The short Answer- Yes. While it is true crop tops today are generally marketed towards women, many men have been flaunting crop tops for generations- be it as a functional apparel choice, or a bold fashion statement!
If you do a little research (Google), you will realize that the cropped shirt was originally created by men for men and was part of men’s fashion for years before women began wearing them.
While it came out in the 1940’s it wasn’t until the 70's when it became popular because bodybuilders used to cut off the bottom of their shirts to get around gym dress codes that prevented men from training without shirts.
Now If you are still thinking ‘Straight men and Crop Tops?’
Well, here’s a quick list of male celebrities who wore crop tops and broke stereotypes surrounding this tiny yet powerful piece of apparel wear.
1. Sylvester Stallone - wore one in the early ‘Rocky’ films.
2. Will Smith - wore one during his stint in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. (Yes the same actor who slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars 2022)
And rounding up the list, our personal favorite -
5. Winnie the Pooh - Needs no explanation, but this character gave us men who are on the heavier side the inspiration and confidence to wear a Crop Top.
Friendly Reminder- Winnie the Pooh wore a crop top, no pants, ate what he liked and loved himself.
So whether you are Straight, Bisexual, Gay, Non-Binary, Queer, or any other orientation you identify with on the spectrum or if you are someone with a 6 pack or a dad-bod- you have every right to wear a crop top. And if someone’s gonna stare? Give them something to think about with a Customized Crop Top from www.yourdesignstore.in