Rompers for men?

Kickstarter campaign surges past crowdfunding target

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What a romp! Playsuits for men are now a thing

It was an unambitious figure for an ambitious idea: ACED Design wanted $10,000 to "revolutionise men's fashion" by introducing the RompHim, a romper specifically designed for men, to the fashion world.

Over 2,000 people believe in the project and have donated $235,621 (as of Thursday night) to the crowdfunding campaign - and there's still 25 days to go on the Kickstarter page.

A romper (also known as a playsuit or a onesie) is a one-piece combination of shorts and a shirt. They were, at first, popular as playwear for children, but grew to be a fashionable garment for women.

ACED Design say their male romper will "turn heads and break hearts" when taken for a spin.

They write on their crowdfunding page: “Is it a romper designed for men? Sure. But it’s also pretty damn comfortable, and it may just be the start of a fashion revolution.

"We spent countless hours designing the RompHim to be your favourite summer outfit.

"Concerts? Beach days? Rooftops? Pool parties? Leisurely strolls? Bar patios? This super-garment is designed to take them all on in style, keeping you cool as the days and nights heat up."

Reebok have decided to follow suit with the playsuit by announcing it will begin seeling a men's romper. The ReeRomp by Reebok comes with short sleeves and a hood, priced at $89 and it is expected to be available in 32 days for a limited time.

Reebok recently has released a number of items seemingly based on headline-making fashion news, according to Market Watch. At the end of last month, it trolled Nordstrom by promoting a sweat-stained T-shirt for $425 as a joke, after the company sold a pair of jeans covered in fake mud for a hefty price.

The male romper is not a new idea - they just have been known by a different name: jumpsuits. From Sean Connery as James Bond in 1964's Goldfinger, with a blue terry one-piece, to construction workers, haz mat specialists and military aviators, CNN argues that men have been "pulling off the look for decades with traditionally manly aplomb".

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