The Phipps débardeur is made of lightweight cotton jersey with a stretchy rib structure and an extra soft feel. This layering staple is a new addition to our fundamental wardrobe. It has a slim fit that hugs the body like a second-skin.
The French débardeur originated in the bustling halls of the Halles market, where heavy-lifting deliverymen chopped the sleeves off their wool undergarments to free their arms’ movement while keeping their lower backs warm. It is known by many as a marcel, after Marcel Eisenberg, the first tailor to have commercialised the proto tank top at an industrial scale.