Now that summer is approaching, the tank top goes from forgotten underlayer to a real wearable possibility. Thus, we compiled a list of great tanks – whether they feature high-tech cooling fabrics, wild patterns, bold graphics or classic sportswear styles.
Flower Mesh Tank
Denmark's Rascals have infused this cotton tank top with a central-patterned mesh insert, allowing for both improved ventilation and a splash of color to this otherwise clean, simple garment.
Diamond Supply Co.
98 Supply Tank
LA streetwear label Diamond Supply Co. have emblazoned this white cotton tank top with their signature clean, bold graphics. An easy wear and at 30 bucks, an easy purchase too.
Cotton Slub Singlet
London fashion label YMC's version of the classic vest has been constructed from a slubbed cotton jersey for a worn in, vintage feel. Combined with a relaxed fit and washed out colors, this is a real subtle tank top for those who just need a nice summer garment whether it's as a base layer or for really enjoying the sun in.
AIRism Mesh Sleeveless Top
Uniqlo's AIRism technology keeps the wearer cool and wicks away sweat and moisture, perfect whether you're using it for sport or just need a base layer during the summer heat.
Designs Box Tank
Stussy's iconic surf-inspired graphics are given pride of place on this white vest. The label's unmistakeable illustrations and vibrant color schemes make for perfect beach-ready tank tops.
Mesh Tank Top
Minimalist design meets classic sportswear with this all mesh basketball jersey from LA label Stampd. With no player's number or graphics, it is the very essence of the classic mesh jersey without superfluous details. Ideal for wearing over a tee or as an underlayer, the open-weave mesh will keep you cool in the hottest of temperatures.
The Sharks tank from SSUR sub-label Caviar Cartel has a simple allover black-and-white pattern, great for wearing on its own when the sun hits, or under a button-down for when the weather is a little cooler.
Logo Sports Tank
Only NY's clean logo has been printed across the chest of this three-way pieced tank. Easy going, Tommy-inspired summertime color blocking from the East Coast label.
Aloha Tank Top
The tank top is an ideal summer garment, so it makes perfect sense to dress it in the most summer appropriate of patterns - exotic florals. Obey have you covered for fruity, tropical vibes this summer.
Mr Nice Guy II Tank
NYC streetwear veterans Mishka have draped this tank in a print featuring a cheeky nod to everyone's favorite hemp leaf. The exotic colorway and allover print make this ideal for summer, whether you plan on hitting the beach or the streets.
Marcelo Burlon County Of Milan
Snake Cruz Tank Top
Marcelo Burlon's luxury street label County of Milan's tanks are constructed in the brand's homeland of Italy, and feature high quality screen prints typical of the designer's dark aesthetic.
A-3 Tank Top
The bottom half of this three-piece tank from Long Journey is an over-dyed authentic Hawaiian fabric, pieced with a mesh central panel for ventilation and finished with a soft cotton top half. A high-brow design that the real connoisseurs out there are sure to appreciate.
The Elder Statesman
Ribbed Cashmere Vest
The most expensive tank on offer here, The Elder Statesman have gone all out on the fabrication of this vest. Constructed from a lightweight, luxurious ribbed cashmere, it's one for those after a real premium A-shirt.
Crooks & Castles
Chain Leaf Basketball Top
West Coast label Crooks & Castles' basketball jersey features a breezy poly-mesh fabrication and an allover print of chains and subtle kush leaves. Finished with a player's number on the reverse and an athletic label on the wearer's bottom left for that classic B-ball style.
The Holbrook A-shirt from Carhartt WIP is another streetwear staple from the legendary brand. Heathered fabrics are combined with the classic athletic label at the wearer's bottom left for a clean look and easy wearability.
Black Scale have given this tank top a typically dark aesthetic, with a baroque allover print. Perfect for those who want to keep up the street goth look in the height of summer.
Deep Space Tank
NYC skate boutique Belief offer this screen printed, heathered grey tank with a gradient-colored print. At only $26, it's an easy way to stay cool in the heat without breaking the bank.
Billionaire Boys Club
Wealth News Tank
BBC's Wealth News tank has three seamed color-blocked panels, with a newspaper collage comprising the top segment. The tank is finished with a classy embroidered patch at the wearer's bottom left and a screen-printed logo on the reverse.
Classic Pocket Tank
Alexander Wang has taken his typical sportswear-inspired approach to design with this all-cotton tank top. A relaxed fit, low-rounded neck and a chest pocket complete this premium take on the classic white vest.
Featuring a brave collision of florals and palm trees with a heat-transferred front number, this split-seamed tank from NYC brand 10 Deep is a smart take on the classic basketball jersey.