Five Plus One is our weekly series of buyer’s guides. We pick a specific category and dig up five great options along with one that’s a little outside the norm.
No one likes getting messy on the job, and for many of us that means needing to wear an apron — but that doesn’t mean you need to forgo your daily denim! So whether you’re a cobbler, baker, woodworker, or have any number of other messy professions, don’t ditch your love of denim, just add another apron to your collection.
Where do you wear your apron? Let us know in the comments!
1) Gustin: Denim Apron in Indigo Selvedge
From chinos to leather goods, flannel shirts to jackets, Gustin seems to have it all, which is why it should come as no surprise that they have aprons. The design is simple, with selvedge front pockets and simple white webbing straps, but the functionality is there. And at forty-four dollars, it’s really hard to argue with their price point.
Available for $44 from Gustin.
2) Stanley & Sons: Standard Apron
For those of you who want something even more simplistic, Stanley and Sons’ Standard Apron might be right up your alley. With a single pencil pocket on the chest and a single lap pocket at the waist, the Standard Apron doesn’t offer much in the way of storage, but for many of us that’s more than ample — what really matters is keeping your clothing clean. And for those of you who don’t want to wear raw denim all the time, look no further! The Standard Apron is available in eight different fabrics.
Available for $128 from Stanley & Sons.
3) UBi-IND: Mi Cocina Selvedge Denim and Leather Apron
Out with the simple, and in with the utility! UBi-IND put together an apron with just about every detail you can throw at it: six lap pockets, two chest pockets, selvedge detailing, brass rivets and grommets, and latigo leather straps. Don’t let it’s name fool you — the Mi Cocina Apron might perform admirably in the kitchen, but it is no less well suited for any number of protective tasks.
Available for $185 from UBi-IND.
4) Kasil Workshop: Henry Selvedge Apron
Another apron for the budget category, Kasil Workshop’s Henry Apron is designed with durability in mind. Made from heavyweight denim (well, heavyweight in terms of aprons) with leather reinforced pocket corners, this apron will be able to take anything you throw at it. It is designed with two front lap pockets and one slanted chest pocket for easy access.
Available for $52 from Kasil.
5) Winter Session: Standard Work Apron
Winter Session is a brand we’re seeing more and more of recently, and with good reason. Their designs are crisp and simplistic, with no needless branding or gaudiness. Their apron is made of raw 12Oz. denim with white contrast stitching and matching white straps in a cross-back design. What’s this mean for you? No more sore neck from the weight of your apron after working all day.
Available for $88 from Winter Session.
Plus One – Kaufmann Mercantile: Denim Cross-Back Apron
The great thing about the cross-back design: no neck loop. You wrap the straps across your shoulders to adjust the height so this apron can fit you regardless of how tall you are. Although originally designed for those who cook or cater, there’s no reason you can’t use this apron for just about anything.
Available for $109 from Kaufmann Mercantile.