The Shelby Racer

The Shelby Racer

Regular price $330.00 Sale!

Timing: Lead time on all aprons is currently running 3-4 weeks. Any add-ons, such as tape clips, towel rings, pockets, etc. increase that lead time by a week or so.

Gentemen (and Gentleladies)... choose your colors. 

In terms of description, what we've got here is your choice of Walnut Bison or the Black Betty with, well... racing stripes. You know, to help you work faster. And it's just as cool in person as it looks in the pictures, I assure you. 

If you reaaaaally want the lower pockets, we'll make em happen, but... just think of all that awesomeness you'll be covering up.  

Editors note: Each of these will be made to order. If you want a color combo other than what you see here, send an email to with Shelby Racer in the subject line.  

Color: Deep Brown - Walnut (shades vary)

Hardware:  Nickel

Main Panel: Hand-dyed Walnut Bison 
Thickness: 4-4.5oz whole hide leather 
Front pocket: Hand-Dyed Walnut
Back Pocket: Black as standard, but... now you've got options
D-tabs: Walnut Bridle
Straps: Walnut Bridle
Hardware: Nickel, Vintage Brass

Length Options: Short version below. 

26" - 5'6" and below
28" - 5'7"-5'8"
30" - 5'9"-5'10"
32" - 5'11"-6'
34" - 6'1"-6'2"
36" - 6'3"-6'4"
38" - 6'5" and above

Long version over here 

Strap options: 

  • X-Back: For an incredibly comfortable fit, choose the adjustable 1" harness-style straps with quick-release. 
  • Y-Back: Combines the comfort of the harness style straps with a sturdy, adjustable belt for a perfect, secure fit. We strongly endorse the Y-Back. 


What you should expect 
At Calavera Tool Works, we take great pride in our work aprons, designed for those who work with their hands to make a living. They are, as some might say, a labor of love. And though great care goes into the handcrafting of each work apron, we will always err on the side of leaving a brand, blemish, scratch or other imperfection in the finished product rather than waste even a small amount of such a precious material. It is our belief that these aprons are meant to be used, and that these imperfections will enhance the character of what we expect to be one of your favorite investments ever.

But if for some reason you are in any way disappointed with the appearance or finish of your apron, we welcome you to return it for a full refund. We'll find it a good home, promise. 

A note on caring for your work apron
In the shop, we finish all our work aprons with Dr. Jackson's Conditioning Cream. A modest application will do good things to worn or dry areas. For hotter, dryer regions (or applications), we recommend modest doses of Fiebing's Aussie Leather Conditioner with Beeswax. Don't apply too much or things may get a little sticky.