Our supple suede apron has a wonderful luxurious feel to it. Worn with a y-back leather strap, it is extremely comfortable to wear, fitting to the body for custom use.
Handmade in our workshop in the heart of England, the Suede & Full Grain Leather Apron is fully adjustable around the shoulders, back, and waist - completed with leather straps and sturdy hardware. It would make a great gift for the avid craftsperson or anyone who needs additional protection in their craft.
The leather comes from Italy, where generations of specialist tanners take great pride in producing the best leather. We select it for its appearance and strength, while making sure it's comfortable to wear.
On all Risdon & Risdon aprons, the buckles, clip hooks, and studs are made from nickel-plated brass in a small British foundry that holds a Royal Warrant.
A beautiful leather apron suitable for the home, garden or workroom. Top pocket for pens or tools.
Soft leather for a comfortable fit.
Adjustable leather neck strap waist ties. Metalware from a British foundry.
Pocket location can be moved for left-handed users.
Dimensions: 81cm h x 71cm w.
Full Grain Leather Apron
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.
*This product now has a 2-3 week delivery time.*
Top Grain Full Leather Apron
Top Grain Full Leather Apron hand made in the heart of the UK.
This apron is perfect for chefs, blacksmiths, woodworkers, and anyone who needs additional protection in their craft.