The idea for Kropp Tops was birthed over two years ago. One Saturday morning the future CEO, Nick Kropp, was browsing Facebook while waiting for his next personal training client. Someone on his feed shared an article showcasing heart throbs from the 80s and 90s wearing crop tops. Johnny Depp, Carl Weathers, Mark Wahlberg. A look that has been retired for while. Then it hit...Kropp is the perfect last name for a gym shirt company and the crop top can come back in style! There are plenty of body builders, lax bros and college guys who would love to show off their abs while working out instead of always lifting their shirt in the mirror. Nick has always been into funny t-shirts since high school and especially loves funny and unique t-shirts to wear to the gym.
Once the idea hit and he ran his dumb but brilliant idea by his clients, he began mocking up a few ideas. The first two ideas were the Gaston and Queen shirts. Unfortunately, he started at a new gym and was working more hours and making less money trying to pick up new clients and start over so this new idea had to take a back seat.
Fast forward to March 2020, when the coronavirus hit and put the entire world on lockdown. Gyms were shut down for the foreseeable future and there wasn't much to do. Now that Nick was stuck at home like the rest of the world he put his extra time and money into starting a t-shirt business! A few months later his designs were being printed and his website was completed. It has been a fun ride and it brings him a ton of joy to create unique and funny designs to wear at the gym. Every month you guys will be getting something new! He has not been able to find a good male crop top yet but don't worry it is coming ;)
Meet the man behind the idea, Nick Kropp! After coming up with the concept a few years ago he has used this global pandemic to go all in and make his vision come to life. His goal is to create the funniest shirts and content for his customers. Make sure you follow @kropptops on IG, and check out his blog Kropp Topics, to stay up to date with all the latest news and content.
Nick's team consists of a graphic designer and himself. I do my best to satisfy every customer and make sure all of you are happy :) One day I would love to have a physical location where I print and sell the t-shirts myself and I would love to sell my products to gyms across the United States.