(tank - Rocawear (seriously, Cole?) | denim shirt - raw edge | shorts - suko denim | bracelets - child labor | shoes - Fred Perry | sunglasses - ASOS | watch - D&G)
Yes it's hot. It's August; any and all summer wear is free game. If you haven't geared up by purchasing a few tanks in funky colors and patterns, I don't know what you're waiting for. Anyone can wear a tank. If you go back almost a year to one of my original posts, you can see some tank philosophies I follow personally. There is one tank-wearing guideline that I haven't previously discussed that needs to be in the minds of men everywhere: Make sure your tank is NOT too tight!
I know you've been hitting the gym for beach season-- I know. But a tight tank takes it from stylish to douchey. If your tank is tight enough to outline your pecks and shows off your beer gut, it's too tight. If it doubles as a crop-top when you reach for the protein on top of the fridge, it's too tight.
Choose a tank with a feature that makes it distinct. Try either a bright color, or a pattern. Striped tanks are great because they make you appear wider--which will make you looked more yoked, and let's face it, you're not wearing the tank to hide your biceps. Some great patterns I've seen are here and here.
If you haven't layered a tank before, you're missing out. The scoop neckline of tanks are perfect for throwing a cardigan or casual button up over. Layering a shirt over a tank lets you do a little extra to what you wear while staying cool in the summer.
- Layer your tank.
- Make sure your tank is not too tight--if it fits right then it'll show off the arms better than a snug fit.
- No gym shorts. Just because you're wearing a tank doesn't mean basic dressing sense goes out the window. Jean shorts, slim jeans, and even chinos look great with tanks.
- Keep the Corona tanks for the booze cruise to Cancun.
Wear It Write.