Venerable leather goods purveyor Moore & Giles sources the finest hides from around the world to find the perfect fit for each product. For their latest release, a leather work apron, Moore & Giles worked with two types of vegetable-tanned leather—gorgeously dark hides from Virginia and supple, honey-colored Tuscan skins. Using centuries-old tanning techniques, these two leathers have been traditionally constructed to hold up to the abuse inherent in bartending, wood working or, really, any other job that requires an apron.
After working with New York cocktail bar PDT on a leather-bound encyclopedia of recipes, Moore & Giles returned to have mixologist Jeff Bell give the robust apron a test behind the bar. The artisanal craftsmanship of the leather offers an appropriate parallel to Bell's finely crafted cocktails, while the apron's two front pockets and kangaroo-style pouch offered plenty of easy access storage.
The leather work apron features an adjustable neck strap and two body ties, and is available in two distinct colors that age with time to develop a beautifully worn, naturally polished patina. For more information see Moore & Giles online where the apron sells for $375.