questionswhat's your favorite brand of tank top?

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I point out, sir, that gentlemen do not wear tank tops.

That said, I'd be happy to supply you, off line, with a couple of local stores that cater to ranchers, and construction guys. I'll check and see what brand it is that they carry, and post back in a few.

Yeah, Old Navy is crap, nowadays.

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@gatzby: Never mind on the offline, since the two places I was thinking of don't even carry such a thing.

The brand I'd have suggested is Russell, but looking on Amazon, it suggests that they've gone the way of Old Navy on quality. I may still have other suggestions, later.

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Durability, I probably have to give the nod to the coarse carded and uncombed cotton fibers of a Gildan 2200 (tank top version of the 2000 tshirts); I buy rag bags (aka unsold tshirts) at a local thrift shop because they're almost as cheap as paper towels, and the Gildan shirts can take some good abuse ... not to mention double as sandpaper.

With comfort too ... I dunno - the combed and ringspun cottony goodness that is Woot/AA shirts have definitely spoiled some of us.

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@shrdlu: I'm really not a fan of the full undershirt. They're not as comfortable, a bit warmer, and, honestly, look a little dorky often enough. And v-necks? Right out.

I do appreciate the suggestions though.

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@narfcake: Tell me about it... "They want how much? For that crappy t? I get can one at woo... oh, I'm being a jerk, sorry." I'm hard pressed to buy t-shirts anywhere else. I think I have one ThinkGeek one. (Button-downs are another story, of course.)

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Jockey makes some decent ones. I used to like Old Navy ones, but they seem thinner than they used to.

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They're called "wife beaters" in my part of the country. :-) Check these out... http://www.freshbeaters.com/

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Actually, try "Hanes" - my home town company.
Link to Hanes Tanks

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I buy one of those packs of like 8 Hanes T-shirts for a few bucks and then cut off the sleeves. So far, they hold up quite nicely as long as you don't mess up in the sleeve cutting off process.

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dad has been wearing fruit of the loom tanks for as long as i've been around this planet. he gets four 6 packs a year. and that's all. i'm not sure i've ever seen him without one.

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I sense a new market niche for shirt.woot: skank tops... I meant tank

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@gatzby: Have you considered these?

http://www.amazon.com/Calvin-Klein-Mens-Pack-Basic/dp/B00062WT3S

Their pretty decent in quality. Sorry, that link goes to black, but I know they come in white, too. It seems like what you might be looking for.

I like the men's CK socks very much. They last for years, and I'm pretty hard on socks. Men's socks fit better, and are much better quality, than women's. So unfair.

Anyway, go take a look at those. They seem decent enough.

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I'm an undershirt man instead of tank tops and I enjoy Costco's Kirkland Signature undershirts. They are really thick and fit snugly. I think I have seen their brand of tanks for guys, which is why I am talking about this. I rarely use bleach, but the shirts seem to hold up well over extended use.

I liken thickness to quality (and durability), and I always felt that Fruit of the Loom and Hanes undershirts were too thin.

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@gatzby Have you tried sleeveless undershirts? Sometimes you can find them retail or I often just make 'em. I turn a regular t-shirt inside out and simply/ carefully cut the seam where the sleeve meets the body.
I was initially skeptical/critical thinking I was going to look like one of those muscle-heads with half of their shirts cut away. But after all of my "A" shirts fell apart I needed to find a quality substitution.

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@shrdlu: Haven't! WIll now, thanks. I actually prefer black, as I don't tend to have enough white clothes to run a bleach load often enough, heh.

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@jimmyd103: I have not, but it's usually the neck seam that bugs me more. I'm interested in that approach though. Thanks for the insight.

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Man, I read tube tops at first, time to step away.