Long before our readers started buying their two-ply face masks in droves, we knew Hedley & Bennett for their status-y aprons, beloved by actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Gramercy Tavern chefs alike. But these aprons don’t only look nice: They were designed by a former line cook with durability (sturdy cotton webbing) and function (adjustable neck and several pockets) in mind. In fact, the only reason why chef Jeff Seizer doesn’t exclusively buy these “snazzy” aprons is their slightly higher-than-average price tag — but today, this Hedley & Bennett apron is half off at Madewell as part of their capsule collection of sturdy cotton chore coats, canvas totes, and other wares for “designers of all kinds.” As we predicted, the entire collection has sold out except for this bandana-printed, now-under-$50 apron, which we’re certain would be up to the task of keeping you clean during your quarantine bread-baking and gnocchi-making kitchen endeavors — as long as supplies last.
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