May 29, 2017

Romper pride.

"12 Babes Show Us That Rompers Are For All Shapes And Sizes."

37 comments:

Laslo Spatula said...

I was wondering why all the men were in relatively good shape, yet the majority of the women were chunky.

Then, about the author:

Laurel Dickman is an intersectional feminist, plus size model, stylist, and fat activist... While in Portland, she worked with the Alley 33 Annual Fashion Show, PudgePDX, PDX Fatshion, Plumplandia...

Rompers: for when a real belt mocks you.

I am Laslo.

JPS said...

That author bio is in itself a work of art.

Laslo beat me to the best part, but this - "She grew up in the south between Florida and North Carolina, migrating to the Portland, OR in 2005. All three places inform her perspective of the world around her a great deal" - is really pretty good too.

Bob said...

Pride is hard with the back door open on your Dr Dentons.

Bruce Hayden said...

Sorry Laurel, but the differential evolutionary physiologies of the two sexes tells us that men were predominantly the hunters and women predominantly the child rearers and gatherers. Different bone structures, different musculatures, different brains, and a good argument can be made that these difference are a result of job specialization. Even in our chimpanzee relatives, we see this specialization.

MadisonMan said...

Then there's this.

Even though endorsed by 007, I will pass. I have worn shorts the past two days though.

Bruce Hayden said...

"I was wondering why all the men were in relatively good shape, yet the majority of the women were chunky"

I would also not be surprised if a lot of her models were gay/lesbian. Titus could probably tell us with the guys. But I think a lot of guys wonder if all these plus sized feminist were lesbians because they couldn't get decent guys, or were plus sized because they were lesbians (and thus didn't have to conform to male expectations of fertility, and, thus, beauty).

Laslo Spatula said...

The Girl at Starbucks That Hates You:

It was a warm day today, the kind of blue-and-beautiful that Seattle finally gives you after eight months of rain. So -- of course -- there are women in flip-flops and tank-tops and men in shorts in line, waiting to order iced drinks...

Maybe it's just me, but I have a hard time taking men in shorts seriously. I mean, wear them when you're mowing the lawn, sure, but I really don't want to see your pasty eight-months-of-rain bare legs today, okay? And tight shorts are too tight and baggy shorts are too baggy: is this what you wear to embarrass your kids when you're out with them? I mean, Real Dads wear pants, period...

But it got worse. Some hipster wannabes came in -- you know they're wannabes because real hipsters don't come into Starbucks, thank God -- and they're all wearing rompers. Really. It's bad enough when old men try to look like teenagers, but now young men want to look like toddlers? Do you need a Sippy Cup to drink your iced latte...?

I swear, working here makes me see way too many people. At least in an Office you see the same handful of people all the time -- you get used to who they are. But in customer service you see EVERYONE. Fucking Rompers: did your parents make adulthood look THAT scary to you...?

I look at someone in a Romper and I see someone preemptively denying all possibilities of Sex. Is there an abundance of Teddy Bears still on your bed? Did Toilet-Training go THAT poorly for you...?

The only thing I know is if -- God Forbid -- I'm still in this job a year from now people are somehow going to look even more like assholes, because it seems like that is how it all now works. If I end up having to serve some twenty-two year old with an overgrown douchebag beard and wearing diapers I'll quit, I swear...

I am Laslo.

David said...

"Really. It's bad enough when old men try to look like teenagers, but now young men want to look like toddlers? Do you need a Sippy Cup to drink your iced latte...?"

Bingo!

MadisonMan said...

The problem is going to be that eventually I'll see a man walking in Madison in a Romper and I'll burst out laughing because of Althouse.

I hope I don't sit next to a man in a Romper on my next flight for work.

ndspinelli said...

LOL! I just learned on Saturday what a "romper" is. My daughter asked I put our granddaughter in a "romper" as we were getting ready to take her to our house. I had to ask her WTF that was.

ddh said...

Fashion victims.

David Begley said...

No one over the age of 3 should wear that piece of clothing.

traditionalguy said...

The latest in Sippy Cups are on the Althouse Amazon Portal. Get one before they are all gone.

St. George said...

men's fashions from the 1970s.

History rhymes. And badly.

clint said...

Actually, I'm a bit surprised that sippy cups for adults haven't become a thing yet -- especially for drive-through hot coffee.

epador said...

Laslo wins the Althouse Internet yet again, yet Spell Check insists its Lasso..

Fernandinande said...

The Adventures of Dickman.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Many fashions make you laugh when you look back on them 20 or 30 years later. "OMG, look at those polyester flare pants! And that awful mullet! And that big hair! Why were we all trying to look like poodles?"

