We waste so much time reaching for our tape measure, looking up our pencils and crawling under our workbench to retrieve an eraser. This up and down, back and forth needs to stop. If I want to do lunges, I’ll go to the gym.
And, it will stop if you learn to wear a shop apron. This post is a gear review of the Artifact Bag Co. Artisan Apron #325-D. Hand made in Omaha Nebraska utilizing authentic tight weave cotton, double needle stitching, leather washers and brass grommets.
First off notice the length. I never liked the evening gown approach…running half way to the floor. This apron is smartly short in length and doesn’t get in the way when you sit at your bench.
The top of the apron is well designed with multiple pockets. I utilize the top pockets for: Cell phone (iPhone 6 fits perfectly), and three markers. One fine mechanical pencil, one fat lead pencil and one sharpie. I use all three of these differently depending what I am marking. It is very nice to have them all within reach.
The bottom right pockets hold my tape measure and eraser.
The bottom left pocket holds my 6″ combo square, also referred to as my “truth teller”.
To the far right and left, there is another pocket which is perfect for two additional items. I place a screw driver in the right side and am yet to utilize the left side.
The brass grommets are backed with a small leather washer for better support. All the stitching is robust and industrial quality, like you would have seen 100 years ago.
Even the logo is old World looking. What’s not to love here folks?
- Aprons keep you organized
- Aprons keep popular hand tools within easy reach
- Aprons protect your pants and shirt from stains, dust and debris
- Aprons offer some protection from an errant chisel
- Finally, aprons are cool and look the part
I am very proud to own this apron. There is something very appealing about putting it on. I feel organized, alert and adequately ready to approach my work. It is very well made and I suspect it will last the rest of my life. It’s that good. And, yes, like all my tools, I bought it with my own money.