Aprons are underrated objects. Cooking, eating and other messy endeavors are usually reserved for times of the day, such as the evening, when one’s appearance isn’t very important. As a result, big meals and cooking projects usually go undone because of the risk that they pose to one’s cleanliness. What most people don’t realize is that an apron is a perfectly acceptable way to keep clothing clean. Using an apron allows people to once again whip up large batches of oatmeal, gumbo, fried chicken or anything else that might normally cause a mess.
Of course, aprons don’t need to be limited to simply protecting work clothes. Some tasks, such as baking, cause all sorts of foodstuffs to coat the chef. It’s a pain to change clothes every time something’s being cooked, and an apron allows people to cram cooking projects into their busy schedules.
The reason that aprons make such great promotional products is that their appearance isn’t the most important part about them. In fact, one could argue that it doesn’t matter what an apron looks like at all simply because it’s meant to weather the abuse that nicer clothes shouldn’t. As a result, they can say or show anything and people will still wear them. Folks aren’t finicky about what their promotional aprons advertise so long as they get the job done.