Rompers are so clearly ridiculous we don't have to wait to laugh at them.

Interesting that feminists seem so invested in them though. They want to make men look like toddlers. Hard to look scary and rape-y and patriarchal when you're dressed in a romper.

I'm having a tough time imagining this look taking off in the inner cities and barrios.

Mary Beth said...

t. George said...

men's fashions from the 1970s.


I was told two days ago that male stars are too buff. I don't recognize the guys in the first '70s photo as stars, but they look pretty buff.

**

Rompers shouldn't be worn by anyone not wearing diapers, because, as has been mentioned in other posts' comments, having to remove almost all of your clothes in order to go to the bathroom is a bother.

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

exiledonmainstreet said...

I'm having a tough time imagining this look taking off in the inner cities and barrios.

I'm having a tough time imagining this look lasting past the first time one of them has completely undress to go to the john!

exiledonmainstreet said...

Rompers shouldn't be worn by anyone not wearing diapers, because, as has been mentioned in other posts' comments, having to remove almost all of your clothes in order to go to the bathroom is a bother.

5/29/17, 8:50 AM

I owned a jumpsuit in the late '70's. It was cute, but not the outfit to wear to any event involving beer drinking.

exiledonmainstreet said...

"I'm having a tough time imagining this look lasting past the first time one of them has completely undress to go to the john!"

Unless they come up with rompers with the drop down flap in back, like they had in those old union suits.

Which would be even more awful, although some members of the gay community might appreciate the convenience.

exiledonmainstreet said...

And, goodness, that "honey bee" romper on that hefty woman.

"OK, I'm carrying a few extra pounds. What shall I wear today? Oh, I know. A romper with a ruffle and big horizontal stripes that flares out at the hips!"

"Fat acceptance" is one thing, and that bad enough. "I'm fat and I'm out to make myself look even fatter" is another.

And if Americans took to wearing that "America" romper on beaches abroad, we would no longer have to ask ourselves "why do they hate us?"

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

NSFY

not safe for yoga

Laslo Spatula said...

In my "The Girl at Starbucks That Hates You" comment I overlapped Starbucks Girl and Althouse regarding Men Wearing Shorts.

Perhaps Starbucks Girl is like a modern young Althouse, but with a Degree in a field that has no Jobs.

Most Important:

Starbucks Girl DOES view her world with Cruel Neutrality.

I am Laslo.

Bob said...

I predict the MooMoo is returning next!

tcrosse said...

I predict the MooMoo is returning next!

Maybe Laurel Dickman will find one that fits, as a Cass Elliot tribute.

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

exiledonmainstreet said...

Unless they come up with rompers with the drop down flap in back, like they had in those old union suits.

Think I'll buy some Kimberly-Clark stock, I can see Depends sales going through the roof!

Paul Bird said...

Only #5 actually looks good, probably it's least like a romper than all the rest.

TwilightofLiberty.com said...

Not surprised women would wear these as women will wear just about anything regardless how ridiculous it looks.

Any dude who wears these, on the other hand, needs to take a good hard look at his life.

BN said...

"Rompers shouldn't be worn... because..., having to remove almost all of your clothes in order to go to the bathroom is a bother."

Like all art, fashion should challenge us.

Scott said...

It's the Romper Room world, and we just live in it.

Laura said...

Now I know why intersectional feminist history class lets out so early.

And really, aren't rompers just destined for transgender bathroom frolics?

YoungHegelian said...

I had a moment of cognitive dissonance when I clicked over to a page headlined "Intersectional Feminist Media" and the ad in upper left hand corner is:

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Too bad. I would have enjoyed reality following my my first thought a lot more.

Birches said...

I've noticed that the people trying to make romphims a thing have tried to make it manly by comparing them to carharts. I don't think carharts come in a shorts version, which make them completely unlike almost all of those photos. The women rompers are almost as bad as the man ones, especially because a woman of that size cannot be comfortable in a one piece. It takes a lot of fabric to get those behinds and middles covered when you're stretching around. Yikes.

My daughter is wearing a romper today. She's 16 months old and it has snaps for easy changing.

tcrosse said...

Sometimes I watch old Love Boat reruns, as a study in Cultural Anthropology. In many of them the ship's officers wear white short-shorts with short-sleeved shirts adorned with shoulder-boards, kind of like nautical two-piece rompers. On the Love Boat cast they look ridiculous, but then most of the wardrobe on that show looks ridiculous to our 21st Century eye.

Virtually Unknown said...

It's about erasing secondary sexual differences as fully as possible.