This apron holds up really good. The stitching last a long time, plus it has been treated with a stain repellant that works great! If you do beat it to death, it's reversible so just flip it over and you've got a new apron. The stings are long but not obnoxiously long. I have seen some aprons lately that the stings can wrap around the average server 3 times and these are not like that. Overall I'm very happy.