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(Bon Appetit)   Lest you think that a cross-back apron is the kitchen equivalent of a Snuggie, know that it's clean and stylish enough that people may think it's actually part of your outfit (really, it happens to me all the time). ... Lest   (bonappetit.com) divider line
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2021-07-22 2:02:20 PM  
That's not an apron, it's a smock.

Terrible fabric that collects crumbs and splatters, hard to get clean, probably fragile as all get out in the washer.
Can't be drawn tight, so it's a hazard when cooking with open flames.
 
2021-07-22 2:17:42 PM  

FrancoFile: That's not an apron, it's a smock.

Terrible fabric that collects crumbs and splatters, hard to get clean, probably fragile as all get out in the washer.
Can't be drawn tight, so it's a hazard when cooking with open flames.


But it's so rustic!
 
2021-07-22 2:36:03 PM  
I for one am offended that they decided men weren't in the kitchen.
 
2021-07-22 2:41:22 PM  
You must run up pretty high Grubhub bills writing for this site.
 
2021-07-22 2:45:22 PM  
"This piece was originally published in 2018."
 
2021-07-22 2:46:59 PM  
Yeah, I don't give all that much of a shiat about stylish. I give a shiat about utility. If it looks good, that's nice, but give me something that I can butcher in and not have blood soak all the way through, or something that dough won't crust all up on.
 
2021-07-22 2:55:00 PM  
That thing looks unsafe as Hells in any kitchen that I've ever worked in, including at home. Loose, so that it catches anything on a counter, and effectively collects extra juices and grime, nowhere to tuck a towel, the material looks like it will drink up sh*t like chicken juice in a spatter, and that it looks too thin to provide much protection at a burner. This is something designed to look rustic, not actually be useful.

Which is pretty much on brand for Bon Appetit.

Why in the Cinnamon Toast Crunch F*ck would you be putting a phone into a front pocket, and why would you NEED a pocket where you would otherwise be able to cradle your load of onions, vegetables, and the like anyway? This thing snags, it's a Gottverdammt chocking hazard. I mean, the longer I look at this thing, the worse it gets. It is fractally wrong for being anywhere near a kitchen.
 
2021-07-22 2:58:31 PM  

petec: "This piece was originally published in 2018."


Yet all the prices are current. Now we know what the editors there do with their time.
 
2021-07-22 3:20:28 PM  

hubiestubert: This thing snags, it's a Gottverdammt chocking choking hazard.


*stoopid fingers*
 
2021-07-22 3:20:53 PM  
The wrinkles cost extra
 
2021-07-22 3:22:18 PM  
News flash: women in many parts of the world wore aprons and related garments like the shift for centuries as everyday wear and fashion items. The idea that this is somehow new is pure ignorance.

Men's aprons tended to be for specific jobs.
 
2021-07-22 3:23:04 PM  
"know that it's clean and stylish"; She apparently doesn't cook with much enthusiasm.
"But now, designers are crafting a cross-back apron style that's almost more dress than apron."
Okay, admittedly, if I came home for dinner and she was wearing that by itself as a dress it would look cute.

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2021-07-22 4:26:39 PM  
It's completely safe. You guys are way overestimating the danger in unpacking Uber Eats bags and mixing margaritas.
 
2021-07-22 5:45:00 PM  

fasahd: "know that it's clean and stylish"; She apparently doesn't cook with much enthusiasm.
"But now, designers are crafting a cross-back apron style that's almost more dress than apron."
Okay, admittedly, if I came home for dinner and she was wearing that by itself as a dress it would look cute.

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I dunno. My wife came home to me washing dishes only in her apron and she still hasn't stopped laughing.
 
2021-07-22 5:59:37 PM  

hubiestubert: Which is pretty much on brand for Bon Appetit.


This.
 
2021-07-22 6:02:59 PM  
I really need to try to get ahead of one of these dumb trends and cash in somehow. Maybe it's something you can only do when you have enough free time on your hands to sit around and dream up a hipster apron. Or rip off the "traditional" design of something from another culture (since apparently one of these is Japanese?).
 
