The Chap

The Chap has 431 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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The Fourth Grand Flaneur Walk

2024’s saunter sans purpose also marks 25 years of The Chap Magazine. This year sees two very special milestones for The Chap Magazine. We mark our Silver Jubilee, having first published in 1999, and we shall sally forth on the fourth Grand Flaneur Walk on Sunday 28th April 2024. Assembling as usual at midday beside… … Keep Reading

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Attack of the 50-Foot Screen

Gustav Temple enjoys the immersive nature of a new documentary about London’s notorious Scala Cinema. One of the memories that captures the essence of my mispent youth is of staggering out of the Scala Cinema at dawn, coming down from a cocktail of cheap speed and cornershop whisky, and bumping into a similarly dishevelled Shane… … Keep Reading


CHAP Winter 23

The new edition is spearheaded by chap-hop superstar Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer. In his first full-length interview with The Chap, Mr. B expounds on his early years in the ghetto of East Cheam, Surrey, where he gained twin passions for British sitcoms such as Hancock’s Half Hour and rockabilly music, before being turned on… … Keep Reading

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Edward Sexton

Edward Sexton was the trailblazer of traditional British tailoring who rescued the image of Savile Row not once, but twice, writes Freddie Anderson. Edward Sexton’s journey of changing the suiting folklore of Savile Row began on Valentine’s Day in 1969. With business partner Tommy Nutter, they originally used the appellation of Nutters of Savile Row. Nutter… … Keep Reading

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CHAP Autumn 23

The new Autumn issue of Britain’s favourite gentleman’s quarterly bills itself as the ‘Rebel Trouser’ edition. Gracing the cover of our 117th edition is former Clash bassist, fine artist and solo musician Paul Simonon, who reveals how he styled the Clash in the early days and the importance of trilbies and pin stripes in one… … Keep Reading

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Chap Books

New addition to our online store purveys books directly and indirectly proceeding from The Chap stable. In the beginning, The Chap was a slim pamphlet only available in strange little bookshops that have since closed down or become chain stores. Once the publication began reaching the attention of more than a handful of peculiar people,… … 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 fictional moustaches, starched collars, violence and clothes and sibling relationships. Your moustache is the only moustache in the entire cast of Peaky Blinders. We’re very interested in moustache growing at the Chap. Presumably you have… … Keep Reading

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Oppenheimer’s Hat

The costume designer for Oppenheimer travelled halfway around the world to get the right hat for Cillian Murphy. The recent release of Oppenheimer grabbed slightly more attention than a summer film release, partly by bizarrely being lumped in with simultaneous release Barbie, to the point where cinephiles were attending both films as a kind of… … Keep Reading



Titillating tidings of a new collaboration between silk maestro Geoff Stocker and this publication. Eastbourne Pier and fine silk headscarves are not bedfellows that immediately spring to mind. Yet on one damp day that purported to be during the English Springtime, this publication turned the salty slats of the wooden pier into the Silk Road… … Keep Reading

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Paddy Considine Interview

Chris Sullivan meets the Midlands-born actor who has played gritty characters in British indie films, television goodies and baddies and, most recently, the doomed King Viserys in House of the Dragon. In all my decades as interviewer of both actors and directors for many of the UK’s finest broadsheets, I cannot recall any actor of… … 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 and his special relationship with the British Isles. On stage is the Palast Orchester: eleven impeccably dressed gentlemen, and a lady in evening dress at the violin. A tall man in a velvet dinner jacket… … 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 heartlands of Britain to help the nation’s underprivileged. You had a special travel suit adapted by Norton & Sons. Could you explain the details?It was to suit all seasons, for use in the tropics, the… … Keep Reading

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