Tradesman's Apron in Cotton Canvas


Also known as a "Belly Cheat." Many if not most tradesmen depicted in 18th-century woodcuts wore smocks or aprons to protect their clothing. This Tradesman's Apron is patterned after those seen in the works of Diderot and Hogarth. The single button hole on the bib attaches to your shirt or coat button. The bib can also be folded over at the waist to wear as a lap apron. A cotton-webbing belt slides freely through sturdy side loops. Made of pre-washed cotton canvas. Also available in linen.

This Item is usually in stock.
Call to check stock.
Please allow 2-4 weeks if item needs to be made.

Made in USA

Item # CA-332

  • Contact us
  • Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews Write a review

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Michael Cannistraci
Excellent Apron!

Received this as a Christmas gift! Greatly appreciated, as it is mostly used when I am cooking!

Joseph Mortimer
Great functional addition to my historical impression.

Shipping was fast and just in time for my revolutionary war event where I portrayed the impression of a quill pen craftsman / tradesman. This is a great functional and durable addition to my other historical impressions. Thank you!

Great purchase

I use this apron all the time and it is great. I like to use my 18th century equipment in my everyday life so this gets a workout. I use one for my shop where I do woodworking, ham radio building and cast ball for my musket. I have another in the kitchen and another in the garage. Just as in the 1700's it protects my clothes and allows me to have a little 18th century in everything I do.

Tradesman Apron.

Thanks Townsend for the great apron for my reenactor kit! Fantastic fit and really great material that holds out!

The Doc
It works!

I got this primarily with casting bullets in mind. It has protected me and my clothes from the random lead splatter. It does not burn when the hot lead hits it. I might have to get another one to wear when baking or cooking. It is a great buy and a handy 'tool', just as useful as a good knife.
You won't be disappointed. I'm not.