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Old 06-21-2013, 12:15 PM   #1
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Apron Recommendations??

I just purchased a really classic lightweight kitchen apron from Amazon - I'm loving that it has a professional chef look about it. It's very lightweight with twin pockets and an adjustable neck.
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Amazon.com: Bib Apron Striped with Pockets - Kitchen and Restaurant Apron for Men and Women - Perfect for Chef and Restaurant Uniforms - Chef Wear for All Cooking, Grill and Barbeque Uses - Black Apron with White Pinstripe 27 Inches X 31.5 Inches: Ho

Does anyone have any other recommendations for Aprons?

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Old 06-21-2013, 12:35 PM   #2
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Hi Drew, welcome to DC.

I never gave a lot of thought to aprons. The one you bought looks really nice. I have a white one my SO bought for me.

I tend to go with all white dish towels and cloths and the apron. This allows me to toss them all in the washer with a cup of bleach to sanitize them during the washing.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:00 PM   #3
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I like heavy duty shop type aprons like what printers and machinists use. I can use them for anything, including cooking.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:28 PM   #4
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I like heavy duty shop type aprons like what printers and machinists use. I can use them for anything, including cooking.
Me, too. I have a heavy-duty almost canvas one that I love. It ties at my neck so I can adjust it high enough to get nearly complete coverage, which is especially nice when frying foods.

Mine is a khaki color but I still put it in the hot bleach wash with my whites. Guess it's color-fast because it's yet to lose its color.

As for pockets, they really don't matter much to me.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:37 PM   #5
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Your apron is very nice! I made a few aprons out of canvas painter's drop cloths. Lots of pockets, and the cost was almost nothing.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:49 PM   #6
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I've had a few of those. Definitely durable.

Now that I'm El'Cheapo Miser. I make my own. Now I can have specific styles with or without pockets placed that are more convenient for whatever I happen to be doing at the time. Most of the materials are recycled items from around the house. Oh, and hubby's closet.

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Old 06-21-2013, 01:54 PM   #7
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Speaking of pockets, my printers' apron I once had had a zillion pockets.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:27 PM   #8
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I have a Pampered Chef apron I have had for years. It has two nice big pockets and has warn well. Yours is much nicer looking. Mine is just plain denim. I really like the pin stripe! For me it just needs to have pockets and cover well. Looks like the one you have picked does just that!
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:21 PM   #9
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I still use an old white cotton twill pattern maker's apron, from my father in law, who made bottle patterns for the mold shop for Coca Cola, in Alton, Illinois. From the White Pine Lumber Company, an advertising freebie. Has grommets to attach neck and waist straps, but I use two pieces of cotton clothesline, and run them crossed over each other in the back, left waist to right neck and vice versa. Makes it one size fits all and no tying or untying. I also have a couple of black cotton Kinko's aprons. When they moved their main office, they sold a bunch of stuff, including new aprons for a buck apiece.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:47 PM   #10
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I bought two aprons at the restaurant supply store, one red and one black. I bought two because one is always going to be in the dirty clothes hamper. The only requirements I have are:

1. The apron has to be cotton

2. The strings have to be long enough to tie in front.
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