About Mens Aprons …
Welcome to Mens Aprons a website dedicated to aprons for men. We offer a huge range of aprons suitable to every man from the wannabe chef to the occasional barbecue enthusiast.
The word Apron is defined as an over garment that covers the front of the body. The word originates from the French ‘Naperon’ which translates as ‘A small tablecloth’.
A Brief History Of Mens Aprons …
In United States culture, it was during the 1950′s that Mens Aprons started to become popular. After the war the ‘Man Of The House’ typically spent weekends at home and printed aprons with barbecue and bartender themes were readily sold. Aprons were an essential item for anyone performing housework or preparing food up until the 1960′s. Around this time the price of clothing began to fall and it became less important to use an apron to protect them.
The apron has been worn by people for centuries for a wide variety of reasons. More recently they have been used for protecting clothing when performing potentially messy tasks. In the distant past Cretan fertility goddesses along with Assyrian Priests wore sacred aprons. The apron (Encrusted with jewels) was also used by Egyptian leaders to show how powerful they were.
Freemasons are also wearers of Aprons. Typically they are made of plain white cloth but are traditionally supposed to be made from lambskin (to represent innocence). The tradition is thought to be related to the aprons worn by ancient stone masons. The Apron is the first gift presented to a Mason after being initiated into a lodge.
Mens Aprons Today …
In recent times however the apron has made a return to popular culture. A Wall Street Journal article written in 2005 claimed that the apron was ‘enjoying a renaissance as a retro-chic fashion accessory’.
Nowadays aprons are available in many designs and styles ranging from the plain to fun and novelty. Often the apron is purchased as a humorous gift – and thus are sold with funny pictures and phrases / slogans printed on them.
In the past the apron was associated more with womenswear as the famale was generally responsible for housework and cooking. Today there is a greater demand for mens aprons in accordance with the way the gender roles have altered over the decades.