The Male Romper: Fad Or Fab?

Published on 22 May 2017 . 3 min read

Unless you’ve been living under a rock over the past couple of days, there is absolutely no chance that you’ve missed the latest garment on the block – male rompers or brompers are here and are making their presence felt.

After all, this is what our newsfeeds have been looking like, over the past few days.

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Once restricted to babies and women, the romper is now finding its way into the man’s wardrobe thanks to a Kickstarter project called ‘RompHim’ – a male sized romper available in a variety of colours and prints. It took the world by storm so much so that the Kickstarter as raised more than $136,000, which is 13 times the $10,000 goal they were shooting for in just two days.

So is it on the verge of entering mainstream male fashion or is it best a woman’s garment? Let’s find out.

  • The P-Factor

    ?For women, jumpsuits and rompers are great. Only if you intend to drink nothing all night. Because the minute the bathroom beckons, your once cute outfit becomes the stuff of nightmares. And while the female romper often leaves us feeling like

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The male romper, thankfully, comes with a zipper that makes this whole ordeal infinitely easier. 1000 brownie points to the male romper for just this!

  • Pulling it off like a pro

Dressing it up with a classy pair of heels and pearls or going for the cutesy schoolgirl look, it is hard to go wrong with a romper for women.

The campaign presents the RompHim as a mildly obnoxious, devil-may-care garment. Unless you are someone who never skips leg day, or even if you are, it does take quite a bit of self-confidence to pull this one off, gentlemen. 

  • Hot or not?

With the advent of the romper comes a host of questions and debates: Would you date a man in a romper? Is a romper masculine? Shouldn’t men be free to choose what they’d like to wear?

While the short romper has taken the Internet by storm, onesies for men aren’t, in fact, all that novel. From time immemorial, a long jumpsuit has been staple for firefighters, construction workers and military men without any eyebrows being raised over its masculinity.

Love them or hate them, male rompers are a hard to ignore trend (even if social media would let us!). Let’s wait and see if it does go as viral in the real world as in the virtual or it simply is just another one of those Internet things that fizzles as quickly as it arrived.


Palak Kapadia

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