I ordered a few Everlane tanks last week* to try out, and here’s the Ryan muscle tank, which is really my favorite, in terms of fit, even though I liked the “regular” muscle tank better overall, aside from it being too big at the chest/arm openings. This one is long in the arm openings, and you can see my bra (I’m wearing this one today), but that doesn’t bother me at all, I’d typically wear a black bra with it and just let it show.
I’m a HUGE ryan tank fan, I have 4 of those in several different sizes/colors, on heavy rotation for layering, Pure Barre, around the house, whatever. I like the drapey material, and that the length is slightly longer in the back. I don’t dry them, and wash them in the machine in cold water. Over time, my white ryan tanks definitely show their wear, and have shrunk in length a little (even though I never put them in the dryer) and have pilled a little, but honestly, they’re still in good shape, and serve their purpose well.
I think the medium in this ryan muscle tee is the right size for me, because I don’t like my tanks like this to FIT; I like them to hang off my body and be long enough to layer comfortably.
Here is the Everlane muscle tank in 100% cotton on me the other day:
I do like the medium on me, because it doesn’t cling to me either, but I will try a small in this one because I’d like it to be a little shorter, and the chest area is just too big. I love the cotton and the fit of this one a lot; it’s different enough from the ryan styles to have one of each if you wear tanks/t-shirts a lot and layer as much as I do.
I also ordered the clean edge muscle tank in black and it was all kinds of wrong.
(see what I do for you guys?? I took these photos before my day “started” while I was taking pictures of some new things going up on slowre.com. I have NO MAKEUP on at all. Not that I wear a lot, but I do wear some to even out my skintone a bit…)
I ordered the medium and it doesn’t fit my hips, and it’s too big at the chest/armholes. It’s an interesting tank though, and could be very nice on someone who is perfectly straight, with a bust. It should hang straight down right at the hips, sort of more like a tunic, and it absolutely doesn’t do that on me! I don’t even think the large would fit me…
Finally, I ordered the slim crew in black (medium):
And it’s good, but I just don’t like Everlane’s tees that much. It’s too long on me, and not slim, although perhaps the small would fit me better. I do like the u-neck tees in general, but not as much as my James Perse casual tees. They just don’t compare…
What Everlane tanks do you have? What’s your favorite?
Speaking of Everlane, there are a few new reader comments/reviews on this post if you haven’t checked recently.
And also, just to be clear about my relationship with Everlane, if it’s not already: Sometimes Everlane sends me pieces to review, like items that are part of big new launches, etc., which is at their discretion and never at my request. Otherwise, I purchase things from Everlane to review using credits I earn via my referral link. Everlane does not pay me for my reviews, nor do they require me to write positive reviews. When Everlane sends me items to review, all they ask is that I post about it/them on launch day and share my thoughts with you, whatever they may be.
That said, I am getting some of the new linen pieces that are launching next week to review for you 😉