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The 91st edition of The Chap adds a sprinkle of rock n roll to its pages Interview: Gustav Temple meets rockabilly drummer Slim Jim Phantom Mr. Erbil: radical Chappism in war-torn Kurdish Iraq Brief Encounters: a discreet peek into gentlemens undergarments A History of Politics in 50 Objects: The Soap Box, the Mace and the Woolsack The Oxford Shoe: practical usage and purchase possibilities Chap Behind Bars: our man on the inside reports from gaol Newton Ferriss Day Off: a literary saunter in search of writers dress codes Tom Cutler presents two hirsute lateral thinking puzzles Steve Pittard on cricketing prime ministers Literary Reviews: Wake Up, Sir! and Dead Mans Blues Woolly Jumpers: the Shetland Sweater Queen of Chapettes: the delightful Ava Blossom Laszlo Krass presents part two of an audacious art heist in Rome Situationism for Chaps: Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer on this oft-misunderstood movement Film: the re-release of Martin Scorseses GoodFellas Harry Bensley: the Man in the Iron Mask The Lip Weasel: Michael Atters Attree rounds up hirsute beauties and beasts Mr. Bell the Butler advises on smoking jackets and tweed allergies Plus: Am I Chap?, Parisian perfume, Donald Trumps necktiePeople who bought this item also bought:
Bumper 90th Edition The Chaps 90th print edition is out now, with Neil Hannon on the cover and a full-length interview inside.We also have a long-overdue profile of Louise Brooks by our resident Doctor of Dandyism; some tips on dress for world leaders, with particular emphasis on how not to dress like Donald Trump; a walk on the wild side of Berlins cabaret scene; the life of Eugen Sandow, the Victorian strong man who invented modern bodybuilding.Sartorial matters covered include bicycle panniers, cardigans and whether slip-on shoes count as proper footwear. We offer a tribute to Albion, loyal Chap adherent who passed away recently; Anthony Newleys bizarre 1969 film Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness; the launch of new accessories outlet Kit & Kaboodle; the sex scandal that began at a performance of Handels Messiah.Cricket looks at Harold Pinters lifelong devotion to cricket, which he thought was better than sex; Laszlo Krass reports from Rome on a plot to steal a valuable Caravaggio; our Parisian correspondent reports from the most elegant stall at the flea market. The Butler advises the gentleman with an embonpoint, Atters rounds up his stable of hirsute beauties and beasts and we crown another King of Chaps.People who bought this item also bought:
The 89th edition of The Chap features Ed Harcourt on the cover. Contents include Interview: Michael Atters Attree meets singer/songwriter and bon vivant Ed Harcourt Scarf competition: the winners who knotted their neckwear successfully The Absolute Impertinent: a review of the new Oscar Wilde exhibition in Paris A History of Politics in 50 Objects: the first three: Primrose League Badges, Top Hats and Party Colours The Monkstrap Shoe: its history and usage and purchase opportunities Literature: a round-up of the essential Chappist texts to include in ones library Tom Cutler on the art of lighting and enjoying a real fire Steve Pittard on the skulduggery used by cricketers to influence the flight of the ball Criminal Conversation: Patricia Hammond on a Victorian sex scandal Chap Kit: the Gentlemans Notebook Il Gaga: a new book on the Italian dandy reviewed by our new Parisian correspondent Film: new print of film noir classic Odds Against Tomorrow Return of the Mac: the ancient British brand of Grenfell Mackintoshes The Lip Weasel: Michael Atters Attree rounds up hirsute beauties and beasts and explains the Mandela Effect again (and again) Mr. Bell the Butler advises on pocket watch placement, umbrella usage and marriage proposal Plus: Queen of Chapettes, Am I Chap from Goodwood Revival, Notebook competitionPeople who bought this item also bought:
The Chaps latest sterling edition makes the unprecedented move of putting a lady on the cover for the second time in a row.The lady in question is Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, who we decided was such a stylish icon that her life deserved an in-depth profile. This was a lady who wrote articles about Baudelaire, in between setting fashion trends and avoiding photographers all her life. In a dramatic contrast, we visited Margate to see what gentrification had taken place there, and found that it had all happened in a wonderful hotel called the Walpole Bay. Heading further afield, Laszlo Krass filed his report on an 1855 Cembalo Scrivano from the Caffe Quadri in Venice, while Tom Cutler advised on mastering the art of conversation.Our main interview is with Jolly Olly Smith, wine connoisseur, bee-keeper and Bond expert, who discussed all these topics as well as Pingu and the paranormal with Michael Atters Attree. We display a selection of photographs of the most dapper chaps and handsome gals at this years Chap Olympiad, as well as showing the winner and runners-up in our Peaky Blinders competition.Sartorial features include the khaki trouser, the neck scarf and the work boot, along with a rugged ramble to road-test a new interpretation of the country jacket by English Utopia. Cricketing headwear is inspected, with the conclusion that crash helmets are a little over-the-top.People who bought this item also bought:
The 87th edition of The Chap carries on screaming. Contents include¥ Interview: Michael Atters Attree meets eccentric 60s screen icon Fenella Fielding¥ Grooming: we compare the new Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 with a traditional safety razor¥ Doctor of Dandyism Sunday Swift assesses the dandyism of Marlene Dietrich¥ Vic Darkwood: The Chaps co-founder on attending an art private view¥ Chap Kit: spectacles¥ Plimsolls: The Chap astounds its readers by recommending canvas footwear (but within a very narrow range)¥ Tom Cutler on the art of doing absolutely nothing at all, productively¥ Steve Pittard on the cricketing career of Prince Phillip¥ Ley of the Land: a new company making the traditional Chore Jacket¥ Peaky Blinders competition: your chance to become A Shelby brother, with an entire outfit to win¥ Music: Patricia Hammond on saucy songs full of Eastern Promise¥ Laszlo Krass: the fakts about the history of kricket in Berlin¥ Film: New releases of Sir Alan Whickers finest hours aboard yachts overflowing with champagne¥ The Lip Weasel: Michael Atters Attree rounds up hirsute beauties and beasts¥ Mr. Bell the Butler advises on gardening attire, beards and umbrella storage¥ Plus: Chap Brogues, results from Photocrowds Chap photography competition
New Doctor of Dandyism Miss Sunday Swift assesses the unique dandyism of Emma Peel, in a new regular look at the dandizette in all her historical glory. Michael Atters Attree meets Tom Six, controversial Dutch filmmaker and decadent fellow, whose prize possession is Sebastian Horsleys ashtray. We look at the crucial roles played by socks, Fair Isle sweaters and gentlemens pockets, the latter being given a thorough delving-into by Vic Darkwood. We pay a visit to Trouser Town, where moleskin strides are back in production after several decades, thanks to HebTroCo. Our King of Chaps cuts a Steed-esque dash in brown bowler and tweeds, while Laszlo Krass takes us on a walking tour of Chappist Berlin. Little-known black jazz bandleader James Reese Europe gets the recognition he deserves, while Oliver Reeds version of the cricket coin toss is recounted in dipsomaniac detail.All this plus regular features from the Butler, Steve Pittard, Film reviews, Am I Chap? and the Lip Weasel.
Published on February 15th, 2016The Chaps latest fop-packed issue has hit the nations magazine shelves, powered entirely by good old-fashioned steam.We meet Mycroft Milverton, who has converted real briar pipes into electronic vapour-fired devices for smoking pleasure; we hear about technical innovations that allow gentlemen to wear proper shoes with added modern benefits; we meet several makers of military style watches with contemporary mechanisms hidden behind their perfect dials; David Bowies sartorial splendour in Berlin in the 1970s is pictographically recalled; the first lady in our Centrefold is crowned Queen of Chapettes; Patricia Hammond recalls three 1930s tenors who were virtually pop stars; Tom Cutler advises on the etiquette of internet dating; Vic Darkwood provides essential information on all the colours that make up the Chromatic Lexicon of Louche; and Gustav Temple advises on the most suitable unguents for chaps to douse themselves with.All this plus regular features from the Butler, Steve Pittard, Film reviews, Am I Chap? and the Lip Weasel.
