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In every issue of The Chap, we publish readers’ photographs of themselves in response to the question “Am I Chap?” Here is a selection of previously published photographs. If you’d like to have your sartorial credentials assessed, send your photo to chap@thechap.co.uk.

Owain Hopkins
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Owain Hopkins

“My father used to say, ‘Son when you hunt Anaconda, hunt it in style’,” writes Owain Hopkins. And mine used to say, “A man wearing jeans deserves to be bitten by an Anaconda.” Keep Reading

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Am I Chap?

Stephen Horsfall

All well and good, and we admire your choice of tobacco blend – but you seem to have adapted your wardrobe to suit the suburban housing estate you have wandered into. Go to St James’s and do the same. Keep Reading

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Am I Chap?

Lord Hare of Newham

“Hate to admit it,” writes Lord Hare of Newham, “but was rather caught off guard by this photographer-chappy, at the recent Chap Olympiad event at Vintage at the South Bank…..was lost in thought, rummaging about for my tin of Brown Study.” Dear readers, if it is not yet clear after 59 issues, this is how a Chap should dress, stand, act and smoke. Keep Reading

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Am I Chap?

Michael Boxser

“May I ask your humble advice?” writes Michael Boxser. “I have a party to attend in Shropshire and the Dress code is 1920s/1930s. As I am from Chicago, and of course, our heyday was the days of Al Capone, Hymie Weiss, and James “Big Jim” Colosino, I would love your opinion as to whether I should pursue a Chicago 1930′s look?” No, I wouldn’t bother. Find a party with a more relaxed dress code, though they still probably won’t let you in. Keep Reading

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Am I Chap?

Alexander Fiske-Harrison

“I enclose a picture of my friend Alexander Fiske-Harrison during this year’s Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain,” writes George Pendle. “Wishing to avoid the ire of the natives, he wears the traditional uniform of white trousers, white shirt and a red neckerchief but he has also donned a striped athletics blazer won on the playing fields of Eton.” Mr. F-H’s shoes may not be brogues and he is hatless – but he has his hand on a bull, for Goodness sake. When a live bull replaces leather footwear and a hat, even we can relax our rules and… Keep Reading

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Am I Chap?

French Tweed

“This was taken at a friend’s wedding last year. I’m allergic to wine so I drank gin throughout. The suit is one I had made especially for the wedding; the shoes are brogues hand made in England and I can assure you that there are some button-on braces there too. I’m the one on the right.” Thank you for clarifying that. We’re naturally impressed and secretly envious of your allergy to the French slosh, but wearing tweed to a wedding is exactly the sort of thing a Frenchman would do. Keep Reading

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Am I Chap?

Vinnicent Jones

This fellow, who happens to hail from New Zealand, probably thinks he is terribly louche and debonair in a smoking jacket. He is, in fact, wearing a dressing gown and strikes the sort of pose one would expect from Mr. Vinnicent Jones while relaxing on the set of one of his appalling motion pictures. Keep Reading

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Am I Chap?

Richard Pye

Richard Pye’s accompanying missive read: “I submit this picture of my self relaxing at home over Christmas. Am I a Chap?” Without getting too spiritual, a picture of your “self” would hopefully not contain an unnecessary (and unattractive) plastic pipe and a cravat that is the wrong size for you. And it you are “relaxing at Christmas”, where is everybody else, and why are you hiding in a poorly-lit basement? I think perhaps you have unwittingly revealed your true self, after all. But you have not revealed, or concealed, a Chap. Keep Reading

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Am I Chap?

Philip John

“Is my acquaintance, Philip John, chap or not?” asks Nick Brickett. One could equally pose the question: if a perfectly ordinary-looking man who hasn’t shaved for a week places a stethoscope around his neck, does that make him a doctor? Keep Reading

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Am I Chap?

Blazer and Slacks

Everything about this creepy man is horrific, from the way he stores his things in plastic boxes to the way he has thrown a half eaten apple on the floor. Living with him must be a combination of utter tedium and constant static electric shocks from his synthetic soft furnishings and his clothes. Keep Reading

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