10 Easy Pieces: Utility Aprons by

Issue 23 · Summer Essentials · June 9, 2010

10 Easy Pieces: Utility Aprons

Issue 23 · Summer Essentials · June 9, 2010

For some reason it took me ages to figure out the importance of aprons in domestic life (both in the kitchen and the garden). Now I have a couple on hand at all times; here are some stylish possibilities.

SOLIDS

Brown Cotton Canvas Apron at Remodelista

Above: Brown Cotton Canvas Apron; £22 from Labour and Wait in London. According to the owners, "So many people asked about the original Labour and Wait apron, as worn by everyone working at the shop, that we decided to put them into production; made of robust cotton canvas with brass eyelets and herringbone tape ties."

Fog Linen Garçon Apron at Remodelista

Above: Raw linen Fog Linen Garçon Apron; $70 at Design Within Reach. The Fog Linen Full-Size Apron is currently on sale at DWR for $72.25.

White Oak Selvage Denim Apron at Remodelista

Above: Stanley & Sons sells a line of handmade aprons; the White Oak Selvage Denim Apron is $118.

Heavyweight Canvas Apron at Remodelista

Above: Williams-Sonoma Heavyweight Canvas Apron; available in nine colors; $19 or $24 (depending on the color) at Williams-Sonoma.

Stonehenge Heavyweight Linen Apron at Remodelista

Above: Stonehenge Heavyweight Linen Apron from Belgian company Libeco; available in five colors for $147 at Didriks.

Canvas Butcher's Apron at Remodelista

Above: No-nonsense Canvas Butcher's Apron; available in 11 colors for $48 from Utility Canvas.

Chef's Classic Apron at Remodelista

Above: Chef's Classic Apron; available in khaki, black, or white; $19.99 at Chef's Catalog.

Above: Le Creuset Hi-Tech Chef's Apron in black (also available in white, red, and blue); $39.99 at Amazon.

STRIPES

Argagnon Adjustable Apron; made from 100 percent cotton Basque striped Artiga fabric; €39 from Maison Artiga.

Above: Argagnon Adjustable Apron; made from 100 percent cotton Basque striped Artiga fabric; €39 from Maison Artiga.

Adult & Kids Aprons at Remodelista

Above: A selection of colorful Basque striped cotton aprons from French company Les Toiles de Soleil; the Kids Apron is $35 and the Adult Apron is $55. Photo via Loft and Found.

Artiga Aprons at Remodelista

Above: A wide selection of sriped Artiga Aprons is available through Pelote Home in San Francisco; prices start at $46.95. Photo via Stephmodo.

Classic Navy Butcher's Striped Apron at Remodelista

Above: Classic Navy Butcher's Striped Apron; £18 at John Lewis. In the US, an almost identical Blue Striped Denim Apron is $19.95 at Sur la Table.

Vintage Stripe Apron at Remodelista

Above: Cotton Vintage Stripe Apron, available with red or blue stripes; $39 at Restoration Hardware.



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