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Leather Aprons for you

Elevate your restaurant with the Stalwart Look

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Why should you invest in a stalwart apron for your business?

Very comfortable to wear day in, day out

No washing costs

Gets better with age

Ultra-light leather

Responsible sourced leather

Stainproof, easy to clean and maintain

Scratch resistant

Bespoke branding & customizations

Very comfortable to wear day in, day out
No washing costs
Gets better with age
Stainproof, easy to clean and maintain
Responsible sourced leather
Ultra-light leather
Scratch resistant
Bespoke branding & customizations
YOUR APRON FOR LIFE

Why settle for mediocrity when you can stand out from the crowd?

Our leather restaurant aprons are the result of 9 years of design and redesign to accommodate the requirements of some of the best restaurants and hotels in London.

There are plenty of tanneries around Europe, but we had a very strict criteria; high quality, but sustainably produced; light to wear, but durable enough to last; stain resistant, and wipe-down clean.

Now we have leather restaurant aprons that are light, comfortable, easily adjustable from a small to XL and fit well regardless of gender. Smart enough for front of house, and protective enough for back of house.

Choose Stalwart Crafts, and you are choosing a one-off investment with no replacements or washing costs. Choose Stalwart Crafts and you are choosing to elevate your brand to the highest echelons of professional hospitality.

Aprons Specially Picked for your hospitality

Rustic Leather Bar Apron with Cross Straps

£169.00 incl. vat (£140.83 excl. vat)

Leather Chef Knife Roll

£139.00 incl. vat (£115.83 excl. vat)

XL Bar Leather Apron - Cross Straps

£225.00 incl. vat (£187.50 excl. vat)

Deluxe Leather Restaurant Apron

£195.00 incl. vat (£162.50 excl. vat)

Bistro Apron - Deluxe Leather

£118.80 incl. vat (£99.00 excl. vat)

Waiters Short Waist Apron - Deluxe Leather

£99.00 incl. vat (£82.50 excl. vat)

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Customer Reviews

Fallow

Fallow restaurant

We love our Stalwart Crafts leather aprons as they are durable and provide proper protection between us and the scorching grills at Fallow. They’re handcrafted in the UK, can be personalised with branding and logos, and will last a lifetime.

Chotto Matte London

From Miami to London the staff of Chotto Matte is in style using our Cross strap apron in bespoke Oxblood colour.

Louise Kenny

Ambassadors theatre group

We ordered leather menu holders for our bars from Stalwart Crafts – the quality is beautiful, they look amazing and the customer service was brilliant. Tim and the team kept us informed throughout the whole process and created a product that fit our brief perfectly. The new menus have had a really positive impact on sales at the bar too.

Richard Corrigan - Corrigan’s of Mayfair

The personal service, integrity and quality of every product and every interaction with Tim and Alister has been beyond first rate. A pleasure to work with and the end products speak for themselves. We’ve tried “cheaper” alternatives and had to replace time and again and the quality of the end product from Stalwart wows our staff, our guests and our accounts thanks their long lasting build.

Chris Baigent - Cave hotel / Korean Cowgirl

The personal service, integrity and quality of every product and every interaction with Tim and Alister has been beyond first rate. A pleasure to work with and the end products speak for themselves. We’ve tried “cheaper” alternatives and had to replace time and again and the quality of the end product from Stalwart wows our staff, our guests and our accounts thanks their long lasting build.



Professional Look

How do you keep your staff looking smart through a busy shift? Try a uniform that you can spill anything down, wipe clean and continue as if nothing ever happened? That is the power that our hand-made leather bar / restaurant aprons give you. Made from sustainable leather sourced from end of life European dairy cows, that is so abusable that you won’t have to replace the aprons for years.

Aprons to rely on

Our restaurant aprons are most popular with professional chefs, bar staff, and waiters; from Michelin star restaurants, to popular street food vendors and everywhere in between. Designed to be lightweight, comfortable to wear over long shifts, and to be stylish in the extreme.

Pride in providing a memorable experience

People create some of their most important memories in the care of Hospitality workers; whether it’s celebrating a birthday in style with cocktails at the new swanky bar, being congratulated on a big promotion at that fine-dining restaurant with all the rave reviews, or spending their honeymoon in a stylish hotel on their dream holiday. It’s a big responsibility, so why wouldn’t you show how much you appreciate your team by dressing them to the nines?