The Chap issue 84Published on Jan 1st 2016The 84th edition of The Chap has both a lady and a dalek on the coverWe meet Katy Manning, who played Jo Grant alongside Jon Pertwees DoctorVic Darkwood, co-founder of the Chap Magazine, examines the art of drinking in a British pub.Laszlo Krass, reporting from Berlin, reveals his secret training as a Romeo agent for the Stasi. Elsewhere, we examine the Norfolk Jacket in great detail, and hear about how fastidious Elvis Presley was about never wearing denim; an excerpt on Port from new Chap tome Drinking for Chaps; Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer on Christmas albums; Tom Cutler on the gentlemanly art of lateral thinking; our latest King of Chaps, all the way from Brighthelmstone, Zack Pinsent; Chap Kit on the leather satchel; Steve McQueen at Le Mans and cricket on the South Sea Islands.All this, plus usual regulars the Butler, the Lip Weasel and Am I Chap?
Latest Issue » The Chap issue 83Published on October 20th, 2015Issue #83The 83rd edition of The Chap whispers from behind a mask. Contents include¥ Vic Darkwood: The Chaps co-founder on the Semiotics of Falling Over¥ Hats: what cloth to park on ones bonce¥ Waxing Lyrical: the history and practical usage of the waxed jacket¥ Tom Cutler on Procrastination¥ Steve Pittard on the Hollywood Cricket Club¥ The Tomb of a Dandy: Gustav Temple uncovers Beau Brummells grave¥ Interview: Michael Atters Attree meets wrestler, healer and mystic Kendo Nagasaki¥ Shoes for anarcho-dandyists: The new Chap Brogue¥ Music: Patricia Hammond on Music Hall Swells¥ Mitteleuropa Korespondent: Lazlo Krass reports from the Orient Express¥ Film: we meet the director of a new biopic of Leslie Howard¥ The Lip Weasel: Michael Atters Attree rounds up hirsute beauties and beasts¥ Mr. Bell the Butler advises on handling umbrellas, dealing with builders and corduroysPlus: My New Chap, hat competition and Viv the Spivs joke corner
Latest Issue » The Chap issue 82Published on July 14th, 2015The 82nd edition of The Chap goes back to first principlesWe take a look at the life, career and dandyism of Patrick Macnee, in his incarnation as John Steed. We also find a Steed lookalike at the Chap Olympiad.Vic Darkwood, co-founder of the Chap Magazine, continues his etiquette column with a look at why gentlemen should not run, jog, or exert themselves in any way whatsoever.Michael ?Atters? Attree meets Matt Berry, comedian, actor and musician, to discuss ghosts, prog rock and Soho tailors.Laszlo Krass, reporting from Berlin, visits Cafe Grosz for hot chocolate and international intrigue. Elsewhere, we examine the Brogue in great detail, along with its fabric counterpart tweed; we meet Richard Massingham, long forgotten eccentric who made educational films on how to use a handkerchief; Patricia Hammond informs us of the female singers of the 1930s whom we should be listening to; Tom Cutler revisits the bachelor pad with tips on how to distinguish them from student bedsits; a new double page spread of our King of Chaps with details of how to nominate yourself a chum for this coveted accolade.All this, plus usual regulars the Butler, the Lip Weasel and Am I Chap?
Chap issue 81The 81st edition of The Chap continues to reunite some old fellow travellers.Vic Darkwood, co-founder of the Chap Magazine, continues his new column on etiquette with a look at how to handle the unexpected acquisition of shedloads of moolah, whether from an aunt assisted on her way by a slice of Battenberg liberally laced with arsenic, or more nefarious means.Michael ?Atters? Attree meets Johnny Dean, singer of popular beat combo Menswear, who spell their name in a way that we refuse to acknowledge, to discuss the paranormal, mod fashions, polka dots and the 4th Queen?s own Hussars.Laszlo Krass, reporting from Berlin, visits a salon of exotic entertainment which leaves him surprisingly tired. Elsewhere, we examine in great detail the Breton Sweater; pay a long overdue visit to the marvellous Spencers Trousers; Meet the most eccentric pianists the world has ever known; learn about educating apes with Hector Gurgle-Smith, headmaster of the Phileas Fogg School for Amateur Baloonists; find out more about Orson Welles than we thought we already knew; and see how fabulously the gutter criminals of 1930s Sydney dressed, compared to today?s shower of miscreants.All this, plus the usual regulars the Butler, the Lip Weasel and Am I Chap?
Chap latest issue 80Pardon Me Sir,Vic Darkwood returns from the wildsIn this issueDanzigerGoldwasserBroughton Boots Plus all the usual loveliness
The 79th edition of The Chap resurrects the ghost of Oscar Wilde.We met the great dandy?s grandson Merlin Holland in the Cafe Royal, where Oscar and Bosie used to meet and where Oscar?s downfall began. Mr. Holland explained his lifelong dedication to the works of his grandfather, and provided some fascinating insights about his life, trial and death, as well as a most curious anecdote about pugilism.Elsewhere, we examine in great detail the Penny Loafer; discover the best British braces; learn the art of Le Sabrage: how to open a bottle of champagne with a sword, and which particular blades to use; find out about the early Glee Clubs and how decadent they were; and discover why Freddie Flintoff said: ?I can drink for free in 64 pubs and get a lift home with the police when I become inebriated.?Our grooming section explained the differences between Beehive, Persian Jar and Milk Churn shaving brushes, while the Bon Vivant showed us how to make our own cocktail bitters. Tom Cutler told us which peculiar clubs to join, while Nathaniel Adams looked in some detail at Oscar Wilde?s dandyism. The results of our umbrella competition proved that some men need some serious help in the wet-weather canopy department.All this, plus the usual regulars the Butler, the Lip Weasel and Am I Chap?
The Chap?s 78th EditionPublished on Dec 12th, 2014Latest edition of The Chap, featuring Terence Stamp, Aran Sweaters, Church Organs, The Mary Celeste, Walking Boots, Ghost Stories for Christmas, Superstitious Cricketers, Scents for Gents and lots and lots of Umbrella material, plus a chance to win a superb brolly of your own
The Chap?s 77th EditionPublished on Oct 13th, 2014The 77th edition of The Chap is devoted to the twin Chappish pursuits of eating and drinking.We preview the Chap?s new culinary tome, Cooking for Chaps, by providing a handy excerpt with a 3-course meal, beginning with London Particular pea soup, followed by Lamb Cutlets with Reform Club Sauce and Shirt-sleeve Pudding, a version of jam ropy poly cooked in an old shirt sleeve. Gustav Temple and his co-author Clare Gabbett-Mulhallen explain how they came to write a book that aims to revive the lost art of British cookery.Tom Cutler gives his ever-informative and witty comments on the art of cooking and dining out, while Dan Etherington-Hortop explains why modern sliced bread makes us all feel so bloat, and how to bake a proper loaf of bread with old-fashioned flour. Natty Adams explains the dandy significance of drinking champagne and instructs in the noble and dangerous art of sabrage (chopping the top of champagne bottles with one?s sword). We take a long hard look at new British breweries, some of whom are insisting on selling their brews in classic pint bottles, even offering a free pint jar to drink them from. Cheers! Our cricket and music writers embraced the theme, providing articles on fat cricketers and rude songs about food.Taking things from the dinner table to the after-dinner mints, Atters meets dark lord of London?s exclusive night life, Edward Davenport, who gave his first interview after being released from prison for embezzlement. They met in Davenport?s crumbling Fitzrovia mansion and spoke about ghosts, naughty parties and executions in Sierra Leone.Sartorially we have not neglected gentlemen?s raiment, with a detailed look at the history, wearing and purchase possibilities of the trench coat. We also examine the best portmanteau for a gentleman to travel with, as well as revealing whom sent us the most knackered wallet or impressively worthless banknote to win a brand-new wallet.All this, plus the usual regulars the Butler, the Lip Weasel and Am I Chap?
The Chap?s 76th EditionPublished on Aug 16th, 2014The 76th edition of The Chap features John Le Mesurier on the cover, whose love of cricket often used to make him cry, according to his wife Joan.In an emotional and revealing interview, Joan Le Mesurier also discusses breaking her husband?s heart when she took his friend Tony Hancock as a lover. By the sixth bottle of champagne, Joan was ready to reveal her long-held secret affair with Tom Baker and why he always carried a toothbrush with him when out at night.Just as emotional is the rest of the content of this 76th edition, which includes desert boots; Jimmy Edwards in Whack-O; wallets; pocket squares; western movie costume; dandy classical composers and gentlemanly scents.All this, plus the usual regulars Viv the Spiv, the Butler, the Lip Weasel and Am I Chap?
