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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.
Holly Rose Swinyard
Fashion/Features/Further Reading

Nonbinary Fashion

Holly Rose Swinyard is a self-proclaimed fashion experimentalist who writes about non binary fashion. Of all the fashions I follow and engage with, I think that this Chap look is the most me. Despite having a very definite male/female divide – Chaps and Chapettes, though there are many ongoing attempts to introduce Chapex, or just to degender … Keep Reading

Lady Eccentrik
Fashion/Further Reading

Lady Eccentrik

At this year’s Chap Olympiad in July, Lady Eccentrik won our best-dressed female award and agreed to answer some questions for us  Photograph by Soulstealer Photography What were you wearing on the day of the Chap Olympiad?  Original 1940s dressing robe, printed in a vibrant pattern of bright cornflower blue daisies with maize yellow centres, … Keep Reading

Peaky Blinders Chap Photoshoot
Photoshoots

Peaky Blinders

The Chap took some semi-professional models and clothing supplied by Darcy Clothing and Some Like it Holy to create our own version of the Peaky Blinders look MODELS: Jock rawlings, Luke Sothcott, Gustav Temple Photographer: Xavier Buendia www.xdbphotography.com Thanks to: the Marina Fountain pUB, 26 Caves Road, St. Leonards on Sea TN38 0BY Additional styling: … Keep Reading

Laird Hatters
Photoshoots

Laird Hatters

Laird Hatters supply the more fashionable parts of London with sterling bowlers, Fedoras, trilbies, Homburgs, Baker Boy Caps and many other styles. They loaned us a choice selection of titfers and we hit the mean streets around Strand, London to photograph them. The full shoot was published in CHAP Spring 17 Photography: Peter Clark Models: … Keep Reading

Earl of Bedlam
Photoshoots

Earl of Bedlam

In issue 94 we took to the streets of Lambeth to photograph the clothes made by local bespoke tailor Earl of Bedlam. The full shoot was published in CHAP Winter 17. Photography by Soulstealer Photography Models: Billy Idle, Andrew Roberts, Steve Murray, Mark Wesley … Keep Reading

Trickers Shoes
Fashion

Trickers

Founded in 1829 by Joseph Tricker, R. E. Tricker Ltd is one of the longest established shoemakers in England. Having gained a reputation for producing footwear of superlative quality, in 1989 they were granted a Royal Warrant by HRH The Prince of Wales. Five generations later, Tricker’s is still a family-run operation. Each pair of … Keep Reading

News

News

Welcome to the new web site for The Chap, Britain’s longest running gentlemen’s publication. Since launching the new site in January 2018, we have uploaded plenty of new material from our extensive archive – see ARCHIVE Signing up for our newsletter is the best way for you to keep abreast, on a weekly basis, of … Keep Reading

Cheaney Shoes
Fashion

Last Horizon

Many have heard speak of the legend of Northampton. Historically the home of English shoe making since the 15th century, it is said that one may purchase footwear for a song from one of the eleven factory outlet stores. Four of us fired up Mick Hawksworth’s shooting brake and we set forth for the Midlands. … Keep Reading

Les Sapeurs
Fashion

Les Sapeurs

Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of Congo, is host to the Sapeurs: a group of dandies approaching the seriousness of a cult. Brazzaville is poor, like most Central-African nations, and it went through a civil war several years ago, the evidence of which is still pockmarked on quite a few facades. This is the reason … Keep Reading

Robert-ryan-on dangerous ground
Fashion

Mean Pleats

Hard-boiled language to go with hard-boiled plots. In fact, everything about Film Noir is pretty hard. Hard urban clutter in hard, rain-sodden mean streets. And the people who live on those streets are hard, too. The characters of film noir are not fulfilled, three-dimensional people. They are ciphers, stereotypes, interacting uneasily through confusing tales of … Keep Reading

Seersucker Social USA
Fashion

Cotton Club

For the capital city of a superpower nation, Washington is sadly insular, non-cosmopolitan and aesthetically conservative. The suits are gray or navy, the ties are red or blue. Not since the pith-helmeted and moustachioed Teddy Roosevelt has a president looked like anything other than a businessman. On top of this, the summer heat can be … Keep Reading

Summer Fabrics
Fashion

Summer Fabreeze

The Dilemma faced by a chap when deciding what to wear during the longish hottish British summer, or when sauntering through far-flung lands, can be a sticky one. When the season finally prevents the donning of 18oz tweed three-pieces, where does one turn to find sartorial solace on sunnier days? Many modern lightweights lack the … Keep Reading

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