Frequently asked Questions

Are leather aprons worth it?
Leather is an expensive material, especially when you’re comparing it to cotton, or other synthetic fabrics, so is it worth the investment for your establishment? If we’re talking about how long it last, then absolutely. Leather has been used for protection for millenia for a reason. If it’s good enough for armour in medieval wars, you can guarantee it’ll survive your kitchen and front of house. On top of the money you save from constantly replacing cotton aprons, you also have the laundry costs. Namely, the laundry costs for leather aprons is zero. They wipe down clean. So, although a larger upfront cost, it doesn’t take long before they pay themselves back.
Why leather restaurant aprons over cotton?
Apart from looking more stylish and professional, leather is more protective and longer lasting. The protective element is more obvious; leather is always going to protect you from a stray knife better than cotton, and is much more cut resistant. The protective coating means sauce spills and fat grease wipe straight off instead of staining, as well - meaning you stay smart regardless of how hectic your shift is. What may seem more counter intuitive is that the leather aprons are actually more environmentally sustainable. The fact that they wipe down clean means no water is wasted on laundering the aprons; the leather and aprons are all made in Europe cutting down on the carbon footprint from airmiles; finally, the fact that one will last you years, means less material waste from buying replacement aprons.
Is leather easy to clean?
Yes, our leather is impregnated with a patent coating, making our leather scratch resistant and easy to clean as blood, fat or dirt will simply not get into the leather.
Is leather hygienic?
The same question was asked by a high-end supermarket in the UK who is using our leather aprons for their butchers. They examined the aprons every day after use and brought swab samples to the lab for testing. After months of testing they have never found a single thing. This is because we do not use ordinary leather offered by many other leather craftsmen, the leather we use is carefully selected for protection, flexibility and durability, as our Deluxe leather will not absorb any substance, it can easily be wiped clean with a cloth and natural soap.
Where does the leather come from?
At Stalwart Crafts, our premium Italian leather is sourced from European dairy cows which, when the time comes, are butchered for their meat, leaving the hides as a by-product.
How does the branding process work?
We have two main branding options: embossing and engraving Engraving is where we burn your logo into the top layer of the leather before painting over it by hand. Embossing is a more traditional method where we create a metal stamp of your logo, heat it up, and press it into the leather creating a permanent imprint of your logo. This is more price effective than engraving for orders of 10 or more because there is an initial cost to create the metal stamp; once we’ve made a stamp of your logo, you won’t have to pay this again. After that, the only costs for repeat orders are the much smaller set-up cost and the per unit embossing costs. The other customisation options we offer are a personalised metal tag engraving at the top of the apron or engraving the towel strap on the waist of our aprons
Is there a discount for mulitple aprons?
The more aprons we produce in one go, the more the cost per unit goes down. Get in touch if you’re after 5 or more and we’ll give you the best price we can.
Will the branding fade?
We have restaurants wearing the same branded aprons now, that they bought 7 years ago, with no issues. The main advice we can give is if you’re expecting to put the aprons through a lot of work, keep the branding on the chest, where it’s less likely to be rubbed against counter sides or surfaces, which may cause the branding to fade over time.
How many aprons do I need per staff member?
One apron per staff member is plenty. The aprons wipe down clean, so it’s good to go shift after shift without waiting for a laundry service. This also means workers don’t need to take them home - stopping any from going missing.
How will the apron look after a year of wear, or longer?
Our Deluxe leather range is extremely abuse proof and will look as good as new year after year. It will gain a pattina like a high quality wallet or pair of shoes, but won’t degrade at all. This is the option if you want your staff’s aprons to continue to look close to identical over the years Our Rustic leather aprons start out slightly stiffer, but after a couple of hours of wearing them, they soften up. If you routinely treat them with leather conditioner they’ll look great for years. If you don’t replenish the protective coating with conditioner, it’ll eventually weather aesthetically, gaining a suede-esque look over time. Great for if you want your aprons to develop a more individual rustic character. Rustic works great for steak houses or open fire restaurants.
Does the apron come with any guarantees?
If any faults develop outside of general wear and tear, such as a clasp breaks or studs come loose, we will replace them free of charge for as long as you own the apron.
What’s the ordering process?
For smaller orders, place your order through the website by adding your desired aprons to the basket and going through the checkout process. If you choose to have branded aprons, you’ll be prompted to attach your logo, or the text if it’s a metal tag. If you go for an engraving, after the order is paid for, our sales assistant will get in touch with a digital sample of your logo on the apron for you to approve or ask for amendments. Only once the design is confirmed will we proceed with the order. We make all the aprons from scratch by hand so expect to receive your aprons within 2-3 weeks.
How to wash restaurant aprons made of leather?
Get a warm damp cloth and wipe down the entire surface. If there’s any resistant stains, a dash of natural soap will do the job. Every now and again, give it a once over with our leather conditioner, as you would polish a pair of shoes. This’ll replenish the protective coating of the leather and give it back its lustre.
What type of aprons do you use in hospitality?
The answer to this varies on the style and preference of the establishment of course! The pattern we generally see is that front of house wear mainly the short waist apron, but some go full length. Bartenders and kitchen almost always go for a full length apron with cross straps, as it’s the most protective, while the cross straps make it comfortable to wear all day. Some bartenders opt for the neck strap, though, as they can take it off and put it on quicker.

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