Published on June 12th, 2014Issue #75The glorious 75th edition of The Chap occurs in its fifteenth year of publication. Contents include:? Michael ?Atters? Attree meets Lady editor and sister of future prime minister (possibly), Rachel Johnson? Chappish Dispatches: ten years of The Chap Olympics? The history, construction and art of wearing the Oxford Shirt? The Annual Bronx Pipe Smokers Society Small Game Dinner? Tom Cutler on the gentlemanly art of understanding the ladies? Steve Pittard on the complex relationship betwixt tea and cricket? Ye Book of Faces: Elizabethan England?s favouryte pastyme? Fifty Shades of Sepia: How a notorious book shouldn?t be allowed to ruin a respectable gentlemen?s pastime? Cycling Footwear: what to wear when pushing the pedals? Music: Patricia Hammond on the Gaiety Girls? How to purchase a vintage motorcycle? Robert Chilcott discusses football hooligan fashions with Martin Kemp? The Lip Weasel: Michael ?Atters? Attree rounds up hirsute beauties and beasts? Mr. Bell the Butler advises on brightly coloured pantaloons? Plus: Gaiety Girls V It Girls; Pocket Knives, Viv the Spiv?s Joke Corner
Published on April 12th, 2014ver star Gaz Mayall informs Michael ?Atters? Attree that he once disc jockeyed for the Prime Minister without even realising it. The guests? favourite tune was called ?Gangster, Gangster.?Elsewhere in the 74th edition of our humble organ, you will find an article in which Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer argues that hip hop was invented by Edith Sitwell; we advise the purchase of a British fountain pen from one of three reputable companies still producing them; we look at snuff taking and ask some ladies to sample some; the pea coat gets an airing on deck; our American correspondent visits Dinseyland on ?Dapper Day?, when guests are encouraged to dress up and Mickey Mouse wears braces; and we learn how the history of Barcelona was shaped by its citizens? moustaches.
New Chap Has No Particular ThemePublished on February 12th, 2014The latest issue of The Chap, defies convention by lacking a central theme.However, one could argue that there actually is a connection between The Thomas Crown Affair, ornamental hermits, Douglas Hayward, the art of the gentlemanly recluse, fly fishing and Calvados.Elsewhere in the 73rd edition of our humble organ, you will find an article on ?Whispering? Jack Smith, a 1920s crooner whose distinctive voice had been formed by the mustard gas bombs of the First World War; Mr. Bell the Butler explains the tricky process of polishing brogues; David Glasper advises on how to illuminate one?s home with decorum and panache; Michael ?Atters? Attree meets Ken Dodd OBE, to discuss Liverpool chaps, UFOs, tickling sticks and trilbies; G. Robert Ogilvy pens a fervent tract on the state of male dress; Steve Pittard assesses cricket?s finest facial plumage.
Issue 72 of The Chap slinks around the rooftops while everyone?s asleep* Gustav Temple on feline fifties icon Eartha Kitt* Chappish Dispatches: Pakistani man defies death to keep moustache* Icons of Menswear: Douglas Hayward* An overview of overcoats by the new head cutter at Douglas Hayward, William Smith* The case of the missing Sherlock Holmes overcoat* Steve Pittard on all-time top fictional cricketer A.J. Raffles* The tragic decline of Cluedo and the stripping of Colonel Mustard?s rank ? and his moustache* Bon Vivant: The resurrection of Mexico?s finest export, Mezcal? Diary of a Teenage Dandy: Zack Pinsent advises on capes, cloaks and coats? Interview: impresario and bon vivant Peter Stringfellow? How to buy a vintage wristwatch? The Lip Weasel: Michael ?Atters? Attree rounds up hirsute beauties and beasts? The Arts of the Gentleman: Being Louche, by Tom Cutler? Mr. Bell the Butler dishes out sound advice on black tie, long hair and infant chaps? Lather Nice: The top five shaving soaps and creams reviewedPlus: Feline fact file; Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer?s new longplayer; The Wicker Man
The Chap4 issues of the Chap magazine delivered directly to your Country estate!The Chap takes a wry look at the modern world through the steamed-up monocle of a more refined age, occasionally getting its sock suspenders into a twist at the unspeakable vulgarity of the twenty-first century.Since 1999, the Chap has been championing the rights of that increasingly marginalised and discredited species of Englishman - the gentleman. The Chap believes that a society without courteous behaviour and proper headwear is a society on the brink of moral and sartorial collapse, and it seeks to reinstate such outmoded but indispensable gestures as hat doffing, giving up one's seat to a lady and regularly using a trouser press.
Issue 71 Goes Bounding over the Hills on HorsebackPublished on October 11th, 2013The latest issue of our humble organ takes an equine theme, with an interview with the author of Jump, Polo and Riders, Jilly Cooper, whom Michael ?Atters? Attree met at her rambling home in the Cotswolds.Elsewhere, we have features on what to wear when riding a horse and how to do it; advice from the Butler on starching collars; Tom Cutler on how to be witty; Zack Pinsent on Waistcoats; Patricia Hammond on Opera Divas; Tiffany Tondut on the Human Zoo of Paris; a pony with a moustache in the Lip Weasel.We have printed a full extract from the new book I Am Dandy, with a profile of its author, Nathaniel Adams too. The cake making dandy of Helsinki, Baron Carl Gustav Emil Mannerheim, is profiled by Dr Edward Dutton; we review the very best shaving soaps and creams available today.New food critic Robert Chocolate reviews the canapes on offer at a recent launch for Alfa Romeo, while Neil Ridley advises on how to prepare decent cherries for your Manhattans. Steve Pittard pooh-poohs England cricketers? recent pitch urinating activities and suggests how to enjoy victory without taking your trousers down. Dystopian sic-fi classic The Final Programme, and early Will Hay outing Dandy Dick, are reviewed, plus full details of this year?s Grand Anarcho-Dandyist Ball.
Take a Trip with Your Granny into issue 70Published on August 20th, 2013Issue 70 of The Chap begins with a journey into the mind of comic book legend Alan Moore, who met Michael ?Atters? Attree at a top secret paranormal location to discuss the afterlife, the existence of God, his grandmother?s superstitions, extra terrestrials and Northampton shoes.The Chap made its own pilgrimage to Northampton on a separate occasion, to inspect the legendary factories of that city and its fabled factory outlets. We provide a full report on how to make the journey, and the huge footwear savings, yourself.Our Icon of Menswear is Granny Takes a Trip, Chelsea?s smart set hangout in the 1960s; while Zack Pinsent?s Diary of a Teenage Dandy explains all about waistcoats. We asked a real police sergeant to list his top fictional chap detectives and we asked Viv the Spiv to tell us a joke about shoes.Neil Ridley gives a comprehensive guide to buying the right gin and making the perfect G&T. Our newly expanded music section features Earl Okin?s guide to pre-vinyl recordings, via his superlative gramophonic podcast. We also hear about a new touring production of Vivian Stanshall?s Sir Henry at Rawlinson End with an interview with the cast.Elsewhere it?s the usual smorgasbord of funny moustaches, butler advice on depilation and bathing suits, cheeky comments on reader?s photographs and a fascinating brolly fact.
Enter the Time Machine of issue 69Published on June 11th, 2013The latest edition of this humble gentleman?s journal tackles the knotty subject of time travel. In a sense, the Chap is constantly travelling through more agreeable time periods than our own and suggesting that we dress accordingly, but this time we have looked at the more practical aspects of temporal navigation.Mr. William Walker has provided a handy two-page guide to building a time machine in your back garden; we have inspected the original cinema films of Dr Who and the Daleks and found that in 2150 Bernard Cribbins will be wearing a gimp suit and London will be a pile of rubble. Nathaniel Adams met New York artists McDermott & McGough, who take living in the 19th century to new extremes of authenticity. A guide to buying a vintage telephone is offered by David Glasper, while two willing chaps model linen jackets all miraculously purchased in ordinary British High street stores.Our three-part series on cut throat razors reaches it apogee with the final stroke: shaving with an open razor. Patricia Hammond occupies our new music section with a piece on collecting sheet music; she went one better and recorded a track especially for The Chap, available here. Sir Donald Sinden met Michael ?Atters? Attree, who informed the actor of the various roles he has played over the years, including a colonel in The Prisoner. Sir Donald also recounted his extraordinary meetings with Bosie, Oscar Wilde?s lover, in the 1940s.Also: Zack Pinsent on stiff collars; Tom Cutler on the Art of Travel; Henry Poole; Charters & Caldicott; Armagnac; and a French chap who knocked the spots off all the others in Am I Chap?
