This men's apron is crafted out of medium-weight linen with a woven stripe. The cotton twill tape is attached at the waist and can be tied in the front or the back of the wearer. The buttonhole in the point is made to go over a waistcoat or coat button. This type of apron can be seen in period images of male laborers who are often doing dirty tasks like cooking, painting, carving, or other trades that threaten to stain clothes. This style of the apron can be seen with the top attached to the button or simply tied around the waist with the top panel hanging down.
Heavy linen, strongly made. I've not cooked in this but I have worn it as a large napkin to cover my colonial clothing as I cannot eat anything without spilling something. Ask my wife. Now its kind of a tie dye apron with catsup, mustard and mayo stains. Not because the condiments wont come out but because now it doesn't look so new.