I love this apron! - I have two now, and purchased a third as a gift. I like the way this apron is constructed- the neck strap and the side ties are one continuous ribbon/tie, so you can cinch it up or down at the neck and sides. It features a pocket - good for holding my readers. Also has a towel loop - very useful since I constantly wash & dry my hands when cooking/baking/grilling. I don't use so many paper towels now! The lightweight denim fabric washes well and is soft/pliable- it must have been starched for the product photo, because it's not stiff in real life. It does go on sale, so keep an eye out for the best deal.