ISSUE 50  |  Christmas Around the World

Holiday Gift: Denim Work Aprons

December 16, 2009 4:15 PM

BY Julie Carlson

I recently received (from my husband) a heavy-duty apron made from vintage Levi's denim by Mill Valley–based Ambatalia; it's my new favorite household attire. Are no-nonsense, heavy-duty denim aprons making a comeback, thanks to Julia Child?

Above: Denim Apron from UK company Toast; £49.

Above: Pointer Brand Denim Apron; made in Bristol, Tennessee, by the L.D. Manufacturing Co.; $17 at Hickoree's Hard Goods in Brooklyn.

Above: The Simply Julia Long Bistro Apron is $58 at Ambatalia's Etsy shop; the Short Bistro Apron is $48. Also available at Maison Reve in Mill Valley.

Above: Vintage Hercules Selvedge Denim Apron dating from the 1940s to 50s; $225 at Hickoree's Hard Goods.