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The Chap in America

The Chap Magazine is launching in the United States in Autumn 2018. From 20th September, the Autumn edition of The Chap will be available in selected branches of Barnes & Noble in all the major cities of the USA. Will American chaps enjoy the publication? We believe they will, for there are already thousands of … Keep Reading

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New Issue out 20th August

The Chap Autumn 2018 comes out on 20th August. Our main interview is with actor Timothy Spall, who speaks about his new film Stanley, a Man of Variety, as well as impersonating Terry-Thomas during the interview. Other meetings with remarkable men include Dandy Wellington (above), New York bandleader, impresario and dandy, and Lance Richardson, author … Keep Reading

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Hornets Kensington

A fashion photoshoot at Hornets Kensington is not just people with cameras taking pictures of people in clothes. It is an opportunity to immerse oneself in the world of Bill Hornets, doyen of this parade of little vintage menswear shops along a quiet alley in Kensington, where so much more than mere clothes is purveyed. … Keep Reading

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New Range of Chap Pocket Squares

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 … 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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    Paul Anderson Interview

    Gustav Temple:  Your moustache is the only moustache in the entire cast of Peaky Blinders. We’re very interested in moustache… Keep Reading

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    Richard E Grant

    Gustav Temple: This year marks 30 years since the release of Withnail and I. While you were filming, did you… Keep Reading

  • Stephen Fry

    Stephen Fry

    Actor, author, director, playwright, linguaphile, polymath, son of an inventor, educated at Queens College, Cambridge, and (ye Gods) almost born… Keep Reading

  • Fenella Fielding

    Fenella Fielding

    Michael “Atters” Attree: Fame is a very extraordinary thing. You can become famous for being the bodiless voice of margarine,… Keep Reading

  • Chris Eubank

    Chris Eubank

    Gustav Temple: What for you is the definition of a gentleman? A gentleman is a person who is considerate in… Keep Reading

  • Adam Ant

    Adam Ant

    Michael “Atters” Attree: Are you experimental with your facial hair? I am now. I have attempted to in the past,… Keep Reading

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Blue Birdseye Waistcoat

The waistcoat for the Blue Birdseye Three-piece suit by Walker Slater for The Chap. The fabric is Shetland wool with a distinct 'birdseye' weave, creating tiny dots into a solid colour base, in this case gun-metal blue. The fabric is a medium-weight, making this an ideal suit for late summer or spring. The colour – … Keep Reading

Blue Birdseye-weave Trousers

The trousers for the Blue Birdseye Three-piece suit by Walker Slater for The Chap. The fabric is Shetland wool with a distinct 'birdseye' weave, creating tiny dots into a solid colour base, in this case gun-metal blue. The fabric is a medium-weight, making this an ideal suit for late summer or spring. The colour – … Keep Reading

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Blue Birdseye-weave Jacket

In collaboration with Edinburgh tweed merchants Walker Slater The Chap has manufactured a classic three-piece suit. The fabric is Shetland wool with a distinct 'birdseye' weave, creating tiny dots into a solid colour base, in this case gun-metal blue. The fabric is a medium-weight, making this an ideal suit for late summer or spring. The … Keep Reading

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Chap Gift Set

A sumptuous gift set from The Chap containing enough items to start someone off on the road to Chappism, or indeed to add to one's already burgeoning collection of gentlemanly accoutrements. The gift set comprises: Chap Cravat, printed on 100% silk; Chap Silk Pocket Square in the design of your choice; a pair of Chap Cufflinks, … Keep Reading

Photoshoots

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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

  • Dashing Tweeds

    Dashing Tweeds make fabulous, flamboyant tweeds that fuse great British workmanship with innovative design and dandiacal flair. Neil Ridley and… Keep Reading

  • Peaky Blinders Chap Photoshoot

    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

  • Laird Hatters

    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

The Chap in America

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The Chap Magazine is launching in the United States in Autumn 2018. From 20th September, the Autumn edition of The Chap will be available in selected branches of Barnes & Noble in all the major cities of the USA. Will American chaps enjoy the publication? We believe they will, for there are already thousands of men and women in the United States who dress impeccably and celebrate precisely the values enshrined in our gentlemen’s periodical. Ever since interviewing film director John Waters in our fifth edition at the beginning of this century, it has come to our attention that the…

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New Issue out 20th August

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The Chap Autumn 2018 comes out on 20th August. Our main interview is with actor Timothy Spall, who speaks about his new film Stanley, a Man of Variety, as well as impersonating Terry-Thomas during the interview. Other meetings with remarkable men include Dandy Wellington (above), New York bandleader, impresario and dandy, and Lance Richardson, author of the first biography of Tommy Nutter. Our new travel section includes a vintage voyage along the Nile in the company of Pandora Harrison, while author Paul French takes us on a walking tour of 1930s Shanghai. New Chap writer Chris Sullivan, founder of 1980s…

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Chap at Firle Vintage Fair

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On the weekend of Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th August 2018, The Chap will be hosting a magazine and merchandise stall at Firle Vintage Fair, East Sussex’s best and largest vintage gathering. We will also be judging the best-dressed chaps and chapettes daily at 3pm and offering prizes from our bounty of Chap wares. Firle Vintage Fair has gathered steam over the last three years to become a firm fixture on the vintage and retro mini-festival scene. It takes place in the beautiful grounds of Firle Place, a rambling family manse in the heart of the Sussex Downs. The multitude…

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Tweed on Film

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During the early decades of cinema, tweed on film was just as ubiquitous as it was in real life, often worn by honest, homespun gentlemen of taste. Think James Stewart in one of several tweed suits during George Bailey’s fateful Christmas Eve in It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) or John Wayne’s Irish tweed sport jacket making a positive impression when his character returns to his ancestral home in The Quiet Man (1952). Lovely examples, to be sure, but nothing groundbreaking in terms of how it was worn. Even the more villainous tweed wearers of this era were still urbane chaps…

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