(Photo: Kickstarter) Clothes known as rompers for men, or “RompHim” featured in a May Kickstarter campaign.

The trend of feminine and ultra-casual clothing for men has several theologians observing the influence of the “gender cult” and the decline of masculine dress, calling the church to model how men should wear clothes.

A Kickstarter campaign launched in May to make a one-piece outfit known as a romper, which is traditionally worn by females, for men, garnered significant attention on the Internet. Also called a “bro-romper” or a “RompHim,” the publication of the effort in a May 15 Esquire magazine article by a “decidedly anti-romper” Christine Flammia, sparked an “immediate and visceral” reaction, as noted in a subsequent article.

The Kickstarter project originally intended to raise $10,000 to make rompers. Due to such large publicity the project has now garnered over $353,000.

Esquire asked several fashion insiders why they thought there was such a strong response. Some of them thought the idea was “fun and fresh.” Others called it “ridiculous.”

There have been other reported lady-ish men’s clothing trends. On June 2, the Fox affiliate in Houston reported on an Instagram account called sparkiebabyofficial, which has over 81,000 followers, showing the development of sheer lace shorts for men. Designer Palomo Spain recently released his menswear collection featuring skirts and dresses with ruffles, garters and virginal bridal garb.

This is not mere fashion industry silliness and the designer is indeed making an ideological statement reflecting a cultural trend, said Fay Voshell, a theologian and regular contributor at The American Thinker in a Thursday interview with The Christian Post.

“[Fashion house] Palomo Spain seems to be a devotee of the current gender cult that believes the distinctions between men and women are either insignificant or should be eliminated altogether,” Voshell said.

“Ironically, Palomo’s attempts to reverse engineer men, turning them into women, is actually dependent on acknowledging the contrast between the sexes. Were he actually true to current gender ideology, he would design padded blue uniforms like those worn by Mao Tse Tung’s subjects, who looked like virtually undifferentiated units.”

But even before overtly female clothing for men appeared on the scene, others are noting the casualization of men’s fashion over many years, a trend they consider a decline that offers a kind of window into the soul of a man.

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Source: Christian Post / BRANDON SHOWALTER

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