I have three that I wear frequently, all bib style. I have my blue and white striped apron (English style, like the "staff" on Ramsey's F Word
) I bought a long time before culinary school and have worn at every back of house job since. Keeps my coats presentable if I have to face the public. It has been modified in the past couple of years with a patch that reads White Trash
I wear a red apron with the name of my company embroidered on the bib when I teach classes.
At home, I have a black apron with an embroidered Skull and Bones sitting in Hot Rod flames.