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Rugged Butcher Aprons That Don’t Sacrifice Style

Denim and leather aprons for cooking over the grill or in the kitchen.

Proper Apron Company

If you curate your kitchen knives, travel the extra distance to buy from a good butcher shop and comb through reams of cookbooks to find the perfect recipe, then why would you skimp on an apron? These days the world of aprons is vast, and there are many great options that bring elements of sturdy workwear into the kitchen. Cut from selvedge denim or vintage canvas, and complemented with leather straps and brass hardware, the modern man’s apron has a rugged aesthetic with function to match. Here’s five quality choices to serve you well while in the kitchen.

The Proper Apron by Proper Apron Company


Hailing from Denver, Proper Apron Company designs a beautiful denim-and-leather apron available in four colors of Cone Mills denim. The leather is hand dyed and neck and waist straps are adjustable with D-rings.

Buy Now: $95

Union Wood & Supply Company Vintage Army Canvas Apron


This apron from Union Wood & Supply Company features vintage army canvas and leather reinforced with hand-hammered rivets. For added functionality, an interior phone pocket is stitched to the inside of the apron and the straps include brass snaps (for easy removal when washing).

Buy Now: $125

Stanley & Sons Double Pocket Apron


Stanley & Sons use indigo-dyed cotton herringbone fabric in this double-pocket apron which features hand-dyed leather and button snap details.

Buy Now: $128

Gant Rugger Denim Apron


This distressed denim apron from Gant Rugger is cut from the full width of a 30-inch narrow denim loom, and includes two front pockets with red selvedge edging.

Buy Now: $150

Moore & Giles Leather Work Apron


This all-leather offering from Moore & Giles is made from vegetable-tanned Baldwin leather from Northern Italy. It also features adjustable neck and waist straps and has two roomy front pockets.

Buy Now: $375

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