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The Chap Travels

Disneyland Dapper Day

Why am I writing about Disneyland in The Chap, you ask? Because, for the past four years, Disneyland in Anaheim California been the epicentre (not Epcot Center – that one’s in Florida,) of Dapper Day, and Rose Callahan and I had been invited by the event’s organizer to give a presentation about our book I … Keep Reading

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Fenella Fielding, 1927-2018

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, … 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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    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

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    Fenella Fielding

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

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    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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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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Omega Via Barberia Aquae Shaving Cream

Italian firm Pennellificio Omega has been making grooming products for over 80 years and have now launched Via Barberia, a new range of unguents named after a street in Bologna historically famous for its barber shops. Their Via Barberia Aquae Shaving Cream produces a rich, creamy lather that leaves the skin supple, hydrated and radiant … 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

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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

Time Lord Saves Harris Tweed

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Matt Smith, the actor playing the latest incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, has inadvertently revived the Harris Tweed industry in the Outer Hebrides. Mr. Smith, working with Dr Who’s costume designer Ray Holman, chose a vintage tweed jacket as part of his signature outfit, which also includes a bow tie, striped shirt and braces. The Chap has yet to establish whether the bow tie is real, though the braces are sadly of the clip-on variety. Mr. Smith’s tweed jacket, however, is thankfully authentic, dating from the late 1960s and made from a Mackenzie two-by-two dogtooth Harris Tweed. Given…

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The One-Armed Cufflink Bandit

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A one-armed man walked into a jewellery shop in Essex and distracted staff while he made off with a single cufflink. The thief pretended to be looking for a present for his mother, when he knocked boxes of cufflinks on the floor and ran off with one in the shape of a boxing glove. The gold cufflink from CJ Vinten in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, is worth £120 and police have issued CCTV footage of the thief. Sally Ann Manthorp, who works at the shop, said: “It wasn’t until we watched the CCTV we saw he had an empty sleeve tucked in…

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RIP Ian Carmichael 1920-2010

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The British actor who could be said to have embodied the ethos of Chappishness has died aged 89. Ian Carmichael always played the upper class twit, offering a bumbling but well-meaning conterpoint to the cads and bounders who shared the screen with him. One of his best-known roles was as Bertie Wooster in the 1960s BBC series, with Dennis Price as Jeeves. Although in his late 40s when he took the role of PG Wodehouse’s bumbling oaf (supposedly fresh out of university), Carmichael captured the spirit of Bertie in a way few actors have managed, including Hugh Laurie in the…

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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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