Builder’s crack, plumber’s bum, the coin slot, sourire de plombier, bottom cleavage…

A Frenchman is hoping to revolutionise the building and services trade after inventing special underwear that caters for the infamous “builder’s bum”.

Adrien Herve-Pellissier, a 24 year old man from Rennes in western France, says he is trying to put a smile on the cheeks of all plumbers!

No matter where you go in the world, there’s an expression for the unfortunate moment when a tradesman or woman bends down and reveals the top end of their backside.  In France, it is often referred to as the ‘sourire de plombier’ or ‘plumber’s smile’ and it is this which Adrien hopes to eradicate with his new underwear.

After being faced with a particularly bad example, Adrien came up with the prototype for a product he has named ‘sourier de plomier’.  It is a boxer short which helps keep the builder’s dignity intact!

Adrien explains how the product is simple, yet so effective.  He has added a large elastic band to the top of the shorts so when the plumber bends down, you can no longer see that famous ‘smile’.

He also says his phone has not stopped ringing since his product hit the news and he is now looking to shift his business to an online presence. 

It’s certainly a product to make everyone smile for all sorts of reasons!