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What Happened When He Wore a Romper in Washington Heights


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What Happened When He Wore a Romper in Washington Heights

He walked into a barber shop in Washington Heights wearing a male romper. Really.

Fashion can be a friend or foe. Maxi dresses: friend. Ruffles: friend. Vinyl material: foe. And Jelly shoes…oh, Jelly’s are my nemesis.


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I walk just 1 mile in Jelly’s and my feet not only sweat, but they’re also filled with ampollas (blisters, for my non-Spanish speaking friends). Once I get home I’m ready to throw my Jelly’s in a fire pit so they burn, Jelly, burn! 


Another fashion foe: male rompers. It’s a ridiculous summer trend. The worst. Or…is it? In this video, a brave man puts on a jean male romper, which he left it unbuttoned to show off his hairless chest, and roamed the streets of Washington Heights, a predominantly Dominican neighborhood in New York City. 

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I was raised in Washington Heights, the men are super macho. So, he deserves a badge of honor for going into the leon’s den. And by the leon’s den I mean that barbershop; it’s right by my old apartment! The men who go there to get a cut are all about being manly, manly men…with a bottle of Brugal in hand.

So kudos to you, Romper Wearing Sir. You’re so courageous, you may be able to take on a pair of Jelly’s.

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.


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