Issue #68New Issue Bellows from the RooftopsThe Chap?s latest edition sought an audience with barrel-voiced thespian and explorer Brian Blessed, who got Michael ?Atters? Attree in a headlock and told him about climbing Everest in tweeds, hearing about the Dalai Lama?s sex life, having out-of-body-experiences, threatening to knock Oliver Reed?s teeth down his throat and blazers.Elsewhere, we focus on the noble gentlemanly art of seduction, with advice from Tom Cuter on securing the charms of a likely lady. Donald Twain chooses his five favourite femmes fatales, one of whom went and died just before we went to press, and it wasn?t Cleopatra. Photographer Nick Mann put six lovely ladies in a crumbling boudoir and snapped them smoking a variety of pipes, while Zack Pinsent pens his first column on being the only properly dressed chap at his school, without any spelling mistakes.Cricket looks at various sly players? tactics to maintain a healthy diet of pipes, cigarettes, Pimm?s, lager and fags while discharging their duties at the Crease; Grooming looks at correctly stropping a cut-throat razor; William Walker showcases hi Futuristic, Self-assembly, Vari-part Seduction Engine (patents pending); we hear about the Architect of Elegance, Adolf Loos and the Tailor of Taste, Montague Burton; our Films reviewed are a new collection of lost Ealing Classics, and our new Music section opens with Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer on Ronald Frankau and Spike Jones.
Issue #67Issue 67 of The Chap examines the boffins and gadgets of the world of science: ? An interview with actor, comedian and erstwhile scientist Ben Miller? Michael ?Atters? Attree reflects on his afternoon with Sir Patrick Moore in what turned out to be the astronomer?s final interview on this planet? Donald Twain awards the Noble Prize to the five most influential chaps of history, from Daruma Buddha to Terry-Thomas? Instructions on how to build a medium-sized Hadron Collider in your shed? A saunter around the sartorially abundant area of St James?s? ?Jolly? Olly Smith on getting white tie right to address the Vintners? Cricket: Steve Pittard on the extraordinary lengths taken by British POWs to keep playing cricket? Bon Vivant: Neil Ridley on our American cousins? new craft distilleries? Gambling: Brigadier Gerard de Piercy on skulduggery at the racetrack? The Lip Weasel: Michael ?Atters? Attree rounds up hirsute beauties and beasts? The Arts of the Gentleman: Taxidermy, an introduction by Tom Cutler? Mr. Bell the Butler dishes out sound advice on hip flasks, cycling etiquette and country boots? Grooming: shaving with a cut-throat razor? Plus: Tailors v Designers; Chappish Dispatches; Viv the Spiv?s Joke Corner; Am I Chap?
Issue 66 of The Chap takes on the weighty subject of the Great British Eccentric:? Michael ?Atters? Attree conducts what turned out to be Sir Patrick Moore?s last interview. Sir Patrick?s swan song proved to be as eccentric and entertaining as one could wish for? Donald Twain locates the most eccentric practitioners of the Arts, including the Eccentric Artist, the Eccentric Actor and the Eccentric Philanthropist? The Contessa di Castiglione, narcissistic female eccentric of the 1930s? Nathaniel Adams on that most eccentric item of gentleman?s footwear, the Albert slipper? Zino Davidoff, the man who brought Cuban cigars to Jermyn Street? Cricket: Steve Pittard on Leslie ?Chuck? Fleetwood-Smith, 1930s Australian spin bowler with a sideline in oddball behaviour? Bon Vivant: Neil Ridley on some spectacular Christmas punches? Gambling: Brigadier Gerard de Piercy on racing during austerity? An introduction to the Eccentric Club from its Chairman? The Lip Weasel: Michael ?Atters? Attree rounds up hirsute beauties and beasts? The Chap Questionnaire: Tim Brooke-Taylor? Film: a new release of the Life and Death of Colonel Blimp? The Dancing Marquess: the extravagant life of the 5th Marquess of Anglesey? Mr. Bell the Butler dishes out sound advice on underwear, white tie etiquette and bathrobes? Sartoria Curiosa: the most sartorially eccentric chaps of historyPlus: Eccentrics v TV chefs; The Butler; The new film of On The Road; Am I Eccentric?
Issue 65 of The Chap looks at the crazy world of the beatniks and their sartorial forebears in early 20th century Bloomsbury.? Donald Twain pins down the four key beatniks: Kerouac, Burroughs, Ginsberg, Huncke, and he nominates his own peculiar choice for the elusive Fifth Beatnik? Michael ?Atters? Attree meets British beat poet Michael Horovitz, from whom he hears extraordinary tales of taking mescaline with William S Burroughs? Arbuthnot & Slipper sketch out the life of a typical beatnik, including his clothing, social habits and soft furnishings? Nathaniel Adams on the history of Bohemian dress, from Augustus John to Lytton Strachey, and the long-term effects they had on British male fashion? The Beret: a history of and practical usage of this definitively Bohemian item of headwear? Cricket: Steve Pittard on the game?s greatest and most audacious loafers? Bon Vivant: Neil Ridley on the rise of cider from the park bench to the gourmand?s table? Gambling: Brigadier Gerard de Piercy on Ascot?s new Autumn Fixture? The Lip Weasel: Michael ?Atters? Attree rounds up hirsute beauties and beasts? The Chap Questionnaire: singer/songwriter and newly moustachioed Chap, Ed Harcourt? A Chap For All Seasons: career advice for the mediaeval chap? Goodwood Revival: a photographic record of an extremely well-dressed crowd? Mr. Bell the Butler dishes out sound advice on business attire, everyday cravat positions and haircuts? The Misanthropic Gentleman?s Antisocial Networking Site ? Facebook for Fuddy Duddies? Plus: Beatniks v Hipsters; The Butler; The new film of On The Road; Am I Chap?
Issue 64The Chap?s Aug/Sept 2012 edition has a distinctly gastronomic theme.? Interview: Michael Attree meets Good Life star Richard Briers to discuss thespianism, sock suspenders and Briers? second cousin Terry-Thomas? Luncheon: Decadent chef Medlar Lucan provides a splendid menu influenced by Ancient Rome? Gambling: our Turf correspondent on reviving the Sussex Fortnight? Biography: Keith Floyd, the man who put the bon back into bon vivant? Cricket: Steve Pittard on the legendary gentlemen v players matches of the 1900s? The Bon Vivant: Neil Ridley?s vehemence towards gastro pubs is severely tested? The Chap Questionnaire: Barry Humphries ? dada prankster, actor and female impersonator? Grooming: Tom Cutler on the British Beard and Moustache Championships? The Lip Weasel: Michael ?Atters? Attree rounds up hirsute beauties and beasts? The 8th Chap Olympiad: a photographic record of the Chap?s annual sports day for the overdressed? George IV: The portly Prince and his voracious dining habits? Lords Dress Codes: the fine line between casual and practically naked? Mr. Bell the Butler dishes out sound advice on cycling attire, budget bespoke and grosgrain shoes? A Walk on the Mild Side: in the Mayfair footsteps of Virginia Woolf?s Mrs DallowayPlus: Am I Chap?, Queer Facts and Michael Winner v Clement Freud
Issue 63 The Chap's June/July edition dips its harlequin-toed sock into the world of sport:? Interview: Chris Eubank, eccentric pugilist, dandy and Lord of the Manor of Brighton? The Other London Olympics: 1908 and 1948 - surely displaying more panache than in 2012?? Biography: Jack Johnson and Arthur Cravan, two of the best dressed boxers who came head-to-head in 1916? Gambling: our Turf correspondent on Royal Ascot? Brief Encounters: Fleur de Guerre's collection of personal ads from lovelorn chaps and chapettes? Croquet: why this elegant game is the most Chappish of all sporting pastimes? Cricket: Steve Pittard on the only Olympic Games ever to feature cricket: Paris 1900? Olympic Heroes: Lord Desborough, creator of the modern Olympic Games? The Bon Vivant: Neil Ridley recommends the Three-Martini diet as a training regime for the Chap Olympiad? Grooming - our expert in the bathroom on post-shave unguents, lotions and potions? The Lip Weasel: Michael "Atters" Attree's moustache and paranormal column? The Siege of Savile Row: a photographic record of the Chaps' protest against Abercrombie & Fitch? Pocket Watches: why a gentleman should always have one to hand? Mr. Bell the Butler dishes out sound advice on matching tweed, after-shave and white tie? The Chap Questionnaire: Tom Cutler? Eccentric Emporia - curious shopping destinations for Chaps? Plus: Am I Chap?, Chap of the Month and details of the Chap Olympiad 2012
Issue 62Latest Issue Next Issue The Chap's April/May 2012 edition goes all Victorian and Steampunk:? Cover story: we sent two time travellers on a journey to modern-day Bromley, birthplace of H.G. Wells? Interview: Robert Rankin, thrice marrried (to the same lady) eccentric steampunk author and raconteur? Full Steam Ahead: the continuing rise of Steampunk as a subculture? Gambling: our new Turf correspondent on how to pick a winner at the Grand National? Brief Encounters: Fleur de Guerre's brand-new matcmaking column, with personal ads from lovelorn chaps and chapettes? Benjamin Disraeli, the dandy prime minister of the Victorian age? Cricket: Steve Pittard lchronicles some of the game's silliest injuries? Biography: H.G. Wells, the grandfather of science fiction? The Bon Vivant: Neil Ridley investigates some pyrotechnic cocktails? Grooming - our expert in the bathroom on how to shave with a safety razor? The Lip Weasel: Michael "Atters" Attree's new moustache and paranormal column? Youth Tribes - Donald Twain assesses young people's attempts to cut a dash? Lapse of Panache: Daniel Radcliffe vs Sydney Greenstreet? Capes and Cloaks - the history of these noble gentleman's coverings? Mr. Bell the Butler dishes out sound advice on sunglasses, trousers and death? Eccentric Emporia - curious shopping destinations for Chaps? Plus: Am I Chap?, Chap of the Month and news of the Chap Olympiad 2012
The bookThe Chap magazine is the favoured reading material in the UK andaround the world for those with a penchant for pedigree. Am I AChap? seeks to classify every species and sub-species of Englishgentleman that one may observe throughout the seasons, fromthe flamboyant young fop to the crusty old duffer. Looking atestablished chaps such as Beau Brummel and Cary Grant and takingin deceased chaps such as the Comte de Montesquiou, the booktakes us up to the present day with contemporary types such as theBohemian Chap and the City Gent. Full of barbed wit and helpfultips on how to correctly wear ones spats, this is a pocket-sizedprestige gift for aspirantly stylish chaps and chapesses.The authorGustav Temple is the founder of The Chap magazine, the satiricalgentlemans journal first published in 1999. The author of foursuccessful Chap-related titles, he is also the organiser of theannual Chap Olympics.