2021-07-22 6:07:20 PM  
I have a very nice apron (can't remember where I got it; maybe Target?) that's blue/denim (but not stiff like denim) with nice big pockets and a reasonable tying mechanism (ie, straps, not strings, and long enough to go around and tie in front or tie in a bow in back). I think it might have cost me $20. (shrug)

It's pretty good at keeping flour off me on the rare occasion that I bake from scratch.
 
2021-07-22 6:37:51 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I have a very nice apron (can't remember where I got it; maybe Target?) that's blue/denim (but not stiff like denim) with nice big pockets and a reasonable tying mechanism (ie, straps, not strings, and long enough to go around and tie in front or tie in a bow in back). I think it might have cost me $20. (shrug)

It's pretty good at keeping flour off me on the rare occasion that I bake from scratch.


I just got an email from https://www.hedleyandbennett.com​ featuring their aprons, with prices ranging from $80-115.  I struggled to understand how they could be $80-115 better than the ones that I got for free from my local paint stores.
 
2021-07-22 6:46:44 PM  

FrancoFile: That's not an apron, it's a smock.


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2021-07-22 7:29:49 PM  
Muh Slaypron, let me show you it...


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2021-07-22 8:49:34 PM  

AnotherBluesStringer: Yeah, I don't give all that much of a shiat about stylish. I give a shiat about utility. If it looks good, that's nice, but give me something that I can butcher in and not have blood soak all the way through, or something that dough won't crust all up on.


I have a heavy suede apron that I think was intended for welders, but might give some protection if you were butchering.  But I really don't like how you get into it. (The straps cross in back, and there's a plastic clasp in a weird spot.... I can't explain it)

Unfortunately, I singed it many years ago, when we had a multi-day power outage due to freezing rain, and I tried using it as an insulating blanket over my grill, so it's stiff and curls at the bottom edge now

I also have a vinyl apron, that I think was sold for gardening, that definitely keeps liquids out and won't crust up.  It gets a fair bit of use when I'm doing things like using lye.  I think I got it on Amazon.

But the two that I wear the most for cooking are both cloth: 'The Spice Must Flow' and 'Don't make me poison your food'

The only other one that gets more use than the others is extra long, and has a bunch of info printed upside down on.
 
2021-07-22 10:19:49 PM  

AnotherBluesStringer: Yeah, I don't give all that much of a shiat about stylish. I give a shiat about utility. If it looks good, that's nice, but give me something that I can butcher in and not have blood soak all the way through, or something that dough won't crust all up on.


Yep. I have a kitchen apron for cooking and butchering and a leather apron for blacksmithing and welding. Neither of them is ever going to be featured in GQ
 
2021-07-22 10:55:23 PM  

FrancoFile: That's not an apron, it's a smock.

Terrible fabric that collects crumbs and splatters, hard to get clean, probably fragile as all get out in the washer.
Can't be drawn tight, so it's a hazard when cooking with open flames.


I would say it's pretty close to being a pinafore. This is the apron I wear when I my daughter comes around for dinner (minus the tartan). Bought it in Covent Garden back when travel was still possible...
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2021-07-23 12:04:27 AM  

FrancoFile: That's not an apron, it's a smock.

Terrible fabric that collects crumbs and splatters, hard to get clean, probably fragile as all get out in the washer.
Can't be drawn tight, so it's a hazard when cooking with open flames.


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/I'd say those were good times
//but they really weren't
 
2021-07-23 12:42:53 AM  

Mrs. Snipes: Muh Slaypron, let me show you it...


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I needs it.

Does it come in Deicide?
 
2021-07-23 6:14:30 PM  
I just got an apron like this about a week ago. I love it. It doesn't pull on my neck, the pockets are nicely placed and roomy, I don't have to tie or untie it, I don't get flour or grease stains or anything on the sides or collar of my shirt anymore....I think some of you are overestimating the dangers an average home cook is exposed to. I cook or bake at least twice a day and it hasn't caught on fire or strangled me yet.

My apron:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B089L​W5CHY?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_tit​le
 
2021-07-23 6:26:49 PM  

frogmyte: I think some of you are overestimating the dangers an average home cook is exposed to.


I think you are overestimating the chances of that link resolving.
 
2021-07-23 7:11:08 PM  
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