The Ins and Outs of Indoors and Outdoors

December 24, 2019

In our last blog post we started a conversation about the humble apron. It has a storied past that includes an evolution from “sitcom mom” costume to high-end and artisanal service industry uniform staple. Surprisingly, there is another side to aprons that we are going to peruse that is a bit more rough-and-tumble, but has a nurturing side that is dedicated to taking care of you. It starts off on the farm, but then immediately makes its way to the dinner table.

There are so many burgeoning food trends and queries like “What is food to you?” that make us consider if what we are eating is also sustainable for the Earth. This is literally food for thought. I recently watched a documentary called “The Biggest Little Farm.”It was a fantastic movie that follows a couple through their successes and sometimes failures working to cultivate a sustainable farm on 200 acres of unforgiving terrain outside of Los Angeles. I use this as an example of why aprons need to be functional and how they have become fashionable in today’s world.

Trend: Aprons are the Bridge to Two Worlds
Aprons nowadays are engineered to pull double duty. The wearer wants a flexible piece they can really move in while they work, but they also want to be professional and stylish for when guests are over.

The Eddie Bauer Shirt Jac (EB502) and Port Authority Full-Length Two-Pocket Bib Apron (A600) fit that bill. Together they are versatile enough to manage colder weather when they are being used as functional workwear and when coupled with Carhartt Washed-Duck Work Dungarees (CTB11). The whole outfit can also be taken indoors for tableside interactions when paired with the Port Authority Stretch Heather Polo (K583).

This time of the year there are more reasons for personal connections to be made within the confines of our safe spaces, whether those connections are inside with friends and family, or outside facing nature.

Here’s wishing you all the best in all of the spaces you create! I wish you and yours a very Merry Everything! May the season “Nourish” you and give you peace.