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The Chap

The Chap has 418 articles published.

The Chap was founded in 1999 and is the longest-serving British magazine dedicated to the gentlemanly way of life, with its own quirky, satirical take on a style that has recently entered the mainstream.
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Interviews/Reviews

Troy Hawke

The Chap meets the star of a new live comedy show opening at Edinburgh Fringe this August, who greets the public outside chain stores in his spare time. Visitors to such salubrious establishments as B&Q, Wilko, Wetherspoons, Waitrose and TK Maxx recently may have enjoyed a cordial greeting as they entered, from a chap dressed… … Keep Reading

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Features

Explorer: The Life of Ranulph Fiennes

Gustav Temple reviews the new biopic about Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the world’s greatest living explorer. The Chap had the privilege of interviewing Sir Ranulph Fiennes for CHAP Winter 20, in which he discussed some of his many expeditions and the highs and lows of his truncated career in the army and the SAS. Now this… … Keep Reading

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Fashion

What Katie Did

Gustav Temple meets Katie Thomas, founder and doyenne of vintage-style lingerie brand What Katie Did, champion of the vintage scene and the pioneer for a retrospective revolution in ladies undergarments. This interview first appeared in CHAP Spring 22. How did it all start for What Katie Did? In the mid 1990s, I started collecting pieces… … Keep Reading

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Interviews

Valerie Leon

Gustav Temple meets the actress once described as ‘the English Raquel Welch’, who appeared in the Carry On films, episodes of The Persuaders and The Avengers, two of the James Bond films and Hammer House of Horror’s Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb. This interview first appeared in CHAP Spring 22. When you took acting jobs… … Keep Reading

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News

Latest Edition: Summer 22

The Summer edition takes pole position at the starting line. Heading the cast of our latest edition, CHAP Summer 22, is none other than former Formula 1 world champion Damon Hill, who spoke eloquently to us about his father Graham Hill, playboy racing drivers, moustaches, the Royal Navy’s drinking habits and enlightenment behind the wheel… … Keep Reading

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News

The Queen: a Sartorial Jubilee

This year marks 70 years since The Queen acceded to the throne. But what did her Majesty wear on the day of her coronation at Westminster Abbey on 2nd June, 1953? The Queen’s Coronation dress, made of white satin and embroidered with the emblems of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in gold and silver… … Keep Reading

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Fashion/News

The Second Grand Flaneur Walk

14th May 2022 saw the second instalment of the dandified stroll without destination. This year, after two years of not being permitted to wander anywhere, with or without destination, a large number of flaneurs pressed their pantaloons, polished their canes and cultivated new buttonholes again, in preparation for the second instalment of The Grand Flaneur… … Keep Reading

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Interviews

Jason Watkins Interview

Gustav Temple meets the actor whose wide range of roles has included forensic pathologists, serial killer biographers, editors of national newspapers and nearly the landlord of a house full of louche chaps. You may not recall this, but way back in the early 2000s you auditioned for a part in a sitcom we were developing… … Keep Reading

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News

The Grand Flaneur Walk 2022

After a two-year hiatus, the most aimless walk of the century is back, with a party at the end of it. In July 2019, a large group of well-dressed dandies, flaneurs, boulevardiers and quaintrelles set forth from the statue of Beau Brummell on Jermyn Street, London, on a long walk with no destination whatsoever. This… … Keep Reading

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News

The New Issue

CHAP Spring 22 is a colourful celebration of remarkable women. After five years with a monochrome cover, The Chap has moved into the technicolour age by adding full colour to the cover of our next edition. CHAP Spring 22 will be a celebration of women, from eccentric lepidopterists and Formula 1 racers of history to… … Keep Reading

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Fashion/Features

Scott Fraser Simpson

A rainy day in Worthing seemed like the perfect setting in which to meet a young fashion designer whose new collection evokes a 1950s French Riviera. John Minns spoke to Scott Simpson about how vintage is the backbone of all his designs, his early mod influences, his views on the paucity of youth subcultures and… … Keep Reading

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News/Reader Offers

Four Chaps for £4 Offer

We are making a stunningly generous offer to entice new subscribers to our magazine. For the ridiculously modest fee of £4.00, you will receive four quarterly editions of The Chap Magazine for just £1 each. You can claim this offer immediately by visiting our Subscriptions Page and using code 4CHAP when prompted to enter a… … Keep Reading

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