If you're looking for the ultimate handmade bespoke leather apron then look no further.
We design and measure all the details to your requirements and advise on specifics for your individual need. We use the finest Italian leather to craft an apron made unique to you.
Full grain leather refers to hides that have not been sanded or buffed (unlike top grain leather) to remove natural marks or imperfections on the surface of the hide. This leaves the grain intact with its own fibre strength, durability and attractive appearance. It is the best leather available.
All of the metalware on the apron comes from a Walsall foundry that has been producing high quality buckles since 1832 and holds a Royal Warrant of Appointment.
Additionally to give it that added touch of ownership we offer a complimentary embossing service, where we can add your name or initials free of charge.
Chef Chris Burt from The Mytton and Mermaid Hotel requested a leather apron that was comfortable to wear even for long hours spent standing in a hot kitchen. We made him a cross-back apron which fits close to the body and distributes the weight evenly, the leather also acting as a heat shield from the hot stoves. Chris wanted a low bib to hang his plating tweezers from and deep pockets for keeping tongs and other chef essentials close to hand. The supple leather will withstand hot spills yet will easily wipe clean for years of service.
The apron was carefully hand skived to enable beautifully turned stitched edges to add strength and stop the leather from curling. The cross-back straps were precisely edged and softened to give the best most comfortable fit and the rear belt had eyelet holes for extra strength and durability, all attached using nickel plated brass buckles made to the highest standard.
Finally the embossed Risdon & Risdon logo patch was added, so that in years to come it will prove its authenticity of British handmade craftsmanship.
Chris' verdict, "Happiest chef in the world right now."
Due to every leather hide being different, each apron will have natural characteristics that are unique to your handcrafted apron.
Made by hand in our Shropshire workshop our Artisan Leather Apron is hardwearing and versatile.
It is made using a supple, superior leather with an authentic grain. Its smart, adjustable cross-back design makes it feel weightless, so you can wear it all day long whilst still offering all the protection needed to get on with your tasks.
As with all our aprons the metalware comes from a British Foundry that holds a Royal Warrant of Appointment.
For a more bespoke apron get in touch to build something perfect just for you. A custom length, choice of pocket styles, handy loops for your tools or branded personalisation!