The Master & The Apprentice


Ironclad has been stitching. And the result is a fancy new range of kitchen-proof aprons. The Master and The Apprentice. 

Two sizes to fit all ages. 

Designed by Ironclad and hand-made in New Zealand, The Apprentice is 100% cotton and made to last. It’s identical to The Master, our grown-up apron, it’s just smaller. A great gift for two generations of chefs.

We make our aprons the way we make everything. Practical yet beautiful. Lightweight yet durable. Awesome yet superawesome.

The Master and The Apprentice as a bundle come in Bull Denim only. 

Bull Denim is 100% cotton and is constructed with a 3x1 twill; creating a soft durable material that will hold up to everyday use. 

But if you want The Master in Linen, jump here. Linen is made from flax. It’s strong, light, and quick drying. It’s used in a lot of summer garments. Fun fact, linen was the official suit material of Miami Vice*. 

At Ironclad we try to make products that people need, in quantities people need them. That’s to avoid the waste that comes from low-cost mass-run commercial manufacturing. While making products to order may not be economically savvy, it is environmentally friendly. And that’s important to us.

*This fact is not a fact at all. It was completely made up. We apologise to anyone who starred in, or was involved with, Miami Vice. Or anyone who wears linen suits and was all like, “Hey, that’s offensive. I am wearing a linen suit right now and, like my moustache, it will never go out of fashion.**

**If you are ordering one of our small aprons you are probably too young to understand the Miami Vice reference. Here’s what you need to know: "Miami Vice" was a TV series in the 1980s. It followed two undercover detectives; Crockett who lived in a sailboat guarded by his alligator Elvis, and his partner Tubbs, a New York cop looking for his brother's killer. Together they took on the Florida drug world. The show influenced men's fashion toward Italo-casual. Basically, everyone had big hair and linen suits.

+ Detaily Bits

  • One size fits all
  • Master: 93cm long // Apprentice: 59cm long
  • Master: 19cm deep pockets // Apprentice: 16cm deep pockets
  • Machine wash with like colours in cold water and hang dry
  • Expect about 3% shrink on the first wash

+ Delivery & Payments

  • 7-10 working days delivery time
  • Worldwide shipping. Costs calculated at checkout
  • We accept all major payment providers, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal, Apple Pay
  • We also proudly support AfterPay and Laybuy