Issue 61Latest Issue The Chap's Feb/Mar 2012 edition canoodles with love and the ladies:? Cover story: why our very own blonde bombshell Diana Dors never became Britain's Marylin Monroe? Interview: Monty Python lady Carol Cleveland spills the beans on the Python version of trashing hotel rooms and the banned episode of the Avengers? Blades of Honour: the history of duelling and its application to modern complaints? Gambling: our new Turf correspondent on the Cheltenham Festival and legendary tipster Prince Monolulu? Love Letters - a short history and how to write them? Nathaniel Adams redresses the sartorial style of political agitators? Cricket: new sports writer Steve Pittard looks at declining sartorial standards in the game? Biography: the life and times of Sylvia Brooke, last Ranee of Sarawak? Argentine Steps: the complex socio-sartorial history of the Tango? Grooming - our expert in the bathroom on pre-shave unguents and lotions? Michael "Atters" Attree on the lover's moustache? Drinking: Neil J. Ridley on the mythology of love potions? Brief Encounters: Fleur de Guerre launches her new lonely chaps column? Lapse of Panache: George Mallory vs Conrad Anker? Tristan Langlois re-enacts the Battle of Balaclava at a wedding breakfast? Mr. Bell the Butler dishes out sound advice on sock suspenders, ski wear and Fair Isle sweaters? The Chap Questionnaire: wine connoiseur "Jolly" Olly Smith? Plus: Am I Chap?, Chap of the Month and the Personal Footman Duo-horned Orchestraphone (patent pending)
Issue 60The Chap's Dec/Jan 2012 edition is the Dandies issue, with eight extra pages: Interview: Adam Ant - the erstwhile Dandy Highwayman discusses gentlemanly elegance, the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and Terence Stamp Arbuthnot & Slipper on the various types of female dandy Lapse of Panache: A.A. Gill v Osbert Lancaster Beau Brummell and Oscar Wilde - lesser known snippets about these dandy godheads Nathaniel Adams unearths a quartet of more obscure dandies, from the 17th century to the Second World War William Smith unpicks the historical threads of the smoking jacket Biography: the life and times of Marchesa Luisa Casati, flamboyant Italian female dandy of the 1930s Footwear: Viv the Spiv road tests five pairs of co-respondent shoes on the window ledges of a Brighton hotel Lifemanship: we continue the great work of Stephen Potter's One-upmanship books by applying his methods to the use of mobile phones Scent of a Dandy: master perfumer Roja Dove explains how the civet cat's bottom provided the ultimate dandy scent Grooming - our expert in the bathroom assists readers in the selection of a suitable safety razor Michael "Atters" Attree on the dandy moustache Drinking: Neil J. Ridley advises on what type of hip flask to buy and what to serve in it The Mistress List: Fleur de Guerre advises gents on what to purchase as gifts for their ladyloves Tristan Langlois re-enacts the Battle of Hastings at a Christmas country house party Mr. Bell the Butler dishes out sound advice on pressing shirts, tobacco cutting and hat doffing in arcades The Chap Questionnaire: Mark Hill of the Antiques Roadshow Plus: Am I Chap?, Chap of the Month and Hat Doff of the Month
Issue 59The Chap's Oct-Nov 2011 edition dons a fur coat and cracks open the Krug to enjoy the world of the playboy: The Chap Questionnaire: Sir Roger Moore Lapse of Panache: Jenson Button v Mike Hawthorn Robert Chilcott on the rise and fall of the 1950s playboy in Western Europe Seersucker Social - this extraordinary outdoor event held in Washington DC devoted to a single type of fabric Interview: Nicky Haslam, the last of the English playboys Grooming - our brand-new column assists readers in the purchase of the best shaving brush for their needs Michael "Atters" Attree on the playboy moustache Biography: the life and times of Norah Docker, three times a lady and always a roustabout Arbuthnot & Slipper on the various types of playboy one may encounter upon one's next visit to Klosters or Juan-Les-Pins Our American correspondent looks at the shocking Palm Beach look of the 1950s and 60s Drinking: Neil J. Ridley takes to the French road system in a vintage Bentley to find the source of the cognac The Persuaders: a new dvd boxed set of the ultimate playboy crime fighters is pored over in our entertainment section Tristan Langlois re-enacts the Battle of Agincourt on a shoot picnic Mr. Bell the Butler continues to dish out sound socio-sartorio-domestic advice Plus: Am I Chap?, news of the next Anarcho-Dandyist Ball and Hat Doff of the Month
Issue 58The Chap's Aug-Sept 2011 edition looks skyward and scooterward to discover what links mods and Fokkers:" Lapse of Panache: Richard Branson V Jim Mollison " Tristan Langlois re-enacts the Battle of the Nile in the captain's state room" Fleur de Guerre relives the Battle of Britain at Shoreham Airport" Matthew de Abaitua on that most controversial item of a gentleman's apparel, the sandal" That was the Modern World: Stephen Wilson on the rise and fall of the mod movement" Interview: Colonel John Blashford-Snell, the last of the gentleman explorers" Michael "Atters" Attree on the Aviator moustache" W de Forte on motoring etiquette" A Study in Pink: the early life of Barbara Cartland, involving champagne, fast cars and besppoke gliders" Arbuthnot & Slipper suggest various fields of employment for out-of-work airline pilots" The Chap Questionnaire: Quadrophenia star Phil Daniels" Drinking: Neil J. Ridley examines the contents of the Hindenberg Airship's cocktail bar" Brooklands or Bust: vintage photographer Gordon Ayres shoots from the hip at England's oldest Motoring and Aviation Museum" Mr. Bell the Butler continues to dish out sound socio-sartorio-domestic advice" Plus: Am I Chap?, winners of this year's Chap Olympiad and Hat Doff of the Month
Issue 57The Chap's June-July 2011 edition gets its brogues dirty in the Elysian fields of a typical British summer:" Pagan Safari: we challenged our intrepid, pith-helmeted reporter to maintain a stiff upper lip during the festival season " Tristan Langlois re-enacts the Battle of Waterloo using the remnants of a hearty dinner" Matthew de Abaitua on camping for gentlemen, with a brief saunter through the history of this bucolic pastime" Preppy School: Nathaniel Adams on the pervasive and occasionally stylish Ivy Look" Gustav Temple meets eccentric English rock troubadour Robyn Hitchcock to discuss the future of England" Michael "Atters" Attree on the Pagan moustache" W de Forte on speed" Trouser Browser: William Smith's definitive treatise on male legwear throughout the ages" Arbuthnot & Slipper suggest various ways of approaching attractive ladies in public parks" The Chap Questionnaire: Tweedy thespian Rufus Gerard-Wright" Drinking: Neil J. Ridley sets the record straight on Pimm's No.1 Cup" Who Wants to Murder a Billionaire? The still unsolved murder in the Bahamas that plagued the Duke of Windsor" Mr. Bell the Butler continues to dish out sound socio-sartorio-domestic advice" Fleur de Guerre fills your vintage social diaries with a whole summer of events steeped in the past" Plus: Am I Chap? Jonathan Deppington's lapse of panache, the Anarcho-Dandyist's Toolkit and Doff of the Month
