Classic Bib Apron

Test kitchen interns Betty and Lauren model their aprons

Testing recipes in the SAVEUR kitchen is a hit-or-miss endeavor, but whether our souffles rise or fall, one thing is certain: we look good while we're cooking. Thanks to the natty pin-striped aprons worn by everyone in the test kitchen, we can measure flour, fry chicken, and even juice fresh beets without fear of a mess. The aprons have an adjustable neck loop and roomy fit, keeping us clean and comfortable through long days spent measuring, blanching, whisking, and sauteing (among other things). Their classic, black-and-white striped pattern provides excellent camouflage for the occasional stain, and the flattering vertical stripes always look neat and professional. We love that they're made of 100% cotton, which helps them stay soft and breathable, retaining their shape through multiple wearings and washings a week.

Classic Bib Chef Apron, $18.95 at Chefwear.com