The tank top tends to get a bad rap. And whether that stems from muscle bros or Hollywood's habitual misuse of the piece — Nicolas Cage in Con Air being one infamous example — this negative image is pretty unfair.

With a name that comes from its lineage to 1920s swimming suits, the tank top became associated with the masculine tropes of the silver screen via actors like Marlon Brando. And while its simple white form continues to hold a timeless menswear status, right now, plenty of brands are offering modern spins on this classic.

The summer staple is a warm-weather godsend that can bring a wide range of styling options to a wardrobe if worn well — whether paired up with a camp collar, tee, or going solo. We've picked out several tank tops below that can be used in such ways, and they come courtesy of COMME des GARÇONS, AMBUSH, Dries Van Noten, and more. Pieces start at under $40 for a CDG iteration.

Check our round-up of white tank tops below.

COMME des GARÇONS

Jersey Tank Top

Jersey Tank Top

from $19

COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT

(Available at 3 Merchants)
(Available at 3 Merchants)

Marine Serre

Logo Tank Top

Logo Tank Top

from $81

Marine Serre

(Available at 9 Merchants)
(Available at 9 Merchants)

Telfar

Asymmetric Tank Top

Asymmetric Tank Top

$210

Telfar

Buy at Farfetch

032c

Rib Tank Top

Rib Tank Top

from $33

032c

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

AMBUSH

Logo Tank Top

Logo Tank Top

from $120

AMBUSH

(Available at 3 Merchants)
(Available at 3 Merchants)

Dries Van Noten

Tank Top

$120

Dries Van Noten

Buy at 24S.com

J.W. Ford

Distressed Tank Top

Distressed Tank Top

$96

BED J.W. FORD

Buy at ssense

Bianca Saunders

Out Tank Top

Out Tank Top

$103

Bianca Saunders

Buy at ssense

Sacai

Layered Tank Top

Layered Tank Top

$96

Sacai

Buy at ssense

John Elliot

Rugby Tank Top

Rugby Tank Top

from $76

John Elliott

(Available at 3 Merchants)
(Available at 3 Merchants)

Alexander Wang

Mesh Chynatown Tank Top

Mesh Chynatown Tank Top

$73

Alexander Wang

Buy at ssense

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