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The Happy Prince

At the start of Rupert Everett’s new film, we see the Oscar Wilde we know – decked out in evening clothes, telling the titular fairy tale to his two sons. The 1997 film Wilde with Stephen Fry has several scenes like this, which show Wilde as a loving father. And then Everett as Wilde breaks the fourth wall and says to camera, “It’s a dream.” It’s also a bracing statement of intent: We’re not going to see that Oscar Wilde. The Wilde we’re watching is about to scrounge some absinthe and cocaine for himself and two street urchins, then paint… Keep Reading

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The Fake Royal Commentator

It has been discovered that Thomas J Mace-Archer-Mills Esq, a familiar face in television interviews during the Royal Wedding, was a fraud. Mace-Archer-Mills cut the mustard on television, with his upper class accent, traditional attire and air of authority on all things royal, and passed comment on the Royal Wedding without anyone questioning his credentials. He was one of the most frequently seen faces on TV during the run-up to the wedding, giving insightful comments such as why Meghan Markle was right not to wear a shoulderless dress during the ceremony: “You are in a chapel which is a royal… Keep Reading

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STANLEY, A MAN OF VARIETY

The new film written by and starring Timothy Spall uses a format with which readers of The Chap will be familiar. The style of Kind Hearts and Coronets, in which Dennis Price played the lead while all the other roles were played by Alec Guinness, has been taken even further with Stanley, a Man of Variety. In the film, out today, both the lead role and all the supporting characters are played by Timothy Spall; his is the only human face to appear on the screen for the whole movie. Added to this unusual format is the fact that nearly… Keep Reading

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New Range of Chap Pocket Squares

The first run of our specially designed Chap Pocket Squares proved so popular that they have gone into a second run. In addition, designer Caroline Lindop, who created the first selection, has created a stunning new series of art deco pocket square designs, based on original art deco designs of the 1920s. In response to readers’ observations, we have stuck to the design flavours that proved the most successful, while allowing our designer to let her creative juices flow. Now available to purchase are the original three Chap Deco designs: Deco Chap, Scatterchap and Chap Tile, along with three fabulous… Keep Reading

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Summer 18 Edition

Our Summer 2018 edition, issue 96, is available to purchase online now and will be on magazine racks on 17th May. It is no small claim to make that it is probably the best-ever edition of The Chap, but no previous issue has so comprehensively gathered together so many vital strands of this thing they call “anarcho-dandyism”. First of all, we have an interview with comedy legend and all-round loveable Chap Michael Palin, whom that other loveable Chap Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer met to discuss Monty Python, travel attire, Ripping Yarns and The Death of Stalin. Other features include… Keep Reading

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THE CHAP OLYMPIAD

On Saturday 14th July, The Chap Olympiad welcomes 1500 eccentric chaps and dapper debutantes to Bedford Square Gardens in central London, for a completely unique day of sartorial elegance and sporting mayhem. The purpose of the Chap Olympiad is for chaps and Chapettes to try and beat each other at games such as Umbrella Jousting, Tea Pursuit and Riding Crop Rumpus, but sporting prowess is not something these dissolute dandies value very highly. Higher on their list of priorities is choosing the correct cravat to wear with their linen suit, or which beaded clutch bag to carry with their 1920s… Keep Reading

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Welcome to the new web site for The Chap, Britain’s longest running gentlemen’s publication. Since launching the new site in January 2018, we have uploaded plenty of new material from our extensive archive – see ARCHIVE Signing up for our newsletter is the best way for you to keep abreast, on a weekly basis, of what’s coming up in the publication, as well as keeping you abreast of Chap events and other relevant occurrences around the globe. For the moment, we’d like to tell you about our new edition, which has Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret on the cover and… Keep Reading

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Winter Edition of The Chap

Our November edition comes out on 17/11/17, two days after the broadcast of the first episode of Season 4 of Peaky Blinders on BBC2. Having been granted exclusive access to the production team, cast and creators, The Chap is proud to have Paul Anderson, who plays Arthur Shelby in the series, on the front cover, as well as in a six-page interview inside. We also spent some time with Stephen Knight, who wrote and devised Peaky Blinders, to find out how he came up with the idea while chatting to his relatives in Birmingham. We also met Loz Schiavo, hair… Keep Reading

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Chap Accessories

The Chap’s new range of gentlemen’s accessories is exclusively available from The Chap Store Noticing that gentlemen’s coat and jacket lapels were looking a little empty these days, the Chap has launched a completely new range of cufflinks, lapel badges and pocket squares, with more gentlemanly accoutrements to follow shortly. The Chap Cufflinks and Chap lapel badges are available now, in a sharp new design by Caroline Lindop that takes the erstwhile Chap logo and gives it a bit of a facelift and a monocle. House colours of red, black and silver are maintained, as is high quality craftsmanship and the… Keep Reading

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The Rake’s Progress

Hot on the heels of Cooking For Chaps, Drinking for Chaps and How to Be Chap, this publication seeks to break new literary ground with the publication of The Rake’s Progress. The Chap founder Gustav Temple is collaborating with historical biographer Alexander Larman, author of Byron’s Women and Blazing Star, (The Life of the Earl of Rochester), to produce The Rake’s Progress, a comprehensive and splendidly entertaining look at twenty men and women who all, in different ways, can be described as ‘rakes’. The Rake has drifted in and out of every decade since man first realised he could choose between… Keep Reading

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The Invisible Edge

If you are seeking the classic shaving experience, you will be hard pushed to find anybody with the range of straight (cut-throat) razors held by The Invisible Edge. For over 10 years this online store has specialised in high quality European manufactured straight razors, which will both take and keep the keenest edge. Razors which, with proper care, will last a lifetime. Interest in traditional shaving has been on the increase in recent years as men rediscover the satisfaction to be had from taking a little longer over the shaving experience, ditching the disposable and enjoying the type of shave… Keep Reading

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Dandies Unite Against Terrorism

The capital of the autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq, Erbil, which has been at the frontline of the struggle against the Islamic State (IS) group, has seen the birth of a sartorial revolution. A group of proto-Chaps is calling themselves Mr. Erbil and has been dubbed “Iraq’s first gentlemen’s fashion club”. Mr. Erbil’s first photo shoot gathered huge amounts of social media followers and sent ripples of approval among followers of this publication. Mr. Erbil stress that what they are doing mixes “modernity and cultural heritage”, by harking back to the lifestyles of the Effendis, the traditional Kurdish landowning… Keep Reading

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