. In fact, they’ve already raised well over $100,000 and there’s still more than three weeks left on their campaign.
The bro version of the female favourite, which flashes a dangerous degree of man thigh, is marketed as “your new favourite summer outfit”, released just in time to cater for all those blokes queueing up for a breathable onesie this American summer.
“Is it a romper designed for men? Sure. But it’s also pretty damn comfortable, and it may just be the start of a fashion revolution,” the creators write on Kickstarter, promising to etch their name alongside Napoleon, Ghandi, and Lenin as history’s greatest revolutionaries.
The RompHim, they claim, is perfect for suits concerts, beach, rooftops, pool parties, leisurely strolls, and bar patios, where the self-described “super-garment” will “turn heads and break hearts”. Preach.
The one-piece features adjustable buttoned waist tabs to flatter the curves of men of all shapes and sizes, as well as a front pocket on the left breast, zippered back pocket, zipper fly, and deep front pockets (a man needs a leak and space for his wallet, after all).
It comes in red chambray, blue chambray, a splattered print cotton, and even an ever-so-tasteful Fourth of July special edition with red and white stripes and a star-spangled blue collar and pocket.
If you’re desperate to jump into a RompHim of your own, you can grab one for just US$90 (AU$120), or a three-pack for US$255 (AU$340). Check it out on Kickstarter.