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August 8, 2011

The Perfect Tank Top

Tank tops have, arguably, crossed over from the realm of underwear to being articles of clothing acceptably worn out in public. In the caramelizing heat of New York City, bereft of personal automobiles to ferry you around in air conditioning, it is only just that these sleeveless shirts for men be allowed. I think Blood is the New Black makes the perfect tank tops: the fabric is soft and thin but not flimsy, the front cut flatteringly low and wide, and the armholes not obscenely low. I’d size up on their tank tops for extra breeziness.
Number (N)ine sunglasses, Blood is the New Black x Brian Lichtenberg tank top, Topman trousers, Margiela shoes
Blood is the New Black collaborates with various artists for the prints on their shirts. The print on mine is Brian Lichtenberg‘s rendition of Martin Margiela’s infamous hair jacket. To further the tribute to the designer who had since left his eponymous company, sunglasses that are reminiscent of his L’incognito shades:
shield sunglasses by Number (N)ine
and shoes from when Martin was still at Margiela:
Margiela ivory laceless cap-toes
photos by Pop, Bop and Snap


  • Andrew
    August 8th, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    I've got that print on a t-shirt, I liiiiive for it!! It was a staple in my wardrobe for months

  • Dandy Man
    August 8th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Cool vest, great turn (roll) ups on the slacks with the Ivory brogues. Wish it was that warm here in the UK!

  • Milan Boya
    August 8th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    wow! really nice ;)

  • Mat
    August 8th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    i could never go out in a vest here mate, i'd feel like a right douche bag (and freezing).

  • Mat
    August 8th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    which TM trousers are they btw?

  • Izzy
    August 8th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Mat: Ha! These are just regular Topman trousers (they came with the "slim" suit, but I did have to get the waist taken in by my tailor.

  • pinkmate
    August 8th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    i so love the pants and the laceless shoes! fabulous! Following you already!



  • Vani
    August 10th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Super-cool look!


  • Isabel
    August 11th, 2011 at 9:37 am

    You are insanely classy, even in a tank top.

  • Starfish
    August 25th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    lookin good! so hot here! 70th day of 100+ degrees F here in Austin Tejas, so the tanks are a must. One day i was so delirious with heat i put on my "just do it" gym shirt (now tank as the sleeves and collar eventually fell apart and some white denim. f u sun i said. even rocked it late into the night for cocktails. no one batted an eye. rock on man. keep it comin! im going to make a black one and pyramid stud the sleeves.

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