This weekend officially marks the start of grilling season and while I'm no dandy, I certainly don't like the idea of barbecue sauce or steak splatters marring a perfectly good madras shirt. If an apron was good enough for my grandfather (a BBQ master, according to family lore) then it's certainly good enough for me. Which got me thinking about all of those old school selvedge shop aprons that have been created lately by Japanese labels and indie denim brands. But a Google search quickly revealed the real thing, complete with pencil pockets and brass grommets. Not to mention a much smaller, working man's pricetag. The two here, cut from 12 oz. denim, are light enough to be comfortable and cool, yet durable enough to take a summer's worth of my culinary abuse. - Cory Ohlendorf
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