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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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The Chap Loves

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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The Chap in America

The Chap Magazine is launching in the United States in Autumn 2018. From 20th September, the Autumn edition of The Chap will be available in selected branches of Barnes & Noble in all the major cities of the USA. Will American chaps enjoy the publication? We believe they will, for there are already thousands of … Keep Reading

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The Chap Autumn 2018 Out Now

The Chap Autumn 18 is now available in most branches of WH Smith and from thechap.co.uk Our main interview is with actor Timothy Spall, who speaks about his new film Stanley, a Man of Variety, as well as impersonating Terry-Thomas during the interview. Other meetings with remarkable men include Dandy Wellington (above), New York bandleader, … Keep Reading

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    Michael Palin

    You were born in Yorkshire. You’ve had lots of Yorkshire characters, but was your family steeped in Yorkshire from way… Keep Reading

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    Ken Dodd

    Michael “Atters” Attree: Mr. Dodd, are you a chap? Yes, we’ve got a lot of Chaps on Merseyside; the Liverpool… Keep Reading

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    Paul Anderson Interview

    Gustav Temple:  Your moustache is the only moustache in the entire cast of Peaky Blinders. We’re very interested in moustache… Keep Reading

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    Richard E Grant

    Gustav Temple: This year marks 30 years since the release of Withnail and I. While you were filming, did you… Keep Reading

  • Stephen Fry

    Stephen Fry

    Actor, author, director, playwright, linguaphile, polymath, son of an inventor, educated at Queens College, Cambridge, and (ye Gods) almost born… Keep Reading

  • Fenella Fielding

    Fenella Fielding

    Michael “Atters” Attree: Fame is a very extraordinary thing. You can become famous for being the bodiless voice of margarine,… Keep Reading

  • Chris Eubank

    Chris Eubank

    Gustav Temple: What for you is the definition of a gentleman? A gentleman is a person who is considerate in… Keep Reading

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Beard Grooming Kit

The Scottish Fine Soaps Company have kindly provided the bearded gentleman with a complete Men’s Grooming Face & Beard Care Kit. In a charming black and orange presentation box, the gift set comprises: a jar of beard oil (40ml), face and beard soap (40g), a 75ml tube of facial moisturiser and a sturdy wooden beard … Keep Reading

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Brown Birdseye Trousers

In collaboration with Edinburgh tweed merchants Walker Slater, The Chap has manufactured a classic three-piece suit. The fabric is Shetland wool with a distinct 'birdseye' weave, creating tiny dots into a solid colour base, in this case chocolate brown. The fabric is a medium-weight, making this an ideal suit for spring, late summer or autumn. … Keep Reading

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Brown Birdseye Jacket

In collaboration with Edinburgh tweed merchants Walker Slater, The Chap has manufactured a classic three-piece suit. The fabric is Shetland wool with a distinct 'birdseye' weave, creating tiny dots into a solid colour base, in this case chocolate brown. The fabric is a medium-weight, making this an ideal suit for spring, late summer or autumn. … Keep Reading

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Brown Birdseye Waistcoat

In collaboration with Edinburgh tweed merchants Walker Slater, The Chap has manufactured a classic three-piece suit. The fabric is Shetland wool with a distinct 'birdseye' weave, creating tiny dots into a solid colour base, in this case chocolate brown. The fabric is a medium-weight, making this an ideal suit for spring, late summer or autumn. … Keep Reading

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    What Katie Did

    A stocking for every occasion? Well, they haven’t yet brought out a Tweed Seam (The Chap will be the first… Keep Reading

  • Dashing Tweeds

    Dashing Tweeds make fabulous, flamboyant tweeds that fuse great British workmanship with innovative design and dandiacal flair. Neil Ridley and… Keep Reading

  • Peaky Blinders Chap Photoshoot

    Peaky Blinders

    The Chap took some semi-professional models and clothing supplied by Darcy Clothing and Some Like it Holy to create our… Keep Reading

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    Laird Hatters

    Laird Hatters supply the more fashionable parts of London with sterling bowlers, Fedoras, trilbies, Homburgs, Baker Boy Caps and many… Keep Reading

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    Earl of Bedlam

    In issue 94 we took to the streets of Lambeth to photograph the clothes made by local bespoke tailor Earl… Keep Reading

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    All Steamed Up

    We’ve learned all about their peculiar belief system on pages 22-25, Issue 43, but now it is time to find… Keep Reading

The Chap Travels

Portofino

Portofino – diminutive and sublime – has long been on the summer trail of the terminally chic. It is, after all, the perfect expression of the Ligurian coast, its soft multi-hued building facades guarding, sentry-like, the sunlight-accented azure waters upon which a collection of yachts bob up and down, their unhurried skippers lounging upon spotless … Keep Reading

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Miami Beach

As soon as you cross the narrow causeway to the large island that is Miami Beach, you depart from a world of hi-rise wealth, power and keep-fit fanatics to a world of wealth, power and sun worshippers. The tans on display are unlike any of the lobster-hued disasters you see in Southern Europe – a … Keep Reading

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The Chap Travels

Barcelona

When you arrive at the ultra-stylish boutique hotel Miramar, regularly voted one of Barcelona’s finest places to stay, you might be expecting a traditionally Spanish inn. Situated as it is above the city in the stylish Montjuic area, nearby many of the major museums, it combines stunning views of both the sea and the buildings … Keep Reading

Fenella Fielding, 1927-2018

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The actress Fenella Fielding, who has died aged 90 from a stroke, was one of our most difficult interviewees to track down. After countless attempts to reach her via her agent in 2008, it was several years later that I saw her on a street in Soho, stopping traffic in a black and white ensemble, a vampish tower of hair and black eyelashes peering over enormous black sunglasses. “Fenella, Fenella!” I called out from across the road, to the delighted schadenfreude of some hipsters sitting outside a café. They smirked as I approached Miss Fielding on the pavement, blurting out…

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Princess Margaret

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In previous articles of ‘The Dandy Doctor,’ I’ve explored Dandies like Marlene Dietrich and Eartha Kitt – women who were labelled by their contemporaries as ‘difficult’, ‘cold,’ ‘cruel,’ and even mad. The same traits that we often associate with male Dandies (affection for excess, icy demeanour, cutting wit), when seen in a female Dandy are often unfairly interpreted as a marker of instability – something Princess Margaret Rose discovered to her detriment. Born 21 August 1930, Margaret was four years Elizabeth II’s junior, but by all accounts their relationship was one of intimate closeness. Elizabeth even had a dedicated phone…

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San Carlo St James’s

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When one turns up for lunch at one of Piccadilly’s more salubrious establishments, one expects a certain level of decorum. Waiters with white shirts and whiter smiles; napkins that have the freshly pressed gleam of the dry cleaner about them; and, of course, the readily offered cocktail, in this case a sublime Bellini. What one does not expect is to see one’s dining companion in a Pearl Jam T-shirt, however freshly laundered it might be. ‘Sorry’, the handsome chap opposite me smirks. ‘Laundry day.’ Nonetheless, the London outpost of San Carlo is sufficiently interesting and versatile to be able to…

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Andreas Mandrysch

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“I don’t know whether you would consider any submissions from Germany,” writes Andreas Mandrysch, “but we are earnestly doing our best to keep up with the civilized countries.” Sir, your trouser cuffs fall short of their destination, namely the surface of your shoes. Your chum also displays garter, but he is wearing plus fours so should be. Is he German too? Probably not.

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