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Chap Pocket Squares

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The imminent launch of a brand-new pocket square design sees the restocking of our coveted breast pocket adornments The launch of our new eau de cologne Raffish has led to the inevitable question: which pocket square is the correct one to wear alongside this decadent gentlemen’s fragrance? The solution seemed to be the design of a brand-new pocket square bearing the raffish credentials of the scent itself. To this end, we asked our resident pocket square and fragrance label designer Caroline Lindop: please design a motif that captures the louche spirit of a chap setting off at midnight in search…

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Strand Palace Hotel

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A central hotel that provided a haven for guests during WWII proves a more than suitable billet for a visit to coronavirus London Upon our return from a three-day visit to London during the coronavirus pandemic, I asked my teenage children what their favourite part of the trip was. “The hotel!” they both said in unison. “What, better than the Science Museum, Tate Modern, Oxford Street, Soho and seeing your two uncles?” There was no question about it, the Strand Palace Hotel won hands down, and this was not surprising. Having lived in London for over 20 years, mostly in…

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Chap To The Future

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Wherever you look in pop culture, you will see signs of our beloved Chap Fashion. Whether you are looking into a far-flung cyberpunk future or back to the romanticised past of fantasy worlds, there are clues and signposts all over the place to the classic influences that brought us here. Why have a few very specific time periods had such a large influence on our huge entertainment industry? Take my hand, oh dapper one, and let us go on a journey of discovery through the history of pop culture to find out. As a young person, I’m pretty sure that…

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Miami Beach

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As soon as you cross the narrow causeway to the large island that is Miami Beach, you depart from a world of hi-rise wealth, power and keep-fit fanatics to a world of wealth, power and sun worshippers. The tans on display are unlike any of the lobster-hued disasters you see in Southern Europe – a Miami Beach tan is sleek, smooth, healthy and perfect. Suntan lotion is squirted free from dispensers all over the beach provided by the Miami Medical Centre. To reach the beach itself, you dart off any side street on the main strip, where super-luxury hotels are…

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New Range of Chap Pocket Squares

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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…

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