Modern Apron

There’s a saying about breaking free from the ties of apron strings to remember here, but no matter—Mill Valley, CA textile company Ambatalla has created a thoroughly modern smock that’s not only string-free and functional, but stylish. Available in denim and gray ticking stripe, this is a piece you won’t mind leaving on between courses or projects.

Hardmill Rugged Apron

A former professional chef's ideal apron, made in America from waxed canvas and selvedge denim

We’re quickly nearing peak BBQ season here in NYC, and while we’re a bit biased towards our own CH Edition 3×1 Denim Pitmaster Apron, we’ve taken a shining to those from the newly launched brand Hardmill. Founded by brothers Ryan and Michael Barrie after the former hung up his professional chef’s hat and found a bit too much time on his hands, the Seattle-based brand …

Hedley & Bennett

Custom unisex aprons for chefs, by a chef

by Dominic Blackwell-Cooper 
 At 19, LA-based chef Ellen Bennett moved to her native country of Mexico for four years to study restaurant administration. Now 25, she’s back in California, working under chef Michael Cimarusti at the two-Michelin-starred Providence Restaurant on Melrose. After working in the restaurant business for some time she became fed up with the drab, boring uniforms she was required to wear …