What is an apron?
“Leather Apron” is defined as a garment covering part of the front of the body and tied at the waistline, protecting the wearer’s clothing. Apron comes from a French word for napkin or small tablecloth. Cotton was the most favored and frequently used material in making an apron but then recently there has been other materials being used to make aprons, such as the spun poly which is a much sturdy and more comfortable fabric.
In the 16th and 17th century, the colors of aprons were used to signify the job or the trade of the owner. English barbers wore checkered patterns while butchers and porters wore green. Aprons have been used for more or less a hundred years now by men and women and for a variety of uses. Did you know that it was mentioned in the Bible too? It was when Adam and Eve sew together the leaves of a fig tree to craft aprons to cover up their naked bodies.
Since the beginning of the 19th century, kitchen aprons have served their purpose. However, it was only from the mid-20th century that aprons became a common household item. During this period, an apron was not only used while making dinner, but also when ironing or doing other household chores.
In the seventies, aprons became widely used when doing most of the kitchen work. Even men found it “cool” to wear an apron while grilling their meat on the barbecue at the backyard. The apron designs changed also during this period. People suddenly liked aprons with funny slogans or drawings of cartoon characters. The last couple of years, cotton is the most popular apron fabric. There are also other fabrics available like PVC aprons. This is a little bit more convenient as they are easy to clean.
Personalized aprons for women are also a very popular birthday gift. They can be decorated with the name, with a special personalized slogan that shows your affection or even with a picture. You can give personalized aprons for men as a birthday gift too; but of course, men like other decorations like funny shapes, scary pictures and more erotic slogans or pictures! It all depends on the personal taste of the user so you have to know him a little bit to make a good choice.
These days, makers of aprons make sure that their apron designs are common and not too specific. This means the aprons can not only be used by women but also by men. And with technology today, you could just open your World-wide-web browser and search for procedures on how you could personalize and even sew your very own apron. You can choose the color you want or the design you want that you assume would suit your personal or another person’s character.