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The Invisible Edge

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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…

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Books

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A selection of recommended books currently in print which Chaps and Chapettes might find to their liking.     HOW TO BE CHAP How To Be Chap (2016) is a large-format hardback tome chronicling the entire history of The Chap, from its humble beginnings as a discreet gentlemen’s pamphlet, through all its public protests and demonstrations against vulgarity, to the crowning glory of the Chap Olympiad. Packed with full-colour photographs of all the key members of the Chap fraternity, as well as all the proto-Chaps who have been interviewed, the book offers the most detailed insight into this curious social…

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Umbrellas

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The Umbrella Shop Official suppliers of rain cover and jousting equipment to The Chap Olympiad, this formidable company deals in sturdy brollies of all prices by mail order only, thus maintaining competitive prices. Some of their brollies are aimed at commissionaires and doormen, but since these days a gentleman is often left to fend for himself outside his abode, he need look no further than this establishment for all his shower-protective requirements. www.theumbrellashop.co.uk Swaine Adeney Brigg London’s celebrated maker of leather goods, umbrellas, hats and other luxury items started life as a whip maker in 1750, founded by John Ross,…

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Vintage Garments

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For those chaps who cannot yet afford Savile Row bespoke prices, the next best thing is to purchase vintage items that were perhaps constructed within that hallowed epicentre of bespoke tailoring. With a few adjustments by a competent seamstress, the item can easily be turned into clothing that still outsmarts most new items. Savvy Row. One of the leading on-line retailers of classic vintage clothing for men, Savvy Row’s handpicked items include suits, overcoats, smoking jackets, tweeds, sports jackets, hats and shoes by makers such as Crombie, John G Hardy, Bladen, Harris Tweed, DAKS, Aquascutum, Lock & Co., Church’s and…

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Reproduction Vintage

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Sometimes it can be frustrating to find a perfect vintage item that is just one size too small, and short of having corrective surgery, one is never going to fit inside it. This is where reproduction vintage has its uses, producing a range of sizes for every garment, all designed with an introspective delve into past clothing construction. Darcy Clothing. Both on-line and with a charming little shop in Lewes, East Sussex, the Darcy Clothing range specialises in workwear styles from the 1930s and 40s, with spearpoint collared shirts, drill jackets and high -back fishtail waisted trousers. Darcy also stocks…

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