Let's all give tanks and praise for tops minus sleeves when living la vida un-air-conditioned. Give your arm skin a break from fabric and let flesh rule. Like all of society's other privileges, this one comes with matching responsibilities: don't ignore your rank BO. I'm saying we can smell you.
On a really sour note, these sleeveless tops are commonly referred to (yes, by me, too) as wife-beaters. I say, "Shame." We've trivialized a serious and brutal social issue by turning it into a fashion term.
Issues addressed, let's move on to the fluff. From left to right: Franklin & Marshall's green cotton tank features a sassy pink snap-front closure ( Change Room , 425 Queen West, 416-977-0088, $65).
This net number by J. Lindeberg won't disappoint in the ventilation department ( Delphic , 706 Queen West, 416-603-4334, $87). You can see the interesting strap detail on the front; you can't see the sportif design on the back (Change Room, $45). Give'r's skank tank is perfect for reminding your and/or others' guests to get right #$%*ed ( Modrobes , 239 Queen West, 416-597-9560, $25). This silky cotton number has hand-sewn ribbon running asymmetrically down the shoulder ( Ewanika , 490 College, 416-927-9699, $45).
Check out the celebrity mug shots on OK47's Starsearch tank (Change Room, $45). Turtle tank by Paul Frank - kinda rhymes ( Red Pegasus , 628 College, 416-536-3872, $35). Silkscreened by hand, each one of these Loid tanks is a work of art ( Studio Deluxe , 793 Queen West, 416-603-3704, $45). Popeye tank from Volcom is far from prissy thanks to a light hand with the lace trim (Delphic, $42).
Sick of SARS - aren't we all? By Ariel Garten ( Flavour Hall , 500 College, 416-839-9943, $25). This gathered racer-back also has drawstrings on both sides ( Pull , 435 Queen West, 416-593-5598, $39). The drawings on this silkscreen were done by Ivan Chung for Loid (Studio Deluxe, $40).
This Classic Girl baby ribbed tank is made by American Apparel, maker of sweatshop-free Ts ( Jet Rag , 359 Queen West, 416-979-2677, $19). For a little athletica without the actual athletics, Triple Five Soul's jazzy mock-jersey fits just right (Change Room, $75). Sweet dreams in Criminal's 83 tank with shoulder detail (Change Room, $65).