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The Chap

The Chap has 293 articles published.

The Chap was founded in 1999 and is the longest-serving British magazine dedicated to the gentlemanly way of life, with its own quirky, satirical take on a style that has recently entered the mainstream.
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The Chap Travels

Old Shanghai

Paul French, author of City of Devils, takes us on a walking tour of Old Shanghai, recounting the tales of decadence, opium and freebooting of the 1930s and what remains of that era in modern Shanghai In its heyday, Shanghai was the real deal when it came to anonymity – a chap could walk down … Keep Reading

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The Chap Dines

Hawksmoor Borough

By now, Hawksmoor Borough has delighted and beguiled a vast number of carnivorous types. Excitement can be seen writ large on the faces of each meat-eater at the magnificent treats that lie in store. ‘The finest meats, exceptional wines and cocktails and a wonderful setting – what could possibly be better?’ The answer, you will … Keep Reading

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Features

Grappling With the Art of Zen

I am seated in a dimly lit room on a comfortable white leather cushion, wearing a pair of headphones. There are five other people in the same position in the room, and a seventh leather cushion against the rear wall – but this one is red. Into the headphones a soothing voice tells us to … Keep Reading

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The Chap Rates

Gin Advent Calendar

As the profligate season of merriment approaches, disguised as a religious festival, so Chaps scratch their heads and wonder: what could my sophisticated chums possibly want with all this tat and tinsel pouring off the shelves in department stores? Innovative drinks company Drinks by the Dram has come up with a novel solution, which combines … Keep Reading

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News

Kendo Nagasaki – The Man Behind the Mask

Autobiographies often mark a turning point in the author’s life; the end of their creative output and time to reflect on a career; the opportunity to put scurrilous rumours to rest with the truth; the need to cash in on the dwindling fame of a reality TV show. The purpose of an autobiography to mark … Keep Reading

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News

New Winter Edition Out Now

The Chap Winter 18 is out now, available directly from here and in most branches of WH Smith on Friday. Crammed to the gunwales with a broad variety of content, our main interview is with dandy actor and fashion designer John Malkovich. We also meet other remarkable men, including Nicholas Parsons, Craig Brown and a … Keep Reading

Fashion/News/The Chap Wears

Seaward & Stearn Sample Sale

Founded by Gary Seaward and Mark Stearn, who met while working at Turnbull & Asser, Seaward & Stearn is a British menswear and accessories brand that started making ties and now produces pocket squares, shirts, scarves and occasionally knitwear. Mostly sold through retailers in the UK, US and Japan, every year Seaward & Stern hold … Keep Reading

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Get The Look

Get The Look – Workwear

It’s all very well donning one’s ancient, broken tweeds for manual labour, but how much more focused on the task one would be, when approaching some artisanal project of a shed-bound Sunday, clothed in suitable attire? The outfit should reflect the task to hand, but contemporary tradesmen’s styling (tracksuit bottoms, hoodie and the unsheathed backside) … Keep Reading

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Interviews

Peaky Blinders Stylist Loz Schiavo

Loz Schiavo styled all the hair and make-up on Seasons 1-4 of Peaky Blinders. She has also styled hair and make-up on Tarzan, the Look of Love, Death Comes to Pembley, Anthropoid and many other films. She received a BAFTA nomination in 2015 for her work on Peaky Blinders. You did the hair styling and … Keep Reading

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The Chap Wears

Rowing Blazers

There are few items of clothing more in line with the ideology of Chappishness than the blazer. A three-piece tweed whistle will always serve as a winter staple, but for a single garment that denotes both a sense of old-world savoir-faire and go-to-hell exuberance, only a blazer will suffice. The origins of the blazer lie … Keep Reading

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Am I Chap?

London Boy Lou

“Wondered if you’d ‘ave the time to assess the sartorial credentials of this dandy in the underworld,” writes London Boy Lou. “What could be more indicative of one’s immense chapability than writing about oneself in the third person, eh?” A decent command of the English language? However, we are actually impressed both by Mr. Boy … Keep Reading

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