At first, the idea of wearing an apron seemed ridiculous to us. But clean enough saw dust, metal burrs and shavings out of your clothes and no extra piece of gear seems too ridiculous. If you’re going to buy an apron, it should probably be the Split-Leg or Core options from Knife & Flag. Available in 16oz denim or 12oz canvas, each apron has vintage brass clasps, a cross-harness strap design and contrasting leather accents. As with any good apron, both options are loaded with pockets for pencils, tools, glasses, scraps and anything else you might need access to when you’re working. If you have to do work with your hands, or you just enjoy it, a quality apron is a small price to pay to not have to replace your wardrobe.