Fashion Style

RompHims: Fashion Frenzy or Faux Pas?

Written by Jessica Mautone

Sundresses, tank tops, and swimsuits. . . oh those summer fashion staples that make both men and women swoon.

And then we have the cringe-worthy: speedos, Daisy Dukes and, the most recent, dare I say trend, the RompHim. 

No, I’m not talking about bedroom lingerie. The RompHim is the twin brother to the well-known women’s romper, the adult version of a baby’s onesie, but more functional with pockets, zippers, end even an adjustable waist.

Back up for a second and re-read that last paragraph. Yes, I said twin brother. The RompHim is designed for men who crave a more fashionable and comfortable option in their summer wardrobe.

Now, I understand the desire to express ones personality through clothing. I’m a Consultant for LuLaRoe and frequently wear outfits featuring mustached penguins, Santa cats and paisley elephants.  But the RompHim? I’m hesitant to jump aboard this fashion trainwreck

According to Kickstarter, the RompHim will “Turn heads and break hearts.” I have no doubt that this snug-fitting suit will turn heads. But break hearts? I’ll believe that when I see it and I kind of hope I never see it.  

However, the stats on RompHim’s Kickstarter page prove that plenty of people are just as excited about the Jumpsuit of the 70’s making a sexy comeback as I am about my beloved oversized t-shirts and leggings from the 80s being fashionable again instead of frumpy. The Kickstarter has raised over $150,000 which is well beyond their goal of $10,000.  

So another question arises: “What type of guy is buying these things?” At $90 a pop, or a special deal of $175 for two, I would assume these are men with comfortable financial means. Successful men. Confident men. Men who can afford expensive suits but choose to dress like a child or a teenage girl at a pool party. 

And hey, let’s not just limit the potential customer base to the male gender! We have Mommy and Me sets for girls, why not buy Daddy and Baby matching Onesie/RompHim sets as a unique Father’s Day gift this year? Worst case scenario, you’ll get a good laugh and a priceless family photo. 

“Hey Daddy, now we can be twinsies!”

About the author

Jessica Mautone

Jessica is a first-time, Stay-At-Home mom who loves to write as an outlet for the stress that comes along with raising a strong-minded little boy and two yappy dogs. Credit for her creative inspiration goes to good wine and frequent travel. In addition to blogging, Jessica is an Independent Fasion Consultant for LuLaroe (https://www.facebook.com/groups/jessmautone/) .