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The Chap

The Chap has 243 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 IMPROVED CHAP OLYMPIAD

THE CHAP OLYMPIAD 2018 Tickets go on sale at midday on Friday 20th April 2018 from www.chapolympiad.com This year sees the nation’s most eccentric sporting event undergo a few radical improvements to its format, to ensure that dandies, flappers and dandizettes enjoy flaunting their well-chosen outfits in an even more conducive environment. Instead of all … Keep Reading

The Chap Dines

Petits Pois

I used to live near Hoxton, many years ago, before it was gentrified. I remember when just mentioning its name elicited a giddy thrill of horror amongst polite people; one friend of mine, unironically, told me that I was ‘very brave’ for going there, unchaperoned, after dark. How times change. Now, it’s no longer the … Keep Reading

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The Chap Dines

Hawksmoor Borough

The cry went out round SE1. ‘Hawksmoor’s coming to our part of town’. Excitement could be seen writ large on the faces of each carnivore at the magnificent treats that lay in store. ‘The finest meats, exceptional wines and cocktails and a wonderful setting – what could possibly be better?’ The answer, you will be … Keep Reading

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The Chap Dines

Sophie’s Soho

Sophie’s steakhouse in Chelsea is one of those places that’s called ‘a London institution’, but then so was Bedlam, and nobody would think of going there any more. Yet the comparison is an unfair one. Sophie’s, which first opened in 2002, was ahead of the curve of the apparently never-ending Goodmans and Hawksmoors that came … Keep Reading

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Interviews

Ken Dodd

Michael “Atters” Attree: Mr. Dodd, are you a chap? Yes, we’ve got a lot of Chaps on Merseyside; the Liverpool chap particularly has a great chuckle muscle. What I mean is they have a great sense of humour. From Liverpool we export comedians and prime ministers: Arthur Askey, Ted Ray, Rob Wilson, Tommy Handley; all … Keep Reading

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Fashion

Grey Fox Column

David Evans: With winter’s chilly grip upon us, I find I’m wearing a hat more. I’ve become very attached to a Christys Epsom fur felt snap-brim racing trilby. It’s not a name that trips lightly off the tongue, but it’s genuine rabbit fur and made in England. As you’d expect, the brim has the property … Keep Reading

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Photoshoots/The Chap Loves

What Katie Did

A stocking for every occasion? Well, they haven’t yet brought out a Tweed Seam (The Chap will be the first to inform you when they do) but as a one-stop-shop for luxury hosiery to match any outfit, the ladies at What Katie Did know a thing or two about dressing for an occasion. As well … Keep Reading

Photoshoots

Dashing Tweeds

Dashing Tweeds make fabulous, flamboyant tweeds that fuse great British workmanship with innovative design and dandiacal flair. Neil Ridley and Horatio Scotney-Le Cheyne donned a selection of them to tackle a typical working day in the city All fabrics by Dashing Tweeds Individual items made by: Cycling Wear: Ready-to-wear cycle cape, cycle trousers and waistcoat, … Keep Reading

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Fashion/Features/Further Reading

The Suits of Roger Moore

Nick Guzan: Roger Moore may have only played James Bond on screen for twelve years (and, even at that, he’s the longest-serving 007 to date), but it was a role that he and his fans cherished for the rest of his life. Moore brought life into the Bond role, after a string of arguably uninspired performances … Keep Reading

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Features

Eartha Kitt

Sunday Swift: Whether you know her from her singing songs like Santa Baby and Monotonous, or for her various roles in television, film and theatre, the name Eartha Kitt is associated with very specific images – and those images are usually tinged delightfully with camp. She imbued overt and even hyperbolic sexuality, with a slight but … Keep Reading

Mr Erbil
Features

Mr. Erbil

Elizabeth Fitt: Relaxing over shisha, at a cafe in the English Quarter of Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, the three founding members of Mr Erbil are all smiles and a reassuring grasp of the English language rare in these parts. Ahmed Nauzad, sports a rather fine navy vest (bottom button undone) with matching polka dot pocket handkerchief (Presidential … Keep Reading

Rational Women
Features

The Rational Women

Sara Harris: On April 5th 1899, a woman took the stand as star witness for the prosecution in Regina v Sprague at the Kingston Quarter Sessions. The previous October the woman had been on a cycling trip in Surrey. Arriving for lunch at The Hautboy Hotel in the village of Ockham she had been refused entry … Keep Reading

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