I was inspired by Gerry Nelson's recent post about the fine leather apron he acquired for shoe care. Even more impressive was the image capturing him among glorious leather surroundings. Like Lear, I too had a "friend" who was interested in a leather apron for shoe care duties. Since I couldn't I mean my "friend" couldn't justify a large purchase for such an apron, Chogall's Harbor Freight recommendation was just the ticket.
Split Leather Welding Apron
This one may be shorter than Gerry's example and hits right at the knee. It's not made from full grain leather, as its name indicates, it's split leather with a roughout/suede-like feel. It actually feels quite nice given that it is leather and I'm used to using an old towel on my lap during shoe care duties. It has a single chest pocket and three lap-height pockets. It also differs from the website in that it doesn't have a buckle closure.
For $10, you really can't go wrong. Now I have a reason to pick up that welding rig I've been considering as well.
Note, the shoe shining apron is almost as essential as the water-droplet dispenser that we all saw on the japanese shoe shine video. I had to buy one of those too .
Video where I saw the water droplet dispenser. It's actually used for solvent.
I'll get two of those water droplets things.. I think it can be cross purposed for Scotch as well.