Issue #96


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Interview: Michael Palin, interviewed by Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer
Juliette Greco: The existentialist chanteuse and Hep Cat icon
Hep Cats: The 1940s jazz followers who didn’t evolve into modern hipsters
Mr. Fogg’s Residence: Dandy Traveller Fashion Photo Shoot
Tweed on Film: From Sean Connery in Goldfinger to Ryan Reynolds in Mississippi Grind
Ocean Liner Chic: How to dress for a voyage on the Cunard Line
Charmed Lives in Greece Patrick Leigh Fermor’s time among the artists of the Greek Islands
Film The Oscar Wilde Season, including Rupert Everett’s The Happy Prince
Shooting the Cuffs: The psychological meaning of this ancient gesture
House of Nutter: How Tommy Nutter made a splash on Savile Row
Peacocks & Magpies: New antiques column by Peter Gosbee and John Minns
Vesta Tilley: Holly Rose Swinyard on the Victorian male impersonator
Grey Fox Column: David Evans on style for the mature chap
The Chap Dines: We pay a visit to Simpson’s in the Strand
Drinking with Philip Larkin: How best to enjoy the Bard of Hull’s poetry
Jaques of London: The British family who invented croquet, ping pong, Ludo and modern chess
The Dam Busters: Newly restored release of this classic WWII film
Photoshoot: Summer wear for Chaps and Chapettes, from Sea Captains to Land Girls
Jason King: A tribute to the late Peter Wyngarde’s flamboyant creation
Rowing Blazers: We meet the man whose company has created the perfect blazer
Vintage Events Guide: From the World Cycling Revival to the Chap Olympiad
Plus: The Butler, Am I Chap?, Crossword, Chap news and competitions