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The Chap Olympiad 2018

The Chap Olympiad 2018 took place on Saturday 14th July in Bedford Square Gardens, Bloomsbury. Never in the field of human clothing was so much worn by so many; especially considering the 28-degree heatwave that swamped London that day. Ignoring details such as climactic conditions, Brown-in-Town, appropriate daywear for a civilised garden party, the guests … Keep Reading

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Hornets Kensington

A fashion photoshoot at Hornets Kensington is not just people with cameras taking pictures of people in clothes. It is an opportunity to immerse oneself in the world of Bill Hornets, doyen of this parade of little vintage menswear shops along a quiet alley in Kensington, where so much more than mere clothes is purveyed. … Keep Reading

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New Range of Chap Pocket Squares

The first run of our specially designed Chap Pocket Squares proved so popular that they have gone into a second run. In addition, designer Caroline Lindop, who created the first selection, has created a stunning new series of art deco pocket square designs, based on original art deco designs of the 1920s. In response to … Keep Reading

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THE CHAP OLYMPIAD

On Saturday 14th July, The Chap Olympiad welcomes 1500 eccentric chaps and dapper debutantes to Bedford Square Gardens in central London, for a completely unique day of sartorial elegance and sporting mayhem. The purpose of the Chap Olympiad is for chaps and Chapettes to try and beat each other at games such as Umbrella Jousting, … 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

  • Adam Ant

    Adam Ant

    Michael “Atters” Attree: Are you experimental with your facial hair? I am now. I have attempted to in the past,… Keep Reading

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Quarterly Bundle

A bundle of three issues of the Chap since its change to a quarterly format with double the pages of the previous bi-monthly editions. Includes the Peaky Blinders special and a free copy of the last bi-monthly edition. … Keep Reading

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The Chap Summer 18

Pythons, Playboys, Poets & Hep Cats: interview with Michael Palin, plus features on Juliette Greco, Ocean Liner chic, Philip Larkin, Rupert Everett, Oscar Wilde, Jason King, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Tweed on Film, The Dam Busters, Rowing Blazers and much, much more. … Keep Reading

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Eccentrics Bundle

A bundle of six issues of The Chap with eccentric chaps at their core. from silent masked wrestler Kendo Nagasaki to Merlin Holland, grandson of Oscar Wilde, and Steampunk author Robert Rankin. … Keep Reading

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Ladies Bundle

A bundle of six issues of The Chap which predominantly feature women. Interviews in this collection include Jilly Cooper, Monty Python lady Carol Cleveland, 60s Doctor Who sidekick Katy Manning, Carry on Screaming star Fenella Fielding and eccentric lady of letters Rachel Johnson. Ladies no longer with us featured include Diana Dors, Jackie Onassis and … 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

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    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

Hand Shaking Given Shakedown

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Modern youngsters are eschewing the handshake as the customary greeting and parting gesture. They are replacing it with a casual wave, a hug or by touching fists – in a nod to the tradition held by the rap musicians they listen to. The custom of shaking hands dates back to medieval times, when it was used as a peaceful greeting between knights; the open hand showed they were not holding any weapon. A poll revealed that 74 per cent of adults shake hands less often than they used to, while only 45 per cent of the under-25s do so. The…

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Mr. B Hails The Chap With New Ditty

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Hail the Chap! Lovable Chap-hop artiste and rapper for the flappers, Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer, has composed a brand-new song especially for The Chap, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of this august publication. Entitled “Hail The Chap!”, the ditty explores the theme of the Chap’s ten-year history, examining its various achievements and manifestoes, within a strictly syncopated aeolian cadence and partial spoken word format according to the dictates of hip-hop – but with the addition of an adeptly placed ukulele. Mr. B is England’s foremost proponent of the musical form he calls Chap-hop; although other versions exist of this…

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Anguish Over Angostura Dearth

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Last week, those with a predilection for the Manhattan, Old Fashioned or Pink Gin had a sharp increase in blood pressure, when it was learned that the world’s supply of Angostura Bitters had run dry. The highly aromatic elixir, made from a secret recipe of rare herbs, has been the mainstay in many a cocktail for over 150 years, giving drinks that extra impeccably spicy touch. The drought has only just come to light, when the company who manufacture the bitters in Trinidad revealed stocks had completely run out. “You can’t just turn on and off supply of bitters. It’s…

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Shoe Shine Back in Style

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The noble and ancient art of the shoe shine, long absent from our cities, has made a welcome return with the launch of Spit ‘n’ Polish Shoeshine booths. The first booth was opened at Marylebone Station in London. Spit ‘n’ Polish Shoeshine is the brainchild of Ronan McCarthy, who plans to put a shine back on what he sees as the scuffed footwear of a nation in need of some boot blacking. McCarthy turned down the offer of £108,000 on popular noctovisual programme Dragons Den, perhaps threatened by the shiny faces of the eponymous “Dragons”, yet he appears to be…

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