Sure, safety first. But style is a close second. This leather apron will protect against sparks rising off a sanding wheel, fire licking off the grill, or stray swipes with the kitchen knife. Better still, the thick leather's appearance will only improve with age, and your body will be better off for being protected by it. Toss it on whenever you're not sure if you'll need it or not. With a look like this, why take the risk?