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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.
Barack and Mitt
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White Waistcoat Divides a Nation

The U.S. Presidential election became a two-horse race, and eventually it was the two candidates’ approach to wearing white tie that swung the contest in Barack Obama’s favour. He and Mitt Romney were speeding neck and neck towards the finishing line, when one small but essential detail helped voters decide whom they wanted in the… … Keep Reading

Salvatore Calabrese
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World’s Most Expensive Cocktail

A cocktail maker has claimed to have set a new record for the most expensive cocktail in the world. Mixologist Salvatore Calabrese says “Salvatore’s Legacy”, made using ingredients dating back to before American independence and the French Revolution, will set you back a cool £5,500 per glass. Guinness World Records said it is investigating the… … Keep Reading

Eccentric Shopkeeper
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The Great Eccentric Survey

Not many years ago, one could visit any town in Britain and be guaranteed to spot at least one eccentric, happily going about his or her business. Dress codes varied wildly, from brightly coloured mackintoshes, hats with feathers and wellington boots, to long flowing scarves, top hats and no shoes at all. A multitude of… … Keep Reading

Opera
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Opera Gets a Dressing Down

The English National Opera, in cahoots with trendy pop musicians and eccentric filmmakers, has launched a campaign to encourage folk to turn up to watch the opera wearing pantaloons de nimes and plimsolls. Damon Albarn’s recent production Dr Dee was a huge success at the ENO and responsible for attracting younger crowds to the opera… … Keep Reading

Am I Chap
Am I Chap?

Tony Abdy

“Whilst others limbo under the lowest bar of dress code for the bar,” writes Tony Abdy, from Yorkshire, “I would like to think I uphold a little sartorial elegance in the taverns of this great nation. PS I have nearly every issue of The Chap in the downstairs privy.” Buying a round of drinks for… … Keep Reading

Am I Chap
Am I Chap?

Count of Gutentag

The self-styled ‘Count of Gutentag’, whose photograph was sent in by Sir Archibald Acheson, is in fact an elaborately designed, though poorly executed, doorbell. A real count, doorbell accessory or otherwise, would not wear a cardboard topper, an ill-fitting brown jacket with the pocket flaps tucked in and no pocket square, paired with black trousers,… … Keep Reading

Am I Chap
Am I Chap?

Lyndon Yorke

“I would like to submit my Chappishness photos for consideration,” writes Lyndon Yorke, “taken on my amphibious bath chair, occasionally seen on the upper Thames, especially during Regatta.” This is more along the lines of how a count should comport himself. The built-in champagne cooler is a nice touch, the lack of headwear perfectly excusable… … Keep Reading

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

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