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Latest Edition: Summer 22

The Summer edition takes pole position at the starting line. Heading the cast of our latest edition, CHAP Summer 22, is none other than former Formula 1 world champion Damon Hill, who spoke eloquently to us about his father Graham Hill, playboy racing drivers, moustaches, the Royal Navy’s drinking habits and enlightenment behind the wheel… … Keep Reading

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The Queen: a Sartorial Jubilee

This year marks 70 years since The Queen acceded to the throne. But what did her Majesty wear on the day of her coronation at Westminster Abbey on 2nd June, 1953? The Queen’s Coronation dress, made of white satin and embroidered with the emblems of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in gold and silver… … 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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The Grand Flaneur Walk 2022

After a two-year hiatus, the most aimless walk of the century is back, with a party at the end of it. In July 2019, a large group of well-dressed dandies, flaneurs, boulevardiers and quaintrelles set forth from the statue of Beau Brummell on Jermyn Street, London, on a long walk with no destination whatsoever. This… … Keep Reading

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The New Issue

CHAP Spring 22 is a colourful celebration of remarkable women. After five years with a monochrome cover, The Chap has moved into the technicolour age by adding full colour to the cover of our next edition. CHAP Spring 22 will be a celebration of women, from eccentric lepidopterists and Formula 1 racers of history to… … Keep Reading

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Four Chaps for £4 Offer

We are making a stunningly generous offer to entice new subscribers to our magazine. For the ridiculously modest fee of £4.00, you will receive four quarterly editions of The Chap Magazine for just £1 each. You can claim this offer immediately by visiting our Subscriptions Page and using code 4CHAP when prompted to enter a… … Keep Reading

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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