We intend to play a role in disrupting fashion stereotypes everywhere, inspiring the world to believe that fashion does not have to be confined to existing norms. Our hope is to deliver all people unique, fashionable apparel that helps them comfortably stand out and confidently be their best selves.
Though the idea came to us last year, our design journey started in earnest in early 2017. We began working with a leading Chicago fashion design consultancy to turn our vision into a reality, and then partnered with local Chicago cut and sew shops to manufacture our sample run. We launched our kickstarter on May 15, 2017 to secure the capital needed to make our first large-scale run at our production facilities in Chicago and L.A. We quickly sold out (over $350k in sales in one week) and shut down our Kickstarter. Since then we have been taking orders on our website at www.romphim.com and working to expand our supply chain to get as many RompHims out into the world as we can.
We were founded by four friends of varied backgrounds (management consulting, investment banking and private equity, and fintech) who met at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
We were sitting around one evening and got to talking about the men's clothing options out there. Everything was either too corporate…too fratty…too "runway"…or too basic. Something was missing. Why wasn’t there anything out there that allowed guys to be more stylish and fun without also sacrificing comfort, fit, and versatility?
The more we thought about it, the more we realized that a romper hits all of these attributes – they can be dressed up or down and they’re unique, fashionable, and cool. But the one thing a romper didn’t have? A version for men. So we set out to fix that.
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We realize that wearing a romper may be a new experience for some of our customers- so we think this calls for a new approach to sizing. Instead of giving only garment measurements, we have created recommended ranges based on your height, chest size, and the waist size of your favorite pair of pants.
For those on the upper end of a spectrum (e.g. 6'2" with a 33 waist ordering a Medium), know that your garment will be on the fitted, shorter side- if you prefer a roomier garment, size up.
For those on the lower end of a sizing spectrum (e.g. 5'8" with a 30 waist ordering a Medium), your garment will be on the looser, longer side- if you prefer something more fitted, size down.
Regardless, across all sizes we offer an adjustable waist to help you get a more tapered fit (if that's what you're into)!