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Another tank top question comes in from a reader.
He’s looking for the Hanes Premium Tank Tops, but it appears the ones currently on the market do not have the same design as the one he’s looking for:
This is a tank top that I have been looking for up and down with no luck…
According to this guy Jim Stoppani they are “Hanes Premium Tagless A-Shirts” but cant find them anywhere.
Since this is your expertise, can you help me out?
Finding Hanes Premium Tank Tops
After consulting with my tank top expert, “C” in Cali, I emailed him back:
Here’s what my tank top expert said:
The Hanes Premium tagless A-Shirt is readily available at Target and, most likely, other box stores.
It is usually packaged in two or three at a very reasonable price.
Over the past six months, the Hanes Premium A-Shirt has been re-designed. It is still a good, serviceable product.
In the past, each of the athletic shirt straps was sewn to form a single thick band with no fabric between the edges of the strap.
Now there is fabric between the edges of the straps.
The other re-design is in the fabric edge at the neck. In the past, this edge used more and, in my opinion, sturdier fabric.
Now the neck edge is like that of all other Hanes (non premium) and FOTL shirts.
As a matter of taste, I preferred the older style.
Your reader will only find the legacy shirts, if at all, in Target if the stock is stale.
Sorry to say, but it looks like those Hanes Premium Tanks aren’t available any more.
Have you checked closeout stores like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Tuesday Morning, Dollar Stores, outlet malls, etc yet?
The Dialog Continues
Tino emailed me back and asked if there were any other A-Shirts around that were similar to the original Hanes Premium Tanks.
This is what guru “C” had to say:
I haven’t found any that are similar in construction to the Hanes Premium Tank. Too bad.
They were always a welcomed “outlier” with a different look from the typical box cut athletic shirt.
Maybe they were discontinued because the thicker material led to more “show through” behind dress shirts.
I’ll keep looking.
Photos of Hanes Premium Tank Tops
As I was writing this article, I realized that I picked up some of these tanks some time ago.
So, I went through my undershirt stash (which now takes up several large boxes), and decided to take a couple close up photos.
Rats! We couldn’t find something for Tino.
If you know of a tank that was like the original Hanes Premium Tagless A-Shirts, let us know here.