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Top Hat Restoration

Gustav Temple visits Master Hatter Jayesh Vaghela at Lock & Co to have his original Edwardian top hat restored. Where do you start when restoring an original Edwardian top hat such as mine?The first thing I do is give it a good clean, using plain old tap water. One of the main reasons for the… … Keep Reading

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Sunday 16th June is the Day of the Dad, when fathers across the land emerge from whatever wooden building they spend the rest of the year hiding in, to be showered with gifts from their offspring. We’ve all seen that look on pater’s face when he unwraps the hoe you bought him from the garden… … Keep Reading

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The Fourth Grand Flaneur Walk

Over a hundred dapper chaps and chapettes sauntered sans purpose through London. On Sunday 5th May 2024, a crowd assembled at the junction of Piccadilly and Jermyn Street, London W1. Usually the only notable aspect of this corner is the life-size statue of the great dandy Beau Brummell, but on this day even the Beau… … Keep Reading

News

The Grand Silver Jubilee Ball

The Chap will celebrate 25 years of publication with our grandest party ever on 12th October. There have been many ‘nights of a thousand waistcoats’ over the years, but 2024 is the year for the grandest chap party of all. This year we celebrate twenty-five years on magazine racks and doormats, and thus shall be… … Keep Reading

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    Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer

    Gustav Temple meets the man who put ‘Chap’ into Hip Hop and called it ‘Chap Hop’. The full interview appears… Keep Reading

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    Paul Anderson

    Paul Anderson, who plays Arthur Shelby in Peaky Blinders, spoke to Gustav Temple during the filming of Season 4, about… Keep Reading

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    Max Raabe

    Marie de Winter and Ferdinand Sturm meet the German singer to chat about his ideas on good style, tame zebras… Keep Reading

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    John Blashford-Snell

    Gustav Temple meets the legendary explorer whose adventures have taken him across all seven continents, as well as into the… Keep Reading

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    RIP Helen McCrory

    As a tribute to the late actress, who died aged 52 on 16th April, Gustav Temple recalls an inspiring encounter… Keep Reading

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    Leslie Phillips

    This was one of the last interviews given by Leslie Phillips before his death aged 98 on 7th November 2022.… Keep Reading

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    John Malkovich

    Hercule Poirot is an iconic character. What was it that drew you to the role and why did you want… Keep Reading

Photoshoots

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    Overlook Revisited

    The Chap descended on a former convent near St Albans with a curious connection to Stanley Kubrick to re-enact scenes… Keep Reading

  • 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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Bohemian Paris

I still find the Eurostar really rather wonderful. You get on a train at St. Pancras and alight some two hours later at Le Gare Du Nord into a different world, where the attitudes, tastes, smells, people and culture are as different from London as sand is to salt. Undeniably, it is quite an anomalous… … Keep Reading

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

From the eleventh floor balcony of a hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the horizon flashing with lightning, brassy wisps of Mariachi music wafting up from somewhere through the heat of the night, was the sense that we were definitely in Mexico. It had taken nearly 20 hours to reach this moment of Mexican awareness, though… … Keep Reading

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Rajasthan, India

On a recent trip to Rajasthan, I discovered that not only does India possess its famous wealth of history and architecture, but it is also one of the most natural habitats for the travelling Chap. My journey took me first to Delhi, only nine hours away by plane but, as soon as you land, the… … Keep Reading

Top Hat Restoration

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Gustav Temple visits Master Hatter Jayesh Vaghela at Lock & Co to have his original Edwardian top hat restored. Where do you start when restoring an original Edwardian top hat such as mine?The first thing I do is give it a good clean, using plain old tap water. One of the main reasons for the…

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Father’s Day Subscription Offer

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Sunday 16th June is the Day of the Dad, when fathers across the land emerge from whatever wooden building they spend the rest of the year hiding in, to be showered with gifts from their offspring. We’ve all seen that look on pater’s face when he unwraps the hoe you bought him from the garden…

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The Fourth Grand Flaneur Walk

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Over a hundred dapper chaps and chapettes sauntered sans purpose through London. On Sunday 5th May 2024, a crowd assembled at the junction of Piccadilly and Jermyn Street, London W1. Usually the only notable aspect of this corner is the life-size statue of the great dandy Beau Brummell, but on this day even the Beau…

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Hawksmoor Air Street

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Gustav Temple and Alexander Larman sample the carnivorous delights of an elegantly art deco eaterie in London. What kind of a name is ‘Air’ for a street? one might ask, while meandering on the frontier between St James’s and Soho in search of a restaurant. Surely all streets contain air – although in this smog-filled…

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