Woodworking can be tough on your clothes. I can’t tell you how many times I have reached across a glue up to only to discover later the telltale streak of glue over a favorite tee shirt. Ruined forever! Or, after routing a series of dovetails, find that I have sawdust in ‘uncomfortable places’ in my clothing.
To overcome these challenges, some woodworkers turn to shop aprons. Many are dirt cheap, made of light canvas and given away to advertise some lumberyard or hardware store. Others are from the other side of the spectrum, custom made of top-grain leather, expertly tailored to fit comfortably and keep a selection of tools close at hand.
So, what are your thoughts about shop aprons? Essential comfort and safety clothing or something for woodworkers who care about the designer clothes they wear to the shop?