TV Fashion: Bobby Flay of 'Boy Meets Grill'
Flay himself is a fairly rare bird, as pasty redheads don't normally do well on television
Nevertheless, the few nice clothes the man does have should be protected. Barbecue aprons let the world know that you are so committed to the sport of grilling that you recognize the need to protect whatever you're wearing underneath whether it be a Tommy Bahama floral print or a Hugo Boss Star-Crafted shirt. Remember, scalding splatter can leave marks, and you'll have no one to sue but yourself.
However, not all aprons are the same. There are bib styles, half cuts, flat halfs, narrow cuts, full cuts, gathered, half gathered, etc. and that's just the pattern. Some feature deep pockets to hold your sauce (not a euphemism), while others come replete with the tools of the trade.
Other aprons feel the need to express the griller's motto in moderately clever linguistic subtleties, though, personally, we're not big on goofy sayings such as "Relish Today, Ketchup Tomorrow" or "BBQ Naked Show Off Your Buns," but then again, there's a chance your food won't be doing the talking for you.
And while mittens can be stylish in the dead of winter, grilling mitts can be downright necessary when playing with fire. A standard mitt from Weber is classic in its minimalism, while a Mr. Bar-B-Q leather mitt shows a level of pretension someone like Flay can really sink his teeth into.
Mmm, do you smell that? It's fashion well done.