9 Great Aprons for Men Who Love to Cook

A good apron not only defends you from marinara geysers and barbecue stains but also makes you feel like a Michelin chef.

by Hudson Lindenberger

In days gone by, cooking aprons for men generally featured ridiculous slogans with a fit to match, which was fine when dad’s culinary responsibilities extended to a Fourth of July barbecue. Well, those once-a-year summertime cookouts have long since expanded to men being in the kitchen year-round, with the average guy taking a vested interest in not just what his kids eat but in the preparation of the meals themselves. The best men’s aprons still protect from a spitting BBQ but also shield their wearers from all manner of outfit-staining hazards in the kitchen, from marinara geysers to smoothie eruptions.

The best cooking aprons certainly do this, but they also fit comfortably, stay secure without impeding your movements, and provide space for your most-used tools. In short, the best aprons make you more efficient and empowered in the kitchen. Whether you prefer a full or half apron, something soft, or a stiffer, more durable option that will become more pliable over time, your apron should only enhance your cooking experience. These days, the coolest aprons for men cover a range of styles and materials, from denim to leather or canvas. Whether you’re looking for an everyday cooking apron or a sturdy grilling apron fit for barbecuing a weekend feast, these are the best aprons for men — and the job.

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