Unlike festival trends such as flower crowns and face tattoos -- which are purely for aesthetic purposes -- the RompHim added a new layer of utility and comfort to the experience. From unbelievable throwback moments with T-Pain to Slushii's one-of-a-kind high-energy set and watching Chance the Rapper close out Day 3 at 2 a.m., it was important to have a look you could sprint and relax in at the same time. "Putting my girl on my shoulders during Slushii was the best," another RompHim-wearer, Justen Nguyen, said. "More importantly, it was awesome not having to think about anything falling off. The romper stayed completely in place."
Going shirtless or wearing jeans and a T-shirt might still be a go-to for guys attending outdoor concerts and male artists performing onstage, but perhaps it’s time to consider the RompHim for the rest of the festival season. The Kickstarter campaign that took over the Internet isn’t the only place you can snag one for yourself; major sportswear giant Reebok has picked up on the trend as well and will release its own version called the "ReeRomp."
For those of you already planning what to wear for Electric Forest, Lollapalooza or, more appropriately, this week’s ROMP festival (as far as we know, the name is unrelated to the new apparel craze), sizing is one thing to be careful of when getting a male romper, especially since most are sold online. “It’s best to go a size down,” Jovin Mujar, RompHim fan and festival-goer, recommended. “The cut and overall silhouette was a little bigger and longer than I expected.”
If comfort is solely what you’re after, this onesie made for warm weather is probably the way to go. As far as the haters out there shaming the practical look, spend a day or two in it first before being so quick to judge. These Firefly experiences prove there’s certainly more to the RompHim than meets the eye.