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.
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).
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.
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.
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.