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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.

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