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What Katie Did

Gustav Temple meets Katie Thomas, founder and doyenne of vintage-style lingerie brand What Katie Did, champion of the vintage scene and the pioneer for a retrospective revolution in ladies undergarments. This interview first appeared in CHAP Spring 22. How did it all start for What Katie Did? In the mid 1990s, I started collecting pieces… … Keep Reading

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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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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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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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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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Charlie Watts

On the loss of Charlie Watts aged 80, Gustav Temple recalls the Rolling Stones’ drummer’s lifetime devotion to looking dapper. The young Charles Robert Watts’ first sartorial influence was his father, who took him to his Jewish tailor in the East End. Once Charlie discovered jazz in the 1950s, he was struck by the style… … Keep Reading

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Gareth Southgate’s Lucky Tie

The England manager’s switch from a lucky waistcoat to a lucky tie has immeasurably increased the fortunes of his team. At England’s last major football tournament, Gareth Southgate was seen at every match sporting a plain blue waistcoat from Marks & Spencer, as reported in 2018 by this very publication. At this year’s European Championship,… … Keep Reading

Fashion/News

Adjustable Costume Competition

In conjunction with vintage-inspired Japanese menswear brand Adjustable Costume, we are running a competition to win some of their fabulous accessories. To enter the draw for one of these fabulous prizes, all you have to do it sign up to our newsletter, and you will then receive details of how to enter. The competition closes… … Keep Reading

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Blakesby Hats

Gustav Temple spoke to Australian hat maker Blake “Blakesby” Canham-Bennett, who has expanded the colour and shape of men’s headwear, while holding on to classic styles and manufacturing methods. You seem to have broken the mould when it comes to men’s hat styles, while adhering to traditional blocks and techniques. Was this what you set out to… … Keep Reading

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Fashion

Stanley Biggs

Liam Jefferies meets the doyenne of Stanley Biggs, a menswear company with one foot set firmly in history. For some, there is no beating vintage. A vintage duffel coat found in the back of a surplus store will invoke a greater sense of worth than a similar model churned out by the thousands in some… … Keep Reading

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Clare Bradley, British Sewing Bee Champion 2020

Minerva Miller discusses practical glamour and the lost art of mending with this year’s Sewing Bee Champion and vintage enthusiast Clare Bradley While watching the first episode of the 2020 series of The Great British Sewing Bee last April, one of the contestants immediately stood out: wearing a vintage inspired dress, she expressed her enjoyment… … Keep Reading

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Chap Pocket Squares

The imminent launch of a brand-new pocket square design sees the restocking of our coveted breast pocket adornments The launch of our new eau de cologne Raffish has led to the inevitable question: which pocket square is the correct one to wear alongside this decadent gentlemen’s fragrance? The solution seemed to be the design of… … Keep Reading

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