Issue 56The Chap's new-look Apr-May 2011 edition taps its freshly-shod toes to a musical theme:" C.W. Stoneking - Australia's unlikely hokum blues hero mumbles to The Chap from his London dressing room" Katy Turner dons some reinforced ear plugs to investigate the burgeoning Electro-Swing movement" The Chap Questionnaire: Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos" Nathaniel Adams journeys to the Congo to meet Brazaville's dandies Les Sapeurs" Michael "Atters" Attree on the musician's moustache" W de Forte on the Gordon Bennett Cup Race, 1903" Film Noir fashions get their second installment from Sandra Lawrence" Arbuthnot & Slipper examine the options open to chaps wishing to pursue a career in daredevilry" Drinking - Neil J. Ridley pours himself some Slippery Tipples from around the globe" Biography - Queen Ranavalona I, the Mad Monarch of Madagascar" Our brand-new sartorio-domestic advice column from Mr. Bell the Butler" Chivalry - How helmet removal and damsel-saving evolved into modern-day acts of common courtesy" Fleur de Guerre attends the Secret Garden Party's Lover's Ball and samples various kinds of shots in Scotland" Plus: Am I Chap? and the all-new Top Drawer, with the Anarcho-Dandyist's Toolkit and Doff of the Month
Issue 54New & unread.The Chap's Feb-Mar 2010 issue goes great guns on the topic of revolution:" Subcomandante Marcos - who is this mysterious, balaclava-clad, pipe-smoking revolutionary, in hiding in the mountains of Mexico for the last ten years?" Our Man in Mexico, Adrian Peel, tracks down Subcomandante Marcos's right-hand man, Bishop Samuel Ruiz - who sadly died not long after the interview" The history of the Morning Coat and the Last Word on how to dress for a wedding" Pandora Pitstop looks at the lives and times of 19th century courtesans" Michael "Atters" Attree on the lover's moustache" Burlesque diva Lady Alex reveals herself for the Chap Questionnaire" Arbuthnot & Slipper lay out their plans for the Royal Wedding, plus a few insights into the dress code" Smoking - the tragic story of Dunhill's disappearing tobaccos - and the happy ending" Neil J Ridley attempts to revitalise the reputation of sherry" The Chap Questionnaire: Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer" Robert Chilcott's top three films about marriage: High Society, Scenes from a Marriage and The Family Way" Fleur de Guerre attends the Anarcho-Dandyist Ball and White Mischief" Plus: the Sartoracle, Am I Chap?, the fashion faux-pas of royal wedding guests and the chap-hop "duel to the disco"
Issue 54New & unread.The Chap's Christmas 2010-January 2011 issue toys with a sprig of holly in its cocktail to examine:" New Year's Resolutions - Arbuthnot & Slipper's wise counsel on avoiding making rash decisions while high on champagne" John Waters - Gustav Temple meets the "Pope of Trash" and finds out his curious name for cravats" The history of the dinner jacket, which is 150 years old this year!" Camilla de Coverly Veale journeys to Burma to find the legacies of Kipling and Orwell" Michael "Atters" Attree on the Christmas moustache" "Behind You!" The story within a story that led to today's pantomime" The biography of lecherous fare dodger and people's philosopher, Cyril Joad" Smoking - what to bring out of the secret pipe rack at Christmas in order to awe one's fellow parytygoers" Neil J Ridley on Hungarian sweet wines" The Chap Questionnaire: Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer" The story behind the making of Michael Powell's Peeping Tom" Fleur de Guerre reflects on a ghoulish soiree" Plus: the Sartoracle, Am I Chap?, the fashion faux-pas of international kings and bloodthirsty tailors
Issue 53New & unread.The Chap's October-November issue dons its raciest spats and a pin striped zoot suit to examine:" How to Rob a Casino - Arbuthnot & Slipper's handy cut-out-and-keep (pasted to the wall of one's prison cell) guide" Blood on the Tacks - an interview with scary Soho spivvy tailor Mark Powell" The chequered history of the pin striped suit and its association with the criminal classes" Creighton Kingsley tears down the walls of lies, tyranny and suspicion surrounding Jean-Bedel Bokassa - Emperor of Africa" Michael "Atters" Attree on the gangster moustache" Idle columnist Tom Hodgkinson recalls a meeting with one of the great train robbers" The biography of that most goodly of British villains, Robin Hood" Dressed to Kill - the definitive list of the best-dressed Bond villains" Neil J Ridley on the rise of the American bourbon industry" The Chap Questionnaire: Viv the Spiv" Gangster movies this side of the Atlantic, from Brighton Rock to Richard Burton's last gasp in Villain" Fleur de Guerre reflects on Vintage at Goodwood" Pandora Pitstop drools over Ken Russell's iconic photographs of teddy girls" Plus: the Sartoracle, Am I Chap?, the international pipe smoking competition, vegetarians redesigning bearskin hats and Turkish moustaches
Issue 52New & unread.The Chap's August-September issue attempts to gain its sea legs by covering all things nautical while swigging from a bottle o'rum:" Arbuthnot & Slipper examine the life and crimes of the gentleman pirate" Some photographs of chaps and chapettes on a vintage yacht" The auspicious beginnings of men's magazines such as Apparel Arts and Esquire" The superlative wardrobe of Grace Kelly as pportrayed in an exhibition at the V&A" Michael "Atters" Attree on the nautical moustache" Idle columnist Tom Hodgkinson contrasts the elegant pastime of punting with the obnoxious task of rowing" An interview with svelte retro crooners the Puppini Sisters" The fascinating life of Stede Bonnet - real 18th century gentleman pirate who bought his way on to the high seas" Neil J Ridley on the great sporting drinkers of yesteryear" The Chap Questionnaire: Wayne Hemingway, doyen of Vintage at Goodwood" We step aboard the Royal Yacht and find out what kind of sofa the Queen likes to lounge about on" Fleur de Guerre has a new frock named after her and wears it to attend a vintage motoring festival" Gustav Temple says farewell to Sebastian Horsley, the last of the English dandies" Plus: the Sartoracle, Am I Chap?, the great Churchill airbrushed cigar scandal and Barak Obama smoking a pipe
Issue 51New & unread.The Chap's June-July issue esentially sets out to reclaim the male sartorial territory idly leased out to the ladies in the previous edition:" A detailed look inside the dressing room of that most fastidious royal, Edward VIII" Matthew Howard on the evolution and eventual decline of English cricket whites" The dandiacal approach taken by the high priests of a Brazilian form of voodoo, Quimbada" Michael "Atters" Attree on the paranormal moustache" New idle columnist Tom Hodgkinson on a meeting with the remarkable David Hockney - artist, clothes horse, raconteur and chain smoker" An extraordinary insight into the life of Vivian Mackerell, upon whom the eponymous character in Withnail and I was based " Neil J Ridley on the surprisingly superb whiskies pouring out of Japanese distilleries" The Chap Questionnaire: Sir Tom Baker - Soho tailor, as opposed to Time Lord" An interview with philosopher Alain de Botton, in which he puts forward a simple plan to ensure lifelong happiness for Chaps" Fleur de Guerre straddles a vintage velocipede and attends a Steampunk soiree" Sebastian Horsley pens a lurid paean to his biggest sartorial and moral influence, Satan" Plus: the Sartoracle, Am I Chap?, Religious Leaders' dress sense, films, books, news stories
Issue 50New & unread.- The Top Drawer- The Satoracle- Am I Chap- The Whiskerade- To The Hustings- Dishonourable Members- The Magick Mountain- The ChapetteAnd much more...
