CHAP Autumn 23
Gracing the cover of our 117th edition is former Clash bassist, fine artist and solo musician Paul Simonon, who reveals how he styled the Clash in the early days and the importance of trilbies and pin stripes in one incarnation.
Berets rather than trilbies are the hats of choice for our assessment of readers’ titfers in Am I Beret? while Chris Sullivan outlines the history of this quintessentially French lid.
The return of the Dandy Doctor, in the form of Ncuti Gatwa, prompts a look at his main reference point Jon Pertwee.
Film reviews contain an alternative ‘Unholy Trinity’ of folk horror classics, while our new Folklore sections climbs Silbury Hill, dances with Boss Morris and treads gingerly in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper in Whitechapel.
Chappish types profiled include louche actor Laurence Harvey and a brace of horse racing eccentrics, while Torquil Arbuthnot shares juicy gossip from his time in Tinseltown.
The site of the 1939 and 1964 New York City World’s Fairs is visited by Vintage Egyptologist Colleen Darnell in full sixties costume, while in Cricket we learn what the blue blazes ‘Bazball’ is.
All this plus Chappish fragrance, Unconventional Cocktails, Grey Fox Column and McLaren motor cars.