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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 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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Am I Chap?

Am I Chap?

Readers submit themselves to the ultimate sartorial assessment. Please send photographs to chap@thechap.co.uk “Here I am in Qatar,” writes Steven Beutel, “where I have stared into the abyss for so long, it (the abyss) has begun to look back – What if nothing exists? Would I still be appropriately attired? Thus then, I say unto… … Keep Reading

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    Jason Watkins Interview

    Gustav Temple meets the actor whose wide range of roles has included forensic pathologists, serial killer biographers, editors of national… Keep Reading

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    Daniel Day-Lewis

    Chris Sullivan met the triple Oscar-winning actor to look back at his entire cinematic career, and to try and find… Keep Reading

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    Sir Ranulph Fiennes

    Gustav Temple meets the man declared by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s greatest explorer, to discuss climbing… Keep Reading

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    RIP Helen McCrory

    As a tribute to the late actress, who died aged 52 on 16th April, Gustav Temple recalls an inspiring encounter… Keep Reading

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    Martin Freeman Interview

    Chris Sullivan meets the stylish actor to discuss the mod aesthetic, music, Mark Powell, badly dressed actors and acid jazz.… Keep Reading

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    Geoffrey Palmer

    Several years ago, Alex Smythe-Smith met the lugubrious actor, who recently passed away aged 93, at his home in Buckinghamshire… Keep Reading

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    Leslie Phillips

    Chris Sullivan meets the great British comic actor, now aged 94, whose recollections of his career serve as a history… Keep Reading

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Flaneur Gift Set

A chap about to set off on a long walk about the city wherein he dwells must perforce prepare himself adequately. He must be well-groomed, fabulously dressed and emitting a subtle scent that is redolent of Paris in the 1930s. The Flaneur Gift Set will allow him to do just that. The set contains a … Keep Reading

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Flaneur After-Shave Balm

After a lengthy hiatus and following numerous requests from readers, the Chap's succulently-scented, face-smoothing Flaneur after-shave balm is back in stock. This creamy unguent is based on the same scent as Flaneur eau de cologne, and provides the fizzog with a much-needed soothing balm after the rigours of the razor have left it raw … Keep Reading

CHAP Spring 22

Issue 111 of The Chap is a celebration of women. Our main interview is with Anna Friel, who discusses rising through the ranks from Brookside to starring alongside Susan Sarandon in US country music saga Monarch. We also meet Katie Thomas, founder of retro-style lingerie brand What Katie Did, and Valerie Leon, who starred … Keep Reading

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Four Chaps Bundle

Four recent editions of The Chap Magazine provide an ideal introduction to this gentleman's journal. Within a total of 656 pages, you find interviews with Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jason Watkins, Jeremy Hackett, Lindsay Duncan and The Sparks Brothers Ron and Russell Mael. Features included therein cover topics as diverse as Terry-Thomas, Sir Richard … 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… Keep Reading

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    A stocking for every occasion? Well, they haven’t yet brought out a Tweed Seam (The Chap will be the first… Keep Reading

  • Dashing Tweeds

    Dashing Tweeds make fabulous, flamboyant tweeds that fuse great British workmanship with innovative design and dandiacal flair. Neil Ridley and… Keep Reading

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    Peaky Blinders

    The Chap took some semi-professional models and clothing supplied by Darcy Clothing and Some Like it Holy to create our… Keep Reading

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    Laird Hatters

    Laird Hatters supply the more fashionable parts of London with sterling bowlers, Fedoras, trilbies, Homburgs, Baker Boy Caps and many… Keep Reading

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    Earl of Bedlam

    In issue 94 we took to the streets of Lambeth to photograph the clothes made by local bespoke tailor Earl… Keep Reading

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Rajasthan, India

On a recent trip to Rajasthan, I discovered that not only does India possess its famous wealth of history and architecture, but it is also one of the most natural habitats for the travelling Chap. My journey took me first to Delhi, only nine hours away by plane but, as soon as you land, the… … Keep Reading

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The Chap Travels

Old Shanghai

Paul French, author of City of Devils, takes us on a walking tour of Old Shanghai, recounting the tales of decadence, opium and freebooting of the 1930s and what remains of that era in modern Shanghai In its heyday, Shanghai was the real deal when it came to anonymity – a chap could walk down… … Keep Reading

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Kentucky

Kentucky is regarded as the first of the Southern states, sitting south of the Ohio River on the eastern side of the United States. It is a green and pleasant land, literally. There are miles of gently rolling hills, clean air and plentiful amounts of fine pure mineral water. All these elements play a large… … Keep Reading

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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…

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Around The World in Eight Cocktails

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Gustav Temple follows in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg to sample a cocktail from each of the eight cities he visits on his circumnavigation. There are as many cocktails are there are cities in the world, and Phileas Fogg’s route in Around the World in 80 Days took him through some of the major drinking…

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Readers submit themselves to the ultimate sartorial assessment. Please send photographs to chap@thechap.co.uk “Here I am in Qatar,” writes Steven Beutel, “where I have stared into the abyss for so long, it (the abyss) has begun to look back – What if nothing exists? Would I still be appropriately attired? Thus then, I say unto…

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