Fashion retail website ASOS is now selling crop tops for men and the trend has the the internet divided!
We talk about equality in all aspects of life, but when it comes to fashion, there seems to be a barrier. Women have forever flaunted their midriffs with crop tops, now more than ever, since it's summer now. Women have so much to choose from when it comes to fashion, but for men, it's usually a pair of pants or shorts, and shirts and t-shirts. These fashion norms have already been established and they have been followed by people diligently, until now. According to Today, ASOS has come up with crop tops for men, and it's breaking the internet.
An extreme cropped top, a bandeaux, and a cropped varsity tee seem to be in the men's section on ASOS's website. People seem to be losing their mind because they can't process the fact that men could wear, and carry off crop tops if they wanted to. But, honestly, this is not the first time men have been wearing crop tops. Fashion trends always make a comeback, and these are just proof of that.
Back in the 80s, men wore crop tops and they were known as half-shirts back then. Elaine Hamilton, Editor of BellevueGrl Fashion & Style Blog wrote: Yes, They actually did. It started with sports, football players started wearing those mesh tops, then it carried over to tv shows and movies. Actors like Johnny Depp, even the musician Prince made them famous. Remember the show "Fresh Prince" on tv? Before long, it spread to the Euro-disco scene, and then to the mainstream.
With all the backlash against the clothing item, ASOS took to Twitter to share their own response amidst the noise. They simply wrote: Proudly breaking down fashion norms since 2000. Basically, if it's not for you, then don't get one for yourself. Who's forcing you to? A lot of celebrities back then, including Will Smith wore crop tops, but none of this judgment happened back then.
Proudly breaking down fashion norms since 2000 💅💁♂️ pic.twitter.com/DvirkXEEod— ASOS (@ASOS) May 31, 2019
Here are some of the funny, miffed, shocked, and delighted Tweets about the crop tops or the 'moob tube':
MEN, NO, NO, NO!!! At first glance, you think you are looking at a woman! Then, you take a second glance and you notice, it's a man!! MEN, wear tank tops, muscle shirts, t-shirts, NO shirts, but NOT tube tops/crop tops!!!! Show us women that you're a man!!!! Just MY opinion!— Rhonda Faye (Martin) Norquay (@RoyalTravelGirl) May 31, 2019
i might buy a mens crop top— aspiring midlist author (@yadystopia) June 3, 2019
LET MEN WEAR CROP TOPS YOU COWARDS— kaiju of winterfell (@lemonvvater) May 31, 2019
It is more common than you think. Men wear crop tops too, especially in sports. pic.twitter.com/LVTpQkCYOZ— CropTopGuy (@CropTopGuy) June 2, 2019
The white media's jihad against black masculinity continues. EVERY time they have some idiotic headline cheering men for wearing dresses, or wearing women's clothing, or "gender bending," they made sure it's always a black man, and never a white one.https://t.co/dRDXmQIOiM— ProfessorBlackTruth (@ProfBlacktruth) June 1, 2019
They need to bring back men’s crop tops too. Let the guys show a little skin in the middle like Johnny Depp. pic.twitter.com/FwiARM3R6G— Georgia ♥ (@effinnxrightt) May 31, 2019
Why shouldn’t men wear crop tops?? They get to go shirtless and wear huge cute outs. Why is a crop top any different? Because they’re for women? NEWSFLASH: high heels used to be worn by men— Liza (@eliza_janie) May 31, 2019
I just saw a 70 year old (ish) man wearing a crop top whilst walking with his wife and it made me really happy because maybe not all men are hateful knobs— Luke Chapman (@LukeChappy125) May 25, 2019
Today a ten year old boy came up to me while working and asked in the softest voice, “this might sound strange but do you sell men’s crop tops?” and I literally almost cried. Whitney Houston was right, the children are our future— Drews Clues (@drewsaidthis) May 25, 2019
Will asos stop with trying to make crop tops for men cool— Jack Robson (@JackRobson_96) May 24, 2019
men in crop tops huh?? I’ve been saying it for years, cmon time for y’all to act up summer 2019— 🦋 (@rheazyg) May 24, 2019
High waist pants and crop tops are aparently this summers newest fashion for men, and im gonna rock it.— Captain Cupcake (@Gram54776250) May 23, 2019