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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 what’s coming up in the publication, as well as keeping you abreast of Chap events and other relevant occurrences around the globe. For the moment, we’d like to tell you about our new edition, which has Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret on the cover and… Keep Reading

Chap Magazine Issue 94
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Winter Edition of The Chap

Our November edition comes out on 17/11/17, two days after the broadcast of the first episode of Season 4 of Peaky Blinders on BBC2. Having been granted exclusive access to the production team, cast and creators, The Chap is proud to have Paul Anderson, who plays Arthur Shelby in the series, on the front cover, as well as in a six-page interview inside. We also spent some time with Stephen Knight, who wrote and devised Peaky Blinders, to find out how he came up with the idea while chatting to his relatives in Birmingham. We also met Loz Schiavo, hair… Keep Reading

Chap Cufflinks
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Chap Accessories

The Chap’s new range of gentlemen’s accessories is exclusively available from The Chap Store Noticing that gentlemen’s coat and jacket lapels were looking a little empty these days, the Chap has launched a completely new range of cufflinks, lapel badges and pocket squares, with more gentlemanly accoutrements to follow shortly. The Chap Cufflinks and Chap lapel badges are available now, in a sharp new design by Caroline Lindop that takes the erstwhile Chap logo and gives it a bit of a facelift and a monocle. House colours of red, black and silver are maintained, as is high quality craftsmanship and the… Keep Reading

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The Rake’s Progress

Hot on the heels of Cooking For Chaps, Drinking for Chaps and How to Be Chap, this publication seeks to break new literary ground with the publication of The Rake’s Progress. The Chap founder Gustav Temple is collaborating with historical biographer Alexander Larman, author of Byron’s Women and Blazing Star, (The Life of the Earl of Rochester), to produce The Rake’s Progress, a comprehensive and splendidly entertaining look at twenty men and women who all, in different ways, can be described as ‘rakes’. The Rake has drifted in and out of every decade since man first realised he could choose between… Keep Reading

Invisible Edge
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The Invisible Edge

If you are seeking the classic shaving experience, you will be hard pushed to find anybody with the range of straight (cut-throat) razors held by The Invisible Edge. For over 10 years this online store has specialised in high quality European manufactured straight razors, which will both take and keep the keenest edge. Razors which, with proper care, will last a lifetime. Interest in traditional shaving has been on the increase in recent years as men rediscover the satisfaction to be had from taking a little longer over the shaving experience, ditching the disposable and enjoying the type of shave… Keep Reading

Mr Erbil
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Dandies Unite Against Terrorism

The capital of the autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq, Erbil, which has been at the frontline of the struggle against the Islamic State (IS) group, has seen the birth of a sartorial revolution. A group of proto-Chaps is calling themselves Mr. Erbil and has been dubbed “Iraq’s first gentlemen’s fashion club”. Mr. Erbil’s first photo shoot gathered huge amounts of social media followers and sent ripples of approval among followers of this publication. Mr. Erbil stress that what they are doing mixes “modernity and cultural heritage”, by harking back to the lifestyles of the Effendis, the traditional Kurdish landowning… Keep Reading

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Ask Blowers!

Our new sartorial columnist Henry ‘Blowers’ Blofeld features in our Winter 17 edition, published on 17th November 2017. Read an excerpt below, and watch Blowers’ instructional videos at www.peterchristian.co.uk MONOCHROME ELEGANCE It has come to my notice that there are strange people who consider the wearing a conventional dinner jacket and black tie to be boring. These are clearly people who not only have no sense of style, but no imagination as well. A dinner jacket and black tie is devilish stylish, both on its own and as a background for further adventures. The chic-est dinner jacket – never Dinner… Keep Reading

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The Chap Loves – Spencers Trousers

While the well-turned ankle of a lady is a pleasure for all eternity, the nude leg of a Chap has more in common with pulled pork than the shimmering delight of a Michelangelo sculpture. The unsheathed shank is a reckless fellow, falling upon the chattering classes like an Assyrian horde, scattering children, disheveling ladies and confusing pets. But this anarchic activity can be mastered. All that is required are trousers. With a modicum of thought and a peck of effort, one can reach an outcome that marries both utilitarian necessity and the demands of good taste. But simply stretching your… Keep Reading

Tom Hardy
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Tom Hardy’s Tattoos

In the latest edition of The Chap, we speak to various members of the cast and crew on Peaky Blinders, including the hair and make-up stylist, Loz Schiavo, who reveals how she came up with the iconic Peaky Blinder haircut. She also speaks about the very different approach she took to styling the actor Tom Hardy for his role as Jewish gang leader Alfie Solomons. It is well-known that Mr. Hardy is heavily tattooed in real life, and Ms Schiavo explains how, after the task of applying fake tattoos to Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby, a much greater challenge was… Keep Reading

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Peaky Blinders Competition

Tony Warren is is one of the runners-up in our Peaky Blinders competition, held in conjunction with Darcy Clothing. The prize is a Darcy Clothing granddad shirt and separate collar, plus collar studs, and a pair of Hudson boots. Mr. Warren was one of countless entries, many of whom cut the sartorial mustard as 1920s Brummie gangsters, all of them approaching such a look in their own unique manner. We shall publish the runners-up here over the next few weeks, and the winner will be published at the end of September. Congratulations to all who entered and especially to our… Keep Reading

Chap Olympiad Jousting
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Another Triumphant Chap Olympiad

Despite unfathomable weather conditions, malfunctioning trouser presses and a nation in political and emotional turmoil, the 12th Chap Olympiad made its mark on the fields of Bloomsbury on Saturday 16th July. An unexpected heatwave seared through the capital, bringing with it, in equal measure, a burst of enthusiasm to test one’s mettle in Umbrella Jousting, Tea Pursuit and Bounder Hunt, as well as sartorial indecision. Would tweed invoke unnecessary perspiration, disquieting judges who are alert for any signs of athletic effort, or indeed any effort at all? Would linen clash with other linens? Would the dreaded short trousers have to… Keep Reading

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Fenella Fielding Video

Watch a video clip of Fenella Fielding being interviewed for the latest edition of The Chap. We sent rogue reporter and editor-at-large Michael “Atters” Attree to meet the eccentric actress, who was an iconic figure in the 1960s and worked with actors such as John Le Mesurier, Leslie Philips, Charles Hawtrey and Patrick MacGoohan, providing the voice for the tannoy in his series the Prisoner. The pair met in the upstairs room at the French House, Soho, where they discussed a broad range of topics, including working with Harry H. Corbett on Carry On Screaming, wearing silk-lined leather gloves, her… Keep Reading

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