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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.
Am I Chap
Am I Chap?

Yannick Raczynski-Henk

“My name is Yannick Raczynski-Henk and I am an aspiring chap from the Netherlands. I am an archaeologist, so I spend many of my days caked in mud but even on those occasions I try to live up to the standards of chappism. This photograph was taken in my office on one of those paperwork … Keep Reading

British Beard and Moustache Championships Brighton
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Finest British Facial Fuzz Wins Plaudits

The nation’s finest facial fuzz was displayed in Brighton last weekend. More than 200 hirsute competitors took part in the first British Beard and Moustache Championships in Brighton on Saturday 16th September. The day began with a parade through the city towards Brighton Dome, where the judges presided over 11 categories of furry-faced individuals, who … Keep Reading

Prince William
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Prince Turns Out Topless on Holiday

News desks across the globe are battling with what’s left of their morals, wracked with doubts about publishing candidly taken photographs of the Duke of Cambridge on holiday recently. In the photographs of a smiling Prince in the Solomon Islands, it is quite clear that he is not wearing a neck fastening of any sort. … Keep Reading

Vintage Garments
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Vintage Garments

For those chaps who cannot yet afford Savile Row bespoke prices, the next best thing is to purchase vintage items that were perhaps constructed within that hallowed epicentre of bespoke tailoring. With a few adjustments by a competent seamstress, the item can easily be turned into clothing that still outsmarts most new items. Savvy Row. … Keep Reading

Reproduction Vintage
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Reproduction Vintage

Sometimes it can be frustrating to find a perfect vintage item that is just one size too small, and short of having corrective surgery, one is never going to fit inside it. This is where reproduction vintage has its uses, producing a range of sizes for every garment, all designed with an introspective delve into … Keep Reading

Gentlemens Outfitters
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Directory of Gentlemen’s Outfitters

A discreet directory of shops and online emporia which, in the opinion of The Chap, offer a range of tastefully selected garments and accessories of a high manufacturing standard suitable for the discerning gentleman and, in some cases, his lady companion. T Snook. This charming shop in Bridport, Dorset, is principally a hatters, with every … Keep Reading

Sean Connery
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Tailor Reintroduces the Bond Cut

The Mayfair tailor who made many of the suits worn by Sean Connery in the early Bond films has recreated the cut and made it available to the public. In Goldfinger, Connery wore a lightweight suit with a Prince of Wales check, as well as a barleycorn Harris Tweed jacket, which he wore with a … Keep Reading

Abercrombie
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Abercrombie & Fitch Fight for the Right to Party

Abercrombie & Fitch’s plans to muscle in on the ancient elegance of Savile Row continue, despite The Chap’s spirited attempts to oust them on April 23rd this year. Westminster Council has not seen fit to place any objection to the American casual wear outlet’s plans to open a children’s store at number 3, Savile Row, … Keep Reading

Time Gentlemen please
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Time Gentlemen, Please

Steve Pittard: AMATEURS ABOLISHED! screamed the headlines in 1962, during cricket’s equivalent of the French revolution. Daily Telegraph correspondent EW Swanton condemned the change as ‘not only unnecessary but deplorable’. Moreover, it meant curtains for the traditional ‘Gentlemen versus Players’ fixture – cricket’s oldest rivalry – in which carefree cavaliers had crossed swords with paid … Keep Reading

Royal Ascot
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The Arts of the Turf

Brigadier Gerard de Piercy: There can be few sporting events in the calendar that delineate the lingering vestiges of the British class system as clearly as Ascot in June. Royal patronage of the meeting dates back to the purchase of Ascot Heath as a place to race horses by Queen Anne in 1711. A keen … Keep Reading

Prince Charles
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Charles Maintains Princely Standards

The Prince of Wales is to host the inaugural London Men’s Fashion Collection at St James’s Palace, organised by the British Fashion Council. From George IV to Edward VIII, Princes of Wales have always devoted a good part of their lives to dressing well. Prince Charles holds the record of being the longest serving heir … Keep Reading

Am I Chap
Am I Chap?

Christopher Vincent

“This photo was taken at the Tweed Run, writes Christopher Vincent. “I had a barber chair set up and was doing tache fix-ups. I work at Murdock London if by chance you’d like to pop in for a trim and a shave.” Sir, that is extremely gracious of you and we initially wondered whether we … Keep Reading

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