Crop Tops For Men Are A Thing Now And They’re A Real Fashion Statement

Fashion changes all the time, and some looks are a little more eccentric than others. The great thing about fashion is that it’s completely individual, and while the pages of Vogue may try to deem certain looks “in” or “out,” it’s really down to what you like and what makes you feel good. For instance, some guys may be into the fact that crop tops for men are now a thing. I mean, why not?

  1. Crop tops for men have been around since the ’80s. This isn’t the first time the trend has been around – they’ve just come back, like all things eventually do. They were first spotted in the 1980s on American football players, of all people. Since their jerseys were always getting ripped while playing the very hands-on sport, they ended up wearing crop tops unintentionally. Now guys are very much doing it on purpose.
  2. No, it’s not just for gay guys. While crop tops are traditionally thought of as being feminine and it’s therefore easy (if not very close-minded and heteronormative) to assume only gay guys would wear them, that’s ridiculous. Straight men wore them too. If you think about it, why wouldn’t they? Johnny Depp wore one in A Nightmare on Elm Street and Will Smith even sported one in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
  3. Crop tops for men are a no-brainer if you want to seem extra buff. Wearing a crop top shows off their abs as well as all their arm muscles. What’s not to love here? Frankly, I’m sure plenty of straight ladies would love to see that.
  4. If you’re a guy who’d like to try wearing a crop top, you’re in luck. You can get them all over the place, from stores like ASOS or even on Amazon. These ones come in basic colors and are a great starter top. If you’re a bit more seasoned and want to get braver, there are even cropped tank tops for a more fitted look. Take your pick!

Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more. You can follow her on Twitter @jenniferlstill