“We were sitting around over drinks one evening and got to talking about the men’s clothing options out there,” reads the origin story on the company’s Kickstarter page. “Everything was either too corporate … too fratty … too “runway” … or too basic. Something was missing.” Thus, the RompHim was born; the product will officially begin shipping in July, priced at $119 a pop.
In the promotional video, the RompHim prototypes were seen in a range of Easter pastels — not unlike the color selection of the reigning bro uniform, Chubbies — however, in their first run they are available in splatter print, red and blue chambray, and a Hamptons-ready Fourth of July seersucker.
I wholeheartedly support any initiatives that make men's fashion as exhausting and stupid as women's. https://t.co/07nis6pI8A
— Kelly Weill (@KELLYWEILL) May 15, 2017
please please please let this just be viral marketing for ROMPHIM, williamsburg's hot new boy band pic.twitter.com/CiRVaSvbaM
— Kate DeBolt (@kate_debolt) May 15, 2017
In the hood, they call this the "JumpHim" #RompHim
— Artist Rafi Perez (@Rafiwashere) May 15, 2017
For years, women have championed the “one and done” nature of a good romper; however, one of the biggest drawbacks stems from issues using the restroom. Lucky for boys, that’s not a prob with the RompHim, which features a zipper fly for maximum convenience. There’s also a front shirt pocket, a zippered back pocket and adjustable waist tabs — you know, to accentuate that shapely figure. The romper look has already garnered the approval of Panthers QB turned fashion star Cam Newton, and was even spotted out in the wild (the NYC subway system) yesterday morning.
Like Chubbies, its short-shorts predecessor, the RompHim pairs best with Sperry slides, Wayfarer sunglasses (attached via strap to hang around the neck), a well-trimmed beard and a cheap canned beer in a colorful koozie. It was even road-tested at the Holy Grail of bro events, Coachella.
In the words of RompHim, “Go forth and #RomptheSummer.”
by Sam Reed