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These 10 Sexy Celebs Show That the Male Crop Top Never Really Ever Went Away

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For a brief while during the ’70s and ’80s, it seemed like male crop tops would become the hot new fashion trend for men looking to join the ladies and show a little skin in midriff-baring cut-off t-shirts. Sadly, the trend cooled off during the ’90s and early 2000s, but male crop tops seem to be making a gradual comeback as queer and straight men alike have started showing off their bellies once again.

Personally, we love male crop tops: They can be fun, stylish, sexy, sporty and even a little trashy if done right. Plus, as you can see from our timeline below, male entertainers have sported male crop tops throughout modern history. Even NFL draft pick Ezekiel Elliott rocked one on the red carpet in 2016, so the look has never really gone away.

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Let’s take a second to enjoy these male celebs rocking male crop tops while we contemplate wearing our own to the next pool party, summer concert or gay bar beer bust.

1. Carl Weathers wears one as Apollo Creed in Rocky 3 (1982)

male crop top 07, Apollo Creed, Carl Weathers, Rocky 3

2. Johnny Depp lounges athletically in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

male crop top 10, Johnny Depp

3. Ilan Mitchell-Smith gets liberated in the sci-fi sex comedy Weird Science (1985)

male crop top 06, Weird Science

4. Prince styles a crop top at a Wembley Arena concert in England (1986)

male crop top 09, Prince

5. Alex Winter rocks a midriff in the time-traveling comedy Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

male crop top 08, Bill and Ted

6. Funnyman musician Will Smith sports a crop top in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (1990)

male crop top 05, Will Smith, Fresh Prince of Bel Air

7. Mark Wahlberg (Marky Mark) shows off with Kate Moss in a Calvin Klein ad (1992)

male crop top 04, Mark Wahlberg, Marky Mark, Calvin Klein

8. Matthew McConaughey shows some man-flesh in the male stripper drama Magic Mike (2012)

male crop top 02, Matthew McConaughey

9. Rapper Kid Cudi wowed Coachella audiences with his crop top (2014)

male crop top 01, Kid Cudi, Coachella

10. Zac Efron shows off in a film shoot (2015)

male crop top 03, Zac Efron

What do you think of male crop tops? Are they making a comeback?