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All other back issues may be purchased in sets of six, covering each of the six key stages of the evolution of The Chap, from its humble beginnings in 1999. There is a flat cost of £15 per set of six, regardless of era or size, which effectively results in you receiving one copy entirely free.
Special Introductory Bundle
A special introductory offer for those who wish to dip their toes into the world of The Chap without making an enormous sacrifice. We are offering three random, recent back issues for only one pound each. The issues are guaranteed to be published in the last two years and will include at least one of the ones pictured.
This was when the Chap came of age and celebrated its tenth year of publication. The special edition to mark that decade is included in this package. Highlights include: Sebastian Horsley on 21st Century Dandies, a Potted History of The Chap, Chaps of the Decade, Just William, Interviews with Billy Childish, Richard Griffiths, Hardeep Singh Kohli and Nickolas Grace, Pith Helmets, Bartitsu, Sir Richard Burton, A Guide to Sexual Deviants, A Getleman’s Guide to Amateur Warfare, Priestly Attire, Antique Walking Canes, the Charge of the Light Brigade.
Young Manhood 2010-2011
The Chap acquired some colour to its cheeks and began to feature more pretty ladies on the covers. New writers such as Fleur de Guerre, Tom Hodgkinson and Sebastian Horsley raised the quality of the words. Highlights include: Interviews with David Hockney, John Waters, Mark Powell, The Puppini Sisters and Alain de Botton. The Duke of Windsor’s Wardrobe, The Tweed Run, Cricket Whites, The Real Withnail – Vivian Mackerell, Brazilian Voodoo, Horsley on Satan, Absinthe, The Grand Anarcho-Dandyist Ball, Teddy Boys, Lord Byron.
The Chap experienced a complete design overhaul and acquired a smart new logo in the process. Content highlights from this bundle include: Film Noir Clothing, an Introduction to Chap Hop, Interviews with Alex Kapranos, CW Stoneking, the Correspondents, The Mad Queen of Madagascar, Diana Dors, Duelling, George Mallory, Jolly Olly and Carol Cleveland interviews, Cricket’s Fashion Faux Pas, the first Atters interview – with Adam Ant, Marchesa Casati, Osbert Lancaster, Roger Moore interview, Playboys, the Persuaders.
Advanced Chaphood 2013-2014
By this stage the Chap was accidentally fashionable, and the magazine coped with this by deliberately seeking new ground, now that the hipsters had adopted our moustachios and tweeds. The issue was addressed head on in issue 65, with a look at the well-dressed beatnik. Other highlights include: Steampunk, interviews with Brian Blessed, Robert Rankin, Peter Stringfellow and Tim Brooke-Taylor, Eccentrics, Eartha Kitt, Raffles, The Wicker Man, The Art of Being Louche, Montague Burton, Spike Jones and his City Slickers, How to Build your Own Seduction Engine, Ladies Smoking Pipes.
The Chap in 2015 continued to be surprisingly relevant, and there were still old and younger chaps worth interviewing, such as Terence Stamp, Rachel Johnson, Ken Dodd, Joan Le Mesurier and Oscar Wilde’s grandson Merlin Holland. Other highlights included: Cooking for Chaps with recipe excerpts, Trench Coats, Champagne, the Ghost Stories of M.R. James, Walking Boots, Gentlemanly Scents, Aran Sweaters, Umbrellas, Penny Loafers, Le Sabrage, the Bronx Pipe Smokers’ Club, Steve McQueen, Cricket Moustaches.
Chap to the Future 2016
The Chap in 2016 begins to broaden its horizons, while retaining its feet firmly in a solid English past. This era saw the welcome and surprise return of Vic Darkwood to the fold, after a seven-year absence. He penned an article for all six of these issues, on themes including trouser pockets and the Etiquette of Involuntary Spasm. Interviewees across these issues include Kendo Nagasaki, Katy Manning and Matt Berry. The passing of Avengers star Patrick Macnee resulted in a tribute to John Steed, while the passing of Bowie resulted in a tribute to the peak of his lapels in Berlin. Laszlo Krass continues to plot chappist escapades from behind the Iron Curtain. Sartorially, you will learn about Flat Caps, Barbour Jackets, Tweed jackets, Belts, Demob suits, Harrington jackets and Fair Isle sweaters. The abomination that is the new England cricket sweater is compared to the glory knits of the past. You will also witness the crowning of six Kings of Chaps.
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