- The 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?