Cross Back Chef Apron, Navy with Tan Straps, Men and Women

Cross Back Chef Apron, Navy with Tan Straps, Men and Women

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If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, you might prefer a Cross Back style apron. Instead of hanging on your neck, the Cross Back straps extend over your shoulders and cross in back. The weight of the apron is more evenly distributed.

It’s easy to adjust a Cross Back to your liking by gently pulling the apron up or down before tying. There is no hardware. 

The soft, durable, 100% cotton apron fabric is produced on 100 year-old handlooms(!) in my partner's hometown of Kannur, India. Power looms go to sleep at night dreaming of creating fabric this beautiful. 

The apron is as practical as it is good looking. Includes two large pockets below the waist for cell phone, cooking utensils, and secret recipes. Two small pockets near the top hold pens and pencils. Waist strap is long enough to tie in back or front. Features a blue ticking stripe embellishment on the pocket. 

Each apron comes packaged in Reluctant Trading printed cloth tape. Ideal for gift giving.

We supply our aprons to top restaurants around the country.

Kyle (nice guy with beard in the photo) is 5'10" and is wearing a Standard Size Apron.

Check out all of our apron colors and styles

Interested in 10 or more for your business? Apply for wholesale apron pricing.

  • Fabric is woven on 100 year-old handlooms(!).
  • Made by skilled artisans in my partner’s hometown of Kannur, India.
  • Aprons are 100% cotton canvas - medium weight.
  • Cross-back aprons do not have hardware.
  • Blue ticking stripe fabric embellishment on large pocket.
  • Packaged with printed Reluctant Trading Fabric Tape, suitable for gift giving.
  • We wholesale our aprons to top restaurants around the country.
  • Wash with like colors in cold water.
  • Wash on Delicate Cycle.
  • Do not bleach.
  • To avoid wrinkles, put apron in dryer with a clean, damp washcloth. Nothing else. Run the dryer on high for 10-15 minutes and remove apron. The steam from the washcloth will remove the wrinkles.
  • Iron on low setting if you prefer.
  • Standard Size Apron - 30"W x 34"L
  • Tall Size Apron - 30"W x 37"L
  • Grand Size Apron - 37"W x 37"L
  • Top pockets, two, each: 2"W x 5"L
  • Lower pockets, two, each: 10.5"W x 7.5"L

We normally ship within 1-2 business days after receiving your order.

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays are not business days for us. We need some rest too. ;-D

We put together a Shipping FAQs page if you’d like more details on what to expect.

Due to the pandemic, FedEx is no longer guaranteeing Overnight and 2 Day services, though they should arrive more quickly than other options. Remember, these items too require processing time, but we will ship these out first each day.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Would hate for you to be unhappy. The world has enough unhappiness. We're here to make you happy. Okedoke?

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Customer Reviews

Based on 231 reviews
Daniel Higuera

Classic Chef Apron, Olive with Tan Straps, Men or Women

Zechariah Freeborn
Beautiful Product

I love this apron! Very well made and extremely comfortable. The costumer service is excellent as well!

Michael Mc
My new favorite cookwear

I love it! The texture and the color of the textile are just terrific, substantial without being stiff or heavy, a subdued shade of crimson that is nonetheless vibrant. The cross-back style is still easy to quickly remove and put right back on as needed, without any fussiness. I particularly look forward to wearing it this summer as it’s really nice not to have a strap against the back of your neck during tee-shirt weather. At just shy of 6’2”, I chose the tall style, but think the standard would have worked just as well. I’ve definitely got maximum coverage, but wouldn’t foresee the issue of having to tie this too high around your waist as happens with some other unisex aprons of this style for someone who is sorta (but not hecka) tall. Functional pockets with sturdy steams are also a huge plus. Getting ready to send a couple of these as gifts!

Kathleen Cahill
Love it (:

Cutest apron ever! Very flattering but also comfortable and light ♥️

William Buhl
The greatest and most-bestest apron that has ever been aproned.

Fabric feels very durable as well as the straps.