Issue 49New & unread.The cover of the Chap's Love-themed issue was taken in the Absolute love room in the Hotel Pelirocco, Brighton. The models were Donna Grimaldi and Mr. Be the Gentleman Rhymer. Styling was by Ophelia Fancy, manufacturers of naughty underwear for ladies.Features: " Lipstick on your stiff collar" Vintage Lingerie" Lord Byron" Casanova" Teddy Boys" Plus: Absinthe, Rich Fuller, Wedding attire, Bounders" Plus all your usual favourites!!
Issue 48New & unread.The Chap's December issue commemorates ten years of anarcho-dandyism with a special anniversary edition, packed to the gunwales with: * Torquil Arbuthnot and Nathaniel Slipper on the Prince-of-Wales chequered history of The Chap * Sebastian Horsley's definitive list of real dandies, among the living and the dead * Michael "Atters" Attree looks back over ten years of follicular tomfoolery and wonders what the future holds for whiskers * We publish the results of our extensive survey of the five Chaps of the Decade * Gyles Brandreth shares his views on hats, moths and cigarette holders * Neil Ridley dons his oven gloves to fashion a notorious "Blue Blazer" cocktail * An extensive interview with Hardeep Singh Kohli, beturbanned sikh-about-town and dapper television presenter * Christmas in Kabul - how the experience of soldiers in the 1878-80 Afghanistan campaign compares to today's fracas * Were the decadents of fin-de-siecle London and Paris the very first Chaps? asks Creighton Kingsley * The ever-popular Fitting Room, with articles on Edward VII, 1940s fashions, Evening wear and kilts * W. de Forte takes a spin in a 1960s Alvis 3.0 litre drophead * Vintage Socialite: the exquisitely attired Fleur de Guerre flits about the nation's best vintage events * The Avengers: Robert Chilcott delights in a reissue of the first two series of the cult British classic * Plus: Barima Nyantekyi; a brand-new pipe smoking section; the Sartoracle and Am I Chap?
Issue 47New & unread.The Chap's December issue 47 commemorates The Best Days of Your Life, packed to the gunwales with:" Just William" John Ruskin" To Sir, With Love" Plus: Cognac" Richard Griffiths" Vintage Watches" The Top Drawer" Eton Trifles" Vintage Socialite" Brass Goggle a go go" Steampunk The Chap Britches & Hoes issue. Highlights in this issue include: * Digging for Victory in Austerity Britain * Jasper Maskelyne * Gentleman of Bakongo * Count Arthur Strong * Stepehn Fry * David niven, * ladies Cricket, Motoring * Underpants * Moustache news, the Sartoracle and Am I Chap?
Issue 46New & unread.
Issue 45New & unread. The Chap Britches & Hoes issue. Highlights in this issue include: * Digging for Victory in Austerity Britain * Jasper Maskelyne * Gentleman of Bakongo * Count Arthur Strong * Stepehn Fry * David niven, * ladies Cricket, Motoring * Underpants * Moustache news, the Sartoracle and Am I Chap?
Issue 44New & unread. The Chap takes a bold step into the mysterious realms of Crime. Highlights in this issue include: * An interview with Simon Callow * Motoring * School for Scoundrels * The State of English Cricket * J Drexel Biddle * Plus. Umbrellas, Boxing, Lebanese Wine, * The Joy of Socks * Moustache news, the Sartoracle and Am I Chap?
The Chap takes a bold step into the mysterious realms of science. Highlights in this issue include: * An interview with England's most important and youngest rocket scientist, Daniel Jubb * An anthropological investigation into the the sub-culture known as Steampunk * Nathaniel Slipper's guide to all ten incarnations of that maddest of all scientists, the Doctor * Neil Ridley dips his toes into the frozen waters of that most potent of beverages, vodka * The explosive biography of Jack Parsons, 1930s rocket scientist, black magician and bon vivant * Did you know that the Boat Race was cancelled in 1974, but the BBC simply repeated 1973's race and nobody noticed? Find out more in World of Sport * Steampunks again - this time in a series of photographs among some bizarre Victorian contraptions * Merry Boffins: the eccentric laboratory dwellers who have shaped our world, from Sir Francis Bacon to Sir Clive Sinclair * Prince Charles - how, where and why he dresses, and what Savile Row has to say about it * TV and cinema - the noble cinematic career of George Cole * Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore tackles the Chap questionnaire * Plus: Hollywood actors' dress sense, Scent for Gents, Moustache news, the Sartoracle and Am I
Issue 42The Chap's autumn 2008 issue takes a bold stand against hooded ruffians. Highlights include: * An explanation of the history, tenets and practical applications of Bartitsu - the gentleman's martial art devised in 1899 by Edward Barton-Wright * The stirring biography of George Hangar, 18th century rake and eccentric colonel * The 2008 Goodwood Revival - a photographic encounter with well-dressed motoring enthusiasts * Amateur Warfare - Donald Twain on the continued popularity of this ancient pastime, despite the progress of technology and science * The Sartoracle- our new gentlemen's adviser, Savile Row's Patrick Grant, on trouser pressing, tweed caps and waistcoats * Robert Chilcott gets James Mason's view on London in the swinging sixties * Professional Dress: the changing fashions of a priest-about-town * Rum Coves: Neil Ridley on the history and naval connections of Caribbean rum and its spicy neighbours * The campest cast member of the original TV series of Brideshead Revisited, Nickolas Grace, tackles the Chap questionnaire * Kipper & Grape's World of Sport compares Twenty20 cricket with its more traditional ancestor * Plus: Boris Johnson, Benjamin Disraeli, Pyjama theories, Jay-Z and Am I Chap?
Issue 41The Chap's October-November 2009 issue took a gentlemanly stand against street violence. Highlights included: * An explanation of the history, tenets and practical applications of the 19th century martial art of Bartitsu * The stirring biography of Colonel George Hangar, 18th century rake, soldier of fortune and eccentric * Goodwood Revival - a photographic record of this historic festival of tweed * Amateur Warfare - How to spot the real terrorists among the chaps who are just doing it for fun * World of Sort - the foreign abomination that is Twenty20 cricket * Film - the unlikely pairing of a documentary about London with James Mason and a swinging 60s musical romp * Professional Dress: Priests * Rum Coves - Neil Ridley on the origins of rum and its linke with the Royal Navy and the gentry * Star of the original Brideshead Revisited, Nickolas Grace, tackles the Chap questionnaire * Pyjama Party - Hector Gurgle-Smith on the most elegant way to get through a chilly winter * Plus: Boris Johnson's trousers, Karl Lagerfeld's teddy bear and Jay-Z
Issue 40The Chap's late summer/early autumn edition featured two pretty ladies on the cover, sitting in Lord March's 1937 A.C. Other highlights included: * An extended interview with Patrick Grant, doyen of Savile Row tailors Norton & Son * The stirring biography of Alfred Wintle - the man who told one of his men, at the height of WWII, to "stop dying and get a bloody haircut" * The 39 Steps: the cast of the West End hit put their heavy tweeds through their paces for some stunning photographs * Outdoor festivals: not the sort where you come home ready for a bath and a visit to the doctor, but those where you need to take your diner jacket * The Naked Truth: a trawl through modern burlesque to see how it compares to the original manifestation of this salacious entertainment * Robert Chilcott keeps his eyes glued to Department S and The Green Man * Professional Dress: how schoolmasters ought to dress in order to instill a modicum of discipline in our schools * Whisky Galore: Neil Kirby drinks the Hebridean isle of Islay dry in search of the perfect single malt * Svelte thespian Fenella Woolgar tackles the Chap questionnaire * Did you know that dogs are banned from sticking their heads out of car windows in Grand Prix? Find out more facts in Kipper & Grape's World of Sport * Plus: Sartorial Agony, Clarissa's Queries, Am I Chap or Not? and moustache news from Atters
Issue 39The Chap's summer issue covered June-July 2008. Highlights included: * An extended interview with Billy Childish, a man with strong views on Victorians, art, vintage workwear and moustaches * The tragicomic biographies of those two military blunderers, Lords Raglan and Cardigan * Citizen Cane: Geoffrey Breeze makes the case for the gentleman's cane as both elegant accessory and self-defence tool * From Modernists to Hip Hoppers: Donald Twain ponders today's youth tribes * Philosphy of the Boudoir: Ian Kelly, author of a new biography of Casanova, on the original ladies' man * Robert Chilcott picks out the gems from the lesser work of David Niven * Sergeant John P. Taylor on how the decline in police uniforms reflects the decline in moral standards * Comedian Ben Miller tackles the Chap questionnaire * Euro 2008 - yet another sporting occasion which the British will not be participating in this year * Plus: Sartorial Agony, Clarissa's Queries, Am I Chap or Not? and sartorial advice for Darius Danesh
Issue 38The Chap's Spring issue covered April-May 2008. Highlights included: * A few harsh words to Mr. Johnny Depp, for his lazy appropriation of a double-breasted suit * The life of Sir Richard Burton, eccentric, explorer, anthropologist and practitioner of monkey-husbandry * An appraisal of a new production of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter * From Flagellants to Furries: Donald Twain ponders sexual deviancy for gentlemen * Sebastian on Sebastian: Mr. Horsley jealously inspects a collection of paintings of his martyred namesake * Robert Chilcott resurrects Peter Bowles' 1970s sitcom The Bounder * Size Hero: Holly Dawson gallops through the womenswear cubicles of history to find out what happened to the female form * Pop group British Sea Power tackle the Chap questionnaire * Michael "Atters" Attree on his moustache-raising exploits within the antique dealing industry * Snooker - the only sport where evening dress is obligatory * Plus: Sartorial Agony, Clarissa's Queries, Am I Chap or Not? and photographs from inside Tutankhamun's Tomb.
