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Earning your stripes – The Butcher’s Apron

Despite the assumption of rising up the military ranks , the expression has its roots in butchery and the culinary world. To earn one’s stripes would be after completing your apprenticeship and qualifying as a trained butcher. With a history dating back to the 16th century, the blue striped apron was the uniform of the trade and that tradition carries to this day, the broad stripe signifying a master butcher from his apprentice. The design is so deeply entrenched in British culture now, it is the go-to design for chefs.

With the help of Cornish butcher Lenard in Cornwall England, we were able to recreate the traditional and iconic stripe used by Butchers and Chefs all over the world. The durable and natural canvas is screen printed with the iconic white stripe. Other features include built-in holders for utensils and kitchen towels and practical pockets for essential items and pen holding. Wear your apron with pride, as chefs and butchers do today.

Custom Embroidery

Mark Lockwood, owner and creator of Sizzle wears his custom embroidered Butchers Apron. Mark makes and sells a wide range of artisan sausages from Saigon’s Thao Dien.

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The functional Chef’s apron # No. 1

Saigon is a food and beverage town. The range of gastronomic options in Vietnam’s largest city are vast, and with good fortune, we have been able to enjoy them during most of the pandemic. We asked ourselves and spoke to other chefs – What should an Apron be?

Chef’s asked for the following –

chef requirements for an apron- 
1. lightweight and breathable material
2. durable and washable
3. comfortable
4. Functional for useful items.

Aside from the metal buckles, the whole apron is made from a breathable cotton canvas, resulting in a comfortable, strong, and light apron that will last. The craftsmanship is kept to the high standards we are proud of across all of our range with re-enforced double stitch-work for long-lasting strength.

KIIRO in London

“Keep it simple, stupid”

Functional patch pockets accommodate the essentials, pens, and phone. Holders on either side of the apron grip utensils, tongs, or towels for handling hot plates and cleaning down surfaces.

Two colour ways – chef’s blue and baker’s canvas.

  • The presentable dark blue canvas keeps the grease and mess that come with working in a kitchen less visible.
  • A light baker’s apron makes a smart option for working with flour.

A professional touch.

Add your company logo or personal Instagram handle with multicolour embroidery. Custom industry sizing available.

Technical Specs.

  • Adjustable neck strap
  • Super durable and breathably light cotton canvas
  • Practical pockets for items and pens.
  • Towel and Utensil holders
  • STRENGTH – Re-enforced double stitch work.
  • Designed & handmade by Kimono-Oi in Saigon.

Material and Care

  • 100% Cotton Canvas 8oz
  • 91cm (35.82in) x 80cm (31in)
  • Metal Adjustable Elements
  • Cold Machine Wash
  • Iron as needed

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