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What Katie Did

Gustav Temple meets Katie Thomas, founder and doyenne of vintage-style lingerie brand What Katie Did, champion of the vintage scene and the pioneer for a retrospective revolution in ladies undergarments. This interview first appeared in CHAP Spring 22. How did it all start for What Katie Did? In the mid 1990s, I started collecting pieces… … Keep Reading

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Interviews

Valerie Leon

Gustav Temple meets the actress once described as ‘the English Raquel Welch’, who appeared in the Carry On films, episodes of The Persuaders and The Avengers, two of the James Bond films and Hammer House of Horror’s Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb. This interview first appeared in CHAP Spring 22. When you took acting jobs… … Keep Reading

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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 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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    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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    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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Damon Hill

CHAP Summer 22

Heading the cast of CHAP Summer 22 is 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 of a car travelling at over 200mph. Other stellar cast members include Belfast Dandy Paul Stafford … Keep Reading

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Chap Hip Flask

This circular stainless steel hip flask is made by world-renowned manufacturer A.E. Williams, members of the Worshipful Company of Pewterers who have been making pewterware for Royal Palaces, cathedrals and stately homes since 1779. The Chap Hip Flask can hold 75ml of whisky, rum or cognac, with a helpful porthole to the rear to view … Keep Reading

Cocktail Shaker Set

A chap or chapette's home is not complete without a cocktail shaker. From the first midday martini to the intensive activity preceding the cocktail hour at five o'clock, the shaker in one's possession is guaranteed almost continual use and therefore of prime importance in the kitchen, cocktail bar or specially constructed Hawaiian hut in the … Keep Reading

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Bounder Gift Set

Sunday 19th June is the one day of the year when paters across the land get to store away the lawn mower, stop talking about how many drill bits they own and put their feet up, to be lavished upon by their progeny. This is where The Chap steps in to assist, by creating a … Keep Reading

Photoshoots

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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

Not Really Made in England

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Soho tailor Tony Lutwyche has launched a sartorial campaign to stop manufacturers labelling products ‘Made in England’ when they have really been made abroad. He plans to petition 10 Downing Street and demands the Government acts quickly to protect the standards and integrity of English tailoring, and other goods, by prohibiting any product not made…

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The Talented Mr. Rodley

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A gang of international criminals, spearheaded by an ersatz lord named Hugh Rodley, came within a whisker of stealing £229 million from a City bank. After months of preparation, a team of Belgian hackers working for Mr. Rodley stole into the offices of Sumitomo in October 2004. They made 21 transfers of up to £40…

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Lithuanian Premier Fined for Smoking Pipe

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The Prime Minister of Lithuania, Gediminas Kirkilas, has been issued a fine for smoking his pipe in a public place. After enjoying a few lungfuls of heady Latakia in a bar in the Baltic Sea port town of Klaipeda, he apologised to the owner, saying, “I’m to blame for this. I simply forgot that we…

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