My custom apron has finally arrived from the good folks at Stanley & Sons.
Based on the SS1042 Selvedge Cone Mills Duck Cloth, but customised to a length just above the knees, with a leather pocket so I can rest a shoe while I am polishing it and not lose my finish.
The guys at Stanley & Sons were awesome to deal with - polite, quick to respond and accomodating of any of my questions. Although much more expensive than I really should have paid for an apron, I felt like I really contributed to a new world artisan making an old world product.
Now I just need to find time to polish some shoes.....