The romper has been one of the most identifiable fashion trends of the last half decade. Started in the 1900s as clothing for children, and continuing in popularity through the 20s, the romper has come back in style as a major female fashion piece.
But one company thinks the fashion industry has missed a big part of the romper market: dudes.
Chicago-based clothing startup Aced Design has created the RompHim, a summertime romper designed for men. The company on Monday launched a Kickstarter for the RompHim, which as of this afternoon was closing in on the $10,000 goal it set out to raise.
The RompHim sells for $90 on Kickstarter, and comes in a red, blue or a splatter print. The team is also offering a spacial July 4 print, which they say will be delivered before this year’s Independence Day. Each RompHim comes with a front shirt pocket, front pant pockets, adjustable waist tabs, and–perhaps most importantly–a zipper fly.
It’s a ridiculous piece of clothing. But that’s the point, I suppose. The RompHim wants to help guys stand out, and what better way to do that than with a bright, colorful onesie? Here’s the origin story from the founders (who all met at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management) via Aced Design’s website: