Choose & Price Your Apron

Lodge Badge Apron
Emblem of Office Apron
Centenary Emblem of Office Apron

Best-Quality Past Master with fringe
Best-Quality Master Mason Apron Best-Quality Centenary Apron
Best-Quality Past Master Apron Best-Quality Centenary Past Master Apron

« Best-Quality » Master Mason Apron hand-crafted in the U.K., including a pocket, a snake clasp belt with sky-blue Moiré ribbon on backing & under flap.
Full-Quality Apron with Suede Fabric, Blue Buttons & Rosettes $101
Shipping for one Apron included
Subtotal: $101

Extras to Aprons:
Suede Fabric Standard
Leather (Compulsory in Ontario) +$28.00
Silver Lace (75-year Lodges) +$28.00
Gold Lace (Lodges over 100 years old) +$28.00
Master Mason Aprons:
Blue Rosette Buttons Standard
Silver Rosette Buttons with S&C +$10.00
Gold Rosette Buttons with S&C +$10.00
Past Master Aprons:
Silver Bars +$5.00
Gold Bars +$5.00
Gold Lurex Fringe (1″ or 2″) +$28.00
Gold Bullion Fringe (1″ or 2″) Call for price
Lodge Badge (Hand-embroidered)
+$45.00
Office Bearers Emblems (Hand-embroidered) +$45.00
Extra long belt (For real-size Men) Free
Pocket Standard
No Pocket Option
Custom Hand-Stitched Gold-Wire Embroidery
Call for price

Emblem of Office Apron
Centenary Emblem of Office Apron

Each Full-Quality apron includes Sky-Blue moiré ribbon under the flap and on the reverse backing panel: not cotton fabric. The sky-blue belt has the snake clasp according to Constitution.

Aprons fabricated for the Ontario and the Prince Edward Island Grand Constitutions have white under the flap and on the reverse backing panel.

Suede vs Leather

Why Choose Suede Fabric Over Leather?

Leather is standard on aprons fabricated in Canada. For all intents and purposes, Leather is historically « correct ». But is it practical? Can you clean it? Are you getting the best quality possible for your money? Will your Grand-Son be able to wear it? The simple answer is no!

The leathern I proffer in my aprons is a hand-picked suede fabric. I hand-choose it for its colour, texture and longevity. I export it from Canada to my fabricator in the UK. And yes, it is less expensive, even at $18 m2.

My apron will never yellow

My apron will never yellow - Happy customer (on left) in Naphtali Lodge 413, Tibury, Ontario

Grant it, many insist an authentic leathern be real sheep skin, or lamb skin for correctness. In fact, leather is obligatory for aprons of the Grand Lodge of Ontario. That said, I still do not recommend a leather apron. It does not wear well, it yellows, it will crinkle and it will eventually disintegrate. On the contrary, a suede fabric will stand up to wear and especially to the test of time. It will rest the brilliant colour when you first wore it. And you can spot clean it.

« Vestaments » of our Masonic History

My Lodge proudly holds the apron and regalia of Our Paster Master and the first Grand Master of Quebec: M.W.Bro. John Hamilton Graham who seceded from the Grand Lodge of Canada in 1869. Although his regalia are not museum quality, they have endured 140 years. Sadly its leather is deteriorating at a fast pace. The gauntlets are severely tarnished.

I’m not claiming John Hamilton Graham’s regalia would be better looking if it had had a suede fabric. This auspicious regalia was not handed down because of its historical value. Nonetheless, many Grand Aprons today might see more service if they had this choice. Grand Aprons are valuable « vestaments » of our Masonic history and the heritage of those Brethren who wear them!

In my District, it is our tradition to buy and perpetually own the Past District Deputy Grand Masters’ regalia. Sadly, when a P.D.D.G.M. passes beyond the veil, there are few who want to inherit.

Our District’s aprons are less often passed down to a second owner. They will have frayed, the bullion will need replacing and because the leather has deteriorated, they are sadly replaced. A replacement is simply cheaper than a restoration. This would occur less – and could be less expensive if – at least – the leathern insert were a suede fabric and still held its colour and lustre.

Not Cheap Vinyl

I proffer a Superior quality suede fabric with a soft, napped, white finish. It is not your average, cheap vinyl that will not last two -30° nights on the backseat of your car. It is more than 3mm thick, has a tightly-knit cloth background with a brushed-emulsion surface, a soft knapped finish and is frankly the best material I find on Fabricville’s shelves. My suede fabric is identical in touch, feel and sight to expensive leather and just as thick and luxurious. It is not cheap vinyl, it will not crack and it will not peal away.

A Masonic Apron Must Have Character

In my opinion, a yellowed apron does not “have character”. A Past Master in England once insisted I buy a leather apron. I did so when I was first installed in the Chair of King Solomon. Within three years, my yellowing apron had lost its character and I was quickly deceived. The best I could hope for was to carefully apply a high-quality, golf shoe liquid wax, dye. I’m less sure today that this was a good move either.

