The Chap Magazine launched in the United States in Autumn 2018, available in selected branches of Barnes & Noble in all the major cities of the USA. There are already thousands of men and women in the United States who dress impeccably and celebrate precisely the values enshrined in our gentlemen’s periodical. Ever since interviewing film director John Waters in our fifth edition 20 years ago, it has come to our attention that the percentage of American men who kick against the slovenly dress codes of the age, and treat their choice of pocket square as the most important decision of the day, is as high as it is in Britain.
The cover star of our first edition to be sold in the US was New York dandy, impresario and bandleader Dandy Wellington, who has been putting such pazzazz into dandyism that countless others have followed suit, in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland. Baltimore has sartorially been single-handedly taken care of by John Waters. Having barely scratched the surface of the many chaps and chapettes already living in the US, we shall be bringing more and more of them into the pages of the Chap for future editions. Significant Americans already featured in the pages of the Chap include Vintage Egyptologist Colleen Darnell, Stray Cat Slim Jim Phantom and those gathered every year in Washington to celebrate Seersucker Social.
Our regular American contributors will continue to fill our pages with reports of Chappish activity from across the Atlantic, and we will be including vintage events based in the US in our Vintage Events Guide.
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