Tobacco Special - Back in Black

Tobacco Special - Back in Black

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Apron lead time is currently 3-4 weeks. Any add-ons, such as tape clips, towel rings, pockets, etc. increase that lead time by a week or so.

Rockin and rollin, baby. 

Around these parts, we like to keep things interesting. So as a special limited run, we're shaking up the look of our tried and true Tobacco Work Apron for a little change of pace. To be fair, swapping the front and back pockets and adding some black d-tabs is nothing earth-shaking, but we think it looks pretty cool and thought you might too.   

At its core, our Tobacco apron is rugged, oil finished piece of leather awesomeness that feels broken-in right out of the gate for a lifetime of comfort and protection from sawdust, splinters, spills, errant flying what-not or whatever else have you. Features 2 hard-wearing, adjustable strap options made from the toughest bridle leather we could find.

Main Panel: Chrome-tanned, oil-finished Tobacco
Thickness: 4.5-5oz whole hide leather 
Front pocket: Black
Back Pocket: Mahogany
D-tabs: Black

Hardware: Nickel

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. 

    Tape Measure Clips and/or Towel Rings

    Apron w/ Plain Front - See gallery for options
    Apron w/ Standard Pocket - Upper positioning matches gallery. Lower positioning will go to the lower front of the pocket. 
    Apron w/ Paolini Pocket - Upper and lower positioning will be on the front of the pocket. See gallery for some visuals.
    And if all that is way too confusing, just drop an email to and we'll walk you through it.  

    About our work aprons

    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're pretty certain we can find it a good home. 

    A note on oil-finished leather:
    This leather starts out extremely soft, with an immediate broken-in feel and fit. Please be aware that oil-finished leather has the potential to stain light colored clothing due to it's varying, but high content of, well... oil. 

    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 it'll get a little sticky.