The fashion world is a chaotic land full of outlandish Instagram photos and Kanye West shows, but every once in a while something magical happens. A phenomenon unlike any other.
The fashion world (and yes the sports world) were blessed this past month with the RompHim.
What’s the RompHim, you ask? Well, that’s a great question. According to the Kickstarter page—which is currently hovering at just under $360,000—the RompHim is a romper designed for men. It’s described as “your new favorite summer outfit,” which almost certainly isn’t true.
As the crowdfunding page went viral, #RompHims became a divisive topic on the internet–which almost never happens.
Not only did #RompHims take over the fashion world, it also blew up on Sports Twitter, the hot take-iest of all Twitters.
Many started to imagine fans wearing team-branded RompHims, or Brompers. And with the success of this campaign, it’s almost a foregone conclusion that the NFL will be selling team-branded RompHims by kickoff of the 2017 NFL season.
But long before the RompHims became the hot topic of the month of May, one man was at the forefront of this revolution. And it’s the same man who has been blazing trends on a yearly basis. That man is none other than Cam Newton.
The Panthers QB started with the Superman touchdown dance. He then stepped it up by introducing the Dab to his repertoire. Now the 2015 NFL MVP has started the Male Romper Revolution.
While recovering from shoulder surgery in the off-season, Newton decided to attend Coachella, a concert in the Coachella Valley in California that is known for its eclectic fashion trends. And somehow, the big story to come out of ‘Chella is Newton’s attire, rather than something a Jenner did with a rapper.
Newton, who has always had an eye for fashion, caught the attention of supermodel and Panthers fan Brooklyn Decker. She tweeted: “URGENT: Who makes Cam Newton’s Coachella romper because I want it for myself.” That’s high praise, Cam.
The RompHim, which comes in three different colors (splatter print, red and blue chambray), might not be for everyone, neither were the abomination that is the Ed Hardy collection.
While Newton receives a plethora of hate from fans around the league, let’s hope that all that criticism doesn’t stop Cam from scoring touchdowns and starting fashion trends.
The RompHim’s Kickstarter called it “the start of a fashion revolution.” Well, they can thank Cam for that.