An apron is a protective garment. They help prevent damage to body or clothing while you are engaged in various jobs. There are different types of aprons for different situations. There are also different styles of aprons. Aprons are not just for home use or the kitchen. They were worn by men in various trades like cobblers, butchers, barbers, butlers, stone masons, and by artisans. These garments served a practical purpose; the black cobblers apron protected their garments from stains caused by the black wax they often used. The white apron of the stone mason prevented the white dust from stones affecting their clothes and skins.