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Winter Edition of The Chap

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Chap Magazine Issue 94

Our November edition comes out on 17/11/17, two days after the broadcast of the first episode of Season 4 of Peaky Blinders on BBC2. Having been granted exclusive access to the production team, cast and creators, The Chap is proud to have Paul Anderson, who plays Arthur Shelby in the series, on the front cover,…

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The Rake’s Progress

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Hot on the heels of Cooking For Chaps, Drinking for Chaps and How to Be Chap, this publication seeks to break new literary ground with the publication of The Rake’s Progress. The Chap founder Gustav Temple is collaborating with historical biographer Alexander Larman, author of Byron’s Women and Blazing Star, (The Life of the Earl…

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Dandies Unite Against Terrorism

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The capital of the autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq, Erbil, which has been at the frontline of the struggle against the Islamic State (IS) group, has seen the birth of a sartorial revolution. A group of proto-Chaps is calling themselves Mr. Erbil and has been dubbed “Iraq’s first gentlemen’s fashion club”. Mr. Erbil’s first…

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Ask Blowers!

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Our new sartorial columnist Henry ‘Blowers’ Blofeld features in our Winter 17 edition, published on 17th November 2017. Read an excerpt below, and watch Blowers’ instructional videos at www.peterchristian.co.uk MONOCHROME ELEGANCE It has come to my notice that there are strange people who consider the wearing a conventional dinner jacket and black tie to be…

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Tom Hardy’s Tattoos

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In the latest edition of The Chap, we speak to various members of the cast and crew on Peaky Blinders, including the hair and make-up stylist, Loz Schiavo, who reveals how she came up with the iconic Peaky Blinder haircut. She also speaks about the very different approach she took to styling the actor Tom…

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Peaky Blinders Competition

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Tony Warren is is one of the runners-up in our Peaky Blinders competition, held in conjunction with Darcy Clothing. The prize is a Darcy Clothing granddad shirt and separate collar, plus collar studs, and a pair of Hudson boots. Mr. Warren was one of countless entries, many of whom cut the sartorial mustard as 1920s…

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Another Triumphant Chap Olympiad

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Despite unfathomable weather conditions, malfunctioning trouser presses and a nation in political and emotional turmoil, the 12th Chap Olympiad made its mark on the fields of Bloomsbury on Saturday 16th July. An unexpected heatwave seared through the capital, bringing with it, in equal measure, a burst of enthusiasm to test one’s mettle in Umbrella Jousting,…

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Fenella Fielding Video

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Watch a video clip of Fenella Fielding being interviewed for the latest edition of The Chap. We sent rogue reporter and editor-at-large Michael “Atters” Attree to meet the eccentric actress, who was an iconic figure in the 1960s and worked with actors such as John Le Mesurier, Leslie Philips, Charles Hawtrey and Patrick MacGoohan, providing…

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Dress Like a Peaky Blinder

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As Season 3 of Peaky Blinders gets under way, so the nation’s fervour for dressing like dapper 1920s Brummie gangsters returns. But don’t expect to walk into Top Man and find a rail of Peaky Blinders clothing (actually do, but it’ll be rubbish). Heed our advice, and you will easily assemble an outfit that Tommy…

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The Chap Tweed Jacket

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In our ceaseless quest to dress the nation properly, The Chap has created a tweed jacket for gentlemen, in conjunction with renowned tweed merchants Walker Slater. The Chap Tweed Jacket comes in an all-round shade of bottle green with a classic hacking jacket construction, with a single rear vent, three buttons and a ticket pocket.…

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Drinking for Chaps

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Hot on the heels of Cooking for Chaps, published in 2014, comes an authoritative and definitive guide to getting plastered. Drinking for Chaps is a collaboration between Gustav Temple and esteemed drinks writer Olly Smith. Together they embarked on a magical journey to the heart of each and every type of alcoholic drink imaginable, from…

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Rest in Three-Piece

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Patrick Macnee, the actor who played John Steed in The Avengers, has died at his California home aged 93. For The Chap, Steed has always epitomised the ideal to which all Chaps should aspire. Both a man of action and a louche bon vivant, he managed effortlessly to combine living the high life with solving…

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