What is it about RompHims that’s so obnoxious? Is it the name, which presumes that only by making a “feminine” thing hypermasculine can it be okay for men to adopt (see also: brosé)? Is it the video, in which the bros are posturing in their jumpsuits very, very ironically, so we understand that yes, the whole thing’s a joke? We actually think it’s the short jumpsuits themselves, which honestly are a tad too short, in unflattering, Derby Day–esque shades of pastel that no self-respecting guy would wear in earnest.
Because the thing is, short jumpsuits for males aren’t inherently funny — we actually went and found six that are pretty great. Sure, some are a little 4 a.m. at Berghain, but worn the right way (a few buttons undone and a T-shirt underneath, with white Vans and no-show socks), even the ones from Engineered Garments or Rick Owens would look at home on a rooftop cookout in Bushwick.
Two menswear trends — jumpsuit plus band collar — in one.
The trick with this kind of look is to go dark — like this navy version by cult Japanese brand Engineered Garments.
Here’s a DIY hack — lop off the pant legs at the knees for an affordable on-trend coverall.
All things considered, a pretty subdued look.
If you can’t stand the thought of not wearing jeans. Loop a belt through this, and no one will even know it’s a onesie.
Okay, this one takes some nerve, but if you worship at the altar of Owens, you’ll appreciate the dropped crotch and drapey form.
The Strategist is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Some of our latest conquests include the best women’s jeans, rolling luggage, pillows for side sleepers, ultra-flattering pants, and bath towels. We update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.
Every editorial product is independently selected. If you buy something through our links, New York may earn an affiliate commission.