What do I personally like about suede fabric the most? It can be spot-cleaned with a face cloth and face soap – on the way out the door to Lodge. Remember that pen spot on your apron? I don’t; I carefully removed it. A leathern must be presentable and practical at all times. A quality suede fabric does not tarnish or yellow, as leather tends to after a short few years. As for crinkles, I can carefully smooth them out with a dry towel and careful steam ironing – DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME – not too hot, prolonged heat will destroy it!

Great care must be taken not to soil a leather apron. One accidental pen mark and it is ruined – it cannot be repaired. I have seen perfectly good D.D.G.M. aprons replaced because their leatherns deteriorate and just cannot be cleaned.

If Leather is Your Choice

If leather is your choice, no matter! No worry. My UK suppliers use the highest quality, authentic sheep-skin leather – not goat-skin with a polished, vinyl-tanned surface. In many cases, when you buy leather in the U.K., fabricators upgrade the liner and pocket material just because of the price of leather.

Nonetheless, I see to it my suede-material aprons are sewn onto my fabricator’s “best quality” aprons. My Scottish tailor asks me why do I bother? Because, is my response. Because it is my way of personalising My Regalia and ensuring the Best Quality possible from My door to Yours. I forgot to mention, my suede fabric aprons cost you less, but that is an after-thought. Unlike expensive leather, my hand-chosen material will outlast and outshine leather in every aspect, especially durability.

Grand Lodge Officer Regalia

Shown: Past-Grand Deacon Apron

Shown & Priced: Quebec Past-Grand Deacon Apron

A plain white lambskin lined with 3 1/2″ wide garter-blue edging, bound with 13mm Gold braid, Gold Lurex Fringe, Gold tassels, hand-embroidered Badge of Office.

Quebec Past-Grand Officers do not have gold-embroidered Wheat and Acacia on the garter-blue edging of the apron.

Sample Price: « Quebec Past-Grand Apron »
Full Quality Apron with Suede Fabric $250
Shipping for one Apron $36
Subtotal: $286

Options to this apron:

Provincial Grand Lodge Apron* No charge
Full” Grand Lodge-size Apron * 

 

No charge
* The Provincial Grand Lodge apron uses 3½-inch wide garter-blue edging. The “Full” Grand Lodge-size apron uses 4-inch wide garter-blue edging. There is no price difference.
1″ Gold Lurex Fringe. (2″ or 4″ are available) 

 

Included as shown 

 

1″, 2″ or 4″ Gold-bullion Call for price
Suede Fabric Standard
Leather +$30.00
Extra long belt No charge
 


Grand Officer Collars:

4-inch collar no strip down the centre (Past Officers) $57 

 

4-inch collar with lace strip down the centre (Current Officers) $62 

 

4-inch collar embroidered with Wheat & Acacia (Current Officers) $225 

 

Cost to ship one 4-inch collar with an apron. $15 

 

Cost to ship one 4-inch collar without an apron. $28.60

Past Grand Collar

Past-Grand Collar: $57

Current Grand Officer

Current Grand Officer Collar: $62

Current Grand Officer with Wheat & Acacia

Current Grand Officer Collar with Wheat & Acacia: $225

There are no other embroidery styles permitted by Constitution for Quebec.

Sitting- and Past-Grand Steward jewels are available.

4-Inch Collars

4inch_collar $35 – Basic collar
$40 – Basic collar with silver/gold lace trim down the centre.
$57 – Collar with lace all around the collar (excluding down the centre)
$62 – Collar with for lace all around the collar (including down the centre)
$225 – fully embroidered Grand Lodge collar
4-inch collar with gold lace: $62 4-inch collar with silver lace: $62
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Past-Grand Officer Collar: $57 Appointed Grand Officer Collar: $62
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Elected Grand Officer Collar with Wheat & Acacia: $225
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Past-Grand Steward Collar: $57 Current Grand Steward Collar: $62
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Collar: $57 Collar: $62

Cost to ship one 4-inch collar with an apron: $15
Cost to ship one 4-inch collar alone: $28.60

Quebec Past D.D.G.M. Apron

Quebec Past D.D.G.M. Apron

Gold wire, hand-embroidered, apron with leather.

The apron shown is the correct Past D.D.G.M. Apron for Quebec. As shown, this apron is priced at $450 plus shipping. Prices can vary with exchange rate.

Aprons fully-embroidered i.e. embroidery on ribbon border and centre: $675.00 plus shipping.
Gauntlets – fully embroidered with wreath per pair: $225.00 plus shipping.
Plain Gauntlets – no embroidery: $120.00 plus shipping.

Undress Grand Lodge Officer Aprons

Undress Apron: District Deputy Grand Master Apron

Undress Apron: District Deputy Grand Master Apron

Full Quality, with pocket, leather insert, Garter-Blue edging.

