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11 Work Aprons: Keeping Clean While Getting Dirty

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11 Work Aprons: Keeping Clean While Getting Dirty

February 3, 2016

Aprons date to the twelfth century (the name derives from the French word napperon)—and surprisingly, men were the first to adopt the practice of wearing them. Here’s a roundup of some favorites, including half aprons, full aprons, and aprons with tool pockets sized just right for pruners:

Full Aprons

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Above: A Denim Cross-Back Apron is $109 from Kaufmann Mercantile.

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Above: Janet’s favorite, the Eena Work Apron by Beckel Canvas Products of Portland, Oregon, “is a hardworking basic that hides stains”; $38 at Canoe.

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Above: From Yield, a duck canvas Work Apron made in the US has natural leather straps and is $185.

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Above: Handmade by local craftsmen in Shropshire, England, the Full Leather Apron from Hibbitt is £60.

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Above: The Bib Apron made from cotton duck fabric is £42 from Labour and Wait.

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Above: A Short Jute Apron has two deep pockets and an adjustable neck strap; £45 from Carrier Company.

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Above: Made of linen, a white Stuga Apron has a large utility pocket. One size fits all; $50 from Teroforma.

Half Aprons

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Above: Machine washable, the LC King Waist Apron In White Drill is made of 100 percent cotton and has four pockets for tools; $38 from LC King.

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Above: Studio Patro offers a Cafe Apron in  oatmeal linen; $76.

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Above: Made in the US, a hickory-stripe Waist Apron with two pockets is $38 from Hand Eye Supply.

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Above: Sewn in Alabama, an organic cotton jersey Short Apron is $30 from Alabama Chanin.

Product summary  

Garden Supplies

Canvas Apron

$185.00 USD from Yield Design

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