Cross-Back Chef Apron, Maroon with Tan Straps, Men and Women

$300 savings

If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, you might prefer a Cross-Back style apron. Instead of hanging onyour 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 chap with beard in the photo) is 5'10" and is wearing a Standard Size Cross-Back apron.

  • 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

Ship To Contiguous USA or APO/FPO address

- Orders $60 and up - FREE Standard Shipping
- Orders $59.99 or less - $6.95 Standard Shipping

Ship To Hawaii, Alaska, or US Protectorate address

- Orders $60 and up - $20 Standard Shipping
- Orders $59.99 or less - $9.95 Standard Shipping

Cost of shipping is calculated per order, per address. Standard delivery services. Expedited shipping services are also available during checkout. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 542 reviews
Ryan O.
Quality apron with all the character and pizazz of a H&B.

Quality apron with a beautiful color scheme and all the look of that other competitor that is way too much money. Get this one. You will not be disappointed.

John Hebert

Great chef appron

Carolyn Anderson
High quality, wonderful functionality!

I’m loving my new cross-back apron from Reluctant Threads! Easy to use, comfortable to wear, generous coverage and exceptional workmanship. Thick enough to be a barrier without being bulky! I definitely recommend!

Mike Joseph
Awesome Aprons

These aprons are rad! I bought two of them and I gotta say I can compare them to my Hadley and Bennet aprons the quality is that good and there very comfortable. For the price I think I will be buying some for holiday gifts and a few more for myself. Keep up the amazing quality and bang for your buck guys 👌👌

Denise Geller
really nice aprons

I have already worn my new aprons at work. I am a prep chef in a very busy restaurant in Los Angeles. I got lots of compliments. Aprons are my way to express myself within the confines of black t-shirt/black pants. I have passed your company along to several others as they liked them.
Thanks again.