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Motherless Brooklyn

Fans of classic film noir of the 1940s are in for a treat with Motherless Brooklyn. Production designer Beth Mickle has restyled New York as a gritty, chiaroscuro city where everyone casts long shadows and on every street corner there’s a cool jazz joint full of sharply dressed hep cats. Willem Dafoe’s character Paul Randolph, … Keep Reading

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Christmas Gift Subscriptions

For some of the loved ones in our lives, and also some of those ‘difficult’ members of our families, for whom the attempted purchase of some clothing item is a complete no-no due to the particular nature of their sartorial requisites, it is difficult to imagine a more suitable gift than an annual subscription to … Keep Reading

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Chap Winter 19 Out Now

Issue 102 of The Chap celebrates the mad, the eccentric and the maverick artiste, commencing with a surreal conversation between actor Tony Pitts and comedian Vic Reeves. We also meet Dexys frontman Kevin Rowland, who discusses his long musical career and allows us a glimpse into his immense personal wardrobe. Maverick icons featured include Marilyn … Keep Reading

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Best of The Chap

For 20 years, satirical gentlemen’s quarterly The Chap has been providing chaps all over the world with crucial advice on sartorial rectitude and anarcho-dandyist etiquette. Best of The Chap brings together in one volume all the features from the last 100 issues that have defined the publication’s manifesto. Best of The Chap includes features from … Keep Reading

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    Helen McCrory Interview

    Gustav Temple meets the star of Peaky Blinders, whose character Aunt Polly not only holds the entire Shelby family together,… Keep Reading

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    John Malkovich

    Hercule Poirot is an iconic character. What was it that drew you to the role and why did you want… Keep Reading

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    Timothy Spall

    In Stanley, A Man of Variety you play a range of British comedy legends such as Max Wall, Tony Hancock,… Keep Reading

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    Michael Palin

    You were born in Yorkshire. You’ve had lots of Yorkshire characters, but was your family steeped in Yorkshire from way… Keep Reading

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    Ken Dodd

    Michael “Atters” Attree: Mr. Dodd, are you a chap? Yes, we’ve got a lot of Chaps on Merseyside; the Liverpool… Keep Reading

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Flaneur Gift Set

A sumptuous offering in a lavish gift box containing all four elements of The Chap's Flaneur men's grooming range. At the heart of the set is Flâneur eau de cologne, the gentlemen’s fragrance based on classic men’s scents of the early 20th century. On a masculine base of amber, patchouli, vetiver and vanilla come … Keep Reading

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Kind Hearts and Coronets

2019 marked the 70th anniversary of the original release of Ealing classic Kind Hearts and Coronets. StudioCanal have lovingly restored the film for this special anniversary re-release, with every scene cleaned up and restored to its former cinematic glory. Dennis Price stars as the vengeful Louis Mazzini, who murders all those who stand in his … Keep Reading

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Peaky Blinders Vinyl Soundtrack

The vinyl edition of the official Peaky Blinders soundtrack has six pages of sartorial sleevenotes by The Chap. While the costume styling of the series is rooted in sartorial accuracy for the period, immediately after the First World War, the music on this triple album abandons all temptation to stay in that era. The songs, … Keep Reading

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Peaky Blinders Original Soundtrack

The official Peaky Blinders soundtrack has sartorial sleevenotes by The Chap. While the costume styling of the series is rooted in sartorial accuracy for the period, immediately after the First World War, the music abandons all temptation to stay in that era. The songs, chosen purely for their reflection of the dark, brooding menace of … Keep Reading

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    What Katie Did

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

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    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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    All Steamed Up

    We’ve learned all about their peculiar belief system on pages 22-25, Issue 43, but now it is time to find… 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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Quito, Ecuador

One of the fourteen countries that straddle the Equator, Ecuador took its name from that imaginary line and offers an engaging place for the traveller to explore with much historical interest, museums and art galleries but, more significantly, it’s the best place in the world to buy a Panama hat. I took a trip out … Keep Reading

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Disneyland Dapper Day

Why am I writing about Disneyland in The Chap, you ask? Because, for the past four years, Disneyland in Anaheim California been the epicentre (not Epcot Center – that one’s in Florida,) of Dapper Day, and Rose Callahan and I had been invited by the event’s organizer to give a presentation about our book I … Keep Reading

Cameron Shows Caddish Credentials

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Prime Minister David Cameron revealed a slightly darker side to his character recently, when he emerged from a Tory black-tie dinner at the Carlton Club. As soon as he was out of sight of the other guests, who included Ken Clarke, Iain Duncan-Smith and Theresa May, Mr. Cameron ducked into his chauffeur-driven car and immediately loosened his bow tie. In the style favoured by cads such as Terry-Thomas and Leslie Phillips, he left the undone bow tie draped over his collarbone. Mr. Cameron was then overheard saying to his driver, “Right, Hardeep, that’s enough quaffing and waffling for the evening.…

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Trumpers Survives Second Jermyn Street Blitz

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Ancient gentlemen’s grooming emporium Geo F Trumper’s Jermyn Street outlet has been temporarily moved to new premises, due to the proposed redevelopment of the Piccadilly end of Jermyn Street. Westminster City Council has endorsed the Crown Estate’s proposal for a 150,000 sq ft mixed use redevelopment scheme known as St. James’s Gateway. The proposal forms part of The Crown Estate’s recently announced investment programme to “raise standards across its significant St. James’s portfolio.” Pardon us for asking, but how could one possibly “raise standards” in one of the most quintessentially English streets in the country, and arguably the single most…

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Moustachioed Fish More Attractive to Lady Fish

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Until a recent study, scientists were unsure as to why male Mexican molly fish (Poecilia sphenops) sported an extravagant moustache-like structure on their upper lips. Close study of the fish’s sexual behaviour revealed that, much like in human gentlemanly circles, the females are drawn to the more luxuriantly moustachioed males. But, as recorded in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology journal, the molly’s tache has a more active sexual purpose, over and above the obvious aesthetic advantages of a sterling bit of face furniture: it is used to rub the female’s genitals and excite them into a frenzy of sexual activity. The…

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Death of a Dandy

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Sebastian Horsley’s body was found on the morning of Thursday 17th June at his flat in Soho, the cause of death being a suspected heroin overdose. Horsley had just witnessed the opening of a new play about his life at the Soho Theatre, which was set to be made into a film produced by his friend Stephen Fry. Sebastian will be greatly missed by The Chap – he provided the world with a much-needed dose of flamboyance, excess, colour and dandyism. His stance as an anti-fashion, anti-hero, anti-artist with absolutely no care for public opinion or political correctness made him…

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