Two days ago, while flipping through Twitter, I saw that a group of men that I follow were talking about rompers, you know, the one-piece suits. “Huh, that’s weird,” I thought, and went back to reading about Russia for 3 hours straight.
Yesterday, again while thumbing again through social media, I realized that the conversation had spread, and the photos were now everywhere: Confidently posed men in head to toe chambray. A man in all pink linen at Wrigley Field. A group of men popping champagne while delighting in their cotton-blend unitards.
Last night, Chrissy Teigen tweeted about the rompers, and therefore, it’s official: This is now the newest viral distraction you’ll be hearing about until you can’t even stand looking at men in adult onesies anymore (assuming you could tolerate that to begin with).
So what’s going on?
A kickstarter was created by a company called “Romphim” (get it?), declaring that it “just might be the start of a fashion revolution.” They detail all the places men can go to have the most fun in their $95 rompers: concerts, beaches, pool parties, bar patios, rooftops. At the current moment, they have raised $141,000. They had a $10,000 goal.
The Internet has been very excited about the whole thing. Here are a few sample headlines:
This is not, however, the only romper-related news in the last month. Cam Newton wore a floral number to Coachella and it caused a minor stir.
Rompers made a comeback with women circa summer 2014, with celebrities from Taylor Swift to Victoria Beckham sporting them as well as their full-length cousins, jumpsuits.
Jumpsuits haven’t been seen on men since “Top Gun,” but who knows what’s next.Heather Ciras can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @heatherciras.