Price: $175.00
Less $18 if you use Suede Fabric.
$36 for shipping
Extra Long Belt available at no extra charge.

A plain white lambskin, 14-16″ wide, 12-14″ deep, lined with garter-blue, 3½ inch edging of the same colour, upon which the embroidery in the centre shall be in garter-blue … without ornamentation on the edging.

As per G.L.Q. Grand Constitution Article 121 D and applies to all Past Grand Officers, excepting a Past Grand Master, whose sun embroidery may or may not require extra embroidery cost.

The item in Quebec has gold tessals and gold double-squares. Garter-blue double-squares are possible. Please call or email me if you have specifications.

Quebec Grand Steward Regalia

Quebec Grand Steward Apron

A plain white lambskin lined with 3 1/2″ wide crimson edging, bound with 13mm Silver braid and Silver tassels.

Price: « Quebec Grand Steward Apron »
Full Quality Apron with Suede Fabric $110
Shipping for one Apron $36
Subtotal: $146

Options to this apron:
Provincial Grand Lodge Apron* No charge
Full” Grand Lodge-size Apron *
No charge
* The Provincial Grand Lodge apron uses 3½-inch wide garter-blue edging. The “Full” Grand Lodge-size apron uses 4-inch wide garter-blue edging. There is no price difference.
Suede Fabric Standard
Leather +$30.00
Extra long belt No charge


Grand Steward Collar:
Sitting G.S. 4-inch collar. $62

Past G.S. 4-inch collar.

$57

Cost to ship one 4-inch collar with an apron. $15

Cost to ship one 4-inch collar without an apron. $28.60

Sitting Grand Steward 4-inch Collar

Sitting-Grand Steward 4-inch Collar $62

Past-Grand Steward 4-inch Collar

Past-Grand Steward 4-inch Collar - $57

There are no other embroidery styles permitted by Constitution for the Quebec Grand Steward.

Sitting- and Past-Grand Steward jewels are available.

R.E.A.A. Aprons

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Full Quality MM Apron with Suede Fabric, Red Buttons on Rosettes, glove pocket
$60
Shipping for one Apron included
Subtotal without Tassals: $96
Subtotal with Tassals: $101

Options:
Suede Fabric Standard
Leather +$28.00
Silver or Gold Tessals +$5.00
Red Buttons (M.M. Aprons) Standard
Silver or Gold Rosette Buttons (M.M. Aprons) +$10.00
Silver or Gold W.M. Bars (W.M. Aprons) +$5.00
Extra long belt (For real-size Men) +$0 Option

Each Full-Quality apron includes Scarlet-Red, moiré ribbon under the flap and on the reverse backing panel: not cotton fabric. The scarlet-red belt has a snake clasp. The featured photo displays a typical R.E.A.A. apron without tessals.

Making your apron all the more precise!

We hand-tailor your regalia according to your specifications. Although the design of Canadian regalia originates in the United Kingdom, each Jurisdiction has its own specifications. In the case of Ontario and Prince Edward Island, your specifications are designed right down to the millimetre. That ensures your regalia is all the more precise!

Here is an abstract from Ontario:

I. The apron shall be approximately 406 mm in width and 356 mm in depth with the triangular flap 165 mm in depth at the centre.

II. The apron shall consist of a white genuine neutralized lambskin having a border around the two sides and bottom of 51 mm sky blue corded moire ribbon. The flap shall be of the same lambskin and shall have a border around the bottom of 38 mm sky blue corded moire ribbon. The flap shall be lined with either white or sky blue material, but the apron shall be lined only in heavy quality sky blue taffeta, bengaline, satin or similar material of rich appearance. The apron and flap shall both have an interlining the full size of the apron and flap.

VI. A sky blue web belt, 32 mm in width, of rich appearing material shall Be attached to the top edge of the apron and enclosed by the top Edge ribbon binding. The belt shall be adjustable and joined Together at the left upper corner of the apron by a gold-finished Serpent fastener.

How to order?

To place an order, email me at john@masonicregalia.ca.

All orders are different. No shopping cart can handle all the details. Therefore, please think of my site as a catalogue.

Is there an item that you have not found in my catalogue? Please john@masonicregalia.ca. If it is not here yet, it may be because folks have not asked about it yet.

By all means, please telephone me at 819-569-4940. But please follow up with an email. It always helps my paper work to have an email to follow.

The good old days of a catalogue and a telephone are not dead.

How to pay?

Lodge secretaries usually pay with a Lodge cheque. Individuals usually wish to pay by credit card and or Paypal. Either works for me.

Once you are ready to order? I can set up a credit card transaction on this web site. Or you can remit by mail. I always email a detailed invoice separately for our records. I also follow up by email when your item is ready to be shipped.

When you receive your purchase, I always like to hear back from you. I especially enjoy photos of new Master Masons in their new regalia or presentations of jewels. I would very much like to start a photo album.