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The Fourth Grand Flaneur Walk

2024’s saunter sans purpose also marks 25 years of The Chap Magazine. This year sees two very special milestones for The Chap Magazine. We mark our Silver Jubilee, having first published in 1999, and we shall sally forth on the fourth Grand Flaneur Walk on Sunday 28th April 2024. Assembling as usual at midday beside… … Keep Reading

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Attack of the 50-Foot Screen

Gustav Temple enjoys the immersive nature of a new documentary about London’s notorious Scala Cinema. One of the memories that captures the essence of my mispent youth is of staggering out of the Scala Cinema at dawn, coming down from a cocktail of cheap speed and cornershop whisky, and bumping into a similarly dishevelled Shane… … Keep Reading


CHAP Winter 23

The new edition is spearheaded by chap-hop superstar Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer. In his first full-length interview with The Chap, Mr. B expounds on his early years in the ghetto of East Cheam, Surrey, where he gained twin passions for British sitcoms such as Hancock’s Half Hour and rockabilly music, before being turned on… … Keep Reading

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Chap Books

New addition to our online store purveys books directly and indirectly proceeding from The Chap stable. In the beginning, The Chap was a slim pamphlet only available in strange little bookshops that have since closed down or become chain stores. Once the publication began reaching the attention of more than a handful of peculiar people,… … Keep Reading

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    Paul Anderson

    Paul Anderson, who plays Arthur Shelby in Peaky Blinders, spoke to Gustav Temple during the filming of Season 4, about… Keep Reading

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    Paddy Considine Interview

    Chris Sullivan meets the Midlands-born actor who has played gritty characters in British indie films, television goodies and baddies and,… Keep Reading

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    Max Raabe

    Marie de Winter and Ferdinand Sturm meet the German singer to chat about his ideas on good style, tame zebras… Keep Reading

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    John Blashford-Snell

    Gustav Temple meets the legendary explorer whose adventures have taken him across all seven continents, as well as into the… Keep Reading

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    Damon Hill

    Gustav Temple meets the former Formula 1 world champion racing driver, to discuss his father Graham Hill, playboy racers, handlebar… Keep Reading

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    Valerie Leon

    Gustav Temple meets the actress once described as ‘the English Raquel Welch’, who appeared in the Carry On films, episodes… 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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    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


Bohemian Paris

I still find the Eurostar really rather wonderful. You get on a train at St. Pancras and alight some two hours later at Le Gare Du Nord into a different world, where the attitudes, tastes, smells, people and culture are as different from London as sand is to salt. Undeniably, it is quite an anomalous… … Keep Reading

The Chap Travels/The Chap Travels

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

From the eleventh floor balcony of a hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the horizon flashing with lightning, brassy wisps of Mariachi music wafting up from somewhere through the heat of the night, was the sense that we were definitely in Mexico. It had taken nearly 20 hours to reach this moment of Mexican awareness, though… … 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

The Folklore Edition

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CHAP Summer 23 delves into the heart of British folklore. This Summer sees the Chap taking its first look at the folklore of Britain, delving into the heart of ancient Albion via Green Men, pagan priests and folk horror films. Our starting point is of course The Wicker Man, which celebrates 50 years since its…

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The Don

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Gustav Temple lunches at a reopened City dining institution and descends into the ancient network of tunnels and cellars at its core. According to folklore, whatever the weather on St Swithin’s day (15th July) will determine the same weather for the next 40 days. While we did not visit the Don, a reopened restaurant in…

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Gustav Temple samples the flaming fare at Brighton’s hottest new restaurant. It was opening night at Embers, a discreet bistro tucked away in one of the Venice-like passageways of the Brighton Lanes that are so easy to get lost in. I believe, though may be mistaken, that the previous incumbent was one of those out-of-date…

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The Third Grand Flaneur Walk

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Another successful saunter sans purpose through the sunny streets of Old London Town. On Sunday 14th May, just one week after the coronation of Charles III, a very different kind of event, yet one steeped in as much ritual, tradition and protocol, took place. The Grand Flaneur Walk was not placing a crown of gold…

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