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A Chap’s Guide to Coronavirus

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It has come to our attention that there is a lot of fuss and panic over some new disease that causes people to buy entire shelves full of lavatory paper and don face masks. Since this publication is in the habit of offering what we feel is useful sartorial advice to gentlemen and ladies, we feel it is expected of us to offer an appropriate sartorial response to Covid-19. The initial government advice regarding the spread of coronavirus is for citizens to wash their hands adequately, steer clear of densely populated public places and wear gloves – so far, so…

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Simon James Cathcart

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Simon James Cathcart, ahead of opening his first pop-up shop in London, with which The Chap will be collaborating, reveals in an interview conducted in The Chap in issue 92 the origins of his ideas for the menswear brand he founded and continues to evolve. You can read about the pop-up shop at the Clerk’s House, Shoreditch, on 12th-18th March 2020 here. Your business model appears to be slightly unusual. Could you explain how it differs from other new fashion labels? SJC differs by demand, detail and price. My core buyers wear and own some of the most complete vintage…

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Father’s Day Subscription Offer

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Sunday 16th June is the Day of the Dad, when fathers across the land emerge from whatever wooden building they spend the rest of the year hiding in, to be showered with gifts from their offspring. We’ve all seen that look on pater’s face when he unwraps the hoe you bought him from the garden centre – a look that quite clearly expresses “It’s the wrong kind of hoe.” It would be far better to give the old grouch something that he might not have thought of himself, but when he reads it, will realise he has been waiting for…

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Loake Legacy

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It is fitting that a shoemaker founded in 1880 brings out a new range, 138 years later, named after that founding year. Loake was set up by three brothers, Thomas, John and William Loake in Kettering, Northamptonshire at the house of Thomas Loake. In 1894 the company moved to much larger premises in Kettering, where Loake still operates today from the Unique Boot Factory. Busy making military footwear during two world wars, the company did not officially register the Loake brand until 1945, earning themselves a Royal Warrant by 2007. Those 138 years have seen many styles emerge from the…

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