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The Chap

The Chap has 413 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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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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The Chap Drinks

Around The World in Eight Cocktails

Gustav Temple follows in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg to sample a cocktail from each of the eight cities he visits on his circumnavigation. There are as many cocktails are there are cities in the world, and Phileas Fogg’s route in Around the World in 80 Days took him through some of the major drinking… … Keep Reading

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The Chap Dines

The Jones Family Affair

Gustav Temple reviews a new steakhouse in the heart of London’s Theatreland. One of my favourite pubs in London is the Harp on William IVth Street in the heart of Theatreland. It is not, as one would expect, full of chorus girls and understudies awaiting their moment in the footlights, at least not on a… … Keep Reading

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Am I Chap?

Readers submit themselves to the ultimate sartorial assessment. Please send photographs to chap@thechap.co.uk “Here I am in Qatar,” writes Steven Beutel, “where I have stared into the abyss for so long, it (the abyss) has begun to look back – What if nothing exists? Would I still be appropriately attired? Thus then, I say unto… … Keep Reading

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Fashion/Photoshoots

Overlook Revisited

The Chap descended on a former convent near St Albans with a curious connection to Stanley Kubrick to re-enact scenes from Brideshead Revisited and The Shining. Photographs by Soulstealer Photography. Having hung up our cameras, model release forms and boxes of props for a year-and-a-half, it was with great excitement that a mob of popinjays… … Keep Reading

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Features/Interviews

Daniel Day-Lewis

Chris Sullivan met the triple Oscar-winning actor to look back at his entire cinematic career, and to try and find out why he works so damn hard on immersing himself in the difficult roles he chooses. Daniel Day-Lewis’s famously intensive modus operandi is certainly effective. He is the only man ever to win three Best… … Keep Reading

Features/News

The Hand of God

Paolo Sorrentino’s autobiographical new film reviewed by Gustav Temple. Diego Maradona appears in Paolo Sorrentino’s earlier film Youth, in which the bloated, ageing footballer is still viewed with awe by those who glimpse him at the gates of the Swiss sanatorium where he’s staying. His presence in Sorrentino’s latest, The Hand of God, is less… … Keep Reading

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