Anyone that loves to grill needs a few good barbeque aprons. Wearing a full BBQ apron when you're grilling will keep the sauce and meat splatter off of your clothes.
I've learned the hard way that most sauces DO stain clothing and ARE hard to get out. And meat grease is almost impossible to remove, no matter what the laundry soap companies claim!
BBQ aprons are usually cut like a traditional butcher or chef apron. That means it's a full apron, covering the front and sides of your body. It's usually straight across at the neck and hem, with tie strings at the neck and the side waist. One large pocket is the norm, but there can be as many as the apron designer thinks it needs. Sometimes barbecue aprons are sold with a matching chefs hat and/or a pot holder. That's kind of a retro touch, but it makes a great gift set!
Most modern bbq aprons are made out of a cotton or cotton-blend heavyweight fabric. Washable fabric is a must! But if you're a really messy cook, you may even want a plastic or vinyl apron.
And a pocket on any cooking apron is a must! How else do you carry the odds and ends you need when your hands are full? Stash a paper towel, salt shaker, bottle opener... well, you get the idea.
The front of a BBQ apron is the perfect canvas for funny or even risque pictures and slogans.
I just started collecting mens vintage barbecue aprons. (Great... another collection!) The aprons for men shown here and on the mens aprons page are some of my recent finds.
I haven't seen any reproductions of classic barbeque aprons like these available new to purchase... but I'm always on the lookout for unique aprons for men. So I'll share them when I find 'em. And if you know where I can find some like these, please let me know!