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The Chap’s latest sterling edition makes the unprecedented move of putting a lady on the cover for the second time in a row.
The lady in question is Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, who we decided was such a stylish icon that her life deserved an in-depth profile. This was a lady who wrote articles about Baudelaire, in between setting fashion trends and avoiding photographers all her life. In a dramatic contrast, we visited Margate to see what gentrification had taken place there, and found that it had all happened in a wonderful hotel called the Walpole Bay. Heading further afield, Laszlo Krass filed his report on an 1855 Cembalo Scrivano from the Caffe Quadri in Venice, while Tom Cutler advised on mastering the art of conversation.
Our main interview is with “Jolly” Olly Smith, wine connoisseur, bee-keeper and Bond expert, who discussed all these topics as well as Pingu and the paranormal with Michael “Atters” Attree. We display a selection of photographs of the most dapper chaps and handsome gals at this year’s Chap Olympiad, as well as showing the winner and runners-up in our Peaky Blinders competition.
Sartorial features include the khaki trouser, the neck scarf and the work boot, along with a rugged ramble to road-test a new interpretation of the country jacket by English Utopia. Cricketing headwear is inspected, with the conclusion that crash helmets are a little over-the-top.
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