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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 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

Features/News

CHAP Winter 21

The new edition sets off on a voyage around the globe via the work of Jules Verne. Our main interview is with actor Jason Watkins, who stars in the new BBC adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days, along with David Tennant as Phileas Fogg and Lindsay Duncan as Jane Digby. Jason enthuses about… … Keep Reading

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News/Reader Offers

Half Price Subscription with Free Gift

Present a chum or relative with a subscription to The Chap for half the usual price and choose one of two free gifts. This year, The Chap is providing the ideal Christmas gift for someone in your life who dreams of sartorial exactitude, or perhaps already has it, and yearns to read about the chaps… … Keep Reading

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Features/News/Reviews

Last Night in Soho

Gustav Temple reviews Edgar Wright’s new psychological thriller set in the swinging sixties Fans of Edgar Wright’s trilogy of comedies Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and World’s End expecting this film to feature amusing fast-edit shots of Simon Pegg getting drunk and losing his girlfriend will find something rather different. The British director, whose… … Keep Reading

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Features/News

The New Edition

CHAP Autumn 21 has sparks flying, sea monsters rearing and men lounging about in pyjamas and dressing gowns. CHAP Autumn 21 finally tracked down the Sparks Brothers, while they sashayed about Cannes promoting not one, but two new feature films, Edgar Wrights documentary The Sparks Brothers and Leos Carax’s Annette. Ron and Russell Mael discuss… … Keep Reading

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Features

Josephine Baker

Chris Sullivan traces the sensational career of the dirt poor girl from St Louis who went on to become the reigning queen of 1920s Paris and an international star. The sun was shining as best it could in Paris on the 15th April 1975. 20,000 people had lined the streets to watch Joséphine Baker’s funeral… … Keep Reading

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Fashion/Features

Bright Young City

Chris Sullivan on how the end of WWI and the Spanish Flu pandemic brought about the birth of nightclub culture in 1920s London. The nightclub ethos as we now perceive it, with bars and dance floors on which men and women actually dance together, began in the 1920s. Before the era, aptly named the Jazz… … Keep Reading

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