If you loved the Serious Aprons we featured last month but found them a little pricey at $120, then you may want to consider Utility Canvas aprons. They're also made from a sturdy canvas material and have a similar work-ethic styling, but they sell at more than half the price. Utility Canvas carries some great market totes, too.
I own a Utility Canvas feedbag (pictured left) and apron and love them even more today than I did when I got them four years ago. I think it has something to do with the way the canvas softens and fades slightly over time. They're sturdy, stylishly simple and easy to maintain. Just toss them in the washer and drier when dirty.
The apron's adjustable neck strings cross in the back (as opposed to going around the neck) which is especially helpful for more ample-boosomed females who experience those annoying apron migration issues. Another great feature of the aprons are the five handy front pockets, perfect for tucking in a thermometer or recipe card. The feedbag is a large, slouchy pouch that easily fits across the shoulder, making it a perfect market bag.
Their color offerings change a lot over time, so if you don't see anything you like today, keep looking! Utility Canvas also has a retail store in upstate New York, with limited hours.
Available online at the Utility Canvas website:
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(Images: Utility Canvas)