The Chap's first bi-monthly issue covered February-March 2008. Highlights included: * Rupert Everett gets a dressing down, while Alistair Sim's dressing up is praised * The life of Sir Henry Rawlinson, a real-life Flashman during the First World War * Richard Burnip mourns the passing of George MacDonald Fraser * Clarissa's Queries: our gentlemen's adviser fends off the marriage proposals to soothe amarous fuddy duddies * Robert Chilcott tries to make sense of The Prisoner * The Female Dandy, an oft-overlooked icon resurrected by Holly Dawson * Some sartorial tips on cravats, including demonstrations of the three most popular knots * Johnnie Boden tackles the Chap questionnaire * Michael "Atters" Attree on his dabblings with the paranormal in Dublin reslted in a heart attack * Round-the-world yachting - a gentleman's sport * Plus: Sartorial Agony, Philosophies for Chaps, Am I Chap or Not? and crazy golf in tweeds.
Issue 36 The Chap's Dec-Feb 2008 issue was all about religion. The cover bore the visage of Farban bin Rasheed. Further delights included: * The Top Drawer * Am I Chap * Viewing pleasures: The Saint * Chaps and Cads of the Bible * The Rector of Stiffkey * World religions for Chaps * the fitting Room. Vintage Tweed * Plus: Sartorial agony, Gerard de Nerval, Am I Chap or Not?
Issue 35The Chap's autumn 2007 issue was all about dandies. The cover bore the visage of that louchest of libertines, Mr. Sebastian Horsley, who expounded on dandyism, clothes, ambition and the ladies inside. Further delights included: * An interview with Timothy Everest, bespoke tailor with some extremely singular clients * World of Sport - Ladies' Tennis * Gothic Folly assembly instructions - how to construct the perfect adornment for your garden. Allen key not supplied * Earl Okin bemoans the decline of airline travel, in particular the standard of modern airports * Some sartorial tips to help gentlemen choose a decent bespoke tailor * Eloquent dandy, musician and calligraphist Maloviere tackles the Chap questionnaire * Michael "Atters" Attree is finally granted an audience with the Great Bounder of yesteryear, Leslie Phillips * Some lovely photographs from Summer's Chap & Hendrick's Olympiad * The Rubbishmen of Soho hand out their own awards for the best local beards, including Harpo Marx and Cat O'Stevens * Plus: Sartorial agony, Gerard de Nerval, Am I Chap or Not? and sartorial advice for Justin Timberlake and Brad Pitt.
Issue 34The Chap's summer 2007 issue was all about adventure. The tropical wear of our cover's explorer, Albion, is examined in greater detail inside, along with the following: * An interview with the founder of the Cock-up Club, which welcomes disastrous adventurers * World of Sport - Le Tour de France * Passenger Safety card - what chaps and chapettes should do in the event of an airline emergency * The life of Hardy Amies, saviour of British menswear and a secret agent to boot * Some sartorial tips to help gentlemen deal with the impact of global warming on their wardrobes * Velvety voiced siren Fenella Fielding tackles the Chap questionnaire * A potted biography of cheetah racer, gorilla photographer and flying ace Kenneth Gandar Dower * Some photographs showing how to look stylish on a bicycle without a single item made of Lycra * The short and tragic life of female S.O.E agents, plus the assortment of gadgets that they carried * Plus: Sartorial agony, The Bounder, Am I Chap or Not? and sartorial advice for Prince William
Issue 33This was the Ladies' issue, dedicated to those charming creatures without whom Chaps would be merely men. Having ventured into this largely uncharted territory (at least for gentlemen), we returned with the following scented sheaves: * Interviews with two of England's most cherished and pretty actresses, Joanna Lumley and Sarah Miles * An article about the only topless duel ever fought between two ladies, as well as a duelling photoshoot * Rakes and Laddered Stockings: a board game for cads * An article about the recent knitting revival, written by a young lady who knits * An article about barmaids, written by two old soaks * A potted biography of FANY heoine Muriel Annie Thompson * Master shoemaker Peter Prince on how bespoke shoes are made and where to buy them cheaply * Plus: Sartorial agony, The Bounder, Am I Chap or Not? and some tips on buying nylon stockings
Issue 32This was the military issue, with a cover photograph taken outside the National Army Museum. Inside, there were further photographs showing how stylish Battledress, serge could be, especially when drinking tea, looking at maps and shouting at one's privates. Also included were: * An interview with one of England's national treasures, Mr Clive Dunn, one of only two men to survive Dad's Army * An article about the development of British army uniform, from blazing scarlet to khaki serge * Sport - the 2006 Ashes series, in which the England team showed its true colours * More tales from the seamy side of life from our resident bounder, Michael "Atters" Attree * Lord Stex de Kellogg on the rise of the trench coat from Ypres to St James's Street * A potted biography of Leslie Howard, and the part his death played in the outcome of the Second World War * Some smart tips for today's military men on which accessories one should never set foot on the battlefield without * Plus: Sartorial agony, Am I Chap or Not? and some choice ....
Issue 31This was the motoring issue, with a special emphasis on 2006's Goodwood Festival. Inside, there were plenty of photographs proving that a vintage motoring festival really brings out the Chappishness in everyone. Also included were: * An interview with the Earl of March, proprietor of Goodwood House and the man responsible for reviving the Festival * Some tips on hand signals for the civilised motorist * Blood on the Spats - Arbuthnot & Slipper hunt down the gentleman vampire * Beards - a potted history, from the Newgate Fringe to the Cathedral * Tailors of note - a look at the life and career of Tommy Nutter * Sport - Kipper & Grape's analysis of the noble Spanish bullfight * Motoring accessories - from the Cig-O-Matic to the radiator blind * Plus: Umbrella anecdotes, Daniel Craig's dress sense and Giorgio Armani's attack on Savile Row
Issue 30This was the sport issue, coming out just before the world famous World Cup football tournament. Kipper & Grape did their best to explain this mysterious and ancient sport, and how to understand the rules by which it is played. Also included were: * Interviews with two sterling sporting pundits - Mark Nicholas and Henry Winter * Lord Gawain Douglas, great grandson of the Marquess of Queensberry, on bare knuckle boxing * The true story of three Chaps' attempt to scale the north face of Rachel Whiteread's mountain of cardboard boxes at Tate Modern * Advanced Grooming - Atters goes to Hollywood in search of the Californian moustache * TThe life of an eccentric cricketer, Lord Lionel Tennyson * Earl Okin on the leather-upholstered delights of the Rover P4 * Performance enhancing drugs - which ones to take and how they enhance one's enjoyment of being a spectator * Plus: Thierry Henry's plus fours, Prince Harry's brolly and bloodthirsty bar billiards
Issue 27This was the Ramblin Rogues IssueFeatures:Donald SindenFop IdolMilitary Moustachesand a host of other storiesAutumn 2005
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