Aprons date back to the twelfth century (the name derives from the French word naperon)—and surprisingly, men were the first to adopt the practice of wearing them. Here's a roundup of some favorites:
Above: The Demin Apron is made from raw denim in blue or black (100 percent cotton, grown and woven in the USA) and is $98 from Winter Session.
Above: Handmade by local craftsmen in Shropshire, England, the Full Leather Apron from Hibbitt is £60.
Above: The Bib Apron made from cotton duck fabric is £38 from Labour and Wait.
Above: The Garden Utility Apron is $49.95 from William Sonoma. It is also available in full size for an additional $10.