5 Best Big and Tall Men’s Tank Tops

Any man with a long torso knows how difficult it can be to find undershirts that stay tucked. Even shirts labeled “extra long” often don’t stay in place and keep everything covered. So what’s a tall man to do?

Although several t-shirt-style undershirts are suited for tall men, finding an extra-long tank top is often much more challenging than it should be. Here’s an email from a frustrated reader looking for a tank that suits his needs:

I don’t know how to find what I am looking for, even with all the searches I have done online.

I am 6′ 6″ with my torso being taller than most people my height. However, my legs are not that long and I can buy pants just about anywhere, but not my shirts – and tanks are no exception.

Although tank tops for tall men may be sparse, don’t worry – plenty of lesser-known options on the market are perfect for those who have trouble finding a properly fitted undershirt. Here are five of the best men’s big and tall tank tops that will stay tucked, fit well and provide all-around comfort:

Have It Tall’s Premium Cotton Tank Top

There’s a reason Have It Tall’s Premium Cotton Tank Top is at the top of my list. All of Have It Tall’s products are made specifically for tall men, and the body of each of their shirts – tank top included – is three inches longer than standard shirts. Because these tanks are 100% cotton, they’re breathable and have natural moisture-wicking qualities. 


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Although these shirts are only offered up to size 2XL, Have It Tall is one of the only brands offering an extra-long tank in small, medium and large sizes. So it’s the perfect option for tall guys on the thin side.

  • Colors: Available in black, white, grey and navy
  • Sizes: S to 2XL
  • Composition: 100% cotton
  • Price: $19.95
Have It Tall’s Premium Cotton Tank Top

DXL Essentials Big & Tall Men’s Jersey Tank

Most tanks made for plus-sized men are too short, loose or boxy – but husky men and the DXL Essentials Big & Tall Men’s Jersey Tank are a match made in heaven. These tanks are snug (but not tight or uncomfortable) enough to avoid bagginess and blend seamlessly under your regular tees, button-downs or business shirts. 

They’re also long enough to tuck into your pants but not so long that you must deal with excess fabric. Last but not least, this tank won’t shrink in the wash. 

  • Colors: Available in black and white
  • Sizes: S to 7XL
  • Composition: 100% cotton
  • Price: 3-pack for $20
DXL Essentials Big & Tall Men’s Jersey Tank

KingSize Men’s Big & Tall Cotton Tank Undershirt

KingSize’s Men’s Big & Tall Cotton Tank Undershirt is one of my favorites because they’re offered in a wide variety of sizes. Not only do they carry sizes L through size 9XL, but they also offer “big” and “tall” length options – “big” being for men that are 6’1 or shorter and “tall” being for men that are 6’2 or taller. 

They are comfortable, snug and breathable, and the fabric is thick enough that you can’t see through it (unlike some 100% cotton tanks on the market). 

  • Colors: Available in black, white, grey, navy, tan and blue
  • Sizes: L to 9XL
  • Composition: 100% cotton
  • Price: 3-pack for $31.56
KingSize Men’s Big & Tall Cotton Tank Undershirt

Champion Big and Tall Sleeveless Shirt for Men

The Champion Big and Tall Sleeveless Shirt for Men is an ideal choice for tall, active guys that need a tank for sports, the gym or outdoor activities. So whether you’re shooting hoops or going on a hike, this shirt is guaranteed to stay in place and keep you covered. 

Because it’s made of 100% polyester, it’s incredibly durable, wrinkle-resistant, moisture-wicking and lightweight. Although I’d recommend wearing this tank as a standalone shirt, you can also pair it with your daily wardrobe as an undershirt.

  • Colors: Available in white, gray, maroon and blue
  • Sizes: XL to 6XL
  • Composition: 100% polyester
  • Price: $25.99
Champion Big and Tall Sleeveless Shirt for Men

Hanes Men’s Tall Ribbed Undershirt

Hanes’ Men’s Tall Ribbed Undershirt proves that you don’t have to break the bank for a high-quality product. This is the only tank on the list that features ribbed fabric, which many men prefer for style and comfort. 

Like the other 100% cotton shirts on the list, this tank is ultra-breathable, lightweight and moisture-wicking. I’d recommend sizing up in these tanks, as they tend to run a bit small.

  • Colors: Available in black, white and gray
  • Sizes: XL to 6XL
  • Composition: 100% cotton
  • Price: 3-pack for $26.98
Hanes Men’s Tall Ribbed Undershirt

More Style & Clothing Resources

For more information on undershirts, check out our blog on the following undershirt-related topics:

Searching For Colored Ribbed Tank Tops? | UndershirtGuy

Tank Tops Under Dress Shirts – Cool or Not Cool? | UndershirtGuy

Searching For Colored Ribbed Tank Tops? | UndershirtGuy 


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6 thoughts on “5 Best Big and Tall Men’s Tank Tops”

  1. A bit late in commenting, but I can confirm that the Stafford Essentials are – indeed – good for tall men.

    I’m 6’5″, weigh about 190lbs, and am horribly long waisted. I have an impossible time finding tanktops to fit my long, lanky torso and decided to try the Stafford Essentials after reading this post.

    Happily, the tanktops are an absolutely perfect length. They stay tucked in my waistband and don’t pull up – best of all, it means I can keep wearing my size small t-shirts without flashing my midriff or plumber’s crack every time I stretch or bend over!

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  2. You might want to try contacting Sportsman underwear shopsportsman.com which makes a range of very nice briefs, boxers, undershirts etc. in Montreal Quebec Canada. Unlike the typical underwear made in the third world for big USA names, the Sportsman brand is sized to fit the Canadian and American male. I LOVE their spandex tank / athletic style undershirts and they are very long on me – but then, I’m only 5’10. It couldn’t hurt to contact them to inquire if they would be interested in making a line of “talls”. I will cation you however that their website is full of non-working features – so I’d leave any ordereing to either their phone number or their eBay site.

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    • thanks for the info phil.

      a kind word of caution though: with you posting three comments on my site promoting sportsman underwear, one could begin to assume you are affiliated with sportsman, directly or indirectly, or even possibly a reseller of those products through ebay. so you know, that’s considered comment spamming and bloggers and forums frown upon that.

      i know you say you have no affiliation with sportsman, but if you’re a reseller on ebay, you wouldn’t technically be associated with sportman, but there’s still an indirect affiliation.

      lastly, i deleted your last comment because it had nothing to do with the post you commented on.

      now that we know you like sportsman, i’d welcome you to participate in the conversation here so as long as you don’t continue to plug buying sportsman on ebay in your comments.

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      • Old Navy now has tall ribbed tanks. I honestly think it was a manufacturing mistake but they are pretty killer, especially at $10 for a pack of three.

        I think they “accidentally” made it tall because they don’t clearly list it until tall, but don’t worry, I ordered it and it is. http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=38196&vid=1&pid=673699032

        No need to select the “big” size. The Large regular that link brings you to was plenty long for me at 6’6″.

        Sure, they are not 100% cotton (60%), and they are a bit thin in terms of fabric, they are otherwise an unbeatable deal, slim-fitting and long too. Come in colors other than white too.

        Old Navy has a lot of affordable great stuff going now actually.

      • Duluth trading co. My husband’s 6’1, and recently heavier set. always has had plumbers crack! lol … the shirts are made out of polyester and they last about a year there a bit on the pricier side side but they work!

        they don’t come untucked they’re very long 3″ past waist…

        I’m currently looking for something a little bit cheaper in price. due to the fact that there are 15.99 a piece Any thoughts send me an email thank you!

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