wow steak fabric!!! That would be pretty neat to see!
I used plain tan canvas like fabric and stenciled it with "Real Men Love Sushi"--it took less that two yards and I used webbing for the ties...
I also like to use denim a lot for men's aprons...then you can do a lot like sew on a hamburger or some barbecue tools
If you google aprons for men, there are all sorts of ideas...I think men also like stripes on aprons like Mr. Food has!