The summer tank top is an essential piece of men’s clothing for good reason. They’re ideal for going from the bar to the barbecue to the beach (or, let’s be honest, the day care, the ball pit, and the backyard). But there’s a big difference between a great tank top for men and a men’s tank top that makes you look like, well, a schlub. Fit is important (stylists say it should be a bit loose and, length-wise, fall just below the swim trunk tie or belt buckle). So is understanding what looks good on you and how much shoulder and chest you want to show (there’s a fine line between comfort and cringe-inducing). The best tank tops for men — be they simple, solid colors or bright enough to make you seem like the life-of-the-barbecue — are those that complement your body. So figure out what fits you best (and maybe do some bicep and tricep exercises for good measure). In any case, there are a lot of great options out there. Speaking of which, here are the best men’s tank tops we’ve found.
The Best Men’s Tank Tops
Made from nylon mesh and spandex fabric, this tank top is comfortable, lightweight, and moisture wicking. Ideal for a workout or a day at the beach. It is form fitting, so if dad bod is an issue, think twice.
We're not huge fans of muscle tanks, but this four-way-stretch workout tank has a nice heathered design and great moisture-wicking. The armholes aren't obscenely large, either.
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- Cotton-rich, heather jersey
- Classic Champion arch graphic and crest front and center
- Neck and armholes bound with rib trim and white piping
- Double-needle stitched hem.
The Austin-based Howler Brothers is known for making functional, stylish, and yet trend-proof clothing, like this tank top. We love the heavy ribbing around the armholes and neck. Plus, it's super soft and super flattering. The screen-printed designs are created using water-based inks that are PVC- and phthalate-free.
This Carhartt tank top is 100 percent cotton — more specifically a thick, 6.75-ounce jersey knit that can handle whatever you throw at it. Just know that sizes run a bit large.
- Ring-spun cotton fabric for extra softness
- Athletic fit for comfort
- Narrow collar for a more modern fit
- Left chest 'C' logo and C patch on sleeve
Because this tank top is made from a blend of organic cotton and jersey, it doesn't get rumpled or wrinkled. It's lightweight enough to layer, yet cool enough to wear alone. We love the subtle colors, and the easy fit.
This striped tank top fits just right, neither too tight nor too loose. It makes a statement without being obnoxious. And because it's made partly of hemp, it'll last you this summer and well beyond.
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