[Photographs Scott Grummett]
It's the summer of the cookout, the season of the sizzle, the time when you you spend time making small talk over large slabs of meat.
And by all rights you're going to want a good apron to do it all in don't you? But not some ironic beefcake six pack number your girlfriend is quite fond of - we mean a genuine macho, 'this guy means business' garment that tells everyone that grill is yours and yours alone.
With aprons all the rage right now, here are five worth bearing in mind.