I love to cook and for me having an apron handy in my kitchen is a necessity. I tend to cook without minding what I am wearing thus protecting my clothes by wearing an apron is important.
If an apron is a protective wear in the kitchen, the Shoei x-12 is a protective gear for a motorcycle rider. Both the apron and this helmet protects the wearer.
Anyway, we all want to be protected thus we invest into them. As for me, being the "chef" in our home, I have couple of aprons that I can wear depending on the season.