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The Chap

The Chap has 287 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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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

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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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News

The Defiant Moustache

In the tribal district of Khyber on the Pakistan/Afghan border, moustaches are frowned upon. This is putting it mildly. Lashkar-e-Islam, a militant group allied with the Taliban, regularly terrify bewhiskered men with threat of kidnapping or even death if they persist in cultivating a large lip weasel. Taliban rules on beards are very clear: a … Keep Reading

Fashion/The Chap Wears

Cordings of Piccadilly

An association between a 1960s blues guitar legend and an English country clothing store seems unlikely, but it is just this odd, eccentric twist on the traditional that makes Cordings of Piccadilly unique among its Jermyn Street neighbours. Eric Clapton became co-owner of Cordings in 2003, but that milestone was only one of many in … Keep Reading

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Quito, Ecuador

One of the fourteen countries that straddle the Equator, Ecuador took its name from that imaginary line and offers an engaging place for the traveller to explore with much historical interest, museums and art galleries but, more significantly, it’s the best place in the world to buy a Panama hat. I took a trip out … Keep Reading

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The Chap Dines

The Cinnamon Club

The epistle that I received from this magazine’s editor was a tragic one. “I regret to inform you that I have been taken unwell, following an unfortunate trip to Cornwall. You shall have to do the next review as a solo endeavour.” This was enough to bring a tear to my eye, although my sorrow … Keep Reading

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The Chap Wears

Loake Legacy

It is fitting that a shoemaker founded in 1880 brings out a new range, 138 years later, named after that founding year. Loake was set up by three brothers, Thomas, John and William Loake in Kettering, Northamptonshire at the house of Thomas Loake. In 1894 the company moved to much larger premises in Kettering, where … Keep Reading

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Interviews

Michael Palin

You were born in Yorkshire. You’ve had lots of Yorkshire characters, but was your family steeped in Yorkshire from way back? My mother and father weren’t Yorkshire people. We ended up there because my father was an engineer. It was during the Depression in the 1930s and he couldn’t get any work down in the … Keep Reading

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