Male Rompers Are No Joke — the Real History of a Fashion Trend (and the Bathroom Dilemma) – PaperCity Magazine (press launch) (weblog)
Many years in the past, when folks thought of the future and what the yr 2017 would maintain, I’m certain they envisioned a surfeit of thrilling developments. Flying cars, a remedy for most cancers and perhaps world peace. And whereas world peace remains to be nowhere in sight, we will all be relaxation assured that in 2017 one thing incomprehensible was created — RompHim, a romper designed for males.
RompHim — the summertime tantamount of an unsightly Christmas sweater, was thought up by Aced Designs — which is comprised of Northwestern College MBA college students Daniel Webster-Clark, Chip Longenecker, Elaine Chen and Alex Neumann.
“Flip heads and break hearts while you take your RompHim for a spin. Is it a romper specifically designed for males? Positive, nevertheless it’s additionally a lot extra,” the Kickstarter marketing campaign, which launched on Could 15, has greater than $364,895 pledges to date.
In fact, the development’s gone far past only one firm now. You possibly can’t hope to comprise the male romper phenomenon. NBA star Dwyane Wade has already worn a male romper — and set the Web on fireplace. NBA MVP favourite Russell Westbrook, who fancies himself as the most trendy man in the Affiliation, has already come out as very anti-male rompers. Star NFL quarterback Cam Newton infamously wore a male romper to Coachella, whereas actuality TV ringmaster Andy Cohen insists he really began the present male romper motion greater than two years in the past.
Now, even sports mascots are stepping into male rompers.
These new-age male rompers come armed with a entrance shirt pocket, adjustable waist tabs, a zippered again pocket to maintain your cellphone protected and a zipper fly — a sensible counterpoint to girls’ rompers, which require ladies to get utterly undressed to make use of the restroom. Patrons have the alternative of red or blue chambray, a 1980s splatter print or a particular version Fourth of July romper headlining crimson seersucker and a star print on the entrance pocket, collar and placket.
Though the RompHim has confronted a lot of criticism, particularly on social media, there’s no denying that gross sales have gone by means of the roof — so it’s attainable this “new” development may very well be right here to remain.