• Rascals

    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.

  • YMC

    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.

  • Uniqlo

    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.

  • Stussy

    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.

  • Stampd

    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.

  • Caviar Cartel

    Sharks Tank

    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.

  • Only NY

    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.

  • Obey

    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.

  • Mishka

    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.

  • Long Journey

    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.

  • Carhartt WIP

    Holbrook A-Shirt

    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

    Nervi Tank

    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.

  • Belief NYC

    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.

  • Alexander Wang

    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.

  • 10 Deep

    Chaos Tank

    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.

Clothing May, 27 2014

Buyer’s Guide: 20 Tank Tops for Summer

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Whether you know it as a tank top, A-shirt, vest or by the charming “wife beater” colloquialism, the sleeveless T-shirt is widely popular in sports and as an underlayer. While it’s often considered to be the sartorial choice for basketball players, gym bros and people with tribal tattoos, the tank top is the perfect high summer garment despite its sometimes dubious reputation. With its large arm and neck holes, it’s the perfect way to catch some sun, and it makes for a great cooling underlayer, too.

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.