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Bartending is one of the oldest (and arguably most respected) professions. It’s history dates back to Ancient Roman, Greek and Asian societies. There is recorded evidence from the time of Julius Caesar’s reign and from even earlier in Ancient Greece of public drinking houses where people went to socialise, be entertained and served drinks poured by craftsmen.
By the Middle Ages, bartending had grown into a full-time profession, mainly occupied by alehouse owners and female innkeepers who brewed their own drinks such as wine and mead. This considered them part of the social elite as they could afford to own property with the money they earned from selling these drinks.
In the 1920s, prohibition only grew the desire to seek out a place to drink, dance and socialise. Bartenders were given an aura of mystery and power, often friendly with (and paid well by) the gangsters who owned these bars and clubs. Many of today’s most famous and popular cocktails such as the Long Island Iced Tea and the Gin & Tonic came from this era. Not only this but prohibition themed bars and restaurants are an ever-growing trend.
Aprons are designed to protect the clothing of the person wearing it. Most bartenders wear aprons in order to protect their clothing from splashes that occur when mixing drinks. There are many bars now that offer exciting and experimental drinks that involve flames, dry ice and edible glitters and dyes in order to impress and create a memorable night for the customer. So, the need for a bartender to protect their clothing is only rising.
Custom Aprons for Bartending
With this rise in the need for protective and stylish clothing for the bartending community, comes a rise in demand for custom aprons. Not only is a leather apron stylish on its own but adding a company logo enhances the branding and makes the overall appearance of a hip bar even trendier.
Customised with your bar’s logo on, your staff will impress. Why not have a stylish apron as your uniform? Not only will it enhance your branding and overall look, imagine how good your staff will feel with such stylish uniform.
Personalized Bar Apron
A leather apron isn’t only for those within the bartending profession. More and more people are building bars in their back garden for hosting BBQs or getting together with friends and family. At home bartenders also require protective clothing (this is also useful for BBQing). Personalized items are an increasing trend and you can add your initials or a short nickname to your apron. Not only does this make it personal to you but you will get one or two compliments while making drinks for your friends and family.
Leather Mixologist Apron with Pockets
A growing expansion of the bartending profession is mixology. Mixology is defined by the Oxford dictionary as “the skill of mixing cocktails and other drinks”. A leather apron with pockets is perfect for mixing cocktails. With space to keep your tongs, muddler and bottle opener close by, the convenience created by the simple addition of a pocket is substantial. See our Multi Pocket Leather Apron here.
Leather Barista Apron
Another expansion of the bartending profession is the barista. ‘Barista’ comes from the Italian for ‘Bartending’. A leather apron is also a good piece of uniform for a barista to own. It isn’t fun to spill hot tea or coffee down yourself without an apron on. A leather apron provides a good layer of protection against this and makes it easier just to brush off and start again when an accident occurs.
Wholesale Bar Aprons
If you own a bar where leather aprons are required, you will likely need to bulk buy. Available to buy in bulk or for wholesale purposes, MAHI has the perfect bartending aprons for you. Take a look here. Alternatively, get in touch with us